Silver Arrow returns to Klausen

| 20 Sep 2013

The spectacular Mercedes-Benz W25 will return to the Klausenrennen for the first time since 1934 at this year's revival from 27-29 September.

Rudi Caracciola gunned the 494bhp supercharged Grand Prix titan to the top of the Swiss pass in 15 mins 22 secs to claim the record at the last event before WW2. The original surface was loose during Caracciola’s timed attempt, when he sensationally smashed his own record – set with a Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Tipo B in 1932 – by 28 secs.

DTM ace Roland Asch will drive the W25, the only survivor in working order, at the retrospective event.

More than 300 pre-war cars and motorcycles will compete in the fourth historic hillclimb up the 21km route from Linthal in the valley to the peak of the epic pass.

Scrutineering will be held in the town square of Glarus on Friday 27 September, just as the original event did. After practice from 9:30am on Saturday, the entrants get two timed runs, the first on Saturday afternoon and the second on Sunday. For more information see the website.

Images courtesy of Mercedes-Benz