Silver Arrows stun Goodwood

| 15 Sep 2012

A spectacular parade of pre-war Auto Union and Mercedes Grand Prix cars is, as expected, proving to be the highlight of the Revival weekend.

The 10 cars are housed in an impressive recreation of the Berne pits used in the Swiss GPs of the era, but it’s their on-track appearances that have left the biggest impression.

Driven by aces such as Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Paul Stewart, Bernd Schneider and Frank Biela, the German machines are joined by contemporaries from ERA, Alfa Romeo and Maserati for the high-speed demonstration.

From the supercharged wail of the Mercedes W25, via the bellowing Auto Union C-type to the 1.5-litre Mercedes W165, the line-up covers the famous period from 1934-’39 in which the Silver Arrows dominated Grand Prix racing.