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Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach Confirms, New ‘Fintail’ from Mercedes-Benz Classic to Compete at the Nürburgring

A Mercedes Fintail will compete in the season final of the Long-Distance Cup on October 22-23 at the Nürburgring


October 19, 2011 – Signal Hill, Calif. – Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is excited to confirm, the new ‘Fintail’ from Mercedes-Benz Classic will compete in a race at the Nürburgring.
The race will be held on October 22-23 which will be the season final of the long-distance cup.
“We are excited that Mercedes-Benz is a part of this fascinating sport, said Bob Milner.  “Mercedes is paying tribute to an exciting part of its history.”
The ‘Fintail’s’ participation in this race reflects the commitment of Mercedes-Benz Classic to upholding the traditions of the brand, which itself has a remarkable history in motor racing, and encouraging private drivers to take part in historical motorsport events. Mercedes-Benz Classic is a partner of the FHR race series. The ‘Fintail’ will be driven by British journalist Andrew Frankel and former touring car driver Klaus Ludwig. The vehicle has been built by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in accordance with the regulations laid down in Appendix K of the international sports regulations of the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l’Automobile).
Founded in 1983, the FHR has been promoting historical motor racing for almost 30 years and has made a significant contribution to boosting the popularity of the current race series with historical competition cars. The FHR, which has been under the auspices of ADAC Nordrhein since 2000, currently has around 600 active members.

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