2006 Mercedes-Benz Previews

At the Mercedes conference, the theme was all about electricity. They even had a Cirque-du-Soleil-style trapeze artists hanging from the roof, shooting electrical lighting rays onto the still-shrouded E-Class. Of course, with such a dangerous show, the brass had to warn off any observers with pacemakers, thus causing approximately 70 percent of the balding, graying, pot-bellied press corps to leave before the fun started.

Mercedes-Benz Preview

Mercedes-Benz Preview

Auto Show Archives, Mercedes-Benz, New York International Auto Show

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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