Thursday, July 29, 2010


Oldest Mercedes still on the road will travel 1,500 miles on the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic to compete in the Concours d’Elegance
                                  Mercedes Simplex competed in 1902 Vanderbilt Cup Race.

For the past 60 years, Pebble Beach has been the destination of choice for those who show the finest collector cars in the world. Some of these cars are delivered to California's central coast by plane, others by boat or commercial transport, and many are actually driven. This year a Mercedes well into its second century will be among the cars taking on the challenge of the open road.

A 28-horsepower 1902 Mercedes-Simplex, the oldest Mercedes-badged car still on the road today, will travel 1,500 miles around mountains, through valleys and along the ocean on its way to compete in the Pebble Beach Concours. It will be one of about two dozen cars participating in the 2010 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, the ultimate road trip for vintage automobiles.