1934 heralded the arrival of the Mercedes and Auto Union to GrandPrix motor racing. It was a wonderful era and these two makes affectionately known as ‘The Silver Arrows’ dominated top level racing. A year later in 1935 they made their UK appearance at Donnington. 75 years on and to mark this anniversary the 2012 Goodwood Revival Meeting brought this famous racers together once more.
The attention to detail at this annual event is so special that the cars were housed in an authentic recreation of the pits at the Bremgarten circuit which staged the Swiss Grand Prix in 1938.
As well as recording these magnificant cars in camera, there was an artist doing a superb pencil drawing of one the Auto Union racers.
All the photos were taken using an Olympus EM5, imported into Lightroom and converted into black and white using Silver Efex Pro.
The Silver Arrows lined up in the pits
Olympus EM5 12mm 1/320 f9 ISO 400
An Auto Union Silver Arrow with the ‘artist’ in the background
Olympus EM5 20mm 1/60 f2.8 ISO 200
The artist and a superb pencil drawing
Olympus EM5 20mm 1/20 f2.5 ISO 200
An Auto Union being rolled out for action
Olympus EM5 45mm 1/500 f3.5 ISO 400
Magnificent machines all in a row. An extraordinary sight
Olympus EM5 45mm 1/60 f16 ISO 400