Just before the start of the inaugural race at the Nürburgring, 19 June 1927. Left to right: The subsequent winner Rudolf Caracciola (starting number 1), Adolf Rosenberger (starting number 2) — both in a Mercedes-Benz Model S — and, on the far right, private motorist Rittmeister von Mosch (starting number 3) in a Mercedes-Benz Model K.

D82996 Mercedes-Benz Model S – the first of the "white elephants": Debut 90 years ago with a victory at the Nürburgring