Racing Silver Arrows

Racing Silver Arrows
  • Author : Chris Nixon
  • Publisher : Motorbooks International
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 1997-03-18
  • ISBN : 0851840558

Racing Silver Arrows Book Review:

This is a history of the epic battles in the 1930s between the supercharged Grand Prix cars of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union. The picture book presents a comprehensive portrait of the golden age of motor racing.

Racing the Silver Arrows

Racing the Silver Arrows
  • Author : Chris Nixon
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 350
  • Relase : 1986
  • ISBN : 0850456584

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Silver Arrows In Camera

Silver Arrows In Camera
  • Author : Anthony Pritchard
  • Publisher : Haynes Publishing UK
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2008-12-15
  • ISBN : 1844254674

Silver Arrows In Camera Book Review:

The battle in Grand Prix racing between the German Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union teams during the six years from 1934 through 1939 was probably the greatest, most spectacular and most important era in motor racing history. The two German teams almost completely dominated Grand Prix racing, mainly because of their technical superiority. This superiority was made possible by the vast sums that the two teams could expend on racing. The money paid to them by the German government was not a direct subsidy, but represented the generous margin above cost incorporated in government contracts. In effect, while Mercedes-Benz developed and manufactured aero engines for the Luftwaffe, the Auto Union Group manufactured tanks and other armored vehicles for the Wehrmacht.

Hitler's Motor Racing Battles

Hitler's Motor Racing Battles
  • Author : Eberhard Reuss
  • Publisher : Haynes Publications
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 2008-11
  • ISBN : UOM:39015077683848

Hitler's Motor Racing Battles Book Review:

Motor sports.

Sauber-Mercedes C9

Sauber-Mercedes C9
  • Author : Ian Bamsey
  • Publisher : Crowood Press
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 186126836X

Sauber-Mercedes C9 Book Review:

The Mercedes sports-prototype of the late 1980s arguably came closer than any other car of the era to recapturing the spirit of the original 'Silver Arrows' of the 1930s. This stunning, fully enclosed, twin turbo, V8 sports-racing car took on the might of Porsche and Jaguar, and, notwithstanding opposition from the likes of Aston Martin, Nissan and Toyota, beat them all! This book is a detailed analysis of the famous C9 racing car, built by the Swiss firm of Sauber, which brought the might of Mercedes back into international motor racing for the first time in over thirty years. The author was present at the time and enjoyed the keen cooperation of the engineers at the heart of the project.

Silver Arrows in Camera, 1951-55

Silver Arrows in Camera, 1951-55
  • Author : Anthony Pritchard
  • Publisher : Haynes Publishing UK
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2011-11-01
  • ISBN : 1844259439

Silver Arrows in Camera, 1951-55 Book Review:

This is the story of Mercedes-Benz’s involvement in motorsport, from the first road trial in 1894, through the little-documented rallying exploits in the 1960s, to the McLaren-Mercedes partnership dominating Formula 1 today. Packed with historical and technical detail, this large-format, lavishly-illustrated book has a strong anecdotal content, including new interviews with drivers from the 1930s and 1950s. There are author interviews with Manfred von Brauchitsch, aged 94, Karl Kling, 90, Hans Herrmann, 72, and Britain’s favorite racer Sir Stirling Moss. The book covers the post-war revival including the sports coupés that won Le Mans in 1952, the sensational 300SLR racers, and the W196 grand prix cars. Also covered are the Juan Manuel Fangio/Moss partnership, and the famous 1955 Moss/Jenkinson Mille Miglia victory; Formula 1 with Sauber, then McLaren, with profiles of the team principals and drivers; and the US CART Championship and special relationship with the works Penske team. The book contains international race results and key driver biographies.

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Race Cars 1934-1955

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Race Cars 1934-1955
  • Author : Louis Sugahara,Hajime Saburi
  • Publisher : Classique Car Library
  • Pages : 255
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 1933123001

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Race Cars 1934-1955 Book Review:

