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To the Manor Born Coachbuilt by Binz in 1957 on a Mercedes-Benz 300c chassis, this rare station wagon was designed by a woman of great wealth and taste to suit her sailing and society lifestyle in Palm Beach and Europe Station wagons were so common...
State of the Art --The All-New SL550 Los Angeles has never made any sense to me. However, my last visit was a total revelation. This is a town where images are established by automobiles, and where opportunities to drive – from boulevard cruising to...
Putzke's Passion by Udo Putzke with Gisela PutzkePhotographs by Gary Anderson and Stephan McKeown Inspired by AMG’s famous Red Pig, gifted engineer Udo Putzke transforms a derelict 300SEL into an eclectic tribute to the storied racing sedan. Cars...
King of the MountainsRiding High with MBCA Pikes Peak Sectionby Judy BennettPhotos by Tom Croak, Brian Croak, Bill Hopper StarTrails 2011 is now just a memory, but, oh, what a memory it is! As the founder of this national special event, the Pikes...
Article by Henric Nieminen Photography by Ted Zombek and Henric Nieminen  The day is overcast but bright, illuminating a field of shiny sheet metal. One cluster of darkness, three cars, stands out in this bright gathering of pristine, colorful...
Star-Studded Pebble Beach Photos selected and layout designed by Stephan McKeown Photography by David Gooley   Mercedes-Benz celebrated a special anniversary at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours e’Elegance by rolling out many of the most significant...
An American Success Storyby Karl LudvigsenPhotos courtesy Daimler Archives The enviable position of Mercedes-Benz in the contemporary American market is the outcome of the firm’s repeated struggles with early business partners. Daimler-Benz...
Back to Gloryby Sidney VallonPhotography by Mark Elias and Paul Howard My 1954 300b Adenauer My love for Mercedes-Benz cars started at a very young age. My dad was from Munich, Germany, and as a boy, I remember him collecting cars. We owned a 1933...
Daimler-Benz 1926-1939Men and Machines in the Classic Ageby Karl Ludvigsen Photography from Ludvigsen Library and Daimler AG Archives Despite inevitable clashes in executive suites after their merger in 1926, the men of Daimler and Benz advanced the...
Daimler and Benz 1909-1925The Cars and the Companies Article by Karl LudvigsenImages from Ludvigsen Library and Daimler AG Archives Though Daimler and Benz are given credit for invention of the automobile, that achievement failed to convey market...
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