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MercedesBenz to hold its firstever Concours in Malaysia

MercedesBenz to hold its firstever Concours in MalaysiaIt promises to be the largest ever convergence of vintage Mercs in the country - next month's Historic Mercedes-Benz Concours 2011 will see 125 three-pointed star vehicles on display at the first such M-B Concours to be held here and indeed, South-East Asia.

The event, which will be held at the Palace of Golden Horses, Mines Resort City on May 8 from 10am to 5pm, is Mercedes-Benz Malaysia's initiative to celebrate Mercedes-Benz's 125th Anniversary, which is being commemorated worldwide to mark the company's 125 years of innovation and also the registration of Carl Benz's (vehicle with gas-engine drive) with the Berlin Patent Office on January 29, 1886.
The Concours will showcase cars covering the vintage (pre-1960), Classics (1961-1975) and Modern Classics (1976-1989) period, and will be judged based on preparation, condition, correctness, cleanliness and originality.
An independent panel of judges, including a classic car expert from Mercedes-Benz's Classic Car Centre in Germany, will evaluate the entries in the following categories: Engine & Engine Compartment, Exterior, Interior & Trunk/Boot and Undercarriage/Suspension/Wheels.

The owners of the top car in each of the three categories will win an all-expense paid vacation for two to the Mercedes-Benz Museum and Classic Car Centre in Germany.
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia president and CEO Roland S. Folger said at the announcement of the event today that the Concours was the company's initiative to thank the tens of thousands of loyal Mercedes-Benz supporters in Malaysia and provide them with a platform to showcase their timeless and priceless classics.
(The cars participating in the Concours proudly reflect the history, longevity, build quality, leading edge technology and design and the painstaking efforts by the owners to maintain these rare collectibles in classic condition) he said.

One of the participating cars will be a 1957 300 SL Gullwing Rudge Wheel, a former category prize winner at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance while another, a 1936 500K Roadster, was also displayed at the same show.

Other entries will include a 1958 300 LS Gullwing, a 1963 220 SE Ponton Cabriolet and various versions of the famous Fintail. Aside from the vintage and classic Mercs, MBM will also have its current portfolio of passenger cars, vans, buses and trucks on show at the Concours.

Registration for the Historic Mercedes-Benz Concours 2011 closes on May 4 and owners of classic Mercedes-Benz cars can register online:

Original article from Paul Tan's Automotive news

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