Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Beyond Borders


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th November 2009, 00:36   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
amit V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: kolkata
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 189 Times
Default Mercedes Honours 75 Years of Race Car Carriers

The rich 75-year-old history of Mercedes-Benz racing would not be possible without the trucks that literally carried that history and heritage on their backs. Since 1934 the Silver Arrows have been a formidable force on race tracks around the world, with names like Rudolf Caracciola and Manfred von Brauchitsch bearing the faces of famous triumphs.

Less known are names such as "The Blue Wonder" of 1955, a fast blue carrier with sports-car looks, the Lo 2750 (named after its 2.75 ton payload capability) from the 1930s with its flashing chrome grille and the 16-metre long present-day Actross. The latter is among those which have moved racing metal for the likes of Lewis Hamilton and C-Class cars of German Touring Car Championship (DTM) drivers.

check em out-

Mercedes Honours 75 Years of Race Car Carriers-1.jpg

Mercedes Honours 75 Years of Race Car Carriers-2.jpg

Mercedes Honours 75 Years of Race Car Carriers-3.jpg

Mercedes Honours 75 Years of Race Car Carriers-4.jpg

source-WORLDCARFANS.COM

Last edited by amit V8 : 24th November 2009 at 00:39.
amit V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th November 2009, 01:30   #2
BHPian
 
Bhargava_sr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: HOSUR
Posts: 311
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

Old is Gold, what a vintage beauty.
Bhargava_sr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2009, 18:40   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
predatorwheelz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Delhi/Kolkata
Posts: 1,653
Thanked: 1,103 Times
Default

@amitv8 - From one scale model enthusiast to another. The Blue wonder is available as a 1:43 or a 1:18 scale model from CMC. Wonderful, wonderful detailing. Care to check it out

Only issue is, the 1:18 costs EURO 230!!!!
predatorwheelz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2009, 21:25   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
amit V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: kolkata
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 189 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by predatorwheelz View Post
@amitv8 - From one scale model enthusiast to another. The Blue wonder is available as a 1:43 or a 1:18 scale model from CMC. Wonderful, wonderful detailing. Care to check it out

Only issue is, the 1:18 costs EURO 230!!!!
thanks man. will surely check it out.
amit V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th November 2009, 23:52   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,055
Thanked: 6,601 Times
Default

I'm lost for words. There is nothing I can say, no word that could fit the bill. Simply stunning, gorgeous! The epitome of vintage and classic design.

Thanks for sharing mate! You just made my day!
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th August 2010, 16:44   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
the mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,154
Thanked: 707 Times
Default

I had the opportunity of visiting The Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart where i was able to take a closer look at the concerned carrier seems to be a hybrid of a Ponton and a carrier, it seems to share a lot of parts with the ponton range of cars. Note the rear tail lights similar to the 300SL of that era.
Attached Images
  

Last edited by the mole : 30th August 2010 at 16:45.
the mole is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31st August 2010, 11:18   #7
Distinguished - BHPian
 
harit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,953
Thanked: 2,723 Times
Default

I wonder if "The Blue Wonder" is a name official given in 1955.
Anyhow, this vehicle shown here is a recreation officially sanctioned by Mercedes Benz, the original one was scrapped. It was assembled originally from the Mercedes parts bin, and the recreated started with a 220S Ponton saloon, sacrificed for this project. Yet, a worthy project which recreated history. If I remember correctly, the 1930's transporter is also a recreation, and those era lorries are really rare to come by.
If anyone remembers, two or three very early Mercedes lorries were doing duty in the docks area along with other old trucks like Mack, ABC etc, they ran on all kinds of fuel including Kerosene. All have by now been scrapped.

Cheers harit
harit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions About Roof Racks / Carriers / Bicycle Carriers SS-Traveller Technical Stuff 79 18th April 2017 21:33
Tata Motors Vista EVX takes top honours at the RAC Future Car Challenge mgh The International Automotive Scene 2 27th November 2010 05:54
HM-Mitsubishi tops J.D. Power honours raajks The Indian Car Scene 36 5th November 2008 16:05
BMW, Skoda take whatcar.com honours amit The International Automotive Scene 1 20th January 2006 10:14
Double Celebration For Fiat At Fleet World Honours hasopi The International Automotive Scene 0 25th May 2005 09:53


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:57.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks