Concours de Zoom
Check out the cars that celebrities showed off during the Concours de Zoom
One week ago, Mercedes-Benz USA hosted the ﬁrst Mercedes-Benz Concours de Zoom, via video conferencing app Zoom. During the event, eight celebrities showed off the rides in their garage. From classic to modern, there was something for everyone.
See them all by scrolling down. You can watch the whole event at the bottom of this article.
Ludacris - Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe
Ludacris brought the energy and starpower to the "Concours de Zoom" while he showed off his Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe saying, "This car is my savior during times like this because it's so therapeutic to get into something like it...I am the true, fast and furious….that's why I am on this call and blessed to be a part of this family." He also talked about giving back in his hometown saying, "Man, I have literally been trying to help as many people as I possibly can...we're giving groceries to 50 different families in the Atlanta area."
Jay Leno - 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 & 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600
Jay Leno gave viewers a tour of the impressive Mercedes-Benz section of his garage, showing off some of his favorite vehicles of all-time including his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 that he called a "factory hot rod" and his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600. Leno referred to the 600 as the "ultimate luxury car" and noted that John Lennon, Elvis & Jack Nicholson also owned one in that era as it was "the car to have".
Leno also talked about being in high school and college working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership, admitting that it was a great feeling to own a car like the 6.3 now because when he was younger it seemed unattainable and it was a thrill for him to just be around the cars and drive them when delivering a new car to a customer.
Martha Stewart - 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550
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Martha Stewart highlighted her 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 saying, "This Mercedes is such a safe, practical and comfortable way to drive. It's so important to find comfort in your car; sometimes I'm in mine seven days a week!" Martha has a long commute to the office and relies on that time to be productive, catching up on calls and emails.
Rickie Fowler - Mercedes-Benz S 63
Rickie Fowler was excited to show off his Mercedes-Benz S 63 and said, "It's mine and my wife's favorite to drive." He shared he always feels safe in a Mercedes-Benz and loves the speed and performance. Rickie also spoke about some of his experiences from the Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy. He shared, "For me to get behind the wheel and to be able to get that adrenaline pumping like I used to on a dirt bike….something I definitely needed. To be able to go into corners hard, get on the brakes, it's been a great time. Whenever I get on the track, it's a good way to let loose."
Hannah Elliot - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
Hannah Elliot showed off her 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL. Hannah said she loves her vintage car because of the personality and character. Hannah shared, "The thing that I really like about this car is the fact that it has so much style. You can arrive anywhere in the world...a fancy restaurant, a coffee shop, a hotel lounge, a club and you will always look cool pulling up in this car...it's almost a 40 year old car, but it just has a real sense of style and class."
Madelaine Petsch - Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan
Madelaine Petsch boasted about the fact that her Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan parallel parks for her at the touch of a button. "LA is very hard to navigate...this car parallel parks for me! The fact that I can press a button and my car will parallel park for me is still exciting a year into having this car." Madelaine also commented on the red interior saying, "On Riverdale, I'm a character who wears a lot of red. I thought it would be fun to have a little hint of Cheryl in my car."
Cole Walliser - 1991 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
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Decided to drive to San Francisco with my dad to meet up with my sister. My truck broke down 3.5 hrs into the drive in Kettleman City, about halfway to SF. Thought we were going to have to cancel the trip and tow the truck back to LA, but a mechanic got it running in 30 minutes. Made it to SF, the next day it broke down again. Turns out I needed to replace my fuel filter. I found a guy on craigslist who knew how to work on diesels, living out of an RV in front of a dog hotel. THIS WAS LITERALLY MY BEST BET. Called him up, spent an entire morning with him and after 40 attempts to get the truck to start it finally did. Spent a lovely day in SF with my sister and dad. Then my dad and I drove to Big Sur. It’s been an epic adventure, even with all of the hiccups, it’s one I wouldn’t trade for the world.
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Cole Walliser showed his 1991 two-door Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and shared stories about his trip where he went off-roading on the rocks and cliffs in Moab, Utah. "Scariest, yet most exhilarating thing I've ever done," said Walliser.
Mike Kunz - Mercedes- Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Mike Kunz from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center highlighted his favorite car, the Mercedes- Benz 300 SL Gullwing, while sharing some of the unique features and interesting historical aspects of the vehicle. He shared, "This is a 1956 car. This car could go 160 miles an hour….This car is a 300 SL coupe, but it's named for its doors...this stems back to the fact that this is a derivative of a race car...so it had a frame underneath that didn't allow a conventional door…like many race cars, they often don't have doors. You jump in the car, so they created a Gullwing type door."
Watch the entire show here:
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