Goodwood Revival 2012 – Silver Arrows reunite
August 15, 2012
Step back in time at this year’s Goodwood Revival: one of the world’s most popular historic motor race meetings.
Taking place from 14th – 16th September, highlights for 2012 include a spectacular demonstration of legendary pre-war Silver Arrows – together on-track for the first time.
Mercedes-Benz Classic will be showcasing four genuine pre-war Silver Arrows, one of them a Grand Prix car from the W 125 series that made its debut 75 years ago.
Premiered at the Tripoli Grand Prix on 9 May 1937, the Mercedes-Benz W 125 won its maiden race with Hermann Lang at the wheel, and subsequently triumphed in many other races during the same year, securing one of our most successful racing seasons ever.
Hailed as the precursor for all modern Mercedes-Benz sports cars due to its breakthrough chassis design, the W 125 was replaced in 1938 by the W 154, built in accordance with the new 3-litre formula. However, this pioneering technology remained virtually unaltered on the new model, and earned the W 125 its place in the annals of motor racing history to this day.
This year, Mercedes-Benz Classic will race side by side with Audi Tradition, represented by five cars built by Auto Union. Visitors will have an unprecedented opportunity to get up close to as many as ten of these fabulous machines, among them the Mercedes-Benz W 25 (1934), W 125 (1937), W 154 and W 165 (1939), alongside Auto Union Type C, Type D and Type D ‘Doppel Kompressor’.
Piloted by world-famous drivers, this breathtaking demonstration, staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday, will provide the spectacle of real race action, but without risk to these priceless and irreplaceable marques.
A truly momentous occasion in the history of motorsport – the 2012 Goodwood Revival is a must-attend event for all.