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”60 years of the SL”: Double victory at the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in the 300 SL racing sports car

The 1952 racing season was a resounding success for Mercedes-Benz: in Berne, Le Mans, and at the Nürburgring race track, the 300 SL racing sports car (W194) left competitors in its wake. With its celebrated double, triple, and quadruple victories, the 300 SL impressively demonstrated its sporting gene, which it passed on to successive vehicles in the SL series. The racing calendar that year featured a further highlight rounding off the season from 19 to 23 November 1952: the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, one of the most gruelling endurance races in the world. Continue reading ”60 years of the SL”: Double victory at the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in the 300 SL racing sports car

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Silver Arrow Gala in the Louwman Museum

Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow cars are motor racing icons, known and loved all around the world. A special exhibition devoted to the history of these amazing vehicles from 1934 to 1939 is to run from 11 October 2012 to 6 January 2013 at the Louwman Museum in The Hague. Starring in this very special show will be a selection of stunning original vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection. Continue reading Silver Arrow Gala in the Louwman Museum

Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix

The Grossglockner mountain race was one of the most prestigious motor sports events of the 1930s. This year it will be revived with the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix to be held from 20 to 22 September 2012 and Mercedes-Benz will be there with some famous cars. In 1938, the brand took part for the first time. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix