|'RACE OF THE CENTURY' WINNING MERCEDES ATTENDS THE 2014 AMELIA ISLAND|
|The Grand Prix Mercedes that won the 'Race of the Century,' the 1914 French Grand Prix, will appear at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as the centerpiece of a special display presented by Mercedes-Benz and car owner George Wingard.
A team of five Mercedes Grand Prix racers traveled to France for the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France, less than one week after the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. It was a time of political turmoil and accelerating tech...[Read more...]|
|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...]|
|1914 French Grand Prix Centennial Celebrated|
| ||PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 21, 2014) -- It has been 100 years since the flag dropped at the legendary 1914 French Grand Prix. Just a handful of automobiles that competed in this iconic race are known to have survived and most were reunited on the show field at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, August 17.
The 1914 French Grand Prix, often called the last great race, took place on July 4, less than a month before World War I began, changing motor racing forever...[Read more...]|
|120 years of motor sport at Mercedes-Benz take centre stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014|
|'Addicted to Winning': at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-Benz looks back on some fascinating racing victories of the last 120 years
•The unique motor sport heritage of the Mercedes-Benz brand is being celebrated with an exclusive installation by sculptor Gerry Judah
•Mercedes-Benz and Gran Turismo®6 jointly celebrate '120 years of motor sport'
Stuttgart. – The thrilling victories of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows mark the peaks of the history of motor sport for...[Read more...]|
|Techno Classica 2014: more than 30 racing cars to celebrate 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor racing history|
|•Cars that were the heroes of magical moments put their stamp on this high-powered, most comprehensive show presentation
•With more than 30 vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Classic presents motor racing history in all its unique breadth and depth
•120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport in the focus of the leading international classic motor show
120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor racing history have produced a timeline of extraordinary victories which since 1894 also stand for outstanding innovations ...[Read more...]|
|Sir Stirling Moss Returns To The Amelia Concours|
|Sir Stirling Moss defined the image of a professional racing driver. By the time premature retirement was forced upon him by a racing accident at Goodwood in 1962, his name meant 'racing driver'. He was every English schoolboy's hero and the inheritor of grand master and Mercedes-Benz teammate Juan Fangio's orb, scepter and crown.
In 1996 Sir Stirling was the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance first Honorary Chairman. The cover of 'The Amelia's' 1996 collector-grade program depict...[Read more...]|