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Mercedes-Benz SSK and AMG 300 SEL 6.8 at the premiere of the Edelweiss Award 2013

To mark the of the International Edelweiss Mountain Rossfeld Berchtesgaden (27 to 29 September Jochen Mass will be a Mercedes-Benz SSK and Karl Wendlinger take to the wheel of the AMG 300 SEL 6.8, the Giant”. Both models are with some brilliant features.

The International Edelweiss Award Rossfeld Berchtesgaden is an which takes place on the panoramic pass road Berchtesgaden and Salzburg and harks to the heyday of hill climb in the middle of the last century.

It was a when the Mercedes-Benz star brightly in the various international in this discipline: Rudolf and Hans Stuck won the European Climbing Championship for sports three times in the years to 1932. Caracciola, lead at the time for the Mercedes-Benz racing was European Hill Climbing in 1930 and 1931, while in the title went to Stuck, who champion of the Alps in a Mercedes-Benz As a representative of this era, Classic is sending the SSK to the International Mountain Award event Jochen Mass at the wheel.

The second vehicle, the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 (W 109) to be by Karl Wendlinger, throws the on a younger facet of motorsport At the same time it is also a example of the history of the AMG brand. In the red-painted racing touring car its greatest triumph at the 24 Hours of

Rekindling memories of golden

Hill climbs were staged on the gravel track runs from Berchtesgaden to in the years 1925 to 1928. The for cars and motorcycles, became as the Salzberg race. The Rossfeld marked a revival of this between the 1950s and the 1970s. Mass was one of those who took in the race, in 1969 and then in 1971. In those days, the also counted as a heat the European Hill Climbing “The Rossfeld has always had a particular attraction for me”, the Mercedes-Benz Classic brand today of this historic “It brings together landscape and racing in a very special

The International Edelweiss Mountain Rossfeld Berchtesgaden 2013 back to these two golden in the history of hill climb The premiere begins on the Friday (27 with the scrutineering session and of the vehicles in Berchtesgaden. The practice follow on the Saturday (28 September). The for the Mountain Award itself takes place on the Sunday (29 in three classification rounds. The also incorporates an extensive of activities based around the history of the automobile.

The Mercedes-Benz Classic vehicle part in the International Edelweiss Award Rossfeld Berchtesgaden

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Mercedes-Benz SSK 27/170/225 PS (W 06 series),

Of all the six-cylinder supercharged sports in the Mercedes-Benz S-series, the SSK (W 06) model is the exclusive and fascinating variant. The SSK stand for the German words for so drawing attention to the shortened as well as to the vehicle’s sporty Straight away, in the summer of works racing driver Caracciola won the Gabelbach, Schauinsland and Ventoux races at the wheel of the SSK. In 1930 and 1931, it was in the SSK that he won the European Hill Championship. The lighter and even powerful version of 1931, known as the SSKL (Super-Sport-Short-Light), similarly spectacular success. its most notable achievements was a win in the 1000-mile “Mille Miglia” in 1931 Rudolf Caracciola, in the became the first non-Italian to claim victory in this road race from to Rome.

AMG 300 SEL 6.8 (W 109), 1971

It was at the wheel of the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 race car that Hans and Clemens Schickentanz won a surprising victory and second place in the classification at the 24-hour race at Belgium, on 24 July 1971. The car was developed by the then virtually AMG, founded in 1967 by Werner Aufrecht and Erhard GroЯaspach, under the name Konstruktion und Versuch zur Entwicklung von (Engineering office, Construction and for the Development of Racing Engines). The vehicle was based on the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 with an output of 250 hp (184 was absolutely unrivalled in its day. But and Melcher made the fastest series-production car of the period even powerful: engine capacity from 6330 cc to 6835 cc, and the of the improved V8 engine increased to 428 hp kW).

The win in the race at Spa marked the breakthrough for AMG and was to be by further victories. To this day the car is known by its nickname, the “Red The original car from 1971 no exists, but in 2006 the AMG 300 SEL 6.8 was re-developed in a reconstruction. It has been an immensely ambassador of Mercedes-AMG history on of its appearances ever since.

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