In those 60 years of production, the Unimog has gone through many design changes and has spawned dozens of variations, further lending to the vehicle’s versatility. To celebrate the Unimog’s 60th birthday, Mercedes-Benz is hosting the largest gathering of current and historic Unimog vehicles at the vehicle’s birthplace, the site of the first Unimog plant in Gaggenau, Germany.
Given the name “Universal-Motor-Gerät” in 1951, meaning universal motor machine in German, the name has since been shortened to just “Unimog.” While the vehicle has seen a long career of service in commercial, military and agricultural use, the Unimog is also enjoyed and celebrated by enthusiasts around the world for its off-road capabilities and overall ruggedness. Seeing as the Unimog has a relatively large fan base, it makes sense that Mercedes would open up the event to enthusiast participation. Expected to attend are 60 classic Unimog owners, taking part in a rally that spans from the Unimog’s birthplace to the plant where it’s currently built in Wörth, Germany.