Sun, Jun 19, 2022

Open Cockpit and Mercedes-Benz

Oakland Aviation Museum

About this event

Oakland Aviation Museum - Father's DayOpen Cockpit - Sunday, June 19th, 2022

Friends of the SF Bay Area Mercedes-Benz Club,   

Our generous, Host and Executive Director, Ian Wright, has invited our SF Bay Area Mercedes-Benz Club to join his Father's Day - Open Cockpit on June 19th at Oakland Aviation Museum.

Ian would like 10 Mercedes-Benz (Vintage and Classic preferred) to sign up to be displayed under the wing of one of his Vintage Aircraft outside.  Volunteers will be there to show you which one at 10:00 am that day.

I am also happy to announce that on June 19, 2022, I will be your Co-Host and Guide at the Oakland Aviation Museum.  (OAM) This is Father's Day but it is also "Open Cockpit" Day at the Museum! Bring your family!

This means that your children or grandkids can climb into the airplanes and pretend to be the Captain!!! I will be in front of Larry Welter's GLASAIR that he built in the 90's from a kit from Arlington, WA.  He flew his home-built aircraft happily for 10 years before he passed away in 2013.  His plane will be OPEN for your viewing pleasure on June 19th at OAM with me, Janet Welter, as your "Co-Pilot".

OAM is located next to Oakland Airport; 8252 Earhart Rd.  Bldg. 621, Oakland, CA 94621 HOURS; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you wish to display a Vintage Mercedes that day, outside, under a Vintage Aircraft Wing, let John Goode, know right away.  Your ETA; 9:30 am (only 10 Volunteers/vehicles are needed)

There are large Vintage Aircraft on display outside and smaller ones inside. Larry Welter's Glasair is inside the museum.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served for a small fee from the local Rotary Club all day.  Ken Berg's 10 - piece Band will play from 1:00 to 3:00. Bring a hat for the festivities outdoors.  Our SF Bay Mercedes Club will cover your Entrance Fee that day. Be SURE to wear your Badge to get in free!

The Historical Amelia Earhart Room is located across from our Glasair inside the Museum.  Do not miss the photos of Captain Earhart as well as numerous historical momentous.  She took off three times just across the street from the Museum in the 30's..... hence the name.... Earhart Rd.

The General Aviation Airport is now across the street from OAM.  There is ample parking nearby. I hope to see YOU and your family on Father's Day, June 19th, at Oakland Aviation Museum. I have flown in Larry's Glasair many times.  Our Treasurer, Nadine Lane, has also flown in our Glasair with Larry.  Nadine is a Licensed Private Pilot as well.


Janet Welter (Member, OAM + SF Bay Area Mercedes Club)

Event requirements

This is a great way to show-off your Mercedes-Benz.

There is a $10 registration fee for this event. However, the proceeds will be donated to Oakland Aviation Museum.

Please wear your Section Name Badge, your Section Name Badge will be your free admission to this event.

We'll need 10 Mercedes-Benz (Vintage and Classic preferred) to display next to the Vintage Aircraft on the Cockpit day.

If more than 10 Mercedes-Benz signed up, we will be selecting Vintage first, Classic second, and then the Modern Mercedes-Benz.

Vintage - Pre-1973

Classic - Pre -1998

Modern - 1999 and after


When signed up for the Concurs to be displyed your Mercedes-Benz under the wing of one of the Vintage Aircrafts outside, please arrive at 9:30AM and depart after 4:00PM.  All the other non-exhibiting vehicle participants will be instructed by the parking attendants to park your Mercedes-Benz in other parking lots.

Attendees (10)

Gary Toothman
Phil do Carmo
Matvey Yang
Leonard Reppond
Adam Quintillan

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland, CA


Festival/Social organized by

MBCA - San Francisco Bay Area

Open Cockpit and Mercedes-Benz

Sun, Jun 19, 2022