A Bit Of Trivia On How The Mercedes Originated

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Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz set up Mercedes Benz in the 1880’s. It is said that these two men in fact had never met each other! They worked independently of each other with Daimler looking after the racing cars. A dealer from Austria called Emil Jellinek got the cars into races and was very successful. He named the cars Mercedes after his daughter.

Eventually Jellinek placed a large order from Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. They were in agreement that Jellnek could change some of the designs.  1886 Benz built his first motorized tricycle. The first production car was the Benz Velo in 1894 which competed in the first ever recorded car race, Rouen to Paris. It was in 1895 that Benz built his first truck.

It is quoted that Daimler never enjoyed driving! In March 1990 he died which left overall control of the company to Wilhelm Mayback. In November of that year they had produced a special car, the Mercedes which was lighter and smaller than the average car of the day and was able to reach top speeds of 55mph.

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This post was written by admin on December 15, 2009

Benefits Of A Salvage Truck Auction

Anyone who has worked in or around the trucking business knows that it is very expensive. Keeping trucks on the road, whether it is one truck or several can take a huge amount of a small business’ operating budget. Cutting down on those expenses can mean the difference between making the cut in a month or missing out on opportunities. One way to save on expenses is to go to a salvage truck auction.

Buying a salvaged truck can save a lot of money on the cost of parts for a truck. By getting a truck that has been totaled and is being auctioned off, you can get the parts that will be needed for your truck and save up to sixty percent of the price that would normally be spent through the dealership.

You will find hundreds of trucks at some of the auctions. They will be trucks that have been totaled for many reasons. Some will have perfect bodies and no engines. Others will have no bodies, but all of their parts in tact. When the truck is totaled it does not mean that the parts are no longer going to be useful.

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This post was written by admin on December 12, 2009