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.
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.
F1 points leader Jensen Button @ Goodwood
F1 points leader Jensen Button joined Mercedes-Benz in Goodwood, England at
the festival of speed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Mercedes
legendary Silver Arrows.
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 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.
Mercedes-Benz TV: Silver arrows at Goodwood Revival 2012
The revival of an era at the Goodwood Revival Meeting: In 2012 10 original
Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union took to the race track -
driven by renowned racing drivers. Among them the motorsport legend: Sir
75 Years Silver Arrow
Since 75 years, the terms Mercedes-Benz and „Silver Arrow are inseparably
connected to each other. The era of the Silver Arrow started 1934 with the
Formula Racing car W25. The models W125, W154 and W196 followed. For the
anniversary for 75 years Silver Arrow, an imposing parade with these
historical vehicles took place. On the test racing track in Stuttgart,
Untertuerkheim, Lewis Hamilton, Ralf Schumacher and Hans Herrmann reviewed
history again with the original racing cars. Lewis Hamilton drove the
freshly restored W25, which hadnt been in use since 30 years. Before the
driving demonstration, Lewis Hamilton was present for the insertion of his
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 into the Mercedes-Benz Museum the vehicle
with which he von the champion title in 2008. This car is now part of the
worlds biggest Silver arrow collection.
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
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
Williams at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed will be honouring Frank Williams' 40
years of competing in world motorsport. Taking three running cars and a
host of static display cars, this film charts the team's preparation for
the Festival which will be held on July 4th and 5th 2009.
Goodwood Revival 2009 - Sights & Sounds!
Goodwood Revival 2009 All the sights and sounds from the the famous
'Goodwood Revival' including video footage from the track and the pits! No
music overlay to hinder those glorious engines sounds ;)