- Mercedes-Benz 220 SE FHR “Tailfin” racing car starting for the first time in the 2013 season
- Mercedes-Benz SSK in the “Elephant Race” commemorates win in the Nürburgring’s opening race back in 1927
Stuttgart – At the ADAC Eifel Race including the Jan Wellem Trophy which is to be held at the Nürburgring from 14 to 16 June 2013, Mercedes-Benz Classic will be fielding a host of fascinating vehicles celebrating the entire spectrum of motor sport history since the race track’s origins in the 1920s. The star line-up in the Eifel will include both the legendary supercharged Mercedes-Benz SSK racing car and the historic O 3500 racing transporter, for example.
Classic touring cars from Mercedes-Benz will also be well represented at the ADAC Eifel Race including the Jan Wellem Trophy: brand ambassador David Coulthard will be racing the “Tailfin” 220 SE (W 111) in the three-hour Dunlop FHR Endurance Cup in the Eifel on Saturday. This will be the first race of the 2013 season for the car, which Mercedes-Benz Classic has built according to the original.
The grey “Tailfin” is making its mark in historic motor sport while reviving memories of Mercedes’ major racing victories in the 1960s. The vehicle’s outings in modern-day races are the culmination of collaboration between Mercedes-Benz Classic and the FHR association of historical racing drivers. Founded in 1983, the FHR has been promoting historic motor sport for 30 years now and has been instrumental in turning the current racing series with historic competition cars into popular events. To mark its 30-year anniversary, the FHR is appearing at this year’s meetings with a newly designed drivers’ paddock. Alongside the 220 SE, a rally version of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SE (W 112) will also be on show and in action.