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Your selfie will never be as cool as Nico Rosberg’s

The ‘selfie’ has become as ubiquitous on the internet as cat pictures and hilarious memes. A good majority of your social media friends probably have at least one selfie. You might be fond of taking selfies yourself. We bet, however, that you likely won’t be able to do it while driving a 1954 Mercedes W196 [and you really shouldn't, no matter what vehicle you're driving/riding. It's dangerous!] That’s exactly what Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg did on Juan Manuel Fangio’s famed car. From the first rumbles of the engine to the end of his run, it is indeed a unique take on the selfie. Kids, don’t do this… 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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