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Gallery: The magic of the Silver Arrows

Submitted by on June 18, 2014

21696_117285620 captivating photographs of the Silver Arrows in their element.

We could barely tear our eyes away from these incredible time-warp photographs when we first discovered them.  Shot between 1934-1939, the images serve to wind the clock back to a very different time.

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The Silver Arrows of Mercedes Benz and Auto Union were some of the most dominant racing cars motorsport had ever known. The legend tells us that the Silver Arrows were first stripped of their paint the night before a race in order to scrape below a 750kg weigh-in restriction, resulting in the bare finish and nickname which survive to this day.

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Manfred von Brauchitsch mit dem 5,6-Liter 750 kg-Formel-Rennwagen W 125 vermutlich beim Training zum Großen Bergpreis von Deutschland auf der Großglocknerstraße (2 Läufe), 06.08.1939. Der Rennwagen von Brauchitsch (Startnummer 127) war zur Traktionsve

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Thanks to myAutoWorld for the photographs.

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