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Submitted by DeanCoclin on Mon, 2023-03-13 09:03
Friday, Oct 13, 2023 - 11:00am to Sunday, Oct 15, 2023 - 09:00am
Holiday Inn
308 N. Cormrie Ave
New York
George Moses

This year’s event,will be hosted by the Hudson Mohawk section, and held on Friday through Sunday, October 13-15.

You may have seen a previous announcement where “home base” and the rally’s start and finish point were to be the Gideon Putman hotel in Saratoga, however due to unavailability of sufficient rooms at the Gideon or other hotels in Saratoga at a less than exorbitant price the venue has changed. The new location of Farberallye XLV will be at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Cormrie Ave. Johnstown, NY.

With this revision the rally course will change but it will still take you through the beautiful scenery of the lower Adirondack region which should be in peak color season.

The rally will have both a brain-teasing quiz contest about things you will see along the route and a precision time and distance contest. The course should take no more than 3 hours including the ½ hour allotted break time. All should be back at the Holiday Inn by 3:30.

On Friday evening, 5-8 PM, we’ll have a “meet and greet” reception at an event room at the Holiday with hors d’oeuvres and a private cash bar to kick off the rallye. (Afterwards if a full meal is desired the Holiday has dining facilities or you may head to restaurants nearby.)

A hot breakfast buffet will be available Sat. morning starting at 7 AM at the event room followed by the driver’s meeting at 9:00. Then the first car will be off on the course by 10:00 AM - box lunches in hand.

Saturday evening features an awards banquet that will recognize the winners in both categories, and a give everyone a chance to chat about our cars and the day’s fun that we had in them. The event room will be set for the dinner with a cash bar opening at 5 PM followed by a hearty buffet dinner at 7 PM after which we’ll have raffles and the awards presentations.

Sunday morning is up to your leisure. A buffet breakfast will be available 7-9 AM. We’ll have an informal car show and group photos at 9:00 in our designated parking area where we’ll say our goodbyes and “see ya next year” (A gathering at an interesting local historic point of interest is under investigation.)

The Holiday Inn is offering a group rate of $135 + taxes. To book a room, call the hotel direct at 516-762-4686. Mention you are a MBCA member attending the rally event for the $135 rate. See details on the registration form.

The whole idea is to enjoy yourself and have fun while sharing a rally experience with old and new Mercedes enthusiast friends. So, please join us for the 45th running of this outstanding event in the crisp air and the beautiful colors of Autumn.


Farberallye XLV,  October 13-15, 2023  Saratoga Springs, NY


This year, Farberallye will be held at the at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown, NY. The Holiday is offering a rate of $135/ night + taxes for MBCA Farberallye attendees. To book a room at this rate call the Holiday direct at 518 762 4686 and mention you’re with the MBCA rally event. The Holiday Inn has 30 rooms blocked out for us until Sept 15; afterwards they’ll be released to the public. The special rate will continue until check in but room availability is not guaranteed. The hotel has 10 pet friendly rooms, 1st come 1st served. It’s best to book early.

Choose your meal options below and include their costs with the Rallye fee. All taxes and tips are included.

Friday 10/13:

    Reception: No. of persons _____ (no charge compliments of MBCA Nat’l– need count only)

Saturday 10/14:

    Breakfast buffet:            $23.00pp X ___ persons =                                 



    Box Lunch                       $15.00pp X ___ persons =                                 

       Indicate sandwich choices (qty):

       ____ Roast Beef on wheat

       ____ Roast Turkey on white

       ____ Ham and Swiss on rye



      Awards Dinner            $44.00pp X ____persons =

        Dinner Buffet

Sunday 10/15:

      Breakfast buffet:        $23.00ppX_____persons =


Rally Fee                                                                                                                                         + __  $62.00


Please make your selections, total and send form with a check payable to MBCA HudMo to:

Lew Decker

98 Sixth Ave.

Gloversville, NY   12078


Name(s):___________________________________________ Section:____________________




Car (yr/model):____________________________

Advise of any special dietary requirements on the reverse side We will do our best to accommodate.