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"Silver Arrow" was the name given by the press to Germany's dominant Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union Grand Prix motor racing cars between 1934 and 1939. Beautiful and advanced machines, by 1937 the supercharged engine of a Mercedes-Benz W125 attained a power output of 646 hp, a figure not exceeded in Grand Prix Racing until the early 1980s with turbocharged engines. The Silver Arrows of Mercedes and Auto Union cars reached speeds of well over 185 mph in 1937, and over 249 mph during land speed record runs. The superiority of these vehicles in international motor racing established the term "Silver Arrow" as a legend.
Supercharged Pre-War Grand Prix Cars (49 min)
A fantastic, vintage documentary about the early supercharged Grand Prix cars, starting with the 1924
Type 35 Bugatti, detailing the supercharged 1933 Auto Union and 1934 W25 Mercedes, and ending with the 1939
Grand Prix season. A truly excellent and very informative film!
Silver Arrows From Zwickau (42 min)
Produced in 1992 for Audi, this documentary is similar to a much longer version on our Silver Arrows – Volume 1
DVD, but this version contains different footage and different narration. Also contains some comments from
drivers of the Silver Arrow era, many of whom have passed on since this documentary was completed in 1992.
The Nazi Grand Prix (color – 42 min)
From the Discovery Channel (watermark in corner), this fascinating documentary is
about Richard Seamen, the British driver who drove for Auto Union. Seamen was a talented driver, and when
Germany began to use Grand Prix races for Nazi propaganda, Nazi leaders kept a tight grip on the Auto
Union cars, not allowing anyone near them (except engineers and drivers) in order to protect their advanced
technology. It’s a surprise to know that Seaman, a British driver, managed to drive one of the Silver Arrows.
Shunned by his colleagues, considered a traitor, Seamen’s story was not well known until recently.