Louis Sugahara, whose fascination with Mercedes-Benz race cars began in childhood, combines his artistic talent and automotive expertise to take readers back to the golden age of Grand Prix racing when the Silver Arrows dominated the circuits. From the W25 to the W196, Sugahara traces the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix race cars that competed between 1934 and 1955, including the renowned 300 SLR racing sports car. Using historical records, the author documents the ongoing modifications that were made to the cars due to formula rules, circuit conditions, and the racing styles of such legendary drivers as Caracciola, Lang, von Brauchitsch, Fagioli, Fangio, Herrmann, Moss, and Kling. The book captures the excitement of Mercedes' greatest victories as well as the dedication of racing manager Alfred Neubauer and the genius of the engineering team behind the Three-Pointed Star. The lively narrative is illustrated with rare historical photographs and more than one hundred original drawings by the author. These meticulous renderings of the vehicles, accompanied by detailed commentary, show how body styling and even minor exterior features, such as the radiator grille, windscreen, and rear-view mirror, were influenced by the constant process of modification and experimentation. Supplemented by an appendix containing circuit layouts, race results, and model specifications, this unique "picture book for grown-ups" conveys the enormous technical and emotional appeal of the invincible Mercedes.

Silver Arrows

Silver Arrows
  • Author : Andrew Noakes
  • Publisher : The Crowood Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2022-03-21
  • ISBN : 9780719840166

Silver Arrows Book Review:

Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking achievements in F1 are the latest successes in a glorious motor sport record for Mercedes and Benz that stretches back to the very first races in the 1890s. For the first time, this book tells the story of Mercedes in motor sport from the very beginning, with those pioneers of the 19th century, right through to today’s hybrid F1 cars. It covers the triumphs and disasters, from the early Grand Prix machines and the extraordinarily advanced and massively powerful racers of the 1930s to the highs of F1, Le Mans and Mille Miglia glory and the sorrow of the 1955 Le Mans disaster. The story is brought right up to date, tracing Mercedes victories in sports car racing, Indycar, F1 and Formula E – and this book celebrates the achievements of some of the world’s greatest drivers, from Caracciola, Fangio and Moss to Hakkinen, Unser and Hamilton.

Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Engineer and Gentleman

Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Engineer and Gentleman
  • Author : Wolfgang Scheller,Thomas Pollak
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2017-03-10
  • ISBN : 1854432826

Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Engineer and Gentleman Book Review:

Born 1906 in London as the son of an English mother and a German father, Rudolf Uhlenhaut was an engineer and designer for Daimler-Benz. He became famous for his achievements regarding the Silver Arrows, the 300 SL with the famous gull wing doors, the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, known as the?Uhlenhaut Coupé? and the various experimental C 111 versions well-known for several speed records. -- Uhlenhaut joined Daimler-Benz in 1931 after finishing his studies of mechanical engineering in Munich. In 1936 he took over as head of the racing department and conducted the Silver Arrows and Rudolf Caracciola to their 1937 European championship. Based upon the 300 SL?Gullwing?, initially a thoroughbred racing sports car, he created the road versions W198 and the smaller open-topped W121, both launched at the International Motor Sports Show in New York 1954. Though Uhlenhaut never owned a car of his own, his official company car, a 300 SLR with a top speed of 290 km/h became famous as the Uhlenhaut Coupé? the fastest car of its day authorized for road use! -- This first ever comprehensive biography of Rudolf Uhlenhaut, illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, depicts his life and technical achievements, presenting a complete compilation of all the patents he filed and exploring their significance. It also draws a vivid picture of the person behind the technical innovations and tries to explore his character and motivation.

Faster

Faster
  • Author : Neal Bascomb
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 375
  • Relase : 2020-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781328489838

Faster Book Review:

Winner of the Motor Press Guild Best Book of the Year Award & Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism For fans of The Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, a pulse-pounding tale of triumph by an improbable team of upstarts over Hitler’s fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing As Nazi Germany launched its campaign of racial terror and pushed the world toward war, three unlikely heroes—a driver banned from the best European teams because of his Jewish heritage, the owner of a faltering automaker company, and the adventurous daughter of an American multimillionaire—banded together to challenge Hitler’s dominance at the Grand Prix, the apex of motorsport. Bringing to life this glamorous era and the sport that defined it, Faster chronicles one of the most inspiring, death-defying upsets of all time: a symbolic blow against the Nazis during history’s darkest hour.

