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.
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...
Goodwood Revival 2012 Highlights 16-09-12
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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
Maserati Tipo 151/3 Warmup and Rev, Goodwood Revival 2012
Fresh from a rebuild and ready to compete the unique Maserati Tipo 151/3
being warmed and revved prior to it's first ever race outing since a crash
killing it's driver in the 1960's. I hope you enjoy footage of this unique
car and fabulous sound. More videos featuring this car to come soon.
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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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.
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
Whitsun Trophy Race, Goodwood Revival 2012
In the final race of the first day of the 2012 Goodwood Revival, Gary
Pearson took the Cambridge Racing Lola T70 spyder to it's first victory
ahead of last years winner Jay Esterer in the Chinook Chevrolet and a
determined Roger Wills in third in his McLaren M1B.