Reims 1954: The usual picture: A spectators’ view of the two Silver Arrows of Juan Manuel Fangio (start number 18) and Karl Kling (start number 20) lap after lap – one close behind the other, with the field far behind. Foto: DaimlerChrysler Heritage

D178132 Competitive motorcar race from Paris to Rouen on 22 July 1894: The birth of motorcar racing 125 years ago: closely associated with Mercedes-Benz from the outset