Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Race Cars 1934 1955

Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Race Cars 1934 1955

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.

Author: Louis Sugahara

Publisher: Classique Car Library

ISBN: 1933123001

Category: Transportation

Page: 255

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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.
Categories: Transportation

Racing Silver Arrows

Racing Silver Arrows

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.

Author: Chris Nixon

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0851840558

Category:

Page: 350

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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.
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Two Summers

Two Summers

Also its triumphs, struggles and disappointments, as well as the spirited challenges from Maserati, Ferrari, Gordini and Lancia. Accompanying the text are hundreds of photos sourced from the legendary Daimler Archives.

Author: Robert Ackerson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847517

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Explores the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R’s historic roots, development, and races. Also its triumphs, struggles and disappointments, as well as the spirited challenges from Maserati, Ferrari, Gordini and Lancia. Accompanying the text are hundreds of photos sourced from the legendary Daimler Archives.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz

Benz was the only entrant to have all of its cars finish the race ! The success of
the '01 Mercedes guaranteed the future of. 115HP . The example pictured is a
1908 Benz Grand Prix racing car , one of three produced that year for competition
in ...

Author: Dennis Adler

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 161673082X

Category: Mercedes automobiles

Page:

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Categories: Mercedes automobiles

Silver Arrows in Camera 1951 55

Silver Arrows in Camera  1951 55

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.

Author: Anthony Pritchard

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 1844259439

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 891

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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Silver Arrows In Camera

Silver Arrows In Camera

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.

Author: Anthony Pritchard

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 1844254674

Category: Transportation

Page: 480

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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.
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Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz

They started life finished in German racing white, but were stripped of their paint
to save enough weight to qualify for their first race, and became ... Even the
Italians changing the rules for the 1939 Tripoli Grand Prix couldn't stop Mercedes
 ...

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845844486

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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It’s hard to believe, but the W129-series Mercedes-Benz SL was launched over 20 years ago. However, its timeless styling has kept it fresh and attractive in the eyes of a new generation of enthusiasts, as well as those returning to the car having owned one when they were still in the dealerships. A combination of superb original design and peerless engineering and build quality adds to the desirability of this series of classic German machines, and has ensured that many of these cars can still be seen in regular use today. Covering the SL’s ever-changing specification, and its presence in many of the world’s major markets is a huge task, but it’s all presented here in definitive detail, along with stunning contemporary photography, in a volume that will readily grace any reference library shelf or connoisseur’s coffee table. Two earlier books, also published by Veloce, and covering the W113 cars and the 107-series SL and SLC, act as perfect companions to this title, which takes the SL story up to 1989.
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A Race with Love and Death

A Race with Love and Death

Davis, S. C. H.: Racing Motorist (Iliffe & Sons, 1949) Downing, David: The Best of
Enemies: England v Germany ... George: Grand Prix Racing (G. T. Foulis, 1950/
1953) Monkhouse, George: Motor Racing with Mercedes-Benz (G. T. Foulis, ...

Author: Richard Williams

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781471179358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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'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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Return to Glory

Return to Glory

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Car Robert Ackerson ... “One day,” as
Hermann Lang recounted in his autobiography Grand Prix Driver, “I put the car (
the 300) through its paces for a friend's benefit, and he suddenly poked me in the
ribs, ...

Author: Robert Ackerson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845846176

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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A limited edition of 1500 copies. This book chronicles the development and racing career of a car regarded as the ultimate example of the purebred sports car of the 20th century and the epitome of functional beauty and extraordinary performance: the 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. Taking second place at its 1952 Mille Miglia debut, it went on to win every one of its races that season. Dramatic photos, vivid descriptions, and dramatic recollections from the drivers ensures this book will be a joy to read and enjoy for years to come.
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The Grand Prix Companion

The Grand Prix Companion

Although primarily a compendium of the weird and wonderful facts thrown up by a statistic-obsessed sport, this book is also laced with the anecdotes and memoirs of one of the pit-lane's longest-serving and most respected insiders.

Author: Alan Henry

Publisher: Icon Books UK

ISBN: 1840467967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 940

Although primarily a compendium of the weird and wonderful facts thrown up by a statistic-obsessed sport, this book is also laced with the anecdotes and memoirs of one of the pit-lane's longest-serving and most respected insiders. Among the nuts, bolts and wind tunnels, discover a thing or two about the legendary negotiating methods of Bernie Ecclestone, and the peculiar antics of the stars of the sport past and present, including the true extent of the infamous nocturnal exploits of the late James Hunt.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Mercedes Benz Story

The Mercedes Benz Story

However , as applied to the W196's racing record , fabulous is merely an
adequate description . Mercedes - Benz raced in Grand Prix competition for the
1954 and 1955 seasons . In that time they delivered a blistering broadside to
Enzo ...

