SLSHOP Announces Six 2022 Events
– World’s leading classic Mercedes-Benz SL specialist adds Borders Tour to exciting schedule of UK driving tours
– Each UK tour will see over 15 classic and modern classic Mercedes-Benz SL models gather for a carefully curated experience
– Following the success of their #SLSHOP50 event, SLSHOP will also open their doors for three separate Spring, Summer and Autumn ‘access all areas’ on-site events
Stratford-upon Avon, Tuesday 8th February 2022: The world’s leading classic Mercedes SL specialist has revealed an ambitious schedule of events for UK-based owners to enjoy over the course of 2022. Building on the success of their post-lockdown 2021 #SLSHOP50 event and the company’s first UK Tour of Wales, SLSHOP will facilitate the gathering of Mercedes-Benz owners for three unique UK tours, as well as three open days at their Warwickshire head office.
The company captured hearts and minds around the world in July 2021, when they led over 100 R107 SLs from their head office to Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey, to mark the 50th anniversary of the model. Owners travelled from across the country to show their support; with some travelling from as far as Scotland. The anniversary event was followed by a tour of Wales at the end of September, involving over 11 owners of four different generations of SL who spent four days exploring Wales with SLSHOP.
To accommodate owners from all corners of the UK, SLSHOP will be leading three separate tours of the Cotswolds, Wales, and the Borders. Each tour has been carefully curated to accommodate the different capabilities of each era of Mercedes-Benz SL convertible; with a unique selection of high-end accommodation and daily activities arranged for each tour. A previous Wales Tour attendee summarised the spirit of SLSHOP’s tours, stating ‘’these tours are a chance for owners to cleanse their modern soul.’’ SLSHOP has acknowledged the mindfulness motive behind their tours, aiming to help owners ‘’escape the pressures of the modern world and enjoy the benefits of a spirited drive.’’
The first of the tours commence in the spring with an introduction to one of England’s most esteemed destinations: The Cotswolds. This three-night tour is led by the company’s local experts with intimate knowledge of the quaint villages and country roads. This will be a less demanding trip and perfectly suitable for those with older convertible Mercedes models. The Cotswolds spring tour commences on the 17th of May until the 20th of May.
Those who missed out on the company’s previous Wales Tour will also be offered the chance to explore the Elan Valley, the spectacular roads through Mid-Wales and up to Anglesey. The tour will commence on the 18th of July and end on the 22nd of July.
A more ambitious schedule has been created for those with an appetite for rural exploration. SLSHOP will lead owners across the Borders, meandering through the wilderness of the Northern Lakes in Ullswater and onto Edinburgh over five nights. The route will take in over 300 miles of carefully selected roads, allowing owners to embed themselves in a region rarely explored by the raging cylinders of Stuttgart’s finest. The tour will conclude in Edinburgh where a specially selected hotel has been arranged. SLSHOP’s goal for this tour is to connect enthusiasts from north and south – a collection of people who don’t often get the chance to meet. This will commence on the 19th of September and end on the 24th of September. Find out more here.
The company has also announced that it will open its doors to owners for three separate weekend events, taking place on the 19th of March, 18th of June and the 22nd of October 2022. Each event will offer owners the chance to go behind the scenes and experience the inner workings of a Mercedes restoration specialist, as well as the chance to view some of the rarest classic Mercedes models in the world.
Sam Bailey, SLSHOP Managing Director announced, ‘’each of these unique events is a chance for owners and enthusiasts to connect and feel a part of a community. We are passionate about enabling people to use their cars and each of our tours and open days will allow owners more access to our knowledge; with the chance to further realise how truly special owning a classic Mercedes is. SLSHOP events enable enthusiasts and owners to mobilise and get together, forge new friendships, and indulge in a rare and unrivalled passion.’’
This new selection of SLSHOP events comes as the company plans to announce SLSHOP Membership, a new form of owner’s community centred around the spirit of adventurous motoring and creating lasting memories.
SLSHOP is the world’s leading specialist in the restoration, servicing, sale and provision of parts for a range of classic Mercedes-Benz models stemming from the fifties through to the early 2000s. Based in Stratford-upon Avon, the company has over fifty employees dedicated to the owners of these models who reside in the UK and around the world.
For further information on SLSHOPs tours and open days, please email [email protected] or visit www.thesSLSHOP.com/events.
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