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.
Porsche at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The new Panamera was on display on the Concept Lawn while down on the 18th
hole, Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 made famous by the movie Le Mans and now
owned by Jerry Seinfeld, was set along side some of the most prestigious
cars in the world.
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
Porsche Racing at the 2009 Monterey Historics
Porsche was the featured the marque at the Rolex Monterey Historics at
Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway this weekend. As part of the event the head of
the Porsche Rolling Museum, Klaus Bischof, brought many of the legendary
Porsche race cars from Germany. In this video, Klaus goes on camera to
discuss the importance of having these cars running on the track years
after being put into retirement. He puts that statement to the test by
driving the 1962 Porsche Type 804 Formula One race car around the track for
some exhibition laps.
Trailer Magical moments. The hour of the Silver Arrows
This is one of the greatest stories in the history of motor sport: The
Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows and their pilots impressed their seal on motor
racing culture in the mid-20th century in a most unique manner. This
legend, which to this day inspires the power of fascination of the
Mercedes-Benz brand, is the subject of the ten-part television series
"Magical moments". The hour of the Silver Arrows". In a playing time of
around 500 minutes, renowned TV producer Cassian von Salomon, until 2011
editor-in-chief and managing director of "Spiegel TV", and his team, take
viewers on a breath-taking journey through the history of motor sport.
With Saskia Weisheit (director) and Florian Dennert (author), producers
Cas-Film realised a film project that for the first time skilfully combines
historical images from the Mercedes-Benz Classic archives with meticulously
reconstructed scenes ("re-enactments") and contemporary interview elements.
"Magical moments. The hour of the Silver Arrows" will be available on
www.mercedes-benz-classic.com/store as DVD box and as Blu-ray disc.
For more information, please visit
Die Silberpfeile von Mercedes-Benz: mit ihrer einzigartigen
Erfolgsgeschichte stehen sie für eine unvergleichliche Ära des
Motorsports. Geprägt von spektakulären Rennerfolgen sowie ruhmreichen,
aber auch tragischen Einzelschicksalen, faszinieren die Geschichten der
Piloten und ihrer silbernen Boliden bis heute. Caracciola, Lang, Fangio und
Moss heißen die Helden, die das damalige Renngeschehen dominieren. Mit den
Silberpfeilen werden sie zu Legenden. Diese Epoche des Rennsports schreibt
jedoch nicht nur Geschichten von grandiosen Triumphen. Das Risiko begleitet
die Fahrer auf dem Weg zum heldenhaften Ruhm. Es ist Teil der Faszination,
wie sie sich und die Maschine an die Grenze des Möglichen bringen.
Regisseurin Saskia Weisheit und Autor Florian Dennert machen die magischen
Momente einer Ära erlebbar, die bis heute nichts an Strahlkraft und
Faszination verloren hat − mit aufwendig gedrehten Spielszenen,
historisch nachempfundenen Interviews sowie noch nie gezeigtem
Archivmaterial in Farbe. Experten, Sammler und Rennfahrerlegenden wie
Jackie Stewart, Jochen Mass und Hans Herrmann präsentieren die
historischen Rennwagen und vermitteln eindrücklich die Faszination, die
von diesen wertvollen Originalen ausgeht.
„Magische Momente. Die Stunde der Silberpfeile" ist als DVD-Box und
Blu-ray auf www.mercedes-benz-classic.com/store erhältlich.
Weitere Informationen auf www.mercedes-benz-classic.com/magischemomente
Auto Union Race Cars
On sept. 11th 2004 audi came back to their roots. Back to the place of
birth of the legendary Auto Union racecars. To a city called Zwickau.
So i had the chance to film these beautiful cars which were born in the
same city like me. ;)
Enjoy the incredible sound of these monsters.
Type A (no number) - Driver: The Stig???
Type C (number 5) - Driver: Tom Kristensen
Type D (number 4) - Driver: Martin Tomczyk
Edit March 2010: found a great wallpaper of this event.
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
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 2010.
Saturday 3rd July 2010 Video Featuring:
Williams Renault Formula 1 engine test of the FW18 3.0 Litre V10. The car
that gave Damon Hill the well deserved title in 1996. Land Rover
Experience. Then to the Cartier 'Style Et Luxe' concours d'elegance
including Chris Evan's 'Magnificent 7' minus the F40 ~ The James Coburn
1960 Ferrari 250 California Spyder Reg No. FER 1, The 1962 Ferrari 250
Short Wheel Base Reg No. ENZ 1000, 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB 4 Cam Reg No.
ENZ2000, 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Reg No. ENZ 3000, The 1972 Ferrari 246 GT
Dino Reg No. ENZ246. Then on to the Cathedral Paddock: Huron Cosworth H4A
built 1972, 3.0 Litre V8 with Entrant Driver Paul Van Doorne. AVS Shadow
Chevrolet Mk1 built 1970, 8.1 Litre V8 with Entrant Driver Harm Lagaaij.
Lola Chevrolet T163 built 1969, 8.3 Litre V8 with Entrant Driver Don Bell.
Ford Escort Mk1 World Cup built 1970, 1.8 Litre 4 Cylinder with Entrant
Driver Colin Gray. Ford F3L built 1968, 3.0 Litre V8 with Driver Richard
Attwood. Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 'Len Mans' built 1968, 2.0 Litre V8 with
Entrant Driver Dieter Roschmann. Lola Cosworth T290 built 1972, 2.o Litre 4
Cylinder with Driver Entrant Anthony Reid. Abarth 2000SP built 1973, 2.0
Litre 4 Cylinder with Entrant Driver Carlo Steinhauslin. Alfa Romeo Tipo 33
'Periscopica' built 1966, 2.0 Litre V8 with Driver M Cajani / A Merzario.
CD-Panhard 3 built 1964, 0.85 Litre Flat 2. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
built 1963, 6.2 Litre V8. ISO Grifo A3C built 1965, 5.3 Litre V8 with
Entrant Driver Alberto Francioni & artist. Alfa Romeo 8C-35 built 1935, 3.8
Litre Supercharged 8 Cylinder. Alfa Romeo Tipo B built in 1933, 2.7 Litre
Supercharged 8 Cylinder. Alfa Romeo SE 048 SP built 1991, 3.5 Litre V12.
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 SC12 built 1977, 2.2 Litre turbo Flat 12. Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 'LM Coupe'
built 1938, 2.9 Litre Supercharged 8 Cylinder. Vauxhall C-10 'Prince Henry'
built 1910, 3.0 Litre 4 Cylinder. Fiat S74 Grand Prix built 1911, 14.2
Litre 4 Cylinder with Entrant Driver George Wingard. Aston Martin DB3.
Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage' built 1960, 2.5 Litre V8 with Entrant Driver
Tom Edwardes. Pupulidy Porsche Special built 1954, 1.7 Litre Flat 4 with
Driver Entrant Travis Howard. Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Spider built 1933, 2.6
Supercharged 8 Cylinder with Driver Entrant Burkhard Von Schenk. Ferrari
312PB built 1972, 3.0 Litre Flat 12 with Entrant Driver Paul Knapfield.
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Spider Prototipo built 1968, 2.0 Litre V8 with Entrant
Driver Allesandro Carrara.