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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
A Taste of Goodwood Revival 2012
A taste of Goodwood revival, Sunday 16th 2012. Vintage and historic racing
cars, Spifires, Lancaster, Hunters and all things classic racing...
Silver Arrows at Goodwood Revival 2012
A short clip of the demonstration laps by the pre-war German 'Silver
Arrows' (plus a few of the cars they would have raced against) at the
Goodwood Revival meeting 2012
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.
Maps (c) of Google Earth
Shelby Cup Cobra Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
To celebrate Carroll Shelby's magnificent Ferrari beating Cobra's fiftieth
anniversary, the 2012 Goodwood Revival played host to an inspiring one-make
race of his fabulous creations. Lasting forty five minutes for two drivers,
crowds were wowed by the sound of the biggest gathering of such machines
ever in the UK. Victory was taken by the Hall brothers ahead of the Dutch
pairing of Tom Colonel and David Hart in second and Ludovic Caron and
Anthony Reid in third.
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
Silver Arrow warming up, LOUD engine sound, W165 Mercedes
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011, a W165 Mercedes silver arrow warming up.
Chassis 449547 was the second of the two W165s completed for the 1939
Tripoli Grand Prix. It was considered the slower of the two cars and Lang
was sent out in it with an unfavourable strategy. He nevertheless dominated
the race and if he had wanted, he could have lapped his 'team leader' in
the closing stages. As mentioned the car was only tested and demonstrated
after its debut victory. It remained dormant for over fifty years and is
still only very rarely seen outside of Stuttgart. Celebrating the 75th
anniversary of the 'Silver Arrows,' it is seen here at one of those rare
outings, during the 2009 Retromobile in Paris.
Country of origin Germany
Chassis number 449547/2
Numbers built 4
Produced in 1939
1939 Tripoli Grand Prix (Hermann Lang in 449547/2)
Configuration M165 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Weight 195 kilo / 429.9 lbs
Construction steel block and head
Displacement 1.495 liter / 91.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 64.0 mm (2.5 in) / 58.0 mm (2.3 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 2 Solex Carburettors
Aspiration Two Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 256 bhp / 191 KW @ 8000 rpm
BHP/Liter 171 bhp / liter
Chassis aluminium body on steel oval-tube frame with 5 cross-members
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, longitudinal torsion bars, hydraulic shock
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Weight 700 kilo / 1543.2 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3680 mm (144.9 in) / 1510 mm (59.4 in) / 850 mm
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2450 mm (96.5 in) / 1340 mm (52.8 in) / 1280 mm
Power to weight 0.37 bhp / kg
Top Speed 272 km/h (169 mph)