Friday, 30 November 2012

M/M Manner of Man - Private Club: Fangio & Mercedes-Benz Alliance of The Best

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Manner of Man Magazine Review

It is rare that a publisher today would tackle such a subject as Formula 1 driver Juan Manuel Fangio and his literal lifelong relationship with the glorious history of Mercedes-Benz's dedication to the being the best.

In this scarce volume, Hartmut Lehbrink and HEEL publishing have produced a remarkable and original presentation of the great Fangio and the legendary Mercedes-Benz racing history.

In a wealth of well-written words and very rare photographic images, the history of Fangio the man and his contributions to F1 racing along with backgrounds and commentaries by legendary figures of past and present make for a well-designed and surely future collectable volume that in our view is important for both Mercedes-Benz history buffs and F1 racing fans alike.

Hartmut Lehbrink's work on Fangio is in our opinion a necessary library volume addition for the man interested in fine automobile history especially F1 racing and Mercedes-Benz. 

Highly Recommended


By Hartmut Lehbrink


Born on June 24, 1911 Juan Manuel Fangio would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. The enigmatic racing car driver from Argentina dominated the first decade of Formula One racing history. Many still consider him to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time – only beaten by Michael Schumacher who won more F1 World Driver’s Championships than him. After retiring from racing Fangio sold Mercedes-Benz cars, often driving his former race cars in demonstration laps. Even before he joined the Mercedes Formula One team, in the early 1950s, Fangio had acquired the Argentine Mercedes concession. He was appointed President of Mercedes-Benz Argentina in 1974, and its Honorary President for Life in 1987.

Due to its significance for the International motorsport history and in honour of this great racing car driver Mercedes-Benz have commissioned a new biography on his life and racing career illustrated with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs from the Daimler archives.