The story of success started 50 years ago, when the company with the blue-yellow logo supplied Mercedes Benz with Bilstein gas pressure shock absorbers for the first time. These absorbers were implemented into a Mercedes 220 SE rally car “Heckflosse”, which won its’ race right away. Soon, Porsche became partner in the motor sport section followed by Alfa, BMW and many more. An unprecedented winning streak had begun.
The variety of success is huge. Drivers like Niki Lauda and Alain Prost had great success at the Formula one by using Bilstein absorbers. Furthermore, five rally world championships had been won as well as the Paris-Dakar race by a Porsche 911 four wheel equipped with a Bilstein chassis. In addition, many victories had been gained in the European Touring Car Championship, at the famous 24 hours races at Le Mans, the Nürburgring and in Daytona as well as in the sports car world championship. The Bilstein-Racing-Service-Bus is a symbol of this success in every paddock.
Victories in the USA followed. At times almost 90 percent of the NASCAR drivers were equipped with products of our company. Nowadays, Armin Schwarz is jumping with his monster buggy across the tracks of the world famous Baja California – the mother of all desert races. Not surprisingly his buggy has Bilstein-Absorbers implemented.