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Mercedes-Benz SSK Booked for 2013 ?Elephant Race? at Nurburgring

June 11, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Classic is set to field the 225hp Mercedes-Benz SSK at the 2013 ‘Elephant Race', which will be held as part of the ADAC Eifel Race that runs from June 14 through 16. Jochen Mass will be the one at the helm, competing for the Jan Wellem Cup. This participation is meant to commemorate Rudolf Caracciola's win in 1927. Caracciola, driving a Mercedes-Benz S, helped score a double win with Adolf Rosenberger. The SSK stands for ‘super-sport-kurz', as a way of showing the evolution from the Mercedes-Benz S. The S was followed by the SS (‘super sport') in 1928, and then the SSK  by the end of that year. These... Continue Reading »

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