In late fall, we took advantage of the beautiful weather once again to pursue our passion. To show this in a special way, we made the impossible possible together with the trainer community Gramüller/Sparber:
A race between a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and a trotting horse at the trotting track in Daglfing.
How did that turn out? Take a look for yourselves – have fun!
As you can see and hear in the video, we have many other parallels in addition to the passion that unites us: Vehicle and also horse need the necessary as well as correct care and attention to be able to run up to top form.
A little comparison and a few interesting details:
Bramante CLA (IT)
The “IT” behind the name stands for Italy, where the young gelding, driven by Josef Sparber, was born and also celebrated his first victory a few years later.
Year of profuction: 2017
Empty weight: 475 kg
Rated power: up to 24 HP
Origin: Florenz, Italy
Class: Trotting horse
Racing successes: The only 4-year-old Bramante CLA began his racing career in spring 2021 and has already recorded two victories within a few starts. One in Germany and one in Austria. His best time is 1:13.2/km, which he ran on his former home track in Florence in a race with 1660m. His last success in Ebreichsdorf (Austria) was only a few weeks ago. In this race he superiorly beat the Austrian Derby contender 2022, who did not know any opponents last year. Through his victories and very good placings, the gelding trained by the Gramüller/Sparber coaching team has already generated almost €12,000.00 in winnings. His owners Sabrina Widmann and Sonja Sojer as well as his personal manager and former trainer Marion Dinzinger are looking forward to the upcoming season full of expectations, because the beautiful chestnut is getting better and better from start to start.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
For a long time, “Sport Leicht” was considered to be the resolution of the letter abbreviation SL. On the occasion of the 60th model anniversary, a document was discovered in the factory archive in which the abbreviation was resolved as “Super Leicht”.
Year of production: 1955
Empty weight: 1295 kg
Rated power: 215 HP
Origin: Sindelfingen, Germany
Racing successes: At the 1955 Mille Miglia, Fitch/Gendebien won a class victory with the production SL, in addition to Stirling Moss’ victory on the 300 SLR racing sports car. Werner Engel was European Touring Car Champion in 1955 with the 300 SL, and Walter Schock in 1956. The cross-country rally Liège-Rome-Liège was won by Olivier Gendebien in 1955 and Willy Mairesse in 1956. In the USA, Paul O’Shea became champion in 1957 in the Class D racing category of the Sports Car Championship organized by the Sports Car Club of America, ahead of Carroll Shelby on a Maserati, with the roadster built by the racing department in Stuttgart for use in the USA. Racing in the Production Class was not yet possible in 1957 because series production had just begun. The two roadsters entered by Paul O’Shea were designated 300 SLS.