July 29, 2013

Mercedes-Benz is the official main sponsor of the Schloss Dyck Classic Days 2013

The Schloss Dyck Classic Days are to be held for the eighth time from August 2-4, 2013. Mercedes-Benz is the official main sponsor of this renowned event, which takes place against the backdrop of a historical moated castle in the Rhineland. This year the brand is
showing original S-class vehicles from several generations, presented by prominent figures from the world of motor sport.

The carefully chosen vehicles from the comprehensive Mercedes-Benz Classic collection plot the history of the S-class and highlight its racing successes. Vehicles on show at the 'driver's paddock' will include the Mercedes-Benz 220 (W 180), for example, which competed in the Mille Miglia in 1956. The history of the rallies and long-distance races in the 1960s will be represented by a rally version of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SE (W 112). Also planned is an appearance by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 - the famous 'Red Sow' which won its class in the 24-hour race in Spa, Belgium, in 1971 and also claimed second place overall. Back then, AMG was an independent company. Today it belongs to Daimler AG and is Mercedes-Benz's high-performance brand.

These classic cars will be presented during the event by former motor sport driver Ewy Baronin von Korff-Rosqvist, who won the 1962 Argentinian Road Grand Prix in a Mercedes-Benz 220 SE (W 111), for example, by former racing driver Dieter Glemser, who played his part in Mercedes-Benz's great racing successes in the 1960s and 1970s, and by Hans Herrmann, who was a member of the Mercedes-Benz silver arrow team in the 1950s. Several S-class vehicles will also be driven around the grounds at Schloss Dyck.


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