Daimler Heritage: TOPICS FOR JUNE 2009

Preview June 2009


24 June 1909 – 100 years ago:

Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft filed a registered design application for its trademark three-pointed star, adding the four-pointed star to its application four days later.

6 June 1919 – 90 years ago:
First issue of the Daimler-Werkzeitung newspaper. Edited by cultural philosopher Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, it was aimed in particular at the workers and provided a perspective on the revised commercial thinking that took shape during the political and social upheavals following the First World War.

3 June 1934 – 75 years ago:
Start of the Silver Arrow era with the W 25 Grand Prix racing car. At its debut event, the International Eifel Race on the Nürburgring, Manfred von Brauchitsch won in record time – the first in a long succession of victories for the Silver Arrows.

29 June 1989 – 20 years ago:
Mercedes-Benz AG was founded as part of the new corporate structure. Werner Niefer was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management.

Other notable events:

17 June 1904 – 105 years ago: Three Mercedes 90 hp racing cars proved very successful at the fifth Gordon Bennett Race in the Taunus, finishing second, third and fifth.

4 June 1974 – 35 years ago: Daimler-Benz presented its newest experimental safety vehicle, the ESF 24, at the International ESV Conference in London.

12 June 1989 – 20 years ago: Two Sauber-Mercedes C9 cars scored a one-two win at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in France – 37 years after the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé took victory in the same race.

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