Daimler Heritage: TOPICS FOR JULY 2009

Preview July 2009


3-5 July 2009 – Goodwood Festival of Speed:
This years Goodwood Festival of Speed will be a celebration of 75 years of the Silver Arrows. Mercedes-Benz will presesnt six original works race cars.

Other notable events:

16–22 July 1894 – 115 years ago:
Theodor von Liebieg embarked on the first long-distance journey in the history of motoring with his Benz Victoria. He drove from Reichenberg in Bohemia via Mannheim and Gondorf an der Mosel to Reims and back.

22 July 1894 – 115 years ago: The world’s first automobile race – a reliability trial – was staged from Paris to Rouen in France.

4 July 1914 – 95 years ago: Christian Lautenschlager won the French Grand Prix in Lyons driving a 4.5-litre Grand Prix Mercedes. Louis Wagner and Otto Salzer took second and third place respectively driving the same model.

4 July 1954 – 55 years ago: Mercedes-Benz returned to Formula 1 racing with the W 196 R racing car. Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling pulled off a spectacular double victory in Reims, France.

July 1969 – 40 years ago: Daimler-Benz and MAN (Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG) established the MTU Group, combining the product fields of high-performance diesel engines and turbojet aero engines.

July 1974 – 35 years ago: The world’s first passenger car with a five-cylinder diesel engine, the Mercedes-Benz 240 D 3.0 (W 115), made its debut. It was also the most powerful diesel passenger car.

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