We’ve just returned from a whirlwind tour through Holland, Belgium, France and Germany in our 1990 Mercedes 500SEL, taking in our favourite European Classic Car event on the way. The main focus of the trip was the Laon Historique, an event we’ve been missing during lockdown as we originally booked to go in 2020. We’re glad to report that it hasn’t lost any of its charm and is still a superb way to spend a long weekend. We also included three days in the Black Forest area, a night in Belgium and two days in Amsterdam. Classic Mercedes magazine will be featuring the trip in their next issue as part of their section on the history of the W126.