The birth of a legend.
1934. In the Eifel, a group of young men could barely hide their disappointment: the International Eifel Race at the Nürburgring was just coming up – and the white racing car, a Mercedes-Benz W 25, was one kilogram overweight for the current 750 kg formula. Whilst all the participants were racking their brains what to do, one of them had a simple and brilliant idea: according to the legend, racing team leader Alfred Neubauer ordered the paint to be removed overnight. Now, in shimmering silver, the racing car weighed in at the required weight. The car went to the starting post and Manfred von Brauchitsch won in a new record time. From then on, an incredible spectacle took place:
in the following years, the “Silver Arrow” won one race after another, and double and triple wins became commonplace for the team. Graced by three European championship titles for Rudolf Caracciola, a living legend was born with the Silver Arrows.