Racing Silver Arrows

Racing Silver Arrows
Author: Chris Nixon
Publsiher: Motorbooks International
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1997-03-18
ISBN: 9780851840550
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racing Silver Arrows Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780850456585
Category: Auto Union automobile
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows

Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows
Author: Markus Bolsinger,Clauspeter Becker
Publsiher: Motorbooks
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9783768813778
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows Book Excerpt:

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.

Silver Arrows In Camera

Silver Arrows In Camera
Author: Anthony Pritchard
Publsiher: Haynes Publishing UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2008-12-15
ISBN: 9781844254675
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silver Arrows In Camera Book Excerpt:

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.

Silver Arrows

Silver Arrows
Author: Andrew Noakes
Publsiher: Crowood Press (UK)
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2022-03-21
ISBN: 9780719840159
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silver Arrows Book Excerpt:

Silver Arrows 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.

Mercedes Grand Prix W196

Mercedes Grand Prix W196
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Enthusiast Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 9781583882504
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercedes Grand Prix W196 Book Excerpt:

Few racing cars have had the sensational impact of the W196 introduced by Mercedes-Benz in the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954. It was a feast of exotic features from its streamlined bodywork and direct fuel injection to its inboard brakes and valve-spring-free straight-eight engine. The W196 scored a one-two debut triumph 40 years to the day after a one-two-three victory by Mercedes in the same event. Its two seasons, 1954 and ’55, took iconic Argentinean driver Juan Manuel Fangio to his second and third world championships against strong competition from Ferrari and Maserati. Stirling Moss, Hermann Lang, Piero Taruffi and Karl Kling were other drivers of these post-war Silver Arrows in epic contests at Monaco, Monza, Zandvoort, Silverstone, the Nürburgring and other classic tracks. Rare and dramatic images from the world-famed Ludvigsen Library evoke the drama of the W196’s races under the direction of burly team manager Alfred Neubauer, while Karl Ludvigsen’s intimate introduction and insightful captions take the reader inside these amazing cars and their creators.

Hitler s Motor Racing Battles

Hitler s Motor Racing Battles
Author: Eberhard Reuss
Publsiher: Haynes Publications
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2008-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler s Motor Racing Battles Book Excerpt:

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Silver Arrows in Camera 1951 55

Silver Arrows in Camera  1951 55
Author: Anthony Pritchard
Publsiher: Haynes Publishing UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 9781844259434
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silver Arrows in Camera 1951 55 Book Excerpt:

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.

Turning Silver Into Gold

Turning Silver Into Gold
Author: Hartmut Lehbrink
Publsiher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-01
ISBN: 9783832732356
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning Silver Into Gold Book Excerpt:

No other team dominated the 2014 Formula One season like Mercedes-Benz. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton competed for the pole position, providing ample excitement during each of the races. This coffee table book relives the season with stunning images, giving the reader an exciting behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner workings of the sport. Motorsports enthusiasts gain insight into the technical feats achieved by the entire Mercedes-Benz team. This edition brings together the history of the Silver Arrows, the development of the racing cars, and highlights from the 2014 season.

Exclusive

Exclusive
Author: Maurice Chittenden
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1785903268
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exclusive Book Excerpt:

On a hot, sunny day last August, the final newspaper still working from an office on London’s Fleet Street called ‘stop the press’ and closed its doors for the final time. Thirteen days later it was the turn of award-winning journalist Maurice Chittenden to make his excuses and leave. He was fired from The Sunday Time after a Fleet Street career lasting almost forty years, one that saw him working for a trio of legendary Murdoch editors: Andrew Neil, Kelvin Mackenzie and Derek Jameson. In a rip-roaring trip through his career, he tells how he was involved (accidentally, of course) in the first ever telephone bugging of a member of the Royal Family twenty years before such skulduggery was even thought possible, helped solve the murder of schoolgirl Caroline Dickinson and was credited with bringing down a Tory government. He arrived too late to save his boss the embarrassment of the Hitler diaries, but he exposed the supposed Jack the Ripper confessions and Roswell alien autopsy film as fakes. He sparked a diplomatic incident when he was thrown into jail in Borneo over a lobster. One of the last surviving combatants in The Battle of Wapping, in which an attack on his car led to a police cavalry charge and a bloody riot, he is the most by-lined reporter in The Sunday Times history with up to seven by-lines a week. His career mirrored the rise and fall of Fleet Street and he freely admits that his own excesses played a part in its downfall. The Fleet Street he remembers with fondness no longer exists. But its reputation as the ‘Street of Shame’ survives in the name of the column in Private Eye which afforded him the plaudit of ‘the legendary Maurice Chittenden’ in its report of his professional demise.

Mercedes Benz SL SLC 107 Series

Mercedes Benz SL   SLC 107 Series
Author: Brian Long
Publsiher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 1845842995
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercedes Benz SL SLC 107 Series Book Excerpt:

This detailed and beautifully illustrated book covers the Mercedes-Benz 107 series, which ran from 1971 to 1989. Written by a highly regarded motoring historian, with many years' ownership of the type in question, this is THE definitive study of the subject. All major world markets are looked at, along with competition history. Extensive appendices cover engine specifications, chassis numbers, build numbers, and so on.

