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Silver Arrows at the Goodwood Revival 2012

Silver Arrows at the 2012 Goodwood Revival – Auto Union Type D and Type D Dual Compressor, 1939

The Type D Dual Compressor was the last of the Silver Arrows. It came on to the racing scene midway through the 1939 season of the Belgian Grand Prix. The original Type D had a 12-cylinder engine that produced 420 hp, and gained an extra 65 hp with the introduction of the dual-compressor. Modifications to the body were also made after the engine received the dual-compressor boost. The replica, manufactured by Audi, was driven by Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd, at the 2012 Goodwood Revival.

Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows (photo: Tim Scott)
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows (photo: Tim Scott)
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows
Jackie Ickx behind the wheel of the Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows (photo: Tim Scott)
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows
Jackie Ickx behind the wheel of the Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows (photo: Tim Scott)
Auto Union Type D
1938 Grand Prix at Donington Park, Great Britain: the Auto Union driver H. P. Muller finished fourth on this winding, hilly circuit in the Auto Union Type D (photo: Audi AG)
Auto Union Type D at the French Grand Prix
Hans Stuck with the Auto Union Type D at the French Grand Prix in 1939. (photo: Audi AG)
Auto Union Silver Arrows
Pit scene at the 1938 Swiss Grand Prix, with the Auto Union Silver Arrows team. (photo: Audi AG)
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows (photo: Julien Mahiels)
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows (photo: Julien Mahiels)
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows
Auto Union Type D Silver Arrows (photo: Julien Mahiels)

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  1. As David Hinshaw says, “Great photo gallery and history of these awesome machines. Thanks to all involved for putting this together!” Good also to see Stuck (senior!) in hill-climbing and also Luigi Fagioli who always seemed to be overshadowed by Caracciola and Seaman in pre-war racing and by Fangio and Farina in 1950-1951. A driver who deserves to be remembered more than he is. An article for your site, maybe?