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Old 9th September 2010, 04:27   #16
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Default V8 Hotel

Hi amol next time you go to Stuttgart make sure you stay at the V8 Hotel.

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The Lobby
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Your Room!
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Other Rooms
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Finally the Joy Rides!
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Old 21st September 2010, 07:26   #17
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@invinci - Awesome hotel. Never knew such a place existed.

@The mole - Sir, when can we have your next round of photos. I'm done with scanning the few pics that I had .
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Old 21st September 2010, 16:47   #18
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@The mole - Sir, when can we have your next round of photos. I'm done with scanning the few pics that I had .
Sorry boss I have been swamped with work, and was not able to resize the next lot, but I have started here is the first lot.

I will leave the individual car commentary to you. rgds.


A long winding ramp leads from Gallery no 1 to the next gallery. Please observe the pictures carefully they have actually lined the whole gallery with Copper radiator tubing. The Ramp is lined with memorbilia related to the evolution of the Mercedes brand and finished in a very dark mood. The Ramp ends in a plateau which holds the cars some of them having Royal History and from the ownership of Prince Wilhelm.

I will upload individual pictures of the cars in this gallery later in the evening.
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Default And Now the cars- and a sneak peak of the next plateau

Hi folks as promised please find below pictures of the cars in this gallery. Preadatorwheelz will elaborate on each of the models

We will then move to the next gallery.
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Thats a great partnership guys and thanks for enlightening us with the photos and commentary! Nice work.
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Since we're moving in chronological order, I'll highlight a landmark model in the Veterans section first, which Amol has not photographed:

The vehicle below is the 1899 Daimler Rennwagen (put simply - Racing Car). It was a rudimentary 2-seater fitted with artillery style wooden wheels. The first of the rennwagens came with a 2 cylinder 2.3 ltr engine producing all of 8bhp. This subsequently improved to 2.8ltr producing 16 bhp.

The final of the Rennwagens, ordered by the famous Emil Jellinek for the 1900 speed week, was a powerful beast producing all of 24 bhp from a 5.5 ltr engine! Sadly that car is in a private collection and not the Mercedes Museum.

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Now lets take you through the other models:

The car in the pics below is the 1900-1901 Mercedes 35hp Simplex. The 35hp has earned its place in the history books as it was the first Daimler to be badged Mercedes, after Emil Jellinek's youngest daughter.

The 35hp was also a technological revolution. It weighed in at just about 1 ton, half of the phoenix models. A honeycomb design was adopted for the radiator, that solved the problem of inefficient cooling plaguing the earlier models. The car had a 5.9 ltr 4 cylinder engine producing (obviously!) 35 hp.

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It was followed in 1902 by the 40hp simplex. Engine size increased to 6.75 ltrs, and the car weighed about 1.25 tons. Again from my personal collection:

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In 1904 came the Mercedes 28/60. Fitted with a 9.2 ltr, 60 bhp 4 cylinder engine. The blue and the red vehicles photographed by Amol are the Reiselimousine (touring limousine) versions of this car.

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The magnificent tourer photographed by Amol is the 1908 Doppelphaeton (Double Phaeton). It came with a 10 ltr engine producing 75 bhp, and had a top speed of 95 kmph. Historical because it was the first 6 cylinder engine from the company.

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Last of the photographed models is this 1909 Mercedes 20/35 Landaulet. Small 4.8 ltr open tourer making 35 bhp.

Note the display position of the car 7 years ago, and how it has been given pride of place today.

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Note: The last pic taken by Amol is actually an entire different era in Mercedes-Benz history, and will take its own dedicated eulogy. But not before Amol uploads more photos of that section!
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Default Mindless Bakar

Last night I had a dream. I dreamt after 6 months, Amol finally found time to upload his remaining pics, and I bunked office for a whole day to write about the museum.

C'mon Amol, make my dream come true!
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Last night I had a dream. I dreamt after 6 months, Amol finally found time to upload his remaining pics, and I bunked office for a whole day to write about the museum.

C'mon Amol, make my dream come true!
Sure buddy i'll do it this weekend (so you cant bunk office) Promise! After all i dont want to be held responsible for you bunking office I am sure your doing that for the India- Pak match in anycase.
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Old 17th May 2013, 23:01   #24
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Default To Stuttgart and the Mercedes museum

It was the summer of 2011 and we were in Heidelberg in Germany to attend the wedding of a relative. Heidelberg is a quaint old town, famous for its University and the printing machinery company, Heidelberg. Well known for its old world charm pubs also, Heidelberg is part of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Stuttgart is a bigger city in the same area and is home to the auto giant, Mercedes Benz. Since Stuttgart was only an hour by train from Heidelberg, we decided to go there and see the famous Mercedes museum.
We took a regional train from Heidelberg and it was my first trip in a double decker train, which proved to be very comfortable and fast, the coaches were made by another German engineering giant, Siemens. We reached Stuttgart in an hour. Stuttgart station was quite impressive with number of platforms with trains, serving regional towns as well as intercity services to major destinations in Europe.It was a short walk from the station to the Mercedes museum and on the way, we could see many multi storey car parks for the Mercedes employees.
Stuttgart station
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The museum itself was a classy building and at the reception, you are given a headset with the language of your choice. At the display stations, you have to press a button, pointing the device at a marked area and then can listen to a brief description about the car and relevant history and details.
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If I remember right, the exhibits are displayed at eight levels, which you access through ramps. It actually becomes a display of the evolution the automobile, starting from the original Karl Benz model to the most modern hybrids.
"The Benz"
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Below you can see some of the earlier models, that have become classics. They are immaculately kept gleaming. Let the pictures do the talking

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In 1990. Princess Diana acquired a Mercedes SL 500, which caused a lot of furore in England, as it was the first time a Royalty turned away from Rolls or Bentleys to a German car. She returned the car and that is also displayed in the museum with a legend by its side

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It was a memorable trip and we decided that the trip won't be complete without a visit to the museum of another auto giant of Bavaria, BMW of Munich. That also proved worthwhile. More of that, later
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Fine. I visited this Museum in the month of April. Will upload some pictures. Did you see the famous benz trucks, Jeep used by the Pope, Lost world Jurassic Park ML 320?
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Default Random pics - a glimpse of Auto history

Whenever I click pics of interesting automobiles, I think of sharing them here, but one of the things I am very good at is procrastinating! Some of these pics are as old as 4 years.

Warning: I am a Mercedes-Benz fan and hence you will find that many of these pics have something to do with Benz.

Naturally, the first picture is of the first automobile. This is in fact the re-construction of the first automobile, I believe. The pic is from Mercedes-Benz Museum.

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The first automobile was good, but was not really accepted by the general public as a viable means to transport. The public perception of automobile changed after Bertha Benz's (w/o Karl Benz) iconic long distance drive. Apart from showcasing the usability of the car, she also figured out various means to improve the car such as brake lining, an additional gear etc. She bought fuel at a medical shop on the way, which became the first fuel station in the world (it is still functioning as a medical shop). If somebody tells you women are lousy drivers, remember Bertha Benz! The route taken by Bertha Benz is now a heritage route, with official sign posts. This is the Benz Patent-Motorwagen Number 3 that Bertha used. Picture is from "Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz".

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I am too lazy to add description of every picture (also, I do not remember the specialities of many of them), so pls try if you can identifying these beauties!


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Touching the upper boundary for number of pics in a message, I will post another message with more pics.

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Continuing from the last post, here are more pictures. The first is the iconic Gullwing.

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This one was used by a VIP. You know who!

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This one was used by Michael Schumacher!

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