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2012 Schloss Dyck Days Welcome Mercedes-Benz

On will be a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, a 500 SL Rallye, a Mercedes 500 K as well as a C 111

by Jim Davis | 24 July 2012

Classic will be on hand its finest collection of classic at this year’s Schloss Classic Days from 3 to 5, 2012. On exhibit will be a 300 SLR, a Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Rallye, a 500 K as well as a Mercedes-Benz C 111. In a 300 SL racing car from 1952 and an SL 63 AMG Car from 2008 will some excitement on the track. In the Mercedes-Benz Düsseldorf plant exhibit classic light-duty vehicles on the occasion of its 50th And as always visitors to the festival have the opportunity to meet Mercedes-Benz racing drivers various motor sport on site.

This will be the seventh edition of the Schloss Classic Days. For the first the event will last whole days. As far back as 60 ago, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing car (W laid the foundation for the successful sport activities of the Stuttgart-based after Second World Classic racing cars exude a very special today when their engines are started and they begin to drive. Racing legend Hans Herrmann climb behind the wheel of a 300 SL (W 194) from 1952 to some demonstration laps on the outside the Dyck Castle On all three days Dieter will pilot the pace car of the special races, the original SL 63 AMG Safety Car (R 230) that saw during the 2008/2009 Formula 1

Sir Stirling Moss will to the Rhineland this year as a of honour of the festival organiser and also be available to Mercedes-Benz on all three days. The former Arrow pilot can expect his own with a selection of his legendary cars. The racing driver will fulfill requests for in the paddock – in the immediate vicinity of his Mille Miglia car, the 300 SLR from 1955 with the starting number 722.

A special feature at this Classic Days Schloss will be the light-duty commercial from the Mercedes-Benz Düsseldorf which celebrates its golden Since April 1952, 3.5 million vans sporting the star have been there. This includes a of model series such as the L/O L 406 D/L 408/O 309, T1, T2, and Sprinter have shaped and enriched the lives of many. These the Düsseldorf plant produces the Sprinter NCV3 model as a van and as a crew bus.

The program of the Days, to which enthusiasts and travel from all over focuses on several themes. Legends” presents track for historic competition vehicles up to year 1961. Solo and motorcycles manufactured in 1940 and also race against the on the 2.8-kilometre track near the castle.

Sports and racing will start in the categories (1910 through 1925), (1926 through 1949) and (1950 through 1961). will also be the special “Milestones of the Compressor Era” for racing cars manufactured 1920 and 1960, “Formula for one-seater Formula racing which date from the between 1930 and 1965 as as “Historic Grand Prix for Grand Prix cars between 1920 and 1965.

in the Park” is the name of the second highlight of the festival at Schloss The exclusive vehicle presentation is again rated as a top event in A by the FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Anciens), the worldwide association for vehicles – on par with the Villa and Pebble Beach Concours Just 40 rare vehicles for the contest on the meadows directly to the castle.

Various special and themed presentations will out the program of events at the Schloss Classic Days. One such item on the agenda will be the of classic vehicles on the Miscanthus – named after the decorative reed grass which there. For two days it will be into a one-of-a-kind vast museum presenting the cultural of the automobile with many of vehicles on show. Another behind the strong presence of the brand is the close relationship the official Mercedes-Benz marque Some 400 members and their from all over Europe are to attend.

The vehicles from Mercedes-Benz at the Schloss Dyck Classic 2012

Mercedes-Benz 500 K “Barn 1934

Mercedes-Benz entered the segment of the international luxury in the 1930s with its eight-cylinder car. The “Typ 500 mit Kompressor”, or 500 K series W 29) for short, emerges in in eight different body as a streamlined saloon with the name “Motorway Courier as a 4-door saloon, back still referred to as a “Sedan”, as a in three variants, as a 2-door touring car, and as a roadster. The variant was the particularly elegant and Special Roadster, only 29 of were ever built. The 500 K and its the 540 K, acquired legendary status not on account of their superlative and performance, but also by virtue of beguilingly attractive and high-quality With its tailor-made form and flowing lines, the “Sindelfingen rose to benchmark status in the

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing car (W 194),

In 1952, Mercedes-Benz got involved in motor sport again the 300 SL racing car of the W 194 series. The basis of the was an extremely lightweight yet highly tubular frame, clad in an curved light-alloy body from aluminium-magnesium sheet Because for reasons of rigidity the frame builds comparatively on the sides, the W 194 could not be fitted conventional doors; thus the car ended up with its iconic doors that attach to the This detail was adopted in by the production sports car 300 SL (W 198) and earned it the moniker “Gullwing” in the world.

The W 194 was powered by the six-cylinder M 194 engine that was rated at 170 hp kW) and had a cubic capacity of 2,996 cc. The 300 SL was in March 1952 and had its racing in the Mille Miglia in May 1952. the greatest achievements of the W 194 in its first and racing season was the triple in the Grand Prix of Bern, the double victories in the 24-hour at Le Mans and in the 3rd Carrera Panamericana in as well as the win in the ” Great Jubilee at the Nürburgring “.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S), 1955

Mercedes-Benz won the World Sports Car Championship the 300 SLR. This sports car was a W 196 Formula 1 racing car equipped a two-seater sports car body and a eight-cylinder in-line engine of light alloy in place of the Formula 1 engine with its cylinders.

