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.
St. Mary's Trophy Races, Goodwood Revival 2012
A collection of footage from the St. Mary's Trophy races for saloon cars of
the fifties at the 2012 Goodwood Revival. These hugely varied tin-tops
always provide exciting on-track action and this year featured a fine
battle between cars as flamboyant as Mk1 Jaguars, Austin A40s, a fine BMW
700 and the unique V8, rear engined Tatra.
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.
E 300 BLUETEC HYBRID SETS OUT ON AN ECONOMY CHALLENGE -- WITH A TWIST
The new Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is designed to be capable of
combining performance and efficiency. In standard form it can accelerate
from rest to 62mph in 7.5-seconds. It can achieve a maximum speed of 150
mph and can return 67 mpg while emitting as little as 109 g/km of CO2.
To prove the theory in the real-world, the very first example of the car to
arrive in the UK set out on an economy run -- with a twist -- to prove that
driving fun and efficiency can be combined.
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VSCC Mercedes W154 Demo
In 1938 Mercedes-benz brought W154's to the Donington GP, 70 years later
the VSCC bring one back driven by Tony Dron, turn up those speakers.
Nürburgring - Hermann Lang
In 1962 Hermann Lang came back to the Nürburgring to drive his Mercedes
W125 Grand Prix car again. The 1937 Mercedes W125 Data: 8-Cylinder In-line
5,660 CC 646 bhp at 5,800 rpm (The most powerfull gp car ever built up
until the late seventies)
Mercedes-Benz SL Promo
With the completely redeveloped SL, Mercedes-Benz continues a tradition
that began 60 years ago. The letters "SL" have ever since been synonymous
with a symbiosis of sportiness, style and comfort -- and with
groundbreaking innovations. The new SL has been produced for the first time
almost entirely from aluminium and weighs up to 140 kilograms less than its
predecessor. Its highly rigid all-aluminium bodyshell provides the basis
for agile, sporty handling that has been taken to an entirely new level,
coupled with exemplary roll characteristics and ride comfort. Even better
driving dynamics come courtesy of the new BlueDIRECT engines; they are more
powerful yet at the same time up to 29 per cent more economical than the
engines in the outgoing generation. Other new features include the unique
FrontBass system, which turns the luxury sports car into a concert hall
regardless of whether the top is open or closed, and the highly efficient
adaptive windscreen wipe/wash system MAGIC VISION CONTROL; it supplies
water from the wiper blade as required and depending on the direction of
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor - Jay Leno's Garage
Jay takes you for a ride in his very favorite car, a three-ton bespoke
beauty meticulously restored by Karl Middelhauve.
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1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor - Jay Leno's Garage
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Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed
records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob
Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of
the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @
69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record
speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and
is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on
a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical
significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it
amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens
witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great
moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz
and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne