Record set on the Autobahn between Frankfurt am Main and Darmstadt, 28 January 1938. Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz twelve-cylinder W 125 record car in front of the Zeppelin aerodrome in Frankfurt am Main. At a speed of 432.7 km/h over one kilometre with a flying start, Caracciola sets a world speed record on public roads that will last for almost 80 years.

D179663 Record runs on the Frankfurt – Darmstadt motorway