Mercedes-Benz at Laguna Seca

In 1986, Mercedes-Benz was the featured marque at the Monterey Historic races.  Historically significant cars ran demonstration laps.


1930s factory Grand Prix team driver Herman Lang in the 1937 Mercedes-Benz W125 Grand Prix car.

This monster developed 646 HP from its supercharged 5.66 liter Straight-8 engine.

Learn about this incredible car and its rivals from Auto Union on Leif Snellman's excellent website.

A familiar sight from the 1950s.  Fangio leads Moss in factory Mercedes-Benz's.  Moss says he learned a lot from the older, more experienced Argentinian 5-time World Champion.  Both cars used variants of a complex Straight-8 engine with Desmodromic valve actuation.

(Thanks to Dennis David's "Grand Prix History" site for info on Herman Lang and the Mercedes-Benz W125 and W196.)

Stirling Moss in the 1955 Mille Miglia winning Mercedes-Benz 300-SLR.   (#722 signifies 7:22, his starting time.)

Juan Manuel Fangio was World  Champion in 1954-55 driving the 2.5 liter W196 Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix car.

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