German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz organised a classic
car rally to celebrate 120 years of its rich motorsport heritage. The rally
which was organised in Mumbai, showcased some of the finest classic cars from
the Mercedes-Benz stable. The rally celebrated Mercedes-Benz’s first ever FIA
F1 ‘World Constructor’s Championship’ victory. It was flagged-off from NCPA by
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
Mercedes-Benz made history by participating in the world’s
first automobile competition in 1894. Having won its first Grand Prix in 1908
and many more accolades ever since, the iconic brand recently won its first
ever FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship title. Its two race drivers
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are in great form winning consistently in the
2014 F1 season.
Kern stated, “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
The event witnessed a
diverse range of classic cars parading the streets of Mumbai which were cheered
by large crowds which gathered across the route. Commencing from NCPA Nariman
Point, the rally travelled through popular Mumbai locations such as Peddar
Road, the Horniman Circle and Bandra Worli Sea Link. 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
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