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Goodwood Festival of Speed to Honor History of Mercedes-Benz Racing

The 22nd Goodwood Festival of Speed, set to take place June 26-29 in West Sussex, England recently announced that the Central Feature of the 2014 Festival will pay tribute to 120 years of achievement in motor sports by Mercedes-Benz. Every year the lawn at Goodwood House, the site of the Festival of Speed, is consumed by an automotive-themed sculpture for the duration of the Festival. Past sculptures have celebrated other manufacturers and historic automotive events, and Mercedes Benz was selected as the 2014 honoree in conjunction with the Festival’s theme of Addicted to Winning. Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Earl of March and Kinrara and manager of Goodwood estate, had the following… Continue Reading »

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Fangio’s 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 F1 Car to be Auctioned at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will be graced by a car with a special place in motorsport history: the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196, driven by that year’s Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio. The car will be up for auction, where it is expected to raise some pretty spectacular bids, and possibly even the auction record. That year, Fangio was actually on the Maserati team right before the Silver Arrows team joined the fray mid-season. He raced in rounds 4 through 9 of the season with Mercedes then claimed number 2 of his 5 F1 titles. The particular car up for auction, chassis 00006, was the one in which Fangio won… Continue Reading »

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