|120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport history|
|•1899: the first Benz racing cars
•The 'Blitzen-Benz' (Lightning Benz) is the first automobile powered by a combustion engine to exceed 200 km/h
•The streamlined 'Teardrop' car of 1923
Carl Benz invented the automobile in 1886 as a means of transport: his motor vehicle was a technical masterpiece that would change people's everyday lives. The Mannheim inventor clearly had no time for races and competitions, and rather expressed criticism of such activities: 'Instead of taking part in races ...[Read more...]|
|Success Story: ŠKODA and Volkswagen Celebrate 25-Year Partnership|
|› Ceremony at the ŠKODA Museum: Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller among the 500 guests
› Strong partnership: ŠKODA AUTO part of Volkswagen Group since 16 April 1991
› Rebirth: ŠKODA's successful rise from regional leader to global player
› Record sales: 2015 ŠKODA delivered more than one million vehicles; upward trend continues
› Model campaign: ŠKODA sets sights on SUV segment in jubilee year
Mladá Boleslav, 12 April 2016 – The foundation...[Read more...]|
|BONHAMS RETURNS TO STUTTGART WITH A MIGHTY MILLION EURO MERCEDES-BENZ|
|Bonhams' return to Stuttgart for the annual single-marque Mercedes-Benz sale will be led by the magnificent 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model K 6,240cc Supercharged Torpedo Transformable. With its superb Saoutchik transformable coachwork, it is estimated at €800,000-1,200,000.
With the merger of Daimler and Benz in 1926, two of the motoring world's most significant motor manufacturing dynasties pooled skills and resources to produce a mighty force in the relatively infant motor industry.
The techn...[Read more...]|
|PORSCHE DONATES $500,000 TO ATLANTA BELTLINE PARTNERSHIP|
|• Contribution to help revitalize Atlanta parks, trails and neighborhoods|
Atlanta. In keeping with a long-standing tradition of environmental responsibility, Porsche today announced a donation in the amount of $500,000 to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. The check was presented by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, during the grand opening evening festivities for Porsche's new experience center and U.S. headquarters in Atlanta on Thursday, Ma...[Read more...]
|PORSCHE'S 914 HONORED AT 20TH AMELIA CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE|
|The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will honor the first mid-engine production Porsche, the 914 in all its variants.
At first some Porsche purists lamented the Porsche 914's seemingly humble origins. They whispered the 'V-Word' . . . Volkswagen. The reality was that the 914 is a blood descendant of the seminal Gmund Porsche, the first car to wear the family name and the crest, a pure sports car designed around a Volkswagen-sourced air-cooled flat-four and a mid-engine con...[Read more...]|