Mercedes world

Mercedes-Benz marked the opening of its new facility at Brooklands with the return of the ‘Blitzen Benz’ record car which last ran at the venue in 1922.

Sir Stirling Moss and Jochen Mass were on hand for the official opening of ‘Mercedes-Benz World’, a 150-acre driving experience site on the grounds of the world’s first purpose-built race track.

The 21-litre Blitzen Benz was the first car to break 200kph in Europe and was joined at the launch by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in which Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia.

“Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands will become one of the country’s premier leisure destinations, and a great place to collect a new car,” said Wilfried Steffen, the CEO of DaimlerChrysler UK.