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Meet The Mercedes Engineer That Was Too Good To Race

Meet The Mercedes Engineer That Was Too Good To Race

By Petrolicious Productions / 17 Aug 2015 / 3 Comments Read More

As one of the world's oldest automotive marques, Mercedes-Benz has an illustrious past not only in producing cars, but testing their limits in the grueling world of motorsport. Such legacies are often the results of the efforts of great men, and Rudolf Uhlenhaut's is one name that is significant not only in the history of Mercedes-Benz but the larger automotive realm.

A Place For Classics Among The Land of Supercars

A Place For Classics Among The Land of Supercars

By Siddharth Pandey / 13 Aug 2015
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Why bother with classics when most want the latest supercar? Being born and raised in Dubai, UAE, I was fortunate in the sense that I got plenty of metal to feast my eyes on, on a regular basis. The latest Ferrari or Lamborghini would pass us on the highway and I would ‘break my neck’ in order to get a good glimpse of something that dreams were made of. But there’s one place in Dubai that holds classics in high regard…and I paid a visit.

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Tracking Values Of The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Tracking Values Of The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

Delivered new to Mannheim, Germany, this 1962 300SL Roadster was first sold to a Swiss customer. It has had no more than two registered owners since; it also features a factory hard top. So how have its values held up since being sold at an auction in 2013?

Looking Back At A Forgotten Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Supercar

Looking Back At A Forgotten Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Supercar

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2015 / 6 Comments Read More

Mercedes-Benz's return to motor-racing in the late 1980s proved to be very successful, very quickly. Encouraged by its on-track exploits, the engineers at Stuttgart set out to construct a road-legal counterpart to the C11. The result, which was unveiled at the 1991 Frankfurt International Motor Show, was the C112.

These Videos Are The Key To The Future

These Videos Are The Key To The Future

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Jun 2015 / 1 Comment Read More

Ah, the future. So difficult to predict accurately—but so easy to speculate on—these clips from the archives show the automobile in a state of flux. From the futuristic (and record-breaking) Mercedes-Benz C111 project to the ‘40s assertion from General Motors that highways of the future will help to displace “undesirable slums”, this weekend’s playlist has anything a futurist could want.

Three Rational Reasons To Lust After the Mercedes-Benz W111

Three Rational Reasons To Lust After the Mercedes-Benz W111

By Máté Boér / 23 Jun 2015 / 7 Comments Read More

In 1957, Mercedes-Benz decided to use a single platform for its new big saloon and two-door models, due to the large development engineering and development costs. As it turns out, with the W111-series sedans, coupes, and convertibles, it created one of the best-ever model lineups offered by the brand.

High Desert Bonding

High Desert Bonding

By Jonathan WC Mills / 19 Jun 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

Let’s be clear from the beginning: most people won’t do what I did. Most fathers who want to go camping and motorcycle riding will choose to take their truck or family people hauler with aged french fries in between the seats—and saucy fingerprints on the windows. Camping means dirt, along with the lack of showers and the strong possibility of off-road driving. All of which suggest practicality as the primary motivator when choosing transport. Thing is, with access to a Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Roadster, the only option when camping in Joshua Tree National Park quickly becomes: “Let’s take the ’Benz”.

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ Was Shaped by Form and Function

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ Was Shaped by Form and Function

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jun 2015 / 30 Comments Read More

As an architect, Monti has a unique perspective on his beloved family heirloom, a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. In the family for 30 years, you’d be safe in assuming its crisp lines and form-follows-function details have influenced his take on buildings. But first: did you know its roof was designed to be used as a photographer’s perch?

This Is Why Sir Stirling Moss’ Mille Miglia Record Is Unbeaten

This Is Why Sir Stirling Moss’ Mille Miglia Record Is Unbeaten

By Petrolicious Productions / 13 May 2015
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Every auto enthusiast has a dream race in the back of their heads, a race where you could throw together the best cars and drivers, and have them tackle the most challenging terrain imaginable. Over the course of history, it’s actually a rare occurrence to have these elements come together in a single event. The 1955 Mille Miglia is one such event. Let us explain.

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This Is Why The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Is Unbeaten

This Is Why The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Is Unbeaten

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 May 2015
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It’s both difficult to put a classic race car into a modern context and to talk about such weapons-grade machinery without delving into the small engineering details that make it great. Sometimes, however, a car like the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR requires your undivided attention as you learn about what makes it great. Its racing achievements are stuff of legend, and listed here. But first, why is this car so special?

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Sir Stirling Moss and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722 are Unbeatable

Sir Stirling Moss and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722 are Unbeatable

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 May 2015 / 29 Comments Read More

Few triumphs have inspired drivers like Sir Stirling Moss’ victory at the 1955 Mille Miglia. Then just 25 years old, driver Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson roared through 992 miles of Italian countryside in just 10 hours, 7 minutes, and 48 seconds. Average speed? 98.53miles per hour. Here, Moss tells the story of his victory in his own words.

Remembering the Moment Ayrton Senna First Made His Mark

Remembering the Moment Ayrton Senna First Made His Mark

By Samir Shirazi / 1 May 2015 / 4 Comments Read More

As an Ayrton Senna fan, I recently wondered when Senna was “known” for the first time. Yes, I know he raced in karts from a young age, and moved up through the ranks of Formula Ford 1600, Formula Ford 2000, and Formula 3 competition with lots of success. But many drivers have done the same. This story is about the race that shocked everyone in Formula 1 into asking the same question: “Who is this Ayrton Senna guy?”