After a successful anniversary year in 2016, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is collaborating in 2017 with the Stuttgart-based concert organiser Chimperator Live to add a new format called "Mercedes-Benz Summer of Concerts" to its cultural calendar. From 29 June to 2 July 2017, the Mercedes-Benz Museum will for the first time play host to pop concerts on two different stages for between 1500 and 6500 spectators.
It was almost 30 years ago, in March 1987, that Mercedes-Benz brought out the coupé variant of the mid-sized 124 model series. This means that, from 2017, in Germany for example, the first vehicles will be ripe for the coveted H (historic) licence plate. Yet the coupé models have long been classics – for some aficionados, they have held that status since their very debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1987.
"Mercedes-Benz SL – Six Decades of Fascination" is the title of a new book on the iconic model series of the Stuttgart-based brand. The book is published by Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart. Running to 528 pages, it provides in-depth information on every SL from 1952 through to the current 2017 model year. With over 800 photos (some previously unpublished), comprehensive tables and complete descriptions of all SL special models, it is a sumptuous textbook and reference work.
Racing driver Paul O'Shea won his second title as US sports car champion in the 1956 season driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Gullwing". When the season ended on 28 December 1956, he was champion in the category "D Production“ and had scored the most points in the National Sports Car Championship of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). He went on to defend his title again the following year, this time driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS, the racing version of the 300 SL Roadster.
The annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR) is set to take place on the first Sunday in November – as it has done since 1927. The rules state that participating vehicles must have been built no later than 1904. The resulting line-up gives participants and spectators an unforgettable glimpse of the early days of the automobile.
A new record-breaking vehicle with a streamlined body and fully faired wheels as well as a likewise new V12 supercharged engine rated at 453 kW (616 hp): thus equipped, Rudolf Caracciola, the 1935 European Grand Prix champion, set out in autumn 1936 to break records for Mercedes-Benz. His mission was a successful one. On 26 October 1936, the racing driver recorded a record speed of 372.102 km/h. And on 11 November 1936, he set a new world record of 333.489 km/h over 10 miles with a flying start.
The stars of transport and logistics are visiting the Mercedes-Benz Museum: from 18 October to 13 November a special exhibition will be showing the highlights of the current Daimler commercial vehicle range. The presentation of a total of 17 different vehicles follows on directly from the International Commercial Vehicle Show (IAA) 2016 in Hannover.
The motifs of the Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar for 2017 have an astoundingly realistic feel to them. The calendar is entitled "With passion to scale":the lavishly photographed scenes show legendary classics from the Stuttgart company's history – as 1:18-scale models. The Classic calendar for 2017 costs 29.90 euros.Advance orders can be placed online at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Store now (www.mercedes-benz-classic-store.com/classic-calender-2017).
The summer is drawing to a close with golden days. What could be nicer, then, than dreaming of the next short break? The stylish journeys outlined in the new "Classic Car Travel" brochure promise to provide magical moments. On selected routes, Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts can enjoy the charms of Provence or Tuscany at the wheel of one of ten Mercedes-Benz SL W 113 and R 107 dream sports cars.
Mercedes-Benz Classic and ALL TIME STARS played a big part in the successful premiere of the Motorworld Classics show in Berlin last year – and this year will once again have numerous vehicles on display at the historic exhibition centre next to Berlin's 'Funkturm' (a former broadcasting tower). The event, which runs from 6 to 9 October 2016, will once again feature a large number of the officially recognised Mercedes-Benz brand clubs.
In support of its commitment to emerging talent worldwide and the Global Fashion Engagement, Mercedes-Benz is proud to present a new episode of Fashion Creatives starring the sensational Hiplet™ Ballerinas of the Chicago Multicultural Dance Centre. Founder and choreographer of the centre and the Hiplet™ dance form; Homer Bryant whose students include Malia and Sasha Obama is a former principle dancer of the Dance Theatre Harlem.
The whimsical short film, directed by L.A.
Premiere with drums and four grand pianos: in September 2016, for the first time, the Stuttgart Music Festival of the renowned International Bach Academy will see two concerts taking place in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. On 3 September, percussionist Murat Coşkun will be making a guest appearance with a family concert entitled "Stories from 1000 and one rhythms".
