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The Mercedes-Benz Club of Naija (MBCON) is an automotive club made up of enthusiasts brought together by the love for Mercedes-Benz, one of the leading motoring companies in the world. MBCON is the largest growing community of automotive brand enthusiasts in Nigeria sporting a record 40 new members in Q1 2021 alone.
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Finally! You can join the newly formed Mercedes-Benz Club of Naija free of charge; this article covers all you must know about the Mercedes-Benz Club.
As we all know, Mercedes Benz is the most appreciated luxury car brand in Nigeria and one of the reasons Nigerians love Benz so much can be traced back to its reputation and prestige. Belonging to a club that understands the value of the brand is a very good step in the right direction.
From the Mercedes-Benz club logo, you will see the Mercedes-Benz club membership encompasses only two major things; Mercedes-Benz and Nigeria.
How the Mercedes-Benz Club was formed?
The idea to form the Mercedes-Benz club was born out of the uncertainties of a certain time when the Covid pandemic plagued the entire country and the world at large. But out of the mud they say, comes the diamond. And thus the story goes….
On a regular day, few good friends who are cordial and social came together to have a casual night of banters as friends do. Conversations spiralled into topics bordering on the pandemic's effect on being able to drive their respective cars, the same conversation spiralled into noting that the same guys used to enjoy having long drives and enjoying the power beneath their feet when they are tasking the strength of their automobiles.
Benz Cars Meet-Up at Lekki for a drive
Then a forgotten idea was remembered. This is so because the idea to start an automotive club has been in the works for long
It was decided that it will be a great idea to have a closely-knit community of enthusiast with a love for the Mercedes-Benz brand. This will be the place where there can be social activities and where the bond of friendship will be strengthened through that shared love for the brand while supporting one another. Hence the club sprung forth from friendship, shared love for the pointed star brand and the will to help each other grow.
Members of the club gathered for a social event
The bond got stronger amongst fellow ‘Petrol Heads’ as some of them embarked on long drives to various destinations to ‘live just a little while the world was on its knees fighting a novel virus.
After a few drives and a little more discussion, they decided to formalize the club and put a structure in place for fellow enthusiasts that want to belong to such a community of friends who support the aspirations of one another.
With all the necessary, mindset and right crop of individuals, they proceeded to the Corporate Affairs Commission to register the club as not for profit entity and carried out other legally required activities to build such an organization.
They further crafted out our mission to support the dreams and aspirations of enthusiasts of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in ways that will enhance the brand, encourage and improve the enjoyment and ownership of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles amongst professionals and entrepreneurs in Africa, organize and facilitate Automobile events/shows and motorsports activities in Africa and finally to facilitate the exchange of technical and engineering information about Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
How to join the Mercedes-Benz Club?
MBCON is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds, vocations and endeavours. They include business owners, auto mechanics, dealerships, IT specialists, to mention a few, who have come together to build a thriving community of car lovers emphasizing powerful cars and focusing on Mercedes- Benz.
The Benz Club Logo
A key feature of our club is that it has a robust structure for educating car lovers that are passionate about their vehicles, desire to experience the magic and technology of the automobiles and also keep them in pristine conditions.
To join the club, all you have to do is send a mail or a message on Instagram @mercedesbenzclubofnaija indicating your interest and you must own or plan to own a Mercedes-Benz Car in the nearest future to allow you to enjoy the benefits of the Mercedes-Benz club to the maximum.
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Event highlights of the Mercedes-Benz Club so far
Our club fosters friendship, community and support. We work hard and we play hard too.
What is that BMW doing here? It is German too, it is a friend of the club
In keeping true to the spirit of enthusiasm for cars and love for the Mercedes Benz brand, we have organized and/or attended several motorsports and automobile-based events. Notable amongst them are:
- December 2020: Team representation at the BMW Club Nigeria Autofest.
- January 2021: Mercedes-Benz cars meet and drive 40km’s from Lekki to the FTZ.
- February 2021: Mercedes-Benz cars meet and drive 40km’s from Lekki to the FTZ.
- March Paintballing the focus was on pairing members of the club along with Mercedes- Benz’ fiercest rivals AMG versus Brabus.
- Ondo rally sponsored by Work and Play Events 500km drive.
Beyond these listed events, the club is carefully developing events that will be fun, exciting and help foster the relationship among members. Here are the names of some functioning club members in no particular order: Olaotan Adesuyi, Biodun Elemide, Adeyanju Adeniyi, Damilola Ninalowo. Olaoluwa Adesina and Ahmed Muse.
We also value motorsports, automobile-based events and conversations and we are willing to bring these close to enthusiasts.
Such class and prestige!
One of the slated events for the year is for members to embark on a West African tour drive. Visiting West African countries such as Ghana and Togo promotes the car culture across the region.
Benefits of joining the Mercedes-Benz Club
Listed below are some of the major benefits your Mercedes-Benz Club membership guarantees you:
- We are committed to offering members, family, friends, guests and other interested parties opportunities in social establishments to participate in events with Mercedes-Benz and other branded vehicles deemed appropriate at local and international levels
- Serve the interests of members through official means that are obtainable in-country and give back to society.
- We have provided a haven with an umbrella for fellow enthusiasts who love motorsports as well as own and love the brand Mercedes Brand.
- Above all, we are open for business, we are willing to work with other organisations to promote the “car culture” and build a thriving automobile community in Nigeria and Africa.
Mercedes-Benz Club Membership Cost
For now, membership is free of charge as long as you pass their criteria for membership which will be solely based on the excos of the club. The best time to join is now!
Now that you know all about joining the newly formed Mercedes-Benz Club of Naija. I am hoping you would join if you are a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast now that the membership cost is free.
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