The Silver Arrows Gala opened 11 October 2012 at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands. The exhibition, which is open to the public, showcases the original Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows of the 1930s, in addition to their famed racing histories.
The six exhibits on display in the “Silver Arrows 1934–1939” exhibition in the large hall of the Louwman Museum comprise the racing cars W 25, W 125, W 165, and W 154, and also the 1936 12-cylinder W 25 record car. The record car will be displayed with a replication of the fully streamlined body made for this extraordinary vehicle, with the original body shown alongside as a separate installation.
Numerous other exhibits and photographs from the holdings in the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection will help to recount the story of the Silver Arrows and those who drove them. The items on display will provide unique insights into the lives of legendary drivers such as Rudolf Caracciola, Manfred von Brauchitsch, and Hermann Lang, both on and off the racetrack. In addition, the charismatic personality of Alfred Neubauer, the dynamic racing team manager who orchestrated the triumphs of the Silver Arrows with great skill, will be a central figure in the exhibition.
This joint initiative with the Louwman Museum, which opened at its current location in 2010, is an ambitious collaboration undertaken by Mercedes-Benz. As well as housing one of the world’s oldest private automobile collection accessible for public viewing, the Louwman Museum also ranks as the Netherlands national motoring museum. (See Louwman Museum – Profile and Photos)
The Silver Arrow Gala exhibition is to run from 11 October 2012 to 6 January 2013.
For more information, visit Louwman Museum.
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