Vital spare parts for the outstanding pre-war classic models in the S-series (S, SS, SSK, SSKL) are now once again available ex factory. These have been reproduced by Mercedes-Benz Classic to the very highest quality standards, working together with the original suppliers. The parts can be ordered direct from Mercedes-Benz Classic.
Mercedes-Benz presented a sunny outlook for the upper medium class at the 1991 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main. That is where an elegant convertible celebrated its September premiere 25 years ago. The four-seater model with a fabric soft top belonged to the 124 series, which bore the name E-Class from 1993 onwards.
The Saxony Classic rally (18 to 20 August 2016) aptly describes itself as Saxony's longest car museum. Around 200 classic vehicles are registered to take part this year, and will be seen on some of the state's stunning roads and on the Sachsenring. The museum on wheels will feature three worthy classics from Stuttgart: a 300 SL Roadster (W 198), a 500 SL (R 107) and a Mercedes-Benz 230 (W 123). The 300 SL is to be driven by Wilfried Porth, board member of Daimler AG.
Owners of both older and more recent classic cars are invited to display their pride and joy – whatever the brand – on the slope in front of the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
As an automotive city of distinction, Stuttgart is also home to two of the most spectacular car museums. Given that a visit to both museums is a highly attractive proposition, the Porsche Museum and the Mercedes-Benz Museum are launching a new offer: from now until the end of the year, visitors presenting an entrance ticket to one of the museums will get 25 percent off the regular entry price at the other museum.
During the Classic Days Schloss Dyck 2016, Mercedes-Benz will relate a fascinating chapter in the brand's 130-year history: the tradition of open-top automobiles as symbols of luxurious sportiness. The Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster can be admired in the orangery during the "Jewels in the Park" concours d’é légance. In the drivers' paddock and on the 2.
Three days, 120 classic automobiles and around 600 kilometres on dream roads between Tyrol and Bavaria: those are the key details of the seventh Arlberg Classic Car Rally, which takes place from 30 June until 1 July 2016. Mercedes-Benz Classic will be represented by two sporting classic cars from the inventory of the ALL TIME STARS vehicle trading platform. The Mercedes-Benz 350 SLC (C 107) of the ALL TIME STARS team will be driven by Susie Wolff, brand ambassador of She's Mercedes.
This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed will see Mercedes-Benz Classic presenting highlights from more than 100 years of motorsport. From the Mercedes racing car of 1906 to the SLS AMG GT3 built in 2011 – some exceptional vehicles from the history of the brand can be experienced both on the race track and as part of the displays.
On 19 May 2016, the new Mercedes-Benz Museum will be celebrating its tenth anniversary. On the same day and as part of the extensive anniversary celebrations the new "Masterpieces" special exhibition will be inaugurated: at the heart of the exhibition is the E-Class with seventeen vehicles spanning seven decades. A photo collage of fashion, technology and communications devices from the corresponding decades completes the vehicles on display.
The Mille Miglia 2016 will take place from 19 to 22 May 2016. Mercedes-Benz is supporting the prestigious and famous road race across Italy as Automotive Sponsor. The brand itself is fielding numerous vehicles from its own collection in the 1,000-mile race, including the Mercedes-Benz SS, SSK and 300 SL models.A 190 SL will also be participating for the first time in the revived Mille Miglia.Original documents confirm that such a model also took part in the original event in 1956.
The Mercedes-Benz SL has enjoyed iconic sports car status for more than six decades now.The latest generation is to be launched in April 2016. It is all set to transport the unique tradition of elegant sportiness into the future. The roots of the Mercedes-Benz SL are in motor racing. After the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz developed the 300 SL racing sports car (W 194, 170 hp/125 kW).
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a success story with a great tradition. One of its forebears is the Mercedes-Benz 170 V, which was presented to the world public in February 1936. Driving comfort, downsizing and lightweight construction: these were just some of the features of this car, which also impressed with its new four-cylinder engine and spacious interior despite compact dimensions.
15 February 1936 was an important day for Mercedes-Benz.
At its launch in January 1976, the Mercedes-Benz 123 model series offered a persuasive combination of elegance and multiple technical innovations. The saloon was the first model to become available. The range was expanded a year later by the Coupé and, for the first time, an Estate model. Over the course of the next ten years almost 2.7 million vehicles were built, among them also long-wheelbase saloons and chassis for special bodies.