And the Real Winner Is…

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin

With a Mercedes-Benz taking the overall win, it only seemed fitting for another Mercedes-Benz to get the top prize: the Index of Effluency.

The B League Film Society’s 1967 Mercedes-Benz 200 suffered from many electrical and fuel-system problems yesterday, but ran more or less reliably today. In the end, its 28th-place finish (out of 43 entries) was enough to grab IOE glory. It’s worth noting that the W110 finished higher than the car with the quickest lap of the race (the Assmasters Mustang II). Congratulations, B League Film Society!

Murilee Martin
Murilee Martin

Murilee Martin is the pen name of Phil Greden, a writer who has lived in Minnesota, California, Georgia and (now) Colorado. He has toiled at copywriting, technical writing, junkmail writing, fiction writing and now automotive writing. He has owned many terrible vehicles and some good ones. He spends a great deal of time in self-service junkyards. These days, he writes for publications including Autoweek, Autoblog, Hagerty, The Truth About Cars and Capital One.

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  • Andy D Andy D on Jun 05, 2011

    I miss the 50s and 60s cars for form only. Their function was abysmal judged by modern standards.

  • Stef Schrader Stef Schrader on Jun 05, 2011

    Hell yeah! I love this car so much.

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Jun 06, 2011

    Assmasters woulda done better if I didn't get black flagged for their 30+ year old taillight wiring shorting out...and making me even more of a threat to my fellow racers.

    • Benzaholic Benzaholic on Jun 06, 2011

      Aww, quit your bellyaching. How did the taillight wiring in that 44-year-old Benz hold up? Granted, for a 30-year-old Mustang to get fastest lap, they probably did more work to that car that might have affected the wiring's reliability than the old fintail endured, but that's just insignificant detail. ;-)

  • John Fritz John Fritz on Jun 06, 2011

    Only thing that car's missing is my avatar plastered on its left rear quarter panel. :)