The modern Mercedes-Benz Unimog is a verifiable beast, many don’t know that it’s still in production largely due to the fact that Mercedes almost exclusively sells them to either Paris-Dakar teams or emergency services agencies.
This stunningly beautiful 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 car was driven in anger by the likes of Juan Manuel Fangio, Hans Herrmann and Karl Kling – this essentially makes it about as close to royalty as a car can become.
The Unimog 4×4 is quite easily one of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever made, it sits alongside the Land Rover Series I/II/III/Defender, the original military Humvee and the Land Cruiser FJ40/FJ60 as a “proper” 4×4, with no traction control, no air-conditioning and most certainly no LCD TV screens.
“Racing Legends: Stirling Moss” is a 1 hour documentary presented by Sir Patrick Stewart, about the life and times of legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss.
The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is either at the very top of every discerning persons Top 10 Cars list, or it’s damn close.
Seeing Sophia Loren next to a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is like seeing strawberries next to cream, a natural pairing that’s inherently manmade.
If you know of a man who looks better in the hot seat of a Mercedes 300SLR than Sir Stirling Moss, I’d like to hear about it.
This is just about the best picture of Juan Manuel Fangio I’ve seen, interestingly, Fangio still holds the highest winning percentage in Formula 1, he won 46% of the races he entered (24 of 52).