Mercedes Benz Club

Mercedes-Benz can legitimately claim to be the oldest car manufacturer. In 1886 Karl Benz filed a patent for his 'motor-wagen' while, separately, Gottleib Daimler, with his collaborator Wilhelm Maybach, was working on making the internal combustion engine more powerful and reliable, and installing it in a 'horseless carriage'.

Online images and documents

Mercedes Benz Club use iBase to manage their large archive of historic images and documents, and make them available online to view and purchase.


System managers and editors upload images and digitised documents, adding descriptive metadata as required to make it easy for users to search and find what they want.


Searching options include a quick word search, images and documents grouped into collections of date ranges such as pre-1920, 1951 - 1980 providing easy access to whatever historic period is being searched, and a subject hierarchy of every car model.


Features used by the Mercedes Benz Club include:

  • Remote uploading and editing.
  • Download files by authorised users.
  • Page by page viewing of multi-page documents.
  • Automatic search suggestions 'as you type'.
  • Search history.
  • Online shopping cart and sales.
Mercedes Benz Club online image and document library