PHOTOGRAPHY & WORDS: Tom Horna
Seven legendary Mercedes-Benz race cars from the 50s took a centre stage at the Louwman Museum in Holland for the entire summer of 2018. Every single one of those cars earned their place in the motor racing history.
The exhibition consists of Grand Prix winning Formula One cars as well as sports cars that won not only Mille Miglia but also the Targa Florio championships. Drives of those significant machines include the greats like Stirling Moss, Juan Manual Fangio, Hans Herrmann and Karl King. We must not forget the most famous race-car transporter which is the mesmerising ‘Blue Wonder’ built in 1955 and based on both Mercedes 300S and 300SL. With a top speed of 105MPH, it is the fastest race-car transporter of all times. Probably the most significant car on display is the road-legal 300SLR ‘Uhlenhaut-Coupe’ capable of reaching speeds of 300KMH respectable even in today’s standards and regarded as the most valuable car in the world. All seven cars are part of the permanent Mercedes-Benz Classics collection based in Stuttgart.
It’s safe to say that this small and intimate exhibition will make any classic car enthusiast feel very, very special.
Here is our gallery from the Silver Arrows Exhibition.