All of postwar Mercedes sports---Max Hoffman incuded

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All of postwar Mercedes sports---Max Hoffman incuded

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From an entertaining and informative "blogazine" out of Eugene, here's one of their best stories lately; Frank Lloyd Wright makes an appearance, via mad Max . . .

https://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbsid ... 121-190sl/

(Only 25,000 190 SL models sold . . .?)

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I recall reading Gene Masselink drove a M-B 190SL in the very late 1950's until his death ca. 1962.

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I didn't know that. I hope he enjoyed his time with the car. He died at age 52; what was the cause, if known ?

[Editing function seems to come and go, now, on the site. I could belatedly correct the spelling of "included" . . .]

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I believe it was noted in one of the essays in Tafel’s About Wright that Gene died of a massive heart attack. All photos of him show a tall thin man appearing reasonably healthy...possibly an undiagnosed defect?

Massalink’s 190SL ownership came up relative to his painting of the original icons for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church near Milwaukee. Massalink painted the icons on wood panels at the Taliesin studio and delivered a few at a time to the church by carefully wrapping them and strapping them to the luggage rack on the trunk of his 190SL.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation

https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/275 ... 8838774518

It would appear that those panels were replaced by ones with more conventional imagery, at some point ?

https://www.alamy.com/interior-of-annun ... 72503.html

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As the congregation evolved, there was a shift toward a preference for more traditional imagery and new icons were painted and installed. The Massalink icons are now on display in the church’s lower level fellowship hall. Mark Hertzberg photographed them a few years ago.

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