Mercedes-Benz Hosts Virtual Concours de Zoom

by Aaron Turpen

Mercedes-Benz hosted a virtual Concours-style show with several celebrity guests via the Zoom application. The platform allowed friends of Mercedes to showcase their cars and collections and benefit the American Red Cross during the coronavirus pandemic.

Celebrities included Jay Leno, walking through his impressive collection of Mercedes-Benz vehicles from a “factory hot rod” made in 1972 and an “ultimate luxury car” from the same year. Rap star Ludacris showed his AMG GT C Coupe which he says is his ultimate therapy.

Martha Stewart highlighted her GLS 550, which she called both “safe and practical” and says she drives daily. Rickie Fowler talked about speed and performance from his S 63 model while Madelaine Petsch talked about automatic parallel parking in Los Angeles thanks to her A220 sedan.

Hannah Elliot has a near-vintage 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL she loves for its personality and class. Cole Walliser showed off a beautiful 1991 two-door G-Wagon along with stories of a trip to Moab, Utah to go off-roading in it. Mike Kunz toured the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center to highlight his favorite, the 300 SL Gullwing from 1956.

Other classics included: a 1908 chain-drive Mercedes with a Benz Aero engine (nicknamed Rabbit-the-First), a 1956 300 SL Gullwing, a 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor, a 1988 560 SL and a 1991 G 300 D. In addition, dynamic new models that were highlighted included the A 220, the GLS 550, the AMG S 63 Coupe, the AMG G 63 and the AMG GT C Coupe.

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