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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The first Mercedes racing car

Mercedes-Benz is one of the world's automotive industry pioneer, as well as in the world of racing. Since 1894 Mercedes-Benz has participated in the Rouen Race event.

As reported by Worldcarfans on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Mercedes-Benz initially participate on the race through their two cars. Both cars are respectively produced by Daimler and Benz.

Unfortunately, for Benz racing car was endless sweet in the Rouen Race, because only finish in fifth place. Meanwhile, the car from Daimler able to grab the Champion title and entitled to a prize money of five thousand francs.
The first Mercedes racing car was carrying a steam engine that brings power output of 3.5 ps and raced across the distance of 126 kilometers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ypS0Zw)
Because both are the ancient cars, they were only carrying steam engine with an output power of 3.5 PS. Even so, the race was initiated by Gottlieb Daimler is quite successful in attracting thousands of enthusiastic spectators who also want to watch one of the first car's race in the world.

Uniquely, this race is not only enlivened by a steam-powered cars only. According to information from Le Petit Journal, which also covered the race event, the cyclists were enthusiastic participated in victory convoys.

Compared to today's modern car racing, the first racing car that might be look silly. The race competition only displaying a simple steam vehicles which raced across the distance of 126 kilometers. And the racing is also conducted on top of poor road conditions.

Interestingly, the three vehicles with the most advanced technology steam when it actually failed to complete the race. And 120 years later, the first Mercedes racing car is now stored in their museum located in Stuttgart. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WORLDCARFANS]
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