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.
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 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.
Maps (c) of Google Earth
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.
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...
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
Goodwood Revival, Historic Cars Driven By Juan Manuel Fangio.
Celebrating 100 years since Fangio's birth and the 60th anniversary of his
first F1 championhip victory. Many rare and beautiful cars that the famous
racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio drove, were on display at the Goodwood
Revival event, some of the cars had come all the way from Argentina.
Maserati Tipo 151 Crash, RAC TT Celebration, Goodwood Revival 2012
When lapping back-markers during the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration race of
the 2012 Goodwood Revival, Joe Colasacco in the Maserati Tipo 151 dipped a
rear tyre onto the wet grass spinning into the barriers, heavily damaging
the Maserati Tipo 151 of Lawrence Auriana.