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, May 15, 2015
Indy 2015: Original Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix winning car in the pre-event: Triumph in Indianapolis: DePalma wins in a Mercedes in 1915
On 31 May 1915, Ralph DePalma won the 500-mile race in Indianapolis driving a Mercedes Grand Prix car. A major dream had come true for the racing driver born in Italy in 1882. In 1912, he had narrowly failed to win victory in the Indianapolis 500 owing to a technical defect. His victory in the fifth of these legendary races crowned a whole series of successes that DePalma notched up in one of the vehicles with which the Mercedes team of 1914 had achieved the historic triple victory in the French Grand Prix.
, May 13, 2015
2015: Mercedes-Benz celebrates 60th anniversary of the Mille Miglia victory of 1955: Stirling Moss and Hans Herrmann in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR
Some 60 years after Mercedes-Benz’s triumph at the Mille Miglia, three of the greatest heroes of the thousand-mile race in 1955 are returning to the route between Brescia and Rome: together with the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car, Mercedes-Benz racing drivers Stirling Moss and Hans Herrmann are remembering the 1955 race at this year’s Mille Miglia event, which is being held between 14 and 17 May 2015.
, May 06, 2015
The most successful motor sport season for Mercedes-Benz until today - 1955: Silver Arrows heading for victory
60 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows were practically unbeatable throughout the entire racing season – in all the major classes of international motor sport: in 1955, the Stuttgart racing team with Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of the W 196 R won the Formula 1 world championship for the second time running and achieved a triumph in the sports car world championship with the 300 SLR (W 196 S), while Werner Engel became European touring car champion in the 300 SL (W 198) production sports car.
, Mar 23, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Classic at the Techno Classica in Essen – 15 to 19 April 2015: Milestones of aerodynamic design at the Techno Classica
60 years ago, Stirling Moss won the “Mille Miglia” in Italy in the best time ever achieved in the legendary 1,000-mile race, at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car with the starting number 722. The winning vehicle is now set to be the star of Mercedes-Benz Classic’s appearance in hall 1 at the Techno Classica show, which will take place at the Messe Essen exhibition centre from 15 to 19 April 2015.
, Mar 09, 2015
25 years of the Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II: The “Baby-Benz” as a super sports car
The 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II was an early highlight in the success story of exclusive sports saloons from Mercedes-Benz’s compact class. 25 years ago, this apogee of the W 201 model series thrilled professionals and the general public alike when it was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. The touring car developed for Group A racing on the basis of this sports saloon went on to acquire legendary status.
, Mar 06, 2015
1955: Mercedes-Benz 190 SL market launch: A dream come true: 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
Open for joie de vivre, elegance, and departure to new destinations: the eagerly awaited Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W 121) was launched in 1955. The two-seater Cabriolet technologically based on the upper mid-size category brought joy and colour to everyday life during the years of the economic miracle. Internationally the 190 SL set standards for a culture of comfortable travel with style and sporty elegance.
, Mar 05, 2015
Bonhams' Mercedes-Benz auction: Auction: stars from the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand
Highlights from the history of Mercedes-Benz are set to come under the hammer at the second Bonhams auction to be held at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on 28 March 2015. With this auction, the museum representing the world's oldest automobile manufacturer has added a very special date to the annual automotive event calendar – scheduled to tie in with the "Retro Classics" show which is to be staged in Stuttgart at the same time.
, Feb 03, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Online Portal Public M@RS: Mercedes-Benz Classic presents its archives in the internet
Information, documents, pictures and much more from the history of the world's oldest automobile manufacturer: the archives of Mercedes-Benz Classic house a unique treasure. In future, anyone interested can go to the Public M@RS website to directly access this knowledge about the history of the brand and its products. The portal is available without login at the address https://mercedes-benz-publicarchive.com.
, Jan 26, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Classic at Rétromobile 2015: Excellent coupés and high-performance sports cars
The best or nothing: ever since the automobile was invented, the Mercedes-Benz brand's history has been shaped by strong values and ideas. Mercedes-Benz Classic is demonstrating this with its appearance at this year's Rétromobile exhibition in Paris between 4 and 8 February 2015. For the 40th edition of this specialist show devoted to classic cars, the slogan is "The Past Still Has a Future" (French: "Le passé a toujours un futur").
