Mercedes and Auto Union Silver Arrows (Goodwood Festival of Speed pictures)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Stirling Moss at the wheel of a Mercedes W196
Stirling Moss at the wheel of a Mercedes W196

Among the anniversaries being marked at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is 75 years of the German ‘silver arrows’. This name was first applied to the cars raced by Auto Union (fore-runner of the modern Audi) and Mercedes-Benz from 1934.

Former Red Bull driver David Coulthard is among the contemporary F1 drivers piloting the cars, and Jenson Button will drive one on Sunday. Sir Stirling Moss, who drove for Mercedes in the 1950s, demonstrated a W196 model in the same outfit he wore when he was competing.

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More pictures will be added to this gallery during the weekend, so check back later. If you have a request for pictures of a particular car at Goodwood this year, please let me know below.