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McPherson College’s 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Begins its #PathToPebble


By McPherson College


McPHERSON, Kan. — McPherson College’s classic 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S is the college’s first car fully restored by its students to be accepted to the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the nation’s most prestigious car event, which takes place in Monterey, Calif. on August 20. Students will load the car for transport and begin their trip to Pebble Beach on Friday, Aug. 11. This will be the last chance to see the vehicle in Kansas before it heads to California.

Join the students on Aug. 11 at Harnly Gardens, 1600 E. Euclid Ave., McPherson from 8:30-9:30 a.m., for their official sendoff.

The 2023-2024 student scholarship team attending the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance:
  • Frank Romanaggi from Portland, Oregon
  • Jimmy Pawlak from Palatine, Illinois
  • Joseph Cyr from St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nathan Hall from Windsor, New York
  • Nathanael Fetters from Trenton, Texas

About Pebble Beach:
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the oldest Concours in the United States and one of the world’s most prestigious gatherings of rare and antique automobiles. Prized collector cars compete each year for Best of Show, the most coveted award in the automotive industry. The Concours Selection Committee spends weeks vetting each entry, narrowing its selection down to the top classic cars in the world, which are invited to show.