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A legend you can see, touch and experience
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:20:27 PM »
Stuttgart. A museum in motion: every event at which Mercedes-Benz Classic is present. The events with their thrilling reality also add a new dimension to the fascinating permanent exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart on over 130 years of automotive history. The company's own collection comprises around 1,100 vehicles. At some 30 events each year, Mercedes-Benz Classic provides a unique opportunity to get close up to selected automobiles from the collection in an authentic setting.

Measuring 69 by 49 centimetres, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Classic calendar presents impressive scenes from such classic-car and young-classic events. Every month, there is a different vehicle to delight the eyes of the viewer. The photos show fascinating events from the international classic-car scene at which the brand was present with exceptional vehicles from the company's own collection. The 2018 calendar also impressively shows some internally organised events.

The first three months are dominated by motor sport. January presents a Mercedes-Benz SSK (W 06) from 1928 (Grossglockner Grand Prix), while February shows the 1.5-litre Mercedes-Benz W 165 racing car from 1939 (Goodwood Revival). March features a Mercedes-Benz 300 SE (W 112) as used in the 1960s (ADAC Eifel Race).

April continues with a group photo of the E-Class on the test track at the plant in Sindelfingen (Classic Insight "The Tradition of the E-Class"). Every year in May, the Mille Miglia takes place in Italy represented by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S, 1955) in the 2018 Classic calendar. The first half of the year comes to an end with the AMG-Mercedes C-Class racing tourer of model series W 202 from 1994 (Mercedes-Benz Classic Trackday @ Hockenheim).

July has an earthier look about it with a Unimog Mercedes-Benz U 1100 L (model series 416, 1979, Classic Insight "70 Years of Unimog"), before August comes up with an absolute rarity: a Mercedes-Benz C 111 experimental vehicle (1970, Colorado Grand). September puts the spotlight on the Classic Days Schloss Dyck with a Mercedes-Benz 230 SL "Pagoda" (W 113).

The focus in October is on a Mercedes-Simplex 60 PS from 1903 (Classic Insight "The Mercedes Era"). The first weekend in November every year sees the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, in which the company's own Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS, manufactured in 1903, has often taken part. The year is rounded off in December with a Mercedes-Benz 230 G (with "Steyr-Daimler-Puch" monogram), which was photographed for a photo shoot for the G-Class. One final rarity is offered by the 2018 Classic calendar right at the end: the Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Rallye (R 107, 1981), which is the star attraction at every event at which it appears.


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