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.
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.
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!
Audi Auto Union 1938 Silver Arrow Race Car in NYC
The 1938 Auto Union Silver Arrow made its run down Park Avenue to the new
Audi Forum. Due to a flooded engine it did not make its run with the new R8
and R10 TDI race car. But it sure sounds great in real life.
Mercedes W154 Warming up Ennstal Jochen Mass
MERCEDES-BENZ W154: Der Höhenstraßen-Sieger
Dieser W154 mit Chassis-Nummer 11 ist jenes Auto, mit dem Rudolf Caracciola
1939 Rekorde fuhr, Hermann Lang auf der Wiener Höhenstraße siegte, und
Juan Manuel Fangio 1951 in Buenos Aires Dritter wurde.
Der 3-Liter V-12 Zylinder mit vier obenliegenden Nockenwellen besaß zwei
Roots-Gebläse mit Stahlrotoren in einem Magnesium-Gehäuse, sie liefen mit
1,5facher Kurbelwellen-Drehzahl und beanspruchten bei 8000 Touren 160 PS
der Höchstleistung. 1939 wurde der W154 modifiziert. Das Trockengewicht
sank von 975 auf 898 kg, mittels Zweistufen-Gebläse wurde die Leistung auf
480 PS getrieben. Der Spritverbrauch lag im Rennen zwischen 120 bis und 145
Liter pro 100 Kilometer, das benötigte Tankvolumen von 400 Liter wurde in
einem Satteltank vor dem Cockpit und einem Hecktank aufgeteilt. Von 16
Rennen gewann der W154 in den Jahren 1938/39 elf.