1934 - Eifelrennen GP - First race, first win for Mercedes with
Manfred von Brauchitsch at the wheel in No.20      
In 1934 Mercedes returned to GP racing creating a
sensation with their beautifully streamlined racer with a
supercharged straight engine and independent
suspension all round.

They made their debut at the Eifelrennen where they
failed the 750 kg limit at the weigh-in by 1 kg. Arriving
painted in white, the story goes that during the night the
white paint and filler was removed and replaced by a
thin coat of aluminium color and the next day the cars
passed the check and went on to win their first race.
True or not from that day on the cars featured in the
silver color that had already been adopted by
Auto
Union thus giving birth to the Silver Arrows legend.

With the exception of the 1936 season Mercedes-Benz
dominated GP racing for the rest of the pre-war era.

SHX3012- Marks the return of Mercedes to GP racing in
1934 with the beautiful streamlined W25.

1/32 Wheelbase : 85mm
1934 - French GP - No.8 of Caracciola, his first
race since breaking his leg badly in an
Alfa
Monza at Monaco the year before..
1934 - Eifelrennen -
No.20 of von
Brauchitsch, the first
race and first wi for the
W25. Note the faired in
mirror and external pipe
just behind the driver...
1934 -
Klausenrennen Hill
Climb - No.65 of
Caracciola won this
event in this car
beating
Hans Stuck
in his Auto Union.
Note stone guards
and no mirror...
1935 - Tripoli GP - The No.26 of Caracciola won this race after a close battle with Varzi in his
Auto Union. Note different style mirror
, no external air intake which has been replaced by extra
l
ouvres on LHS just below the No.26...
1934 - French GP - The No.8 of Caracciola and No.4 of Momberger doing battle...