The Silver Arrow racers are to race at the 2012 Goodwood Revival for the first time in nearly 75 years.
The iconic Mercedes-Benz W25, W125, W154 and W165, plus examples of the Auto Union Type C and Type D, will be in action at race-speeds, piloted by well-known top-level racing drivers.
Alongside the Silver Arrow racers will be many of the cars that competed against the dominant Mercedes-Benz and Auto Unions in the late 1930s – ERA, Maserati, Riley, Bugatti and MG – on the legendary Goodwood track.
Piloted by world-famous drivers, the Silver Arrows will stage a carefully choreographed ‘race’, alongside examples of the British and Continental ‘cannon fodder’ that raced against them in period – providing all the spectacle of a real race, but without risk to these priceless machines.
Low-speed demonstrations by individual Silver Arrows are an impressive sight, and this will be the first time so many of these mighty machines have been driven together at full racing speed since the Yugoslav Grand Prix, on September 3, 1939 – the day after the second world war broke out.
The cars will be housed in an authentic recreation of a period pit/paddock building.