|Mercedes-Benz at Pebble Beach Automotive Week: An Expression of Fascinating Design and Innovation|
| •Historical Tribute to SL: W194 Chassis No. 2, 7 and 11 among 300SL vehicles on display
•The Concept Style Coupé opens a new chapter and generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles
•AMG 45 year anniversary highlights the pinnacle of performance and style
A tribute to Mercedes-Benz SL Roadsters is set for Pebble Beach Automotive Week with three 1952 W194 vehicles among a mix of vintage and new vehicles bearing the three-pointed star that express the marque's breadth and depth of fascinating design and innovation.
The legendary SL, over the past six decades, continues to be one of most iconic vehicles among car collectors and six significant variations from the 1950s will be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge located on third fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. These vintage SL treasures will be placed next to the 2013 SL63 AMG, contrasting the technical innovations from sixty years ago with today's advanced roadster that embodies the 'Super Light' namesake with its new aluminum body. In addition to honoring the SL anniversary at the Star Lounge, new and vintage SL Roadsters will lead the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance presented by Rolex on August 16, 2012.
|Mercedes-Benz at the 2014 New York International Auto Show: A new star over the Hudson River - World Premiere of the new S 63 AMG CoupéNew York – 60 years after the legendary 300 SL 'Gullwing' debuted in the 'Big Apple', another sporty dream car with the three-pointed star makes its entrance: The new S 63 AMG Coupé takes centre stage on the Mercedes-Benz stand at the New York International Auto Show. The stunning high-performance coupé sees Mercedes-AMG enhance its model lineup with a luxurious sports car that combines supreme power and performance with groundbreaking efficiency. AMG is in the fast lane throughout the wo....|
| McQueen's Famous 1956 Jaguar Coming to Pinehurst ConcoursVILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (April 16, 2014) – A 1956 Jaguar XKSS owned by movie legend Steve McQueen, now housed at the world famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, will make the cross country trip from California to North Carolina and be displayed at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance.|
McQueen, called 'The King of Cool,' became the highest paid movie star in the world in 1974 and starred in such movies at 'Bullitt,' 'The Great Escape' and 'Papillon.' McQueen, who was al....
| Sir Stirling Moss to be Featured Guest on Saturday of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion• Legendary Driver to Participate in Q&A and Celebratory Parade Laps|
MONTEREY, Calif., April 15, 2014 — Arguably the greatest all-around racing driver of his time and a true icon of the motor racing world, Sir Stirling Moss will be the honored guest at the Picnic in the Park at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, August 16. Historian Murray Smith will conduct the always engaging noontime session in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca marketplace where fans may bring t....
| 1982 Dutch Grand Prix: Pironi's Dutch DelightThere have been many moments throughout the history of sport where an individual's life off the field is about to spiral out of control and that at those moments, on the field, he or she has managed to put together the performance of a lifetime. In the case of Didier Pironi in 1982, all of the pressure would be found at the track. Yet, in the midst of incredible pressure he would come through with one of the best drives of his career.|
No sooner had Villeneuve's body come to a rest against the....
| 1980 Belgian Grand Prix: Pironi's Star on the RiseFollowing the outstanding performance in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans that resulted in victory for Renault, its only victory in the 24 hour race, Didier Pironi would be considered a man to watch. On the 4th of May, 1980, in just his second season in Formula One, he would prove why.|
He had to be careful to let the tactics play out. This would not be easy as the sister-car drew far away into the distance. It was the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans and Renault was still to crack the reliability and per....
| 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans: Young Pironi Helps France Stave-Off German OccupationFrom 1970 through 1977, the German manufacturer Porsche had taken four victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and had become dominant in the world of endurance sportscar racing. French manufacturers and fans were desperate to hold back this German advance. They had won some battles, but were at risk of losing the war. The country needed some hope. Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud would provide just that. |
Following Matra's string of success at Le Mans, Porsche would resume their place at ....