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Flashback: Birth of the Silver Arrows

The International Eifel Race of 3 June 1934 marked both the first start and the first victory of the new Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow with the designation W 25. It was a debut in sparkling silver, and it ended with shining gold! The International Eifel Race, held on 3 June 1934 at the Nürburgring, was dominated by the all-new Mercedes-Benz W 25 developed from 1933 for the 750-kilogram formula introduced for 1934. With Manfred von Brauchitsch at the wheel, the victory was sealed with an average speed of 122.5 km/h – a new track record. However, the victory was almost outshone by the revelation of the new Mercedes-Benz racing cars taking to the track with their aluminium bodies in bare...
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