Mercedes will continue to keep its commitment. The brand will sponsor one of the biggest classic car events on automotive calendar. It is the Mille Miglia of 2018. Mercedes Benz Classic would even participate in the event. However, there will be other models too from own collection. Likewise, it will celebrate the connection of the company with historic road race. The present Mille Miglia event runs on the route which follows the original closely.
Mercedes is participating in this event since 1930. However, it participated with Rudolf Caraciolla and finished 6th behind the wheel of SSK. After one year, Caraciolla became the winner of the Mille Miglia in a Mercedes SSKL. Moreover, it became even the first non-Italian chauffeur to do so. In 1952, the iconic race car W194 300SL made its debut in Mille Miglia. Moreover, Sir Stirling Moss had the victory driving his 300SLR in 1955.
Sir Stirling Moss was ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio, his teammate. However, it posted yet an unbeaten record time of about 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds. In this same event, the 300SL ‘Gullwing’ as well as the 180D even won their class. However, the present version of this car event allows entry to certain cars. Well, these are the cars which took part in the real road race from 1927 to 1957. Moreover, the beginning and finishing line was Brescia, Italy.