An admirer writing for admirers, Mr. Nitske tells the story of the Mercedes-Benz with enthusiasm. He follows the story from the beginning, when Gottlieb Daimler fathered the gas-driven motorcycle and Karl Benz pioneered as well. Racing and sports cars, their performances in the great road races of Europe and the drivers who guided them to glory are talked about in very specific terms. For enthusiasts . Over 100 illustrations, from the first gasoline engine to the latest Grand Prix car.