Jay Leno Mercedes 300SEL 6.3

Jay Leno is a bone fide car guy and his enthusiasm shines through in this video of the 300 SEL 6.3. As a young man he delivered these cars for a Boston Mercedes dealer and his passion for these German hot rods is undimmed

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Gunther, Christine & Otto

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Bloodhound SSC – Chris Harris meets Andy Green

The Bloodhound SSC project is a huge engineering effort with input from dozens of engineering & manufacturing companies.  Chris Harris visits the factory for a tour round the chassis & engines before going airborne with Andy Green

Till this point it’s fairly standard Chris Harris stuff – amusing & well-crafted – but, once Andy Green is at the controls, you begin to see how challenging the supersonic runs will be.  If the engineering doesn’t grab you, skip forward to 27’20″ for the flying section

Green reminds me of Derek Bell – calm, authoritative and confident in a rather British way that inspires those around him

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2012 Langwies – Arosa Hillclimb, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Daniel Müller on the Langwies – Arosa Hillclimb in September 2012.  The 300SL is a tough car to drive fast. According to Sir Stirling Moss, in the rain, “This is by far the most demanding car I have ever driven…!”

Müller has car control and confidence in bucket-loads and it’s great to see him pilot the car at speed on a long, demanding course

 

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