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Great 8 1952 Mercedes Benz Finds Competitive Edge with SONAX

2017 Detroit Autorama – February 24-26

On February 24-26, enthusiastic crowds of car lovers will descend on the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI for the 65th Annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama to see some amazing cars and to take note on how they got competition ready. As we eagerly await the 2017 event, let’s look back at one of the Ridler Award Great 8 Finalists, a custom 1952 Mercedes Benz 170S. Watch our video and see if you agree that this street rod was definitely worthy of being named a Great 8 finalist. Share it with your fellow car lovers and get their opinions.

SONAX Sponsors New Show on Velocity Channel – Competition Ready

AMIG’s Rick Drewry speaks with Jason from SONAX about detailing this elegant Mercedes Benz as part of their new television series, Competition Ready on the Velocity Channel. The pressure was on to get this classic street rod ready for the prestigious Ridler Award judges and the critical eye of the fans.

1952 Mercedes-Benz 170S – A Distinctive Color, Definite Winner

The owners and builder chose the Mercedes factory color Mystic Brown for its overall richness and way it plays off the light. SONAX detailed the car using their superior line of polymer finishing products to achieve the show quality look needed to make it into the Great 8. “We were able to buff out the few holograms we found to give the car an incredible shine,” Jason says. “It helped that we had such a good base paint to work with. It looks great!”

1952 Mercedes Benz part of the Sonax display autorama(

Getting a Car Competition Ready

Car show competition can be brutal, which is why having a team of expert detailers work on your car beforehand is a dream come true. That is the premise for the Velocity Channel show, “Competition Ready”. With SONAX as a sponsor, the team travels around the country getting classic show cars ready for judging. The Great 8 Mercedes is one of these lucky cars.

SONAX – Innovative Products for a Classic Shine

SONAX is a German manufacturer of premium car care products. Their innovative polishes are perfect for achieving that competition shine. Check out our video on their SONAX Polymer Net Shield sealant that provides long-lasting protection to your classic paint job.

Join Classic Auto at America’s Greatest Indoor Hot Rod Show

From stunning customs to faithfully preserved rat rods, the Detroit Autorama is one of the nation’s most important indoor hot rod shows. The creativity and hard work that goes into these cars is inspiring. If you plan to attend the show this February, stop by the Classic Auto Insurance booth and let our friendly staff help you find the right policy for your collector car or classic street rod. With onsite quotes, we can instantly help you insure your vehicle for less. Visit our website at and see how we can help safeguard your dream car.
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