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Maybach Collectors Open Up a Museum

Anna and Helmut Hofman own 18 Maybach cars—roughly 10 percent of the world’s remaining classic cars. What does one do when you have that many classic cars with no one to take them every day for a spin? The Hofmans have an answer: open a museum. Helmut Hofman first fell in love with the Maybach when a friend decided to court an older lady, and gifted her with a Maybach. Curious, Helmut asked the man if a briefcase of money doesn’t suit the lady enough? His friend answered that to show his love and devotion, he must give something that is part of his family—the Maybach is one. Since then,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Treats Fans on Its Anniversary Weekend

The Mercedes-Benz Museum just celebrated its 10th year last May 19th. As part of its yearlong commemoration of its inauguration, it announced special events dedicated for fans this coming June 4 and 5. According to the Global Media site of Daimler, the anniversary weekend of Mercedes Museum will be held near the gates of the Untertürkheim plant. The key parts of the event include children’s party, vehicle parade, Food Truck Festival and a variety show on the stage. On the said dates, attendees will be treated to a free entrance. 130 Years of History of Mercedes The Mercedes-Benz Museum features the colorful history of the brand it represents. It houses all the special vehicles… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Celebrates Anniversary With Short Films

A number of short animated films were commissioned by the Mercedes-Benz Museum to celebrate its tenth anniversary, as shown on a report from motorward.com. The films show a different side of the history of the well-known German brand. The videos are also appealing enough for the new generation who may not be interested in knowing how one of the biggest brand names in the world came to be. A number of comic strips were also commissioned by the luxury vehicle manufacturer in the past to pique the interest of the youth of today. It appears the films have the goal. The story of the company can be interesting enough if… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Puts Free Admission for BMW Employees

BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Mercedes-Benz, being the greatest rival of the brand is not taking a backseat during the event. The parent company of Mercedes, Daimler, recently posted a press release congratulating its biggest competitor. Whether it is a gesture of goodwill is questionable as there were plenty of hints that Daimler is trolling its rival. The press release starts by telling readers that BMW was founded on March 7, 1916. However, it came with a reminder that Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler already invented the automobile 30 years before, and Daimler-Benz was established 10 years after that event. Along with that is an invitation for BMW employees to the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Draws Large Crowds For 2010

Most major car companies have seen fit to maintain automotive museums to better preserve their historical achievements over the decades. And while most of these museums undoubtedly have something interesting to preserve and show, it is Mercedes-Benz’s cars that are filled with innovation, heritage and a sense of history. It is in the forthcoming year that Mercedes-Benz celebrates Carl Benz’s patent application for his first car 125 years ago. A truly historical event. In 2010, Mercedes-Benz reported that 650,000 entrants visited the museum. Significantly 27 percent were foreigners who recognized Mercedes-Benz as an automotive icon whose products made a significant impact on the world. The museum hosts the entire history… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz holds Super Sports Cars museum exhibit

Sports cars have always been considered as the successful bonding between man and machine. Mercedes-Benz thus takes pride in its fleet of super sports cars to be showcased in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The event, dubbed the ‘Super Sports Car special exhibition’, will be held from April 27 to August 29 of this year. To be featured in the exhibition are eight historic models, namely a 1928 SSK, a 1969 C 111, a 1998 CLK-GTR, the famed 300 SL of 1954, a 1991 C 112, a 1999 Vision SLR and a 1906 75hp antique. There was also a pre-season track warm-up on a few of these cars which were driven by… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum receives its three millionth visit

There are many people who are just so attracted to art and history. That’s why museums stay in business. In this part of the world, one museum has just recently welcomed its three millionth visitor. Yes, that’s three million guests in the span of merely four years since its halls first stood. We’re talking about the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. No folks, this monumental visit wasn’t paid by a typical yuppy. It was an 80-year-old man celebrating his birthday with his daughter and granddaughter. Hubert Hermann got the surprise of his life when he Museum officials greeted and even gave him a special token of appreciation. Not surprisingly, both his… Continue Reading »

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