Mercedes-Benz has a long and very storied racing history, dating back to the dawn of the automobile. Naturally, we take every opportunity available to explore that history, which is why this clip is so interesting.

It's from a video called "Magical Moments" that Mercedes puts out through its Classic store. From what we can tell, it recaps some events from its glory days and features quotes from some of the Silver Arrows' greatest drivers. The acting is, predictably, a bit wooden, but the cars are simply exquisite. With appearances from Jackie Stewart and all the classic Mercedes racers you can possibly imagine, any fan of vintage cars is going to get a kick out of this.

Scroll down for six-minutes of classic open-wheeled racers and endurance cars.


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      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Whoa? Monopoly car!
      Mr.K
      • 1 Year Ago
      Because of Mercedes's marketing might most people think Mercedes was the most successful team from 1930's to 1950's, but this is totally false. In fact Alfa Romeo was by far the most successful team during this period. Mercedes only had a short stint where they dominated, but after that it was back to business as usual; Alfa Romeo domination. Even after all this years of not racing, Alfa is still the most successful motorsport brand with multiple grand prix wins, multiple Lemans wins, multiple Mille miglia, DTMs etc, etc.
      Andrew Happ
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not sure I can enjoy the "glory" of the Silver Arrows. They were financed by the Nazi government to demonstrate superior German engineering. They were employing slave labor to build race cars. I remember a story about a technician at Crosthwaite & Gardiner disassembling parts of an Auto Union Type D and finding a Star of David carved into a suspension piece. Great cars they are, but not glorious.
      dadslife83
      • 1 Year Ago
      Politics and bench racing aside, this is an enjoyable video.
      • 1 Year Ago
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