Mille Miglia Storica 2008 - Tradition Revisited: Mercedes-Benz at the 2008 Mille Miglia


Many cars from Mercedes-Benz are icons of automotive history
Some of them owe their fame to the Mille Miglia
Mille Miglia Storica from May 15 to 18, 2008

Stuttgart/Brescia, May 15, 2008 - The purpose of automobiles is to overcome distances and bring people together, any time, anywhere. But the days when cars were little more than an engine mounted on four wheels are long since gone. Exceptional automobiles also satisfy high expectations with respect to their performance, safety, comfort and value retention. The ideal car will combine desirable features such as these to create a very special quality experience.

In 1886 the automobile was independently invented by Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. Since that time, Mercedes-Benz has consistently created and produced automobiles whose brand-specific fascination combined with a traditional sense of responsibility has made many of them icons of automotive history.

We take great pleasure in the enduring fascination classic cars convey, and in the enthusiasm shown by private and institutional collectors all over the world. More than 120 years of automotive passion are both an incentive and a commitment for Mercedes-Benz to continue the great tradition of the brand, and to continue producing outstanding automobiles in the years ahead. Our heritage is a long Now.
The original Mille Miglia was a race in which the will to win gave rise to many an automotive highlight. Rudolf Caracciola (1931) and Stirling Moss (1955 in record time) won this extremely demanding race for Mercedes-Benz in its original Brescia – Rome – Bresciaformat. There were also several second places and class victories in other years. These major successes are reason enough for
Mercedes-Benz to support the present Mille Miglia as a main sponsor. This is where the brand’s aura of more than 120 years standing comes to the fore.

Performance, safety, comfort and value retention – the culture of driving at its best
Racing and rally drivers expect their cars to deliver the performance, reliability and safety they require. Our other customers also look for long-term economic efficiency in their vehicles, as well as traditional Mercedes-Benz comfort.
Mercedes-Benz has consistently aimed to offer cars with a finely tuned blend of the required qualities – all at the highest possible level, of course, and without neglecting or placing undue emphasis on any significant criteria. This harmony and constant innovation in automotive design is the product of intensive research, development and testing – a performance output that dates from the high ideals established by Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. In the interests of its customers, whether in motor sport or everyday traffic, Mercedes-Benz stays the course. The Mercedes-Benz star continues leading the way on roads from anywhere to everywhere.

Mercedes-Benz and the Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia was and is one of the most fascinating events in the automotive calendar – both in its original form as a road race and in its present form as an endurance rally. Mercedes-Benz has helped to write the history of this major event with numerous legendary vehicles and drivers, and this tradition continues to this day.
As the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz once again wishes all the participants an extremely enjoyable Mille Miglia Storica!

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