Porsche Milestone – One-millionth 911 rolls off the production line

Zuffenhausen celebrates the original sports car and style icon It is the archetypal sports car for everyday driving, and a style icon that is unmistakable as both the face and heart of the Porsche brand: the 911. In Zuffenhausen, the one-millionth model rolled off the production line – a Carrera…

Gilles Villeneuve – 35 Years Later

May 8, 1982 – If you’re a motor racing fan this will forever be a day of profound sadness. As an enthusiast for over 50 years, my love for the sport changed on May 8, 1982.

Sebring 1967 – My First Road Trip

April 1st marked 50 years since the running of the 1967 Sebring 12-Hours. As a 15-year old enthusiast it was also the first international motor race that I attended. This involved a road trip from my home in Connecticut with my sister’s boyfriend in a ’59 Volkswagen Beetle. After suffering…

Mercedes-Benz W 125 made its debut 80 years ago

1937: The Golden Season of the Mercedes-Benz W125 Silver Arrow On 9 May 1937, the 750 kilogram W 125 racing car from Mercedes-Benz celebrated its racing debut with a victory at the Tripoli Grand Prix. Following this opening triumph, it went on to dominate the entire season – yet it…

RMMR Reveals Poster Art Celebrating 60th Anniversary

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Reveals Poster Art Celebrating 60th Anniversary with First Car to Win at Laguna Seca On November 10, 1957, the world of sports car racing forever changed as the checkered flag waved on the first race at the all-new Laguna Seca Raceway. Now, 60 years later, Mazda…

Porsche 919 Hybrid for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship

Porsche sets its sights on a hat-trick Porsche has unveiled the new 919 Hybrid at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. The Le Mans prototype, that delivers a system output of around 900 PS (662 kW), has been comprehensively reworked. Porsche aims for a hat-trick with it: Target is to win…

The New Lotus Elise Sprint

Less Mass Means More Lotus – Introducing the New Lotus Elise Sprint Evolved, energized and even lighter, a significant update for the legendary Lotus Elise has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in showrooms this spring. Pride of place in the latest Elise line-up is the new Sprint edition, capturing…

1997 – David Coulthard Makes the Breakthrough

1997 – prelude to seven world championship titles On 9 March 1997, the Scottish racing driver David Coulthard drove to victory at the Australian Grand Prix in a McLaren-Mercedes. It marked the first win for the Silver Arrows since Mercedes-Benz made its F1 comeback. At the end of 1955, following two…

Mercedes-Benz Classic Track Days 2017

Onto the racetrack in your own Mercedes-Benz Experience an unforgettable day on the racetrack – the Track Days makes this possible for all drivers of a Mercedes-Benz. This year they are being held for the second time. They are organized by the former racing driver Jörg van Ommen, Vice Champion…

March 1957-Mercedes-Benz Presents the 300 SL Roadster

The roadster version (W 198 II series) of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gullwing was introduced by Daimler-Benz at the March 14 – 24, 1957 Geneva Motor Show Daimler-Benz. The car was the company’s answer to the demand for a high-performance open-top sports car. The roadster succeeded the 300 SL coupe…