Here's 60 Years Worth Of Steering Wheel Evolution From Mercedes-Benz

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Nazis, Blowers, And Bugattis: Grand Prix Racing's Supercharged Years

Top-level grand prix racing's fascination with forced induction doesn't start with 2014's turbo V6s, nor did it get going with the first turbo cars of the '70s and '80s. It started 90 years ago, with the supercharged era. » 3/11/14 1:40pm 3/11/14 1:40pm

Add a cockpit to a Mercedes–Benz Silver Arrow and it turns into a speed record mecha with wheels. In October 1934, Rudolf Caracciola used this W25 to break the world record for the one-mile standing start. The same day, on a one-kilometer run, he became the fastest man on a public road, at 197 mph. That road, 30… » 2/26/13 10:15am 2/26/13 10:15am

Tazio Nuvolari, deer hunter with Silver Arrow

Hunting game and racing cars are generally pursued as separate pastimes, but not by Tazio Nuvolari at the 1938 Donington Grand Prix, where, as evidenced by a severed head, he did both with great aplomb. » 12/21/11 3:00pm 12/21/11 3:00pm

Mercedes–Benz’s great Libyan racing swindle

Before Libya became the recently killed Muammar Gaddafi’s silly desert kingdom for 42 years, it was an Italian colony which hosted the Tripoli Grand Prix, the fastest motor race of the 1930s. Fed up with four years of Silver Arrow dominance, the Italians changed the rules for the 1939 race to make sure an Alfa Romeo… » 10/24/11 3:30pm 10/24/11 3:30pm

Budapest’s secret Grand Prix street circuit

This Sunday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Hungarian Grand Prix, an event held since…1986. Fifty years before Formula One came to the Hungaroring, there was a Grand Prix race in downtown Budapest with 100,000 people in attendance. The Silver Arrows came. Scuderia Ferrari came. Three-quarters of a century later,… » 7/29/11 4:00pm 7/29/11 4:00pm

All Silver Arrows, all the time

If you like your race cars silver, wicked and German, Motorhome is a tumblr you should check out: nothing but photos of Silver Arrows, like this Auto Union A-Type, page after page after page. » 3/18/11 4:30pm 3/18/11 4:30pm

Silver Arrows In Flight

Formula 1 racers Jacky Ickx and Hans-Joachim Stuck took to the streets of Monaco last May in Auto Union Silver Arrows Type D and C, respectively, briefly creating an eight wheel, 28-cylinder piece of history. [HellForMotors] » 1/17/11 9:00am 1/17/11 9:00am

Michael Schumacher’s Red Helmet of Bad Luck

Michael Schumacher might want to watch that new red helmet of his. The last man to wear one in a Mercedes grand prix car, Manfred von Brauchitsch, was nicknamed Der Pechvogel: the unlucky bird. » 3/16/10 12:00pm 3/16/10 12:00pm

Mercedes-Benz's Silver Arrows

With yesterday’s acquisition of Brawn GP, Mercedes-Benz will return to Formula One after a 55-year hiatus. Judging by their earlier attempts to build race cars, every team has reason to be very, very afraid. » 11/17/09 2:30pm 11/17/09 2:30pm

Jenson Button Drives 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25

The W25 was the first Silver Arrow, and one of many to make an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Watch the F1 championship leader drive it 75 years after its German debut. » 7/09/09 9:00am 7/09/09 9:00am