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These spherical shapes extend inside with custom-designed furniture by contemporary artists to marry the walls of its ten suites. In order to live a complete experience, the venue also offers, as part of private parties, a 500-seat amphitheater, a reception room and a panoramic lounge.

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Mercedes | Special exhibition

In close cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Classic, the Louwman Museum in The Hague is showing a special exhibition of Mercedes-Benz racing cars from the 1950s. A total of seven famous vehicles from the company’s collection will be on view at the Louwman Museum from 7 July to 2 September 2018. They include 300 SL and 300 SLR racing cars, Formula One vehicles W 196 R as well as “The Blue Wonder” high-speed racing car transporter.

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Stuttgart. The racing stars of the 1950s are going on an exclusive journey: in summer 2018: the Dutch Louwman Museum in The Hague is showing a special exhibition entitled “Silver Arrows. Mercedes-Benz Racing Cars of the 1950s”. It is the renowned museum’s second exhibition of Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows. From October 2012 to January 2013, it showed “Silver Arrows 1934–1939”.

A total of seven famous vehicles from the second Silver Arrow era will be made available for the new exhibition by Mercedes-Benz Classic. The exhibits span the period from the Stuttgart brand’s re-entry into motor sport in 1952 with the 300 SL racing car (W 194) to the exceptionally successful competition season of 1955.

Juan Manuel Fangio’s victory in both the 1954 and 1955 Formula One world championships will be represented by 2.5-litre racing cars W 196 R with streamlined body and free-standing wheels. An exhibit with a special relationship to Dutch motor sport history is the W 196 R with start number 10: this vehicle with free-standing wheels was the one in which Stirling Moss finished second in the Dutch Grand Prix on 19 June 1955 in Zandvoort – just behind his team colleague Juan Manuel Fangio.

The 300 SLR racing car (W 196 S) in the special version with an “air brake” recalls the winning of the 1955 World Sports Car Championship. Finally, the 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198) bears witness to the racing successes with series production sports cars. Special exhibits are the 300 SLR “ Uhlenhaut Coupé” and the high-speed racing car transporter. Developed in 1955, the coupé version of the W 196 S was supposed to compete in the 1956 season. However, due to the Stuttgart brand’s decision to pull out of motor sport at the end of the 1955 season, the vehicle was never raced. It became famous as the official sporting car of Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who at that time was head of testing at Daimler-Benz. Nicknamed “The Blue Wonder”, the high-speed racing car transporter was built for especially urgent transport between the factory and the race track in the 1955 season.

World-class museum

The Louwman Museum, which opened at its present location in 2010, is home to the world’s oldest publicly accessible private automobile collection. In an exhibition area of over 10,000 square metres, an outstanding collection of classic vehicles and automotive art is on view in The Hague. The Louwman Museum ranks as the Netherlands’ national motor museum.

The museum dates back to the Pieter Louwman collection, which was founded in the 1930s. Today, the director of the museum is Evert Louwman, son of the founder. The permanent exhibition consists of the areas “The Dawn of Motoring”, “Motoring”, “Racing” and “Luxury”. The exhibits include the world’s largest collection of Spyker vehicles. Built in 1887, the museum’s De Dion-Bouton et Trépardoux is considered to be the world’s second-oldest car.

Opened in 2010, today’s museum building was designed by US architects Michael Graves and Gary Lapera. Prior to completion of the three-storey building, the Louwman family’s collection could be seen in Leidschendam and Raamsdonksveer under the names “Nationaal Automobiel Museum” and “Louwman Collection”.

