Audi Bringing Two Legendary Silver Arrows to Goodwood

Show-goers of this year’s edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed will certainly acquire a taste for classic racers, if they haven’t got one already that is, as the famous British venue will be visited by a pair of Auto Union Silver Arrow cars.

The men behind the wheel are also something else, as former F1 star Hans-Joachim Stuck there to pilot the car his father drove in his last race for Auto Union – an authentic replica of the 1939 Auto Union Type D twin-supercharger beast.

Stuck senior, nicknamed “King of the Hills”, set several world speed records right from the start on the Avus racetrack in Berlin, at the wheel of the 16-cylinder mid-engine racing car designed by Ferdinand Porsche. More victories in the car’s first season ushered in the legendary ‘supercharger era’ that was only brought to an abrupt end by the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. He was the only Auto Union driver who drove these cars without a break every year until 1939.

Also to sit behind the wheel of the classic Audis will be Pink Floyd drummer, and former 24 Hours of Le Mans competitor, Nick Mason. He will show off a Auto Union Type C, which took the European championship back in 1936, in the hands of Bernd Rosemeyer.

“It’s a great experience to get into this legendary car exactly 75 years after Rosemeyer’s great success,”
Mason confirms.

Triple Le Mans winning driver Marco Werner will be thrilling fans, this time with something a little more modern - the R10 TDI, the car credited with making Audi the first brand to succeed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a diesel-engined car.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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