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7This Mercedes Silver Arrow image started out like A-ha's 'Take On Me' music video

Iconic Racers Came Back To Live With Drawings, Photos And 3D Graphics

The image above might look like a fairly interesting painting of some old Mercedes-Benz grand prix cars getting, but in reality, it showcases far more than just paint on canvas. To celebrate this year's 80th anniversary of its Silver Arrows racecars, Mercedes commissioned some very talented digital artists to craft a series of 12 depictions of important moments in the company's racing history to display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

3Mercedes' Silver Arrows legend was born 80 years ago

In 1932 the international motorsport oversight body did what many Formula One fans wish the FIA would do today: declared that from 1934 there would be no restriction on Grand Prix racecar design beyond having a maximum weight of 750 kilograms (1,650 pounds). That led Mercedes-Benz to develop the Silberpfeil, the racer that began the Silver Arrows legend, the aluminum-bodied W25. In its first race on June 3, 1934 at the Nürburgring the W25 driven by Manfred von Brauchitsch won the event and

7Mercedes revisits the glory of the Silver Arrows

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.

7Schumacher to drive Mercedes F1 car on Nürburgring Nordschleife

In advance of this year's 24 Hours of Nürburgring race, and as a "thank you" to German motorsports fans, Mercedes-Benz has arranged quite the driving demonstration at the legendary German track. Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher will pilot a the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W02 – the team's 2011 F1 car that carried the Silver Arrow name – around the Nordschleife. As far as we know, this will be the first time that an F1 car will have lapped the North Loop sinc

4Checking the Goodwood Revival off my bucket list

Driving A Silver Arrow Though The Heart Of Vintage Racing

6Mercedes mastering the seas with 'Silver Arrows' yacht concept

Mercedes-Benz's three-pointed star was intended by Gottlieb Daimler to signify three modes of transport: land, air and sea. Land has been well taken care of for more than 125 years. The brand took a leap back into the sky with a Eurocopter EC145 interior designed by Mercedes-Benz Style, its product design division. Now its UK-registered Silver Arrows Marine division will get the brand back in the water in 2013: it has showed off concept looks for a 14-meter "Granturismo" at the Monaco Yacht Show

3Ten original Silver Arrows assemble at the 2012 Goodwood Revival

The Earl of March, the man responsible for the Goodwood Revival, said he's been trying to get all of the Silver Arrows race cars – those of Auto Union, now Audi Tradition, and Mercedes-Benz – to the event for 20 years. This year, the stars aligned. 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the Silver Arrows arriving in the UK, and there have never been as many of the instantly recognizable winners in one place at the same time. Ten of them, to be specific.

8Audi buys last Auto Union Type D twin-supercharged racer

After a great many years dying in the wilderness of the former USSR, and then spending a few more years in the hands of private collectors, the twin-supercharged 1939 Auto Union Type D is finally back home with Audi. One of the precursor companies to Audi, Auto Union, based in Zwickau, Germany, was the other Silver Arrows team (alongside Mercedes-Benz) that demolished the racing competition in the 1930s until World War II intervened.

10The Silver Arrows are Mercedes-Benz World's private army of Stigs

We all have trouble getting out of bed in the morning once in a while. Some more often than others. But when you've got a lot full of Mercedes-Benz AMG muscle sedans to play with, you jump up with a little more spring in your step.

7Officially Official: Mercedes GP confirms Nico Rosberg for 2010

Following earlier speculation, the newly-acquired Mercedes Grand Prix team has confirmed its first driver for the upcoming Formula One season. As expected, Nico Rosberg will be switching places with Rubens Barrichello, the departing Brawn GP driver who moves to Williams for next year.

2Monterey 2009: Lawn Darts - Silver Arrows hit target at Pebble Beach

Silver Arrows at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - Click above for high-res image gallery

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