This year’s Tour of Germany, the 15th edition, is set to start at the Mercedes-Benz museum and will be headed by a 1960 Mercedes-Benz LP 333. Mercedes-Benz is represented with several truck models, all of which are at least 30 years old.
The tour will start on Friday morning (September 2) at 10 a.m. when the trucks set off from Stuttgart to Speyer. The start of the tour is a highlight in itself for every fan of vintage vehicles – and it can take two hours until all vehicles have rolled out of the museum courtyard.
Bastian Bernard will lead the historic convoy with his Mercedes-Benz LP 333 from 1960. In addition to Mercedes-Benz trucks such as the LAK 329 pickup or the L 319 panel van, the Daimler Brand Setra is also represented with a type S 9 omnibus built in 1959.
The route will take the participants around 1200 km along old traffic axes towards the north. Individual stage destinations reflect the backbone of transport logistics and are situated on main trade routes which were very important in the past and remain so today.
On 9 September the journey will end with a big closing event in Hamburg. As well as Mercedes-Benz, other vehicles from manufacturers represented in the Association of the German Automotive Industry (VDA) will take part in the convoy. Selected participating vehicles will also be on display at the IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show from 22 to 29 September 2016 in Hanover.