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.
Mercedes-Benz ESF Concept
The ESF 2009, based on the Mercedes S 400 HYBRID, is the first Experimental
Safety Vehicle to be built by Mercedes-Benz since 1974.
Among the highlights of the ESV was the Mercedes-Benz unveiling of the ESF
2009 an experimental safety vehicle with trailblazing innovations
including: inflatable metallic sections to afford more stability to
structural components within fractions of a second, and a Braking Bag
housed within the vehicle floor and more.
Kia Trail’ster Concept Shown at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show
The Korean automaker entered the stage with a kickoff performance by
Chicago's very own Catch Band and then showed their Super Bowl Spot with
the 2016 Sorento alongside Irish actor Pierce Brosnan. With twenty record
setting years Michael Sprague bragged about their twenty vehicles launched
since 2009 and passing the 500,000 sales mark for the third year in a row.
Everything they do is passionately designed he added.
Now the Korean automaker embarks on another journey with a freedom fighting
spinoff of the Soul they dub the Trail’ster Concept, which can go where
no Soul has gone before.
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009
Highlights of the World's Largest Celebration of Motoring Culture include:
"75 Years of Silver Arrows" Legendary Drivers Sir Stirling Moss & Jochen
Mass and Tony Dron to Honor a Special Vehicle
Kia Trail’ster Concept
Kia embarks on another journey with a freedom fighting spinoff of the Soul
they dub the Trail’ster Concept, which can go where no Soul has gone
before. Soul owners are very active and the Trail’ster AWD will set them
free. The goal was to accentuate the lightweight character of the Soul with
focus on key points including the retractable cloth top, Fire Red wheel
accents and a hybrid powertrain that puts out 34% more horsepower than the current
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)
Auto Union and Mercedes W165 engine starts, LOUD!
Goodwood Festival of Speed FOS 2011, Auto Union Type C & D and Mercedes
W165 engine starts. Awesome sounds, very loud!
Auto Union drivers: Nick Mason and Hans-Joachim Stuck.
Mercedes Silver Arrow W165
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.
Auto Union Type C
Mercedes-Benz domination in Grand Prix ended with the Auto Union Typ C. It
took a few years to get it right, but Ferdinand Porsche's daring design
with a mid-mounted V16 finally won. It claimed many victories from 1936 to
1938 until the three-liter formula was laid out for 1939.
Horch, Audi, DKW and Wanderer created Auto Union with the help of Ferdinand
Porsche and Adolf Rosenberger. Along with building passenger cars, a goal
of the new company was to enter Grand Prix. They did so in 1934 with a
daring mid-engined race car called the Typ A. This evolved into the
slightly larger Typ B the following year and the Typ C was fitted with a
much larger engine for 1936.
The Type-C was a third evolution of Auto Union's racecar. It primarily
competed with Mercedes-Benz but also raced against Alfa Romeo's 12C-36, the
Maserati V8RI and Bugatti 59/50. Type-Cs won six victories in 1936 and made
Bernt Rosermeyer world champion
Goodwood Festival of Speed 2006
Some highlighs from Goodwood FOS 2006.. or should I call it Festival of
Sound? Best event for petrolheads in the world, methinks!
Auto Union Type D V12 warmup
Crosthwaite & Gardiner starting the new recreation for Audi of an Auto
Union Type-D V12 (Silver Arrow) prior to its first test run by Frank Biela
and Nick Mason at Kemble airfield, as featured in Octane Magazine
Goodwood Revival 2014 Day 3 Full Replay
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