Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its founding anniversary this month. The performance division of Mercedes-Benz will dedicate all its activities in its museum this coming weekend, from October 21 to 22, to the AMG brand. The Mercedes-Benz Museum will also hold a special display of all its historic up to the present AMG vehicles starting October 20, 2017 to April 8, 2018.
AMG history can be traced back to 1967. The company was founded by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in Burgstall an der Murr near Stuttgart. AMG means “Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach” (the birthplace of Aufrecht). From its inception, the brand has since been associated with motorsport as it was where it has gained international recognition because of its amazing tinkering with Mercedes engines and cars.
To commemorate the event, there will also be a special presentation from DTM racing superstars like Ellen Lohr, Maro Engel, Karl Wendlinger and Klaus Ludwig. Sporting legends Lohr, Ludwig and Wendlinger will discuss with the audience the success of AMG in racing over the years on Saturday. Engel will join them on Sunday.
Numerous AMG models from past to present will be put on display. The current lineup of the brand will be highlighted by the Mercedes-AMG GT R. An in-depth look at the features of the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar will be made too.
As an added treat, guests who will be bringing their AMG cars during the show are encouraged to park their vehicles right in front of the museum.
Those who are interested to visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum in the duration of the 50 Years of AMG celebration can attend the site from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9AM to 6PM.