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Mercedes-Benz Motorsport celebrates 75 years of its racing car carrying lorries

It’s been a fairly big week for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. A new Formula 1 team, the announcement of its lead driver, rumours of a certain M Schumacher driving next year, and now the biggie: 75 years of Merc racing car carriers. The actual anniversary centres around the three-quarter century of Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow racers, but the brand’s decided to shout about the transport that has taken the cars to their relevant races over the years. Here’s a gallery of the three Merc has picked out as key – from the earliest Lo2750 from the 1930s to the modern-day (and in this company, rather characterless) Actros lorry that will be an ever-present during the 2010 F1 season.  We’re rather taken by the ‘50s Blue Wonder, though. It curiously manages to work styling cues from the classic 300SL Gullwing into a commercial vehicle, and looks pretty good. It also boasts a slightly excessive front overhang… Click to read about Merc’s F1 team and signing of Nico Rosberg Follow evo on Twitter for the latest fast car and motorsport news

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