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Saturday 20 September 2014

Motoring: Drive back in time to see Benz Motorwagen

Published 04/05/2014 | 02:30

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Visitors to this year's Malahide Classic and Vintage Car Show, organised by Malahide Lions Club and which takes place at the Grand Hotel on Sunday May 18, will have the chance to view a full-size, working replica of the world's first motor car, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen.

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Exact in every detail to the original patented design created by Karl Benz 128 years ago, the car was engineered by apprentices at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart to mark the centenary of the motorcar.

It is now in the ownership of Motor Distributors Limited, concessionaires for Mercedes-Benz in Ireland. Also on display at Malahide will be 100 classic and vintage cars that, collectively, portray how the motorcar has evolved.

Entrance to the event is €5 per adult or €10 per family with proceeds going to St Francis Hospice in Raheny and other charitable causes.

Sunday Independent

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