Mercedes-Benz celebrated 120 years of rich motorsport heritage along with company’s first ever FIA F1 ‘World Constructor’s Championship’ victory by organising a one of its kind classic car rally. Flagged-off from NCPA by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, the rally toured through the heart of Mumbai, and showcased some of the finest classic cars from the Mercedes-Benz stable.
Speaking on the occasion, Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “Motorsport is fascinating and fun. Its energy, excitement and ever-changing narrative delights millions. Motorsport also brings people together – in peace and transcending all national borders. Mercedes-Benz’s 120 Years of Motorsport history showcases a unique kaleidoscope of glittering success in different motor racing categories. Our celebration today is even more special because this year Mercedes-Benz has won its first FIA F1 ‘World Constructor’s Championship. This victory is an outcome of years of hard work, unsurpassable commitment and technological prowess by our team of engineers’.”
Kern further added, “Mercedes-Benz has always enjoyed a close connection with sporting attributes such as team spirit, dedication, responsibility, competition and fairness. These characteristics not only apply to our ultra-modern, highly technically advanced cars; they also reflect the goals of the company and its employees. Today we showcased some of the most iconic cars ever built by the brand which have been a visual treat for the enthusiasts to see these immaculate and timeless cars being driven around Mumbai.”
The parade witnessed a diverse range of classic cars adorning the streets of Mumbai which were cheered by large crowds which gathered across the route. Classics including Pontons such as the W120s, Fintails such as the W110 and the W111, and recent classics like the W124 and the W108 grabbed the attention of the bystanders. Each of the vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection shown and driven at the rally open up an exciting chapter from the 120-year history of motor sport at Mercedes-Benz. Commencing from NCPA Nariman Point, the rally travelled through locations such as Peddar Road, the Horniman Circle and Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
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