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Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grand Prix

The Grossglockner race was one of the most prestigious sports events of the 1930s. year it will be revived the 2012 Grossglockner Grand to be held from 20 to 22 September and Mercedes-Benz will be there some famous cars. In the brand took part for the time.

As a classic car event, the Grossglockner Grand Prix on unique High Alpine is a homage to the legendary „Mountain Prix“ races held in the 1930s. 92 bends, 14 hairpins, 15 kilometres and an altitude difference of 1300 metres present a for man and machine now as they did then. As in the race, the route is from to Fuscher Törl (Austria).

Mercedes-Benz is competing in this of the race with a Mercedes-Benz a model which was also successful in mountain races 1928 to 1935, and with a „Silver Arrow“ from the W125 racing cars took part in the original in 1938 and 1939, and in 1939 Lang drove one to victory.

In the Grossglockner Grand Prix the paddock will be established at the toll station in line historical precedent. A maximum of 75 will take part. The is limited to 50 pre-war cars, 5 cars and 20 racing cars the 1950s. The post-war cars participate as a homage to other mountain races.

After a practice run, the will set their own time in a “timed run” and must this twice. They therefore cover the route times. The road will be to normal traffic for the duration of the There will be signposted for fans and spectators in immediate to the action.

After the mountain which will be competed for on the and Friday (20 and 21 September 2012), is the option of booking an additional Day for Saturday 22 September 2012. The route, known as the “Alpine will cover 160 kilometres of and valleys in the national park of Tauern, and will also the Grossglockner High Alpine Speed is not the primary consideration in event, but rather driving and an appreciation of the scenery.

The original Grossglockner races

The Grossglockner mountain race place in 1935. The route was only once and immediately the winner being Mario in an Alfa Romeo. The next two were held there in and 1939, and in the “Mountain Grand the drivers were required to two runs of the pass road. The was seen as Europe’s longest and difficult mountain race. The plan was to include the complete, 38-kilometre long stretch of the alpine road from to Franz-Josefs-Höhe, including two tunnels. the route was eventually shortened to 15 kilometres.

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Mercedes-Benz first took in 1938, with Hermann and Manfred von Brauchitsch driving cars. In adverse weather with fog and rain they 2nd and 3rd place behind Hans driving an Auto Union. In the year, Hermann Lang the winner of the Grossglockner race, of Hans Stuck and Hermann Müller in Auto Union This brought him the title of Champion” six weeks after already won the Vienna mountain Manfred von Brauchitsch had bad luck to the changeable weather: on his very run he encountered a bank of fog in his Silver and came fourth. In the Grossglockner the W125 cars entered by the racing team competed in mountain racing versions for the time, with a modified system and lower final ratio.

The Mercedes-Benz Classic cars at the Grossglockner Grand Prix

SSK 27/170/225 hp (W06 series),

The SSK (W06 series) is the most and evocative of the supercharged six-cylinder cars in the Mercedes-Benz S-series. The designation stands for Super-Sport-Kurz sport short), reflecting its sportiness and shortened wheelbase. In 1928, works driver Caracciola in the brand new SSK immediately won the race and the races on Schauinsland and Ventoux. In 1930 and 1931, the SSK him to victory in the European mountain The weight-reduced, performance-enhanced version 1931, also known as the (Super-Sport-Kurz-Leicht; super sport light), likewise achieved successes. A major one was its victory in the 1000-mile “Mille Miglia”: in 1931, Rudolf Caracciola an SSKL was the first non-Italian to win gruelling road race Brescia to Rome and back.

Technical data of the road of the Mercedes-Benz SSK 27/170/225 hp

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