MercedesBenz Museum European Car Magazine

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110 years of motoring history

Daimler Memorial

It is hard to that at the beginning of the 20th there were hundreds of manufacturers worldwide, each for technological and commercial supremacy. only a fraction of these Some merged with and some were transformed new entities. Others belong to the of time.

During this six-score period, the firm of and its geneological tree, has remained This century and more of and technological heritage is preserved, and on display to the viewing public at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

The sizeable is spread out over three and covers the period of time the earliest motor vehicles independently by Daimler and Benz, up the late ’80s and long the firm’s 1926 merger. exhibits may be on display, but particular will always be given to the long and rich heritage. The do not include post-Chrysler-merger vehicles.

entering the museum, one can put a deposit on a audio device that a recorded message at stations the museum or refer to placards at exhibits to fill in the details. I recommend the audio device.

The first vehicle is a copy of the motorcycle built by Gottleib in 1885 to use as a platform to test the engine developed with Maybach in Daimler’s greenhouse (more on the shop later). The was destroyed in a workshop fire in Word to the wise; don’t your motorbike out of wood.

The items are two automobiles of sorts, in 1886 by Daimler and Benz but of each other.

The three-wheeled Patent Car, unlike the Daimler horseless carriage, was from the ground up as a motorcar. again, this is a copy; the is at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. contemporary vehicle was a carriage the draw bar to which horses ordinarily be lashed.

Moving in time is the Daimler wire-wheel which was on display in Paris, and the Viktoria. The story goes Benz proclaimed Viktoria developing the vehicle’s king-pin system.


The Benz Velo, the next is an example of the 381 cars built 1894 and 1899. It is rightfully to be the first production Benz.

The of the ground floor, aside the cafe, continues the story of the companies as they developed new and applied them to vehicles.

interestingly is the story of how Daimler became to be known as Mercedes. businessman Emil Jellinek, a friend and good customer of promoted and sold the vehicles to elite. In 1900, after an order for several cars the condition the cars were Mercedes, after his favorite the brand Daimler-Mercedes was born. in 1902, the name was legally

Key vehicles in the ground-floor display the Mercedes Simplex, a technologically car that incorporated a low center of low-pressure air-filled tires, and a transmission linked by a spring-pressure The Simplex is said to be the first car. The actual Mercedes Touring Coach owned by the family is on display.

Cross-town rivalries are represented the Benz Parsifal of 1903, was first shown in 1902 in and said to be a response to the Simplex.

up the ramp, competition begins to shape by way of the companies’ race First is the Benz Rennwagen of (check out that snazzy followed by the Daimler Phoenix car, one of 5 built. The Phoenix could be due to the fact that Eliot Zborovski once the car, but for 31 years the car was used to a sawmill in England before sent to the museum in 1969.

a reticence to race, Benz would prove their in time trials, and an early is the Benz Lightning, built in In the same year, it would a world’s record at Brooklands famous UK pre-war track,) by two other world records, the of which held from until 1919.

Other important racecars in the include the Mercedes that won the Targa Florio, the W125 of that scored 27 wins, and the that won 6 major races in

It doesn’t take a history to figure out that worldwide and auto manufacturing would low priorities for several years 1939 through the early when such an extravagance again become acceptable.

The post-war era is represented by the 1952 300SL Panamericana, the 1954 Formula 1 W196 Monoposto by Fangio to a driver and manufacturer and the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R which came in 1st and 2nd at the French Prix.

Racing would be of little interest to Mercedes for but the company made a splash in the 1980s with its 190 2.3 touring car its C9 Group C Racing Sports Car (Le and World Sports Car champion) Penske Mercedes PC 94 Indianapolis, and McLaren Mercedes MP4-14.

The rest of the second floor is by ordinary cars that up the company’s pre- and post-war the 1935 Mercedes-Benz belonging to Hirohito; the 1931 Mercedes-Benz 770 by German emperor Wilhelm II in exile; and the 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 used by Pope Paul VI.

to the company’s long and rich the company announced the future of an all-new Mercedes-Benz Museum. The new is scheduled to open concurrent the 2006 World Cup matches, to be in a dozen cities throughout

About the Museum

The Mercedes-Benz is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM and is of charge. The electronic audio is available in German, English, Spanish and Japanese.

www.daimlerchrysler.com/classic/ conventional web technologies, and with 3D

Gottlieb Daimler Memorial

No of history would be complete the recognition of the geniuses and madmen who enriched the world through art and usually by their own initiative and their own resources.

In 1882, Gottlieb Daimler a villa in Cannstatt, with a where he and Wilheim Maybach work on their projects from the curious eyes of However, curious eyes the authorities on the suspicion that the two men up to no good, probably counterfitting. a cursory inspection, the men resumed work, which included an engine to be used on a wooden and a four-wheel horseless carraige.

only the garden greenhouse and workshop remains and serves as a to the men and their early motoring

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