Mercedes-Benz Museum / Silver Arrows – Races & Records
Where to start with Mercedes-Benz racing glory? From supreme beginnings with the 23 PS Phoenix which in 1900 was the powerful racing car in the world to the modern day victories with Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. Mercedes-Benz holds a deeply ingrained and influential story line within the world of racing.
Follow the winding spiraled pathways from gallery to gallery, each floor a historical depiction or genre within the Mercedes-Benz fame. With each new level extends an elevated view of the next approaching exhibition. Arching views of the Silver Arrows – Races & Records gallery shows the spectator all of Mercedes-Benz racing glories from past to present. An impressive sight of highly engineered automobiles wall to wall.
A nice touch to the experiential moments of the viewer is a timed recording of each race vehicles specific engine sound tuned to start intermittently throughout the display. For those that enjoy the sound of a race engine or a day at the track, it adds significantly to the experience of the museum visitor.
In the early days of car racing in France, driver were using Daimler engines in their vehicles and landing taking top race positions. A meeting of the great engineering minds, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz would result in well designed racecars that could consistently take wins and break speed records.
In 1909, the aptly nicknamed the ‘Lightning Benz’ aka ‘Blitzen Benz’ was the first European car to break the 125 mph barrier. Powered by a massive four-cylinder powerplant, the Lightning Benz made its most famous driving performances in Florida. Two years later, the famed driver Bob Burman logged 142 mph on the Daytona sand speedway, making the Lightning Benz the fastest car on the planet for its day.
And the Mercedes-Benz winning streak would continue to present day with the AMG Petronas F1 Team and their long list of wins and success with such skilled drivers as Michael Schumacher, Nico Rossberg, and Lewis Hamilton behind the wheels of the superbly engineered racecars.
Care to check out the Mercedes-Benz museum? You Should! Of course add on to your list the legendary Porsche Museum that resides in Stuttgart too.
Check out the rest of Mercedes-Bens Museum Gallery HERE.
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