Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Classic
Join us on the 2022 300 SL Classic
In 2022, the 300 SL Classic will be run from October 9, 2022, to October 14, 2022 (the 14th being the departure date) in California and Nevada and, uniquely, we will be staying in a single hotel, the Ritz Carlton Tahoe (no daily packing and unpacking!). While in Nevada, we will have some nice open road driving and possibly a visit to historic Virginia City. While in California, we will also have beautiful mountain drives north, south, and west of Lake Tahoe. We will be passing through some historic mining towns in the Sierra Nevada mountains highlighting California’s Gold Rush history. Each day will feature an opportunity to not just stop for lunch, but also to experience some charming small towns with great history. The final routes and lunch stops are still being determined, but the 2022 Classic is shaping up to be another great opportunity to enjoy our beautiful 300 SL’s the way they were meant to be enjoyed. The Foundation Board is truly excited about adding a fifth and sixth state to our great rally legacy as we continue to move the Classic around the country—another unique aspect to the 300 SL Classic. We will, again, limit the number of cars on the Classic to 50 to keep our group at a size everyone is comfortable with. Registration on this website will open in early April and an email announcement will be sent out to everyone who’s participated in prior Classics and to those who’ve expressed an interest in participating for the first time this year. If you have never participated in the Classic before, please email us from this website to get added to our reminder email list. As always, we at the 300SL Foundation are looking forward to seeing many of our good friends at the Ritz!
***DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS***
Your completed application and your deposit must both be received no later than April 30, 2021
We will be sending out acceptance and waitlist notifications by email no later than May 15, 2021. If accepted, your confirmation and full payment of the balance owing must be made no later than May 31, 2021. As with prior years, we fully expect to have a waitlist and if your confirmation and full payment are not received by May 31, 2021, we will offer your space to the next person on the waitlist. We anticipate resolving the final participants roster by June 15, 2021. Any remaining waitlist deposits will be returned at that time.
2021 300 SL Classic Dates:
September 26 through October 2
- Sept 26: Arrive - Broadmoor Hotel & Resort, Colorado Springs, CO
- Sept 27: Day One - Little Nell Hotel, Aspen, CO
- Sept 28: Day Two - Gateway Canyon Resort, Gateway CO
- Sept 29: Day Three - La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, Santa Fe, NM
- Sept 30: Day Four - La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, Santa Fe, NM
- Oct 1: Day Five - La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, Santa Fe, NM
- Oct 2: Depart
2021 Rally Participation Cost
$9,500 – all meals and lodging (double occupancy), mechanic and luggage support for Sept 26 - Oct 1, 2021. If you do not receive an email confirmation, we did not receive your online application. If you experience any problems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Classic is proud to partner with Passport Transport www.passporttransport.com and has secured special group transportation rates for our participants.
For round trip, enclosed transportation of your vehicle, please contact Camille Davis at 417-650-0972; mention you are on the 300 SL Classic to book as soon as possible.
As experienced rally participants, we have often tried to buddy up on shipping with fellow participants in our area. So, if you would like to work with your fellow participants to coordinate transport, please let us know. Once we receive and only when we receive your permission, we'll send an email to like-minded rally members. We will not share names, emails, or phone numbers without your permission out of respect for your privacy. Also, tell us where your car needs to be picked up if it isn't being shipped from the address on your application.
Please arrange for shipment of your vehicles to: The Broadmoor Hotel & Resort, Colorado Springs, CO.
Expect to arrange for pickup of your vehicles either at: La Posada, Santa Fe, NM: La Posada, Santa Fe, NM or Albuquerque, NM