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Longest Car Drift World Record Bagged by Mercedes’ Mauro Calo

Mauro Calo, Mercedes-Benz and Autocar’s demo driver has set a new world record for the longer powerslide or card drift using Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Calo beat the previous record by a quarter of a mile or 394 meters as he took the sports sedan at 2,308 meters driving sideways. He completed eight burning laps at a company event at the Mercedes-Benz World Handling Circuit in Surrey. Andrew Mallery, Mercedes’ Commercial Operations Director said, “When Mauro approached us to hold his record breaking attempt on the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World we were happy to offer him the support. He has been a valuable member of the driving experience team for several… Continue Reading »

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Daimler to Celebrate 125th Birthday of the Motor Car

Daimler AG is set to celebrate the Birthday of the Motor Car on January 29, 2011, marking the 125th year since Carl Benz trudged to the Berlin Patent Office back in 1886 to file Patent No. 37435 for a “Vehicle with gas engine drive.” The jubilee year celebration will be held at Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz World, where the company will be hosting international guests that are part of the automotive industry, politics and the social circles as part of the festivities. The guest of honor will be Dr. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. It looks like 2011 will indeed be a banner year for Daimler and Mercedes-Benz. The former’s motto… Continue Reading »

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