Past Gas #215: History of Mercedes Ep.4- AMG, the Present, and the Future

Past Gas by Donut Media

04-12-2023 • 1 hr 2 mins

In its first two decades, AMG had brought racing and performance prestige to Mercedes. But in 1999, co-founder Hans-Werner Aufrecht was ready to sell a majority stake of AMG to Mercedes, effectively handing over control of the company. Today, on the final episode of Past Gas’s History of Mercedes: How did Aufrecht and co-founder Erhard Melcher form their tuning house? How did Mercedes make a triumphant return to racing? And how is Mercedes-Benz continuing to shape our world and the future of the automobile? This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit