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Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2011

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Merc Celebrates 125 Years at Amelia Island Concours

Last weekend, people were treated to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance event, which included a number of eyecatching Mercedes-Benz vehicles old and new. The showcase was part of Mercedes-Benz’s celebrations for the 125th anniversaty of the automobile. There was a quartet of iconic Mercedes-Benz designs present at the exhibition, including the one that started it all: the 1886 motor car that Car Benz first patented 125 years previous. The 1908 Grand Prix car was also there, along with the 1935 500K Special Roadster and the 1958 180D Ponton. The new wave of Mercedes-Benz designs was also well-represented. The 2011 SLS AMG Gullwing stood beside the classics, as well as the… Continue Reading »

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1965 Merc 600 Pullman Popemobile in America for the First Time

While the current version of the Popemobile is really designed for safety and functionality, in years past the official ride of the head of the Catholic Church was never short in the style department. Take for example the 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman landaulet Popemobile, which will be on American soil for only the first time ever when it takes part at the 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March. The automaker dusted the vehicle off from its Mercedes-Benz Museum and shipped it Stateside especially for the Concours event, which will be held from March 11 through 13, with celebrations and showcases held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida and… Continue Reading »

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