Author: Louis William Steinwedel

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0050447150

Category: Mercedes automobile

Page: 261

View: 570

Categories: Mercedes automobile

Formula One Made In Britain

Formula One  Made In Britain

You don't just need the best car, you need the best engineers, the best factory,
the best of everything. Or you just don't win. IN THE 1930S, Mercedes-Benz
produced engines of awesome power. The Germans dominated Grand Prix
racing at ...

Author: Clive Couldwell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448132942

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 942

Formula One: Made in Britain is one of Formula One's last untold stories. As a centre of technical excellence for over thirty years. Britain is at the sharp end of the worldwide motor sport industry, and playing ever harder to win. Most of the sport's Grand Prix teams are based in the UK and many of them have British managers and designers who act as a showcase for the UK's skill base - past, present and future. The success of Britain's Formula One industry has gone largley unrecognised outside the close-knit world of the racing aficionado. Now, with Formula One: Made in Britain, Clive Couldwell reveals what makes this industry tick and why many of the world's players choose to come here. He explores Motorsport Valley, an area which covers the south and Midlands of the UK, where 75 per cent of the world's single-seater racing cars are designed and built, and talks to many of F1's leading lights. Winning in F1 depends on innovation and performance-critical engineering, and in this fascinating and insightful book, Clive Couldwell show how UK research and development are leading the world.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Motor Racing at Crystal Palace

Motor Racing at Crystal Palace

Richard Seaman was Britain's first motor racing superstar; theyoung Englishman
had been signed up by the all dominating, and Nazi party-backed, Mercedes-
Benz Grand Prix team. Seaman had been sent by the factory team to
demonstrate ...

Author: S. S. Collins

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904788348

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Crystal Palace, London's own circuit, has recently been identified as one of the oldest motor racing venues in the world – this is its story. Focussing on the development of the venue over the years and its untimely demise, many rare and previously unseen photos are included.
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Race Car Flashback

Race Car Flashback

Luigi Fagioli won the Copps Acerbo race , and the Italian and Spanish Grand
Prixs for Mercedes - Benz . Hans Stuck , of the Auto Union team , won the first of
his three grand prix victories in 1934 , in the German Grand Prix . This was
followed ...

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0873413091

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 664

Speed the memories of motor sports to life. John Gunnell brings stock, open wheel, sports car, drag and dirt track racing together for you in one book.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cars Parts

Cars   Parts

Part XIII THE MERCEDES - BENZ STORY Mercedes had , on the eve of World
War I , in 1914 , fielded a surprise Grand Prix racing team that had traveled to
Lyon , France where the Germans had utterly humiliated the proud French with a
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058293518

Category: Automobiles

Page:

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Categories: Automobiles

Racing with Heroes

Racing with Heroes

For 2010, the Brawn GP team had metamorphosed into the Mercedes-Benz
Grand Prix team, and Button had moved to the McLaren team to partner Lewis
Hamilton. However, the general consensus of opinion was that this was not a
wise ...

Author: Reg May

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845846541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 946

Retells the stories, revisits the settings and reveals the characters involved in what have been some of the most thrilling and iconic motor races between 1935 and 2011. Featuring such greats as Tazio Nuvolari, Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio, and James Hunt, to name just a few, the book also includes fan photos and memorabilia collected during the era, and personal experiences of many of these great events.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Klemantaski

Klemantaski

... Vanwall and Stirling Moss won the 1957 British GP at Aintree. Since the mid-
1920s Grand Prix racing had largely been the fiefdom of Alfa Romeo, Bugatti,
then Alfa Romeo, again before Mercedes Benz and Auto Union completely
eclipsed ...

Author: Paul Parker

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760346440

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 392

Klemantaski: Master Motorsports Photographer is the only book in print devoted to Louis Klemantaski's full body of work and includes hundreds of images, many of which have never been previously published, no racing or photography fan will want to miss this book!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A to Z of Sports Cars 1945 1990

A to Z of Sports Cars  1945 1990

Against the might of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union Talbot stood little chance
pre-war but the company played an ... car—it was rugged and reliable and good
enough to win three classic Grands Prix as well as a large number of lesser races
.

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 1870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 631

Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles
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Motor Racing

Motor Racing

Any reader who came across my story and photographs entitled Motor Racing
Reflections of a Lost Era was, I hope, left ... to record imagery of that momentous
era when Grand Prix racing was dominated by Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union.

Author: Anthony Carter

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845842796

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 258

Stunning photographs from motor racing history, most previously unpublished, in a book that examines the many facets of Grand Prix racing before the dominance of television.
Categories: Sports & Recreation