11 Rare Mercedes Turn of the Century Racing Photos

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These photographs from Daimler Archives are seldom seen racing images. Daimler, later using the Mercedes name for its race cars enjoyed enormous racing success very early on with its powerful engines. Benz would also enjoy racing success and in 1926 the two would merge to form Daimler-Benz and produce vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz name.

Grand Prix of France (La Sarthe), 26. – 27.06.1906. Camille Jenatzy (car number 6A) with a 120 hp Mercedes racing car. The driver team Jenatzy – Burton occupy the tenth place in the overall result.
V. Gordon Bennett Race in the Taunus, 17.06.1904. Camille Jenatzy (car number 1) with a 90-hp Mercedes race car. Jenatzy finished 2nd in the race.
Grand Prix of France (La Sarthe), 26. – 27.06.1906. J.T. Alexander Burton (car number 6A) on the 120 hp Mercedes racing car. The driver team Camille Jenatzy – J.T. Alexander Burton occupy the tenth place in the overall result.
VI. Gordon Bennett Race (Auvergne Circuit), 05.07.1905. Camille Jenatzy (car number 3) with a 120-hp Mercedes racing car.
The class winner Emil Jellinek at the wheel of his Daimler 16 hp Phoenix racing car, next to Hermann Braun. In the back seat from the left: Ferdinand Spiegel, Otto Zels and Ferdinand Jellinek.
VI. Gordon Bennett Race (Auvergne Circuit), 05.07.1905. Wilhelm Werner (car number 15) with a 120 hp Mercedes racing car. Werner finished 5th in the race.
Week of Nice, 25.-29.03.1901. The 35-hp Mercedes Simplex racing car of Baron Henry de Rothschild at the mountain race Nice-La Turbie, 29.03.1901. At the wheel Wilhelm Werner.
Accident with a Mercedes 60 hp racing car of the Commerce Council Albert on May 15, 1903.
Ardennes race, after Grand Prix Formula, 27.07.1907. Otto Salzer in conversation with Obering. Balz, co-driver Christian Lautenschlager (left) on Mercedes racing car with start number 15.
Ardennes race, after Grand Prix Formula, 27.07.1907. The winner Baron Pierre de Caters (start number 12) with a 130-hp Mercedes race car.
Week of Nice, 26.-30.03.1900. Hill Climb Nice-La Turbie, 30.03.1900. The crashed 23-horsepower Daimler-Phoenix racing car. At this mountain race, Wilhelm Bauer (DMG foreman) crashed between Nice and La Turbie.

Images: Copyright Daimler AG

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