“The Silver Arrows Project“, is a series of limited edition prints and other materials that recreate the legendary Grand Prix racing cars of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union from the 1930’s.
In the making of video below you can see how this team of talented photographers, designers and illustrators blend original photography with 3D graphics, and Photoshop compositing techniques to get the final results. Each image is filled with impressive detail, and illustrative composition to help complete the story of these racing legends.
The Silver Arrows Project recreates the story of the Silver Arrows using moments from 12 different Grand Prix races. Each is available in several sizes, ranging from postcard-sized all the way to over nine feet wide.
Last year Gary Judah created a pretty spectacular sculpture of flying Porsche’s for the Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 911. This year he is back paying tribute to Mercedes and the 80th anniversary of the birth of the “Silver Arrows”. The new sculpture features the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25 which won it’s first outing at the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife, with Manfred von Brauchitsch in the pilots seat. The silver arrow is paired with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One F1 W04 which raced in 15 Grands Prix in 2013 by Lewis Hamilton. The sculpture arcs over the building structure at Goodwood suspending the race cars on contrails of whit metal.
Similar to last years work for the festival, yet different and unique in it’s own way, the sculpture is visually outstanding as it pays homage to the speed of racing and forms the arc over the finish line on the track. Just like the 911 work from last year, I hope this becomes a permanent fixture at Goodwood, or finds itself on display at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart.