Mercedes-Benz World

Mercedes-Benz World – Brooklands
18th March 2009

Twenty-two members and guests attended this event. The visit consisted of a guided tour of the three floors of exhibits, which included a range Mercedes cars through the ages. The exhibition starts with a reproduction model of the very first Mercedes car, (the world’s first motor car), and progresses through a series of early and mid 20th century models to those currently available in the showrooms today. The primary purpose of the exhibits is to demonstrate Mercedes experience, heritage and technology in the motorcar industry. As well as the guided tour we were shown a film of the history of Mercedes-Benz, which recorded the 120 years of innovation in car design. This was followed by a 3D simulator experience, which illustrated the build process for a modern Mercedes car as it progresses along the production line. After the tour we were free to wander around the exhibition at leisure or for the adventurous, take a `Driving Exhilaration ride’ in one of their AMG Cars around the handling and wet skid circuits. (6.3 litre engine, developing 600-horse power) (Extremely fast cars driven by Mercedes Staff who were really Lewis Hamilton `wannabe’s’ a real test for those who took part to see if they could keep their lunch down ! )