Lewis Hamilton – a cheat, just like Schumacher

Mercedes have decided not to take action against Lewis Hamilton after the controversial end to the Formula One season. Hamilton ignored team orders during the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he looked to snatch the title from his team-mate Nico Rosberg. Toto Wolff, Mercedes’ head of motorsport , has confirmed there will be no punishment for Hamilton as he … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1900

On this day in 1900, the first car to be produced under the “Mercedes” name is delivered to its buyer: Emil Jellinek, the Austrian car racer, auto dealer to the rich and famous, and bon vivant. Jellinek had commissioned the Mercedes car from the German company Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. It was faster, lighter, and sleeker than any … [Read the full story]

Is Geri Halliwell ginger all over?

Russell Brand leaped to the defence of Geri Halliwell when a heckler at his show asked him: “Is she ginger all over?” The comic replied, “Don’t be dirty.” And he said of Ginger Spice: “She’s not got hair on her back. She’s not like an orange Yeti. “She’s not like some hairy Jaffa Cake bear. … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1902

On this day in 1902, German automaker Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) first registers “Mercedes” as a brand name…the name will gain full legal protection the next September. Mechanical engineer Gottlieb Daimler sold his first luxury gasoline-powered automobile to the sultan of Morocco in 1899; a year later, he formed DMG in his hometown of Cannstatt, Germany. Emil … [Read the full story]

F1 Mercedes F-Duct is illegal

It’s been reported that Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA, has rejected claims by Lotus and Red Bull that Mercedes’ F-Duct is illegal. The intriguing device is only operated when the Drag Reduction System (DRS) is engaged on the cars of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Activating DRS opens an additional slot in the rear-wing endplate … [Read the full story]

Elvis had FBI badge to transport drugs and guns

STORIES THAT REALLY DID HAPPEN, RE-CALLED BY HARRY HARPER ELVIS PRESLEY AND PRESIDENT NIXON The White House, December 20, 1970 As 1970 nears its end, Elvis Presley is riddled with worries about assassinations, anti-war protests, a lack of respect for authority and the prevalence of drugs. His paranoia about the abuse of drugs by young … [Read the full story]