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.
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.
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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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
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
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)
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Goodwood Trophy Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
Featuring some of the most exciting interwar machinery the world has to
offer, the Goodwood trophy never fails to excite. This years race was won
by the ear-splitting ERA A-Type R3A of Mary Smith driven be Mark Gillies.
Following close behind were the ERA B-Type R10B of Paddins Dowling in
second and the ERA E-Type GP1 of Duncan Ricketts in third.
Goodwood Festival of Speed: 75 Years of Silver Arrows
The Festival of Speed in Goodwood,England is the automotive event in the UK
that attracts more than 150,000 people. Among the many highlightsof the
worlds largest and most diverse celebration of the history of motor sport
and car culture, was a tribute to 75 Years of Silver Arrows.
Fordwater Trophy Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
Lotus Elans dominated this years Fordwater trophy at the 2012 Goodwood
Revival with Martin Stretton and Jackie Oliver coming home first and second
in their 26R's followed by the bellowing Shelby Mustang GT350 driven by John