“Silver Arrows. Mercedes-Benz Racing Cars of the 1950s” at the Louwman Museum: Mercedes-Benz Classic vehicles

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing car (W 194)

It was with the 300 SL racing car that Mercedes-Benz re-entered the international motor sport arena for the first time after the Second World War in 1952. An aerodynamic, light-alloy body was mounted on an extremely light yet torsionally very stiff spaceframe, the high side parts of which made it necessary to opt for the characteristic gullwing doors. In its first race in the 1952 Mille Miglia, the 300 SL finished second with Karl Kling and Hans Klenk at the wheel. After that, it was one victory after the next: the 300 SL posted a triple victory in the Bern Grand Prix (Switzerland), followed by spectacular one-two finishes in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) and in the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. At the “Great Nürburgring Anniversary Grand Prix”, the 300 SL, in an open-top version, even took the first four places. The exhibited vehicle with chassis end number 2 is the oldest SL preserved to date and still has short doors extending only as far as the beltline.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1952
Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2,996 cc
Output: 125 kW (170 hp)
Top speed: 230 km/h

Mercedes-Benz streamlined 2.5-litre racing car W 196 R

The streamlined W 196 R car marked Mercedes-Benz’s return to Grand Prix racing in 1954 after a 15-year absence. The new Formula One car complied with a new rule that had just come into force, stipulating a maximum displacement of 2.5 litres. The all-new eight-cylinder in-line engine with petrol injection allowed rotational speeds of over 8,000 rpm thanks to its desmodromic valve timing, which dispensed with the need for the customary valve springs. In the very first race on 4 July 1954 in Rheims, Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling posted a double victory. The racing car was the futuristic-looking version with a streamlined body, which was designed for fast race tracks such as the one in Rheims. Following three more victories, Fangio finished the season as Formula One world champion. At the wheel of the improved version of the streamlined car, he was victorious in the 1955 Italian Grand Prix in Monza and went on to become world champion again in a Mercedes-Benz.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1954 to 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,497 cc
Output: 188 kW (256 hp) to 213 kW (290 hp)
Top speed: More than 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 2.5-litre racing car W 196 R

Most Formula One races in 1954 and 1955 were contested by the W 196 R in a version with free-standing wheels. This version was more suitable for winding tracks, because the driver always had the front wheels in view. Similarly to the success of the streamlined car four weeks previously, this version’s debut in the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in August 1954 ended in victory for Juan Manuel Fangio. For its second season, the W 196 R was provided with a straight intake manifold, which allowed an increase in output and was identifiable by an extra bulge on the left-hand side. In addition, it was used with different wheelbases; there were also various arrangements of the drum brakes. Once again, the result was a superior racing car. The highlights of the 1955 season included a one-two finish for the Silver Arrows at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Fangio was victorious ahead of his team colleague Stirling Moss and won the world title for the second time at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1954 to 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,497 cc
Output: 188 kW (256 hp) to 213 kW (290 hp)
Top speed: Up to 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing car (W 196 S)

Mercedes-Benz developed the 300 SLR (W 196 S) for the 1955 World Sports Car Championship. It was based on the successful W 196 R Formula One racing car. The main difference besides the body was the engine: the racing car did not have to comply with the Formula One displacement limit and was powered by a three-litre version of the eight-cylinder in-line engine, which ran on regular premium-grade petrol rather than special racing fuel. Its high performance potential and unrivalled durability and reliability made the 300 SLR far superior to its competitors in 1955. This was impressively demonstrated by one-two finishes in the Mille Miglia, the Eifel Race, the Swedish Grand Prix and the Targa Florio (Sicily), a one-two-three finish in the Tourist Trophy in Ireland and victory in the World Sports Car Championship. The vehicle on show is the first of a total of nine to be equipped with the unusual air brake.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,982 cc
Output: 222 kW (302 hp)
Top speed: More than 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupé “Uhlenhaut Coupé” (W 196 S)

The closed version of the 300 SLR racing car was developed for the 1956 season to afford better protection to the Mercedes-Benz team drivers during strenuous long-distance races. However, it was never raced, because Mercedes-Benz decided to pull out of motor sport at the end of the 1955 season. Instead, the 300 SLR Coupé was used by the head of testing, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, as a company car. This fact is today brought to mind by the nickname “Uhlenhaut Coupé”. The 300 SLR was so robust and suitable for everyday use that, in the summer of 1955, Mercedes-Benz made one of the two coupés available to “Automobil Revue” for high-speed trials and a long-distance test over 3,500 kilometres. In its test report, the Swiss magazine praised the safe handling of the dream sports car, also at its top speed of 290 km/h, an outstandingly high figure by the standards of the day. Today, the “Uhlenhaut Coupé”, which is not for sale, is deemed as an automobile with extremely high potential value.

