Mercedes & More Run Off-Road Race. Where?

Let’s see, Mercedes-Benz is a German vehicle manufacturer. auto motor und sport is a German automotive magazine.

Let’s see, Mercedes-Benz is a German vehicle manufacturer. auto motor und sport is a German automotive magazine. Continental AG is a Germany-based automotive supplier.

So when the three of them are going to hold a final race for the auto motor und sport-organized Offroad Challenge 2010 with German drivers who were putting the Mercedes G-Class through the most punishing of paces, where did they run it?

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Uvale, Texas, of course.

(In case you’re wondering: It’s about 85 miles west of San Antonio.)

There were preliminaries run in Germany: Brandenburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, and Bavaria. The winners of each of those events—which were run in GLK, M-Class, GL-Class, and M-Class vehicles, all fitted with Continental tires—then traveled to Texas.

Continental has a test track in Uvale, which explains the location.

It also just goes to show that when it comes to off-roading, the U.S. is the place to be.