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Re: Is it just me, or is the new mercedes anniversary ad... (MB300E87)

quote:[HR][/HR]actually mercedes should have celebrated its anniversary a while ago...
"The automotive industry is awash in centennials. Oldsmobile started in three years ago. Indian Motorcycle Company's is this year. Cadillac will be 100 next year. Ford and Harley-Davidson will have theirs in 2003.
Daimler Benz had its big celebration 15 years ago..."- European Car Dec. 2001
the rest of the article goes on to tell about a meet in europe where Mercedes from across the years showed up. Grad Prix cars to DTM's to passenger cars.[HR][/HR]​
YOu´re right, and you´re not. Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler both built their first car in 1886. Their companies later merged to Daimler-Benz in 1926.
But Daimler named their first car Mercedes in 1901. So the car brand Mercedes celebrates in 100 years this year.
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