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#ThrowbackThursday: 75 Years after the Mist Master Bernd Rosemeyer

posted by on 7 February 2013 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Just over 75 years ago, on January 28 1938, the racing world lost one of the most legendary drivers in the history of the sport. Star of the Auto Union Silver Arrow Squad, Bernd Rosemeyer had won the titles of European Champion, German Champion and German Bergmeister by 1936 at the age of 26. Two […] More…

Silver Arrow Era Photo Collection Released Ahead of Goodwood Revival

posted by on 14 September 2012 in PhotoGraphic Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Audi and Mercedes-Benz will celebrate this weekend’s Goodwood Revival event with a rare running of the iconic German pre-war Silver Arrow racing cars. Among the mix will be Audi’s newly acquired Auto Union Type D, as well as a host of other originals and painstakingly accurate replicas. To help celebrate, Mercedes-Benz’s historical department has released a large collection of photos from the era. More…

75 Years Ago Today Auto Union Won the Only American Race for the Silver Arrows

posted by on 5 July 2012 in Miscellaneous Features Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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In the pantheon of motorsport and the automotive world as a whole, the so-called ‘Silver Arrow’ racing era must certainly go down as one of the most cutting edge of its day. Much like today’s F1 cars push the level of technology to a point almost alien to road cars today, so too were the Silver Arrows and especially the Ferdinand Porsche designed Auto Unions with their mid-engines and their impossible top speeds given aerodynamic and tire limitations at the time. Seeing the cars race must have assuredly been a spectacle, and for Americans the only chance to have witnessed such a show on home soil occurred exactly 75 years ago today. More…