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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...
Only a handful of men could claim to have given birth to the automotive age. Three of them – Karl Friedrich Benz, Gottlieb Daimler, and Wilhelm Maybach – sit at the top of the lineage that traces directly to the Mercedes-Benz of today. Karl Benz...
Re-creating the 190SL Exhibition Car Article by Jim Luikens Photographs by Frank Pierce, A Southern Studio Herb Shriner was a 1950s TV personality and well-known “Car Guy” in a day and age when that term had yet to be coined. Each year he promoted...