Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Paul Pietsch Classic: Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally supports

A legend is 100 years old: Paul Pietsch, racers and publisher, is celebrating on 20 June 2011 this rare milestone birthday. Motor Presse Stuttgart honors its founder for the occasion with a star-studded classic car rally and reliability test, which results in two daily stages of Freiburg in the Black Forest to Stuttgart.

Mercedes-Benz supports the "Paul Pietsch Classic" as a premium partner. The high-profile starting field gathered on 17 June for scrutineering at the Mercedes-Benz branch in Freiburg, where the cars on 18 June at 8.30 clock and roll over the start ramp. The aim of the "Paul Pietsch Classic" is on the afternoon of 19 June, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

16 clock where the first vehicles are expected. Feature of the regularity event is the special evaluation "Classic Meets Future" - classics and research vehicles enter here the battle for the best times together on at the special stages. Mercedes-Benz sent as pairs the legendary 300 SL "Gullwing" from 1955 and the very latest Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell with electric drive and to the pioneering diesel car 170 DS 1952 and the production-ready fuel cell vehicle, Mercedes B-Class F-Cell the start.

Also attending the Paul Pietsch Classic ", the following Mercedes vehicles from five decades be: 170 S Cabriolet B (1950), 220 Cabriolet B (1951), 300d Cabriolet D (1958), 300 SL (1958), 190 SL ( 1959), 220 SEb Cabriolet (1964), 230 SL (1965), 280 SE 3.5 (1969), 500 SL (1985) and 300 CE-24 (1992).

In honor of Grand Prix legend Paul Pietsch go for the Mercedes-Benz racing colleagues Hans Herrmann, Jochen Mass, Dieter Glemser, Bernd Schneider at the start.

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