Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union racers from the 1930s took to the track for the first time at the Goodwood Revival between 14 and 16 September, some 75 years after the Silver Arrows first appeared in the UK.
All the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows that appeared at the Goodwood Revival are original cars -- each with extensive racing history behind them. They were driven by ex-DTM driver Roland Asch, Le Mans winner Jochen Mass, five-times DTM champion Bernd Schneider, three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart and his son, ex-F3000 racer and team manager Paul Stewart.
Among the cars that appeared were the W 25 (1934), the W 125 (1937), a W 154 (1939) and a W 165 (1939). Power outputs range from the 254 hp of the 1.5-litre V8 W 165 to the 600 hp achieved by the mighty W 125. All were by far the most advanced machines of their kind with innovative suspension and drivetrains meaning they were highly successful and effective racing machines.
Goodwood Revival 2012 - Silver Arrows demonstration laps | Full HD stereo
Video by http://www.ClassicarGarage.nl - Goodwood Revival 2012. For the
first time since the late 1930'ies the famous German 'Silver Arrows'
returned on British soil. The impressive and then super high tech
Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union racers can here be seen in some demonstration
laps with their former competitors like ERA, Bugatti and Maserati. As the
Goodwood speaker says at the beginning of the video: A once in a lifetime
opportunity! The V12 and V16 'Silver Arrows' came from the Audi and
Mercedes Museums, very unique and still giving me goose spots hearing and
seeing those great cars lapping round Goodwood.
Kenny Brack interview on how he raced GT40 at the Goodwood Revival
On track footage and interview with Kenny Brack about his now famous GT40
drive at the Goodwood Revival. SUBSCRIBE right here -
Qualifying for the exclusively Ford GT40 race at the 2013 Goodwood Revival
was held under wet conditions that made the 2.4-mile Goodwood Motor Circuit
a decidedly slippery mess. Swedish driver Kenny Brack, winner of the 1999
Indianapolis 500 and the 1998 Indy Racing League Champion, seemingly
shrugged off the track conditions. While his hands are never still for
virtually the entire lap, the 47-year old Brack took command of the
powerful GT40 he shared Red Bull Racing Formula 1 engineer Adrian Newey to
post the second fastest qualifying lap for the Whitsun Trophy. Here's
Kenny's wet-and-wild lap:
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Mercedes-Benz TV: Silver arrows at Goodwood Revival 2012.
The revival of an era at the Goodwood Revival Meeting: In 2012 10 original
Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union took to the race track -
driven by renowned racing drivers. Among them the motorsport legend: Sir