Designer Tommaso Spinzi makes you sit in S-Class

Taking cues from the legendary Mercedes of the 1960s, the Gentlemen Driving Armchair was created to be the perfect chair for classic car enthusiasts. [Founder of Spinzi Design, Tommaso Spinzi is a creative designer and Interior Decoration and Furniture Design consultant.] Exuding the quality and style of those bulletproof Mercedes saloons, the design of the…

Wife takes a Joyride. Popularises the motorcar – Bertha Benz

A reenactment of Bertha's road trip. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Authors note: When the founder of The Mechanists, Hedi Sersoub, tasked me with writing a piece on an influential woman in automotive design and engineering, my mind drew a blank. I had barely heard of such a figure and, yet, it never occurred to me that there might be one. Most, if not all, influential…

Monday Money: The C36 AMG

It was the nineties and Mercedes was growing a little tired of watching BMW dominate the small sports sedan market with their M3, and as 1995 approached, the lederhosen in Merc HQ were beginning to get so bunched up that they were at risk of breaking. If only there was someone who had experience making…

The DTM Golden era: BMW Vs. Mercedes-Benz

Rewind to the 1970s: The compact executive saloon market was flooded with boring, affordable versions of their full-size executive counterparts. One car stood out from the pack, nicknamed the “Flying Brick”, the E21 320 turbo was a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack but also in the showrooms – proving true the “Win…

Bloody Heroes: Juan-Manuel Fangio

Introduction Last time on Bloody Heroes, Juan-Manuel Fangio was briefly discussed as a mentor to Sir Stirling Moss’, but he was more than just that. He was nicknamed by many as El Maestro (“The Master”) and seen as a father figure to Moss. We will be looking at how he earned that title and what…