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Technical data
Period of use: 1955
Cylinders: 8/in-line
Displacement: 2,982 cc
Output: 222 kW (302 hp)
Top speed: More than 300 km/h

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” (W 198)

Unveiled in 1954, the 300 SL production sports car (W 198) was based on the eponymous racing car (W 194) which had posted some spectacular successes in the 1952 season. The innovative petrol injection allowed a 20 per cent increase in output compared with the carburettor racing version. With a top speed of up to 250 km/h, the 300 SL was the fastest series production car of its time. This also predestined the series production sports car for use on the race track. In the 1955 Mille Miglia, John Fitch and co-driver Kurt Gessl finished fifth in the overall classification in a 300 SL with the start number 417. In the same year, Paul O’Shea in a 300 SL was victorious in category D of the US sports car championship, while Werner Engel won the European touring car championship. A total of 1,400 units of the dream sports car were produced between 1954 and 1957. In 1999, the 300 SL “Gullwing” was voted sports car of the century by a panel of journalists.

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Technical data
Production period: 1954 to 1957
Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2,996 cc
Output: 158 kW (215 hp)
Top speed: Up to 250 km/h

Mercedes-Benz high-speed racing car transporter

With the “world’s fastest racing car transporter”, Mercedes-Benz also caused a stir away from the race track. Thanks to the high-performance engine from the 300 SL and a modified frame from the 300 S along with doors, headlamps and direction indicators from the “Ponton” 180, the result was a visually and technically unique vehicle that was capable of speeds of up to 170 km/h depending on the payload. Nicknamed “The Blue Wonder”, the one-off vehicle was designed mainly for special missions when, after final tuning or modification, a racing car needed to be brought at speed to the race track or taken back to the factory immediately after a race to make more time for maintenance and repair. In 1967, twelve years after Mercedes-Benz had pulled out of motor sport, the unique vehicle was scrapped. However, just under 30 years later, it was decided to resurrect the one-off vehicle. After seven years of meticulous work by the experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic, the racing car transporter was restored to its full glory in 2001.

Technical data
Period of use: 1955
Cylinders: 6/in-line
Displacement: 2,996 cc
Output: 141 kW (192 hp)
Top speed: 170 km/h

A collection amassed over time

The Porsche Archive is based in Zuffenhausen – but that’s not the whole story. There are also thousands of design drawings housed in a basement room in the Weissach Development Center. All in all, this 70-year collection contains over 100,000 sheets.

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Uwe Geisel’s movements are almost reverential as he unrolls a construction drawing with the utmost care and caution on the table top in front of him. He caresses the sheet of parchment with his hand and pauses briefly before commenting with the air of a true expert; “This technical drawing shows an early Carrera logo dating back to 1952”. The process is repeated with another sheet of parchment: “There’s a lot of interesting details on this one, which was produced in 1948 for the Cisitalia. See the steering wheel? It makes another appearance in the Porsche 356-001”. Geisel allows the tension to build as he unrolls the next sheet; “This drawing shows the delicate bodywork of the 356. It was sketched out on a drawing board in 1950”. All of these drawings are originals that have survived the decades intact.

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The Ducati Scrambler Land of Joy returns to Wheels and Waves

  • An array of custom and concept bikes await discovery at the Scrambler booth
  • Directly from Days of Joy, Flat Track School now heads for Biarritz
  • Customised Ducati Scrambler 800 to take part in the El Rollo Flat Track race

Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 15 June 2018 – Once again, Ducati Scrambler is heading for Wheels and Waves, the renowned French custom bike event taking place from 14 to 17 June in Biarritz, France. This edition will see the Ducati Scrambler Land of Joy showcase concept and custom bikes from Italy, California and France. Moreover, the Flat Track School will be arriving directly from Days of Joy, the Ducati Scrambler riding school.

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The Ducati Scrambler-based concept motorcycle created by the Californian designer Alex Earle at Ducati stems from an 800 cc Scrambler. Inspired by generations of Southern California desert riders, the Desert Sled Concept was developed to synthesize adventure riding. Combining cues from the scramblers and desert sleds of the 60’s and 70’s with the latest electronics and engineering Ducati has to offer. The motorcycle was endowed with high capacity desert tank as well as an auxiliary reserve in the tail. The motorcycle was ranked among the top three places in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017 in the “Concept Bike” category.