The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler's Best (Scholastic Focus)

The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler's Best (Scholastic Focus)
  • Author : Neal Bascomb
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781338277425

The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler's Best (Scholastic Focus) Book Review:

The heart-pounding story of an unlikely band of ragtags who took on Hitler's Grand Prix driver. In the years before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to prove the greatness of the Third Reich in everything from track and field to motorsports. The Nazis poured money into the development of new race cars, and Mercedes-Benz came out with a stable of supercharged automobiles called Silver Arrows. Their drivers dominated the sensational world of European Grand Prix racing and saluted Hitler on their many returns home with victory.As the Third Reich stripped Jews of their rights and began their march toward war, one driver, René Dreyfus, a 32-year-old Frenchman of Jewish heritage who had enjoyed some early successes on the racing circuit, was barred from driving on any German or Italian race teams, which fielded the best in class, due to the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini.So it was that in 1937, Lucy Schell, an American heiress and top Monte Carlo Rally driver, needed a racer for a new team she was creating to take on Germany's Silver Arrows. Sensing untapped potential in Dreyfus, she funded the development of a nimble tiger of a new car built by a little-known French manufacturer called Delahaye. As the nations of Europe marched ever closer to war, Schell and Dreyfus faced down Hitler's top drivers, and the world held its breath in anticipation, waiting to see who would triumph.

Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows

Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows
  • Author : Markus Bolsinger,Clauspeter Becker
  • Publisher : Motorbooks
  • Pages : 171
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 3768813770

Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows Book Review:

Superlative design and luxury engineering where hallmarks of the Silver Arrows that dominated the Grand Prix scene in the late 1930s. Produced with the full cooperation of Mercedes-Benz in Germany, this stunning history beautifully chronicles Mercedes Grand Prix cars from 1934 to today, and includes coverage of the 300SLR and recent Le Mans cars. Technical reviews of the cars along with profiles of racing greats Caracciola, Fangio, Moss, Mansell and Hakkinen round out this fabulous volume.

Mercedes-Benz W196

Mercedes-Benz W196
  • Author : Michael Riedner
  • Publisher : Haynes Publishing
  • Pages : 325
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0854297170

Mercedes-Benz W196 Book Review:

Holy Halls Hb

Holy Halls Hb
  • Author : Christof Vieweg
  • Publisher : Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2021-03
  • ISBN : 3667118023

Holy Halls Hb Book Review:

- A thrilling photographic account of the treasure trove of cars kept by the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart that are not currently on display to the public The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart is one of the largest and most visited industrial museums in the world. But the 160 or so automobiles on display are only a small part of the shiny chrome treasures that form the Mercedes-Benz Classic vehicle collection. Another 1,000 historical models are 'parked' in secret places outside Stuttgart - these secret places are called the 'Holy Halls'. This collection is the treasure trove of the brand. It has existed since 1923 and offers a comprehensive overview of the model history of Mercedes-Benz. Cars with special technology and equipment are stored here, as are the silver arrows of Caracciola, Lang and Fangio, the Pope's carriages, the state cars of the young Federal Republic of Germany or Mercedes models that became collectors' items due to their prominent previous owners. Some of these exhibits are well protected and waiting in special wooden boxes for their next use at exhibitions, fairs, events or classic car races. Others stand next to each other as silent witnesses of the past. Each time a model is modified, the collection is extended by the last vehicle of the discontinued series, which experts believe will be one of tomorrow's classic cars. The 'Holy Halls' are not open to the public; enquiries from editorial offices and TV teams have often been rejected. But, during the years 2016 to 2018, almost all the vehicles of the Mercedes collection were photographed. Thus, a unique photographic collection was created, the automobile history from more than ten decades; many of the previously unpublished photographs are exclusively available here in this book. In addition, Mercedes-Benz Classic agreed to open the 'Holy Halls' for an external photo team and provide information about the car models stored there. For the first time, it has been possible to produce a fascinating illustrated book with panoramic and detailed shots from the 'halls', and lively photo reports on cars that tell stories - from the first Benz batting motor car to the latest Formula 1 racing car. Equally thrilling are the stories of the unique specimens and prototypes that are stored in the 'Holy Halls': Mercedes models that never went into production are presented for the first time. The stories about the selected automobiles of the vehicle collection are supplemented by historical recordings from the Mercedes-Benz Classic archive.

A Race with Love and Death

A Race with Love and Death
  • Author : Richard Williams
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 467
  • Relase : 2020-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781471179365

A Race with Love and Death Book Review:

