1911 Mercedes 40 HP news, pictures, and information
Gottlieb Daimler was the first man to harness, wîth any degree of success, a combustion engine into a road vehicle. Daimler's first four-wheeled motor driven carriage was built in 1866, and by 1890, demands for Daimler's engine made expansion necessary. Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, or Daimler Motor Company was formed.
Wealthy banker Emil Jellinek of Vienna was so impressed wîth the success of Daimler-built engines in the Paris-Rouen race (1894) that he purchased a controlling interest in Daimler. In 1900, Daimler created a 4-cylinder car named Mercedes, after the daughter of Emil Jellinek. For nearly five years, Jellinek held exclusive rights to the bulk of Mercedes production and carefully limited the sale of the cars to individuals of known influence. The combination of exclusivity and quality firmly established the reputation of the Mercedes automobile as synonymous wîth elegance and performance.
|'Carl Benz – A life dedicated to cars': Automotive history in comic-book form|
|'Carl Benz – A life dedicated to cars' is the title of the very first comic book that tells in colourful images how the car was invented. It is also providing an insight into the fascinating life of its creator, Carl Benz. The comic book, by Belgian artist Willy Harold Williamson and author Martin Grünewald, is published by Sadifa Media and will be available from 9 February 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Museum shop. 'There can be few more entertaining ways of conveying the stories both of the au...[Read more...]|
|Mercedes-Benz Classic: Topics for 2013|
|The main topics: • The tradition of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class • Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows in the 1930s • Originals – authentic vehicles tell authentic stories • Classic vehicles kept in perfect condition with Mercedes-Benz Genuine Parts Important anniversaries: January 75 years ago – on 28 January 1938: With a flying start, Rudolf Caracciola achieved a speed of 432.7 km/h over one kilometre on the Frankfurt–Darmstadt motorway. This is the highest speed ever ach...[Read more...]|
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