Jutta Benz, Mercedes-Benz Classic brand ambassador, will be making a guest appearance at the stand during the Techno Classica event on Saturday, 13 April and Sunday, 14 April. She will be reading to children, telling the story of Carl, the inventor of the car, and Bertha, his courageous and visionary wife. The characters in this story are the great-grandparents of the brand ambassador. The history of the car began in 1886 with the patent application for Carl Benz’s motor car. Bertha Benz’s 1888 long-distance drive was the first major test of this innovation with which Mercedes-Benz changed the world from the outset and will continue to change it in the future by developing new mobility solutions.
In keeping with this glimpse into the birth of the car, the Mercedes-Benz Museum will present an authentic replica of the Benz Patent Motor Car as a photo point for visitors at the Techno Classica. On the opposite side, in the presentation area of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, Gottlieb Daimler’s riding carriage (1885) and motor coach (1886) will be showcased.