Apprentices' car: one liter of fuel for 970 kilometers

  • Date
    8 July 1979
  • Description
    Three apprentice teams from Untertürkheim and Sindelfingen take the first three places in the "Kilometre Marathon" at the Hockenheim circuit driving "economobiles" they have built themselves. The Untertürkheim driver Frank Maier improves the fuel consumption world record, set in 1977, to 970 km per litre.
Daimler-Benz trainees from the Untertürkheim and Sindelfingen plants scooped the top two slots in the "hobby/Shell Kilometer Marathon" in Hockenheim with record-breaking vehicles they had designed and built themselves.
"hobby/Shell Kilometer-Marathon"