Developing 310 hp (221 the 300 SLR was far superior to its competitors of 1955, as by its one-two wins in the Mille the Eifel race at the Nürburgring, the Grand Prix and the Targa The 1955 Mille Miglia was won by Moss assisted by navigator Jenkinson (starting number at an unsurpassed average speed of km/h; the “prayer book” invaluable in achieving this These pace notes, an at the time, allowed Jenkinson to the driver Moss across very effectively. Juan Fangio (starting number came in second driving

Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Rallye (R 107),

As part of the rally activities in and 1980 with the SLC Coupés of series 107 Mercedes-Benz also contemplated using the shorter and agile roadster. For the 1981 four vehicles were Walter Röhrl, the top driver at the was hired for rally racing. conducted extensive test with a Mercedes-Benz 500 SL that was to this vehicle.

For rally the vehicle was fitted with a final-drive ratio, designed for acceleration at a correspondingly lower top To transfer the 320 hp (235 kW) of the performance-tuned V8 to the road, the driven axle was with a limited-slip differential a locking rate of 80 per cent, in spectacular – and in the hands of a master – at the time safe drift A special distinguishing feature of the M 117 was its reliability and longevity.

Also was the weight reduction from to 1350 kilograms, obligatory for sport use. And that added features such an roll cage, auxiliary and all the other rally equipment. noteworthy was the parking brake by an upright lever that “setting the approach angle” of the before bends. However, the never saw any action because ceased its rally activities the start of the season.

Mercedes-Benz C 111, 1969

At the International Motor Show in September 1969, Mercedes-Benz an unusual car: the C 111. The queued up to see this “test lab on with its wedge-shaped body and gullwing doors. The colour, an metallic, originally designated wine”, also helped to attention. Less conspicuous, but no unusual, were the technical The body consisted of fibreglass-reinforced and was riveted and bonded to the steel-frame system.

The C 111 served to test the engine. A three-rotor unit 280 hp (206 kW) provided the power and a top speed of 260 km/h – quite for the time. Just a few months a thoroughly revised version of the C 111 was at the Geneva Motor Show. It a four-rotor Wankel engine an output of 350 hp (257 kW). The car from rest to 100 km/h in 4.8 and reached a top speed of 300 km/h.

more was heard about the engine; diesel technology now the focus of research. And record-breaking of the C 111 again captured public in June 1976, April and May 1979 the C 111 completed runs on the test track in Nardo in Italy, which produced absolute world records various distances.

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Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG Car (R 230), 2008

Since Mercedes-Benz has provided the Official F1™ Cars for the races of the Formula 1 championship. The SL 63 AMG (model series R provided the basis for the 2008 The vehicle was developed by the AMG Performance and was powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine 525 hp (386 kW). The Official F1™ Car is always called upon accidents, bad weather or other situations jeopardise a safe Fast lap times are a must for the Car because otherwise the engines of the 1 cars would overheat at the same time their and brakes would cool off too Numerous modifications to the production are required to deliver the kind of demanded on the racetrack.

One important aspect of this SL 63 AMG was strategic lightweight design. front and rear fascia, fenders and the boot lid are all manufactured extremely lightweight yet strong composites (CFC). Since the Car is always driven with the closed, the Vario roof and its and hydraulic systems were as well. The Safety Car pilots must do without insulation for noise control and heat The results: despite the additional for auxiliary equipment, such as for the custom roof-mounted signal bar, the extensive communications larger and additional coolers for and transmission oil, coolant and steering, the Safety Car with fuel and without occupants 220 kilograms less than a SL 63 AMG production car.

The drivers for Classic at the Schloss Dyck Days 2012

Dieter Born in Kirchheim/Teck on 28 June

Dieter Glemser’s career in the lane began with the Hill Climb race in Many class victories in various mountain and circuit on the Nürburgring.

Glemser began for Daimler-Benz AG in 1963, winning in a Mercedes 220 SE at the Poland Rally and second place in both the Rally (including a class and the Grand Prix of Argentina. In the year Glemser was also of the triple victory of the Böhringer/Kaiser, and Rosqvist/Falk teams at the Grand of Argentina.

Glemser celebrated once again in 1971 a European Champion title for in the touring car championships and a win at the 24-hour event. He also held the of German Motor Sport in 1973 and 1974. However, a severe accident caused by damage at the touring car race in Southeast China in November he ended his active motor career.

In 1990, Dieter became a member of the Mercedes-Benz sport team. His tenure for ten years and as department manager was responsible for all organisational aspects of the Motor sport team. 2001 and 2008 he worked on a basis for Mercedes-AMG and Daimler AG for and driver safety training as as at Classic events. He continues to at Mercedes-Benz Classic events to day.

Hans Herrmann, Born in on 23 February 1928

After his sport debut Mercedes-Benz manager Alfred Neubauer 25-year-old Hans Herrmann to the team of Daimler-Benz AG at the start of the season. Herrmann finished in place in the Swiss Grand on 22 August 1954. Driving W 196 Streamline racing cars, the drivers finished the Avus on 19 September 1954 with a victory in the order Karl Juan Manuel Fangio, Herrmann.

During the 1955 season, Herrmann started a of eight sports car races and ten 1 races. In the Monaco Grand he sat in for Kling and suffered serious in an accident. Despite a full he did not race for Mercedes-Benz again the company withdrew from sport in October 1955. marked the end of Herrmann’s engagement for

In the following years he returned to car and sports car competitions. After in Formula 2 and Formula 1 he retired racing in 1970 with a in the 24-hour race of Le Mans a Porsche. Herrmann continues to for Mercedes-Benz in events with character to the present day.

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