The displayed custom motorcycles also include Fuoriluogo, built by Unit Garage on the basis of an idea by journalist Roberto Ungaro. The Italian customizer aimed to make the Desert Sled Scrambler even more off-road by mounting a stubbier tank and a Termignoni exhaust. The custom kit also includes a quick-release pannier and a toolbox positioned under the swingarm.

The Land of Joy area also features two other custom-built Ducati Scramblers, directly from the Bad Winners workshop in Paris. The two projects, created by renowned French customizer Walid, are based on a Ducati Scrambler 800 and 1100. At Wheels & Waves, the Scrambler 1100 will be customized in ‘real time’ under the gaze of the public, who can even join in and help with the build.

The Scrambler 800, instead, will take part in the El Rollo Flat Track race. Here, the Parisian customizer offers us a motorcycle with taut lines, giving the project a striking silhouette and that typical Flat Track look. Putting the custom motorcycle through its paces on the El Rollo dirt track will be specialised rider Zoe David.

For this edition, Ducati Scrambler will also be bringing the Flat Track School to Wheels & Waves, directly from Days of Joy. Here, enthusiasts will have the opportunity to get some Flat Track experience with two revered instructors: Frank Chatokhine and Zoe David. Riding Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 bikes, specially customised for the occasion, participants will learn how to drift around oval dirt tracks safely.

Flat Track School sessions will be held on Saturday 16 June from 5 p.m. onwards, after the El Rollo prize-giving ceremony. You can obtain information and sign up at the Ducati Scrambler booth in the Wheels & Waves Village.

You will love “The Future Perfect”

The Future Perfect, founded in 2003 by David Alhadeff, is is one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces.

In its 15-year history, the gallery, as its name implies, has introduced some of the seminal design talents of our times, including highly-collectible works by Lindsey Adelman, Jason Miller, and Kristin Victoria Baron. Considered a catalyst as well as an industry authority, The Future Perfect has also forged relationships with some of the world’s most influential artists, designers and craftspeople. A focus on dynamic programming and cross-pollination has produced enduring collaborations with celebrated international design studios including Piet Hein Eek, DimoreStudio and Michael Anastassiades.

Today, The Future Perfect’s prestigious gallery program is tailored to its unique locations in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Each space offers a highly customized environment that includes exclusive exhibitions from cutting edge contemporary artists such as John Hogan, Christopher Stuart, Chris Wolston and Eric Roinestad. Casa Perfect, The Future Perfect’s Los Angeles home, is located in a modern Hollywood residence, where guests experience an eclectic mix of contemporary production and gallery pieces together under one roof.

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전시 | 자연과 현대인의 삶

한미사진미술관은 한국사진 다음 세대의 지속적인 후원자 및 중추적 조력자가 되자는 취지 아래 30~40대 한국 작가들의 포트폴리오를 공개적으로 접수하고, 2015년부터 젊은 작가 기획전을 마련해 왔다. 올해는 지난 3년간 전시를 통해 이미 소개된 바 있는 작가들과 새롭게 포트폴리오로 선별한 한국작가 5인을 북유럽 사진가들과 함께 하나의 주제로 교류의 장을 마련했다. 처하고 경험하는 환경이 상이한 작가들이지만 이로 인해 교차되는 시선이 어떤 감성을 불러낼지 기대된다.

참여작가 ┃ 박형렬, 박형근, 원성원, 이혁준, 장태원
Ilkka HALSO, Sanna KANNISTO, Maja INERSLEVE, Riitta PÄIVÄLÄINEN,
Katrín ELVARSDÓTTIR, Pétur THOMSEN 총 11인
PERIOD ┃2018년 6월 9일~8월 18일 (10주)
VENUE ┃ 한미사진미술관 전관 제 1, 2 & 3 전시실
OPENING RECEPTION ┃ 2018년 6월 9일 토요일 오후 5시 한미사진미술관 20층 라운지