'A tragic age and a tragic character, both seemingly compelled to destroy themselves...a chilling reminder of how little control we have over our fates' Damon Hill 'One of the greatest motor racing stories' Nick Mason 'Timely, vivid and enthralling … it’s unputdownable’ Miranda Seymour, author of The Bugatti Queen Dick Seaman was the archetypal dashing motorsport hero of the 1930s, the first Englishman to win a race for Mercedes-Benz and the last Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel before the outbreak of the Second World War. Award-winning author Richard Williams reveals the remarkable but now forgotten story of a driver whose battles against the leading figures of motor racing's golden age inspired the post-war generation of British champions. The son of wealthy parents, educated at Rugby and Cambridge, Seaman grew up in a privileged world of house parties, jazz and fast cars. But motor racing was no mere hobby: it became such an obsession that he dropped out of university to pursue his ambitions, squeezing money out of his parents to buy better cars. When he was offered a contract with the world-beating, state-sponsored Mercedes team in 1937, he signed up despite the growing political tensions between Britain and Germany. A year later, he celebrated victory in the German Grand Prix with the beautiful 18-year-old daughter of the founder of BMW. Their wedding that summer would force a split with his family, a costly rift that had not been closed six months later when he crashed in the rain while leading at Spa, dying with his divided loyalties seemingly unresolved. He was just 26 years old. A Race with Love and Death is a gripping tale of speed, romance and tragedy. Set in an era of rising tensions, where the urge to live each moment to the full never seemed more important, it is a richly evocative story that grips from first to last.

The Jensen Genome

The Jensen Genome
  • Author : Richard Calver
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 730
  • Relase : 2019-08
  • ISBN : 0975129139

The Jensen Genome Book Review:

Basic chassis data on almost every Jensen car or commercial vehicle ever built

BRM V16

BRM V16
  • Author : Karl Ludvigsen
  • Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 96
  • Relase : 2007-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781845840372

BRM V16 Book Review:

If a racing car could disappoint an entire nation, that was the dramatic fate of Britain's BRM .Few cars of any kind have a more exotic and exciting reputation among enthusiasts than the first BRM, a 16-cylinder wonder machine, heralded as a certain race winner and backed by the nation's motor industry, it was British Racing Motor's bid to put the UK at the top of the Grand Prix series. It did come good -- producing more than 500 horsepower -- but only after the Formula 1 for which it was built had expired.

BRM V16 in Camera

BRM V16 in Camera
  • Author : Anthony Pritchard
  • Publisher : Haynes Publishing UK
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2012-11-01
  • ISBN : 085733235X

BRM V16 in Camera Book Review:

Following in the mould of 'Silver Arrows in Camera', this book explores in period photographs the extraordinary story of the BRM V16, which raced between 1950 and 1954. Over 400 photographs, including a small amount of rare colour pictures are accompanied by an informative commentary. BRM (British Racing Motors) was a motor racing venture created in 1950 to represent Britain in the new Formula 1 category. A symbol of Britain’s post-war rebirth, the BRM car did nothing by halves: its 1.5-litre 16-cylinder supercharged engine and advanced specification made it a technical tour de force, but it earned a reputation as a fantastic folly, such that Stirling Moss described it as ‘without doubt the worst car I ever drove’. This book is a fascinating portrait of a racing car that still engenders enduring fascination.

The Life Monaco Grand Prix

The Life Monaco Grand Prix
  • Author : Stuart Codling
  • Publisher : Motorbooks
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2019-04-16
  • ISBN : 9780760363744

The Life Monaco Grand Prix Book Review:

Go behind the scenes to explore the history, racing, celebrity fans, and after hours of racing's most glamorous and prestigious round in the F1 championship with The Life Monaco Grand Prix. Monaco sponsored its first race in 1929 and the circuit has been part of the Formula 1 series since 1950. Conducted with the patronage of Monaco’s royal family, its beautiful street-circuit has made Monaco the most glamorous setting of any F1 race. But the classic architecture and high-profile spectators belie a course notorious for its complexity and challenges. With no safety barriers until 1969, drivers have twice plunged into the harbor among the spectating yachts. Off the circuit, Monaco is a 24-hour spectacle of expensive boats, high-profile parties, celebrity F1 fans, penthouse spectating, and high-roller lifestyle. From the Monte Carlo casino (integral to numerous James Bond films) to top clubs like Amber Lounge, Jimmy’z, and The Black Lounge to F1 racers’ luxury homes to the takeoffs and landings of countless private jets, Monaco represents the epitome of the jet-setting lifestyle long associated with the F1 circus. From the first Grand Prix in 1929 to today's star-studded event, The Life Monaco Grand Prix takes the reader on a full lap of this prestigious race.

Auto Union Album 1934 - 1939

Auto Union Album 1934 - 1939
  • Author : Chris Nixon
  • Publisher : Transport Bookman Publications Limited
  • Pages : 261
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 0851840566

Auto Union Album 1934 - 1939 Book Review:

CONTAINES 100S PHOTOS OF RARE PHOTOS OF AUTO UNIONS