SO CAL Speed Shop The Fast Tale of the California Racers Who Made Hot Rod History

SO CAL Speed Shop  The Fast Tale of the California Racers Who Made Hot Rod History
Author: Mark Christensen Tony Thacker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1610591852
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SO CAL Speed Shop The Fast Tale of the California Racers Who Made Hot Rod History Book Excerpt:

Mercedes Sport

Mercedes Sport
Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch,Hartmut Lehbrink
Publsiher: Konemann
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9783833123504
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercedes Sport Book Excerpt:

The man who create the sports and racing cars that bear the Mercedes star, or who put them through the ultimate test on the track, are but fleeting figures of history, though they, too, are duly celebrated within these pages. Yet the cars themselves remai

Motor Racing Heroes

Motor Racing Heroes
Author: Robert Newman
Publsiher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-06-15
ISBN: 1845847482
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motor Racing Heroes Book Excerpt:

100 heroes from almost 100 years of motor sport are covered in this book. Revealing the determination, heroism, raw courage, skill at the wheel – and just plain humanity – that has elevated men and women into the special, rarified atmosphere of heroism.

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
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 1338277421
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Racers How an Outcast Driver an American Heiress and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler s Best Scholastic Focus Book Excerpt:

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.

A Race with Love and Death

A Race with Love and Death
Author: Richard Williams
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN: 1471179362
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Race with Love and Death Book Excerpt:

'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.

Rudolf Uhlenhaut Engineer and Gentleman

Rudolf Uhlenhaut  Engineer and Gentleman
Author: Wolfgang Scheller,Thomas Pollak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN: 9781854432827
Category: Mercedes 300SL automobile
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rudolf Uhlenhaut Engineer and Gentleman Book Excerpt:

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.

Motorsport and Fascism

Motorsport and Fascism
Author: Paul Baxa
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030979679
Category: Automobile racing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motorsport and Fascism Book Excerpt:

This book is the first English-language study of motorsport and Italian Fascism, arguing that a synergy existed between motor racing and Fascism that did not exist with other sports. Motorsport was able to bring together the two dominant, and often opposed, cultural roots of Fascism, the Futurism of F. T. Marinetti, and the Decadence associated with Gabriele D’Annunzio. The book traces this cultural convergence through a topical study of motorsport in the 1920s and 1930s placing it in the context of the history of sport under Mussolini’s regime. Chapters discuss the centrality of speed and death in Fascist culture, the attempt to transform Rome into a motorsport capital, the architectural and ideological function of the Monza and Tripoli and autodromes, and two chapters on the importance of the Mille Miglia, a genuine Fascist artefact that became one of the most legendary motor races of all time. Paul Baxa is Associate Professor of History at Ave Maria University in Florida, USA. His previous publications include Roads and Ruins: The Symbolic Landscape of Fascist Rome (University of Toronto Press, 2010).

The Palgrave Handbook of Sport Politics and Harm

The Palgrave Handbook of Sport  Politics and Harm
Author: Stephen Wagg,Allyson M. Pollock
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 629
Release: 2022-01-01
ISBN: 3030728269
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Sport Politics and Harm Book Excerpt:

This book looks historically at the harm that has been inflicted in the practice of sport and at some of the issues, debates and controversies that have arisen as a result. Written by experts in history, sociology, sport journalism and public health, the book considers sport and injury in relation to matters of social class; gender; ethnicity and race; sexuality; political ideology and national identity; health and wellbeing; childhood; animal rights; and popular culture. These matters are, in turn, variously related to a range of sports, including ancient, pre- and early industrial sports; American football; boxing; wrestling and other combat sports; mountaineering; horseracing; cycling; motor racing; rugby football; cricket; association football; baseball; basketball; Crossfit; ice hockey; Olympic sports; Mixed Martial Arts; and sport in an imagined dystopian future.

Oil power and a sign of hope

Oil  power and a sign of hope
Author: Klaus Stieglitz,Sabine Pamperrien
Publsiher: rüffer & rub Sachbuchverlag
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN: 3906304027
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil power and a sign of hope Book Excerpt:

"Mercedes AMG Petronas F1-Team"is the official name of the team that has been operated in the Formula 1 competition since the 2010 season by Germany's Daimler AG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of automobiles. The "Petronas" forming part of the racing team's name is also emblazoned on its legendary Silver Arrow cars. Owned by the Malaysian government, Petronas is a multinational petroleum giant. It, in turn, is also the main owner of companies that have been producing oil for many years in South Sudan, which is the one of the poorest countries in the world. These methods of production have caused an environmental catastrophe. It has seriously damaged the health and livelihoods of the people living there. That the world knows about this catastrophe is the result of nine years of the dogged, often dangerous work undertaken by"Sign of Hope", the German NGO, which launched. "Oil, power and Sign of Hope" documents the struggle to get the parties responsible at the oil companies and at their partners of sponsorship to adhere to internationally-applicable standards ― and, by doing such, to enable 180,000 people to exercise their human right to clean water. Another thrust of Sign of Hope's endeavors is the preservation of one of the world's largest wetlands and of its unique biodiversity: There are ways and means of pushing the buttons of the managers responsible for making decisions at entities that are engaged in polluting the environment. These buttons just have to be really strongly pushed.