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Who didn't know the Mercedes name originated from an Australian?

Post by CraigB » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:56 am

Yep - got it straight from an Autohaus email providing me with facts I may not have know about Mercedes Benz - and that one I did not know! ( ........... And anybody else traveled in the US and in talking been confused with an Austrian - its our dodgy accent but didn't think that would extend to written word!)
PS. - I haven't tried to tell them - I think it is a great rumour!

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Mercedes is Actually a Spanish Woman’s Name

As many people know, Mercedes-Benz is a German car manufacturer. But, did you know that the “Mercedes” part of the brand name is of Spanish origin? To be exact, Mercedes-Benz was partly named after Australian diplomat and racing enthusiast Emil Jellinek’s daughter, Mercédès. Jellinek won many car racing championships in vehicles produced by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. The success brought the brand great press, and so Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft rewarded Jellinek by not only appointing him as a member of its Board of Directors but by using Mercedes in the new company name.
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Re: Who didn't know the Mercedes name originated from an Australian?

Post by John Green » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 12:51 pm

Inaugural OZBENZ national meet this September, all welcome to attend. https://ozbenz.net/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=25165

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Re: Who didn't know the Mercedes name originated from an Australian?

Post by CraigB » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 1:36 pm

Yes I did quietly check that myself to make sure there wasn't some Australian connection. We often take credit for the feats of New Zealanders - why not the Austrians too!
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Post by T-Modell » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 4:20 pm

What's the biggest achievement of the Austrians ever?

That the whole world thinks, Beethoven is Austrian and Hitler is German :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Re: Who didn't know the Mercedes name originated from an Australian?

Post by aleks001 » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 8:04 pm

T-Modell wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 4:20 pm
What's the biggest achievement of the Austrians ever?

That the whole world thinks, Beethoven is Austrian and Hitler is German :laughing6: :laughing6:

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German/Austrian same thing, i dont even know why they seperate countries lol

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Re: Who didn't know the Mercedes name originated from an Australian?

Post by cuisses » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 8:19 pm

It is a good thing that the car was not named after a relative of an Australian diplomat.
It might have been this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nULFMp4 ... snpeed6rNc
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Re: Who didn't know the Mercedes name originated from an Australian?

Post by John Green » Fri 03 Aug, 2018 9:32 pm

cuisses wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 8:19 pm
It is a good thing that the car was not named after a relative of an Australian diplomat.
It might have been this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nULFMp4 ... snpeed6rNc
Les Benz, whats wrong with that? :think: :think: :think:
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Re: Who didn't know the Mercedes name originated from an Australian?

Post by cuisses » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 12:03 am

John Green wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 9:32 pm
cuisses wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 8:19 pm
It is a good thing that the car was not named after a relative of an Australian diplomat.
It might have been this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nULFMp4 ... snpeed6rNc
Les Benz, whats wrong with that? :think: :think: :think:

:laughing5: :laughing5: :laughing5:
Very good John. I didn't think of that. I think Sir Les would approve.
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