, Nov 14, 2014
"Bonhams' Mercedes-Benz Auction": Date for 2015 fixed: Bonhams auction at Mercedes-Benz Museum on 28 March 2015
Bonhams returns! On 28 March 2015 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the tradition-steeped London auction house Bonhams will for the second time be selling off original classic cars made by Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands.
, Jun 06, 2014
A magic moment 100 years ago: triple Mercedes victory in the 1914 French Grand Prix
The triple victory by Mercedes in the 1914 French Grand Prix on 4 July 1914 is a glorious milestone in the 120-year history of Mercedes-Benz motor sport. With this triumph just before the outbreak of the First World War, the Stuttgart-based brand was able to demonstrate its innovative strength and sporting expertise in the most famous race of that era.
, May 26, 2014
Back to the future. Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner: Ahead of its time
Mercedes-Benz Classic presents the Mercedes-Benz 540 K Streamliner to the general public – an exceptional vehicle that never ceases to amaze even the experts. Some 75 years after it was built, in 1938, the vehicle is back on the road.
, Mar 10, 2014
120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport history
From history’s first automobile race in 1894 to the various current involvements in motor sports, the motor sport activities of Mercedes-Benz and the predecessor brands tell a story of success whose roots date back to the very early days of the automobile. Since the 19th century the racing and rally cars from Stuttgart have consistently been at the head of the pack in sporting competitions. Their victories are a testimony to innovative technology, the drivers’ will to win and efficient teamwork.
, Dec 04, 2013
Mercedes-Benz Classic: “Magical moments. The hour of the Silver Arrows”
The film project “Magical moments. The hour of the Silver Arrows” brings the unique motor sport history of Mercedes-Benz to life in a new format. In a year-long project together with his team, Cassian von Salomon, internationally renowned television producer and until 2011 editor-in-chief and managing director of “Spiegel TV”, has created a brilliant portrait of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows and their pilots.
, May 23, 2013
A retrospective look at aerodynamics in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz engineers have known since the 1930s what a pivotal role aerodynamically optimised car bodies play in modern car manufacturing: their streamlined, panelled racing and record-setting cars dominated the Grand Prix races and the international speed record runs in the years leading up to the Second World War.
, May 06, 2013
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: pioneer in vehicle safety
This history of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a history of vehicle safety at the highest level. A tradition of outstanding innovations which have debuted in the S-Class have made these premium cars from Stuttgart pioneers for new solutions and a worldwide benchmark in vehicle safety. Thus beyond their own vehicles, Daimler continually establish standards in active, passive and integrated safety for the entire automotive industry.
, Nov 12, 2012
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: the epitome of automotive engineering
The S-Class from Mercedes-Benz has a long and rich tradition that stretches back to the early days of the Mercedes brand at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, every model has shaped the automotive developments of its time. However, the reputation of the Mercedes-Benz brand for offering high-end vehicles with an emphasis on luxury, comfort and safety had been firmly established long before the S-Class was given its official designation.
, Aug 20, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows from 1934 to 1939
On 3 June 1934, the new Mercedes-Benz W 25 Grand Prix racing car won in its debut race – the international “Eifelrennen”, or Eifel race, at the Nürburgring. This thrilling first victory marked the beginning of a glorious era for European motor sport.
, Jul 10, 2012
Press Kit: The Mercedes-Benz Museum
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is the only museum in the world that can document in a single continuous timeline over 125 years of automobile history from its very beginnings to the present day. On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 square metres, the museum presents 160 vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits. As a place of innovation, it also demonstrates that history can point the way ahead.
, Jan 10, 2012
The history of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
In the 1950s, a very special star rose in Stuttgart: the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was born. It all began with motor racing sports. With its successes in international competitions, in 1952 the 300 SL competition sports car (W 194 series, “SL” stands for “Super-Light”), became the initial spark for the start of two fascinating production sports cars – the “Gullwing” coupé and the roadster: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and 190 SL laid the foundation for the tradition of this legendary sports car family in the year 1954.
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