Recently, I happened upon a video in which a car company I’m not the biggest fan of made me rethink my position on their products, and their vision. I know this may offend a few, but to be honest, Welp- I’m just not a huge fan of Mercedes Benz. At least their products didn’t suit my needs as a consumer. Meaning- although I love the exterior body lines and curves, the wide array of front end grilles, endless wheel options, and paint so satisfying to clean it ought to be a sin; seriously, when you’re drying a Benz just after washing it- silky smooth.. lol.. oh and let’s never forget their racing pedigree. I digress; my problem has always been with the interior department with plastic that looks like- well, let’s face it- shit., and the faulty electronics that seem to always fail, even more so as the price tag of said Benz goes up. Disclaimer- I am not a Benz owner, just my experience as the business owner of A & E Mobile Detailing LLC who talks to owners of these cars quite frequently. Also, yes I would buy a Benz; if I were to do so it would be either the GLK 350 or the S65 AMG. So I’m not bashing, just laying out my issues. REGARDLESS- In this video Mercedes got with the son of a mechanic to coordinate a drive in a Mercedes AMG GT R super car. The story becomes in my eyes - absolutely no pun intended- beautiful when we as viewers find out the Father (Bart) who is a mechanic, and owns his own shop, is also blind, and has never driven a car; his biggest life long dream- To drive a car by himself. Mercedes put both of these men; Father, and son behind the wheel of an amazingly sexy Hell Mango Green AMG GTR in the desert area of Alvord Lake, Oregon. A supremely endless flat space. “NO BOUNDARIES, NO SPEED LIMITS” mentions Mercedes in a letter to Bart. This video really touched me. First of all, I love driving anything from motorcycles to tractor trailers. It’s just a fun activity regardless of how you slice it, but this video isn’t about fun. This video is about making a dream accessible to a person who may not otherwise have a chance to experience it. This video is about passion. It reminded me of why I am passionate about driving, and why what we see with our eyes is only but a small part that makes driving what it is. There is something very soulful in driving, and Mercedes seems to have captured that very well here.
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