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Mercedes 1955 – Beating the Odds to the Constructors Championship Demo Day
August 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz had more pressing matters to attend to than achieving success on the racetrack. Within ten short years, this would all change. Despite almost impossible odds, Mercedes would find themselves alone at the top of the racing world, and then, in the very same year, self-exiled from it. How did this come to be and why did Mercedes leave the sport for almost 20 years?
Join us as we take a closer look at the incredible story of the rise and fall of Mercedes-Benz in what may have been the most impactful year in the history of one of the world’s greatest and best-known automakers.
Featured Demo Day Cars to Include
- 1954 Ferrari 375MM Spider
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
- 1956 Jaguar D-Type
- 1956 Maserati 300S
Demo Day Schedule of Events
Most Demo Day Events Typically Follow the Following Format
10:00 – Doors open
11:15 to 11:45 – Scrutineering technical learning session
12:00 to 12:30 – Demo Day discussion, Q and A with Dr. Simeone
12:30 to 1:00 – Driving demonstration with featured automobiles
1:00 to 2:00 – Visitors are able to inspect and photograph Demo Day cars while engaging with Simeone Museum staff and volunteers