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Brian Lawrence
2020-07-20 04:44:24 UTC
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Channel 4, 20:00 'Hitler's Supercars'

"During the rise of the Third Reich two German car manufacturers were
ordered to build the most high performance vehicles the world had ever
seen. What followed was a rivalry that would reap Grand Prix victories,
international domination that was a propaganda coup, and provide world
fame to its drivers who risked their lives smashing speed records that
would stand for 79 years. All under the direct orders of the Fuhrer himself.

This special one-off documentary charts the rise of Nazi Germany’s
dominant ‘Silver Arrow’ Grand Prix and Speed Record cars of the 1930’s.
Leading motor racing and World War 2 experts James Holland, Richard
Williams, Eberhard Reuss and Chris Routledge tell the story of the Nazi
funded Auto Union and Mercedes Benz ‘National Racing Cars’. Hitler’s
Supercars interweaves the rise of the Third Reich with the racing
exploits it funded and what propaganda messages these racing cars where
sending."

<https://www.tcbmediarights.com/screeners/27/hitlers_supercars.html>
FB
2020-07-20 12:29:10 UTC
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and that´s another part of the history Hamilton chose to ignore...


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a425couple
2020-07-20 15:41:38 UTC
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Post by Brian Lawrence
Channel 4, 20:00 'Hitler's Supercars'
"During the rise of the Third Reich two German car manufacturers were
ordered to build the most high performance vehicles the world had ever
seen. --- > tell the story of the Nazi
funded Auto Union and Mercedes Benz ‘National Racing Cars’. Hitler’s
Supercars interweaves the rise of the Third Reich with the racing
exploits it funded and what propaganda messages these racing cars where
sending."
   <https://www.tcbmediarights.com/screeners/27/hitlers_supercars.html>
Interesting enough topic.
From
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W125_Rekordwagen
"Rudolf Caracciola's record of 432.7 km/h (268 mph) over the flying
kilometre on 28 January 1938, remained the fastest ever officially
timed speed on a public road until broken on 5 November 2017 by
Koenigsegg in an Agera RS driven by Niklas Lilja, achieving 445.6 km/h
(276.9 mph) on a closed highway in Nevada. It also was the fastest
speed ever recorded in Germany until Rico Anthes bested it with a
Top Fuel Dragster on the Hockenheimring drag strip.

This record breaking run was made on the Reichs-Autobahn A5 between
Frankfurt and Darmstadt,---
Popular driver Bernd Rosemeyer was killed later the same day when
trying to beat that record for Auto Union.

I enjoyed a recent related story in 'Car and Driver'.
"Richard Noble has advanced the land speed record three
times since 1983. But with his last effort ending in
bankruptcy, it's time to ask the question: Has the car
reached it's speed limit?"

I enjoyed this part, "During a test at an airbase in the UK,
Thrust 2's braking parachute failed and Noble survived
another crash. The resulting 4000-foot skid mark may have been
a record in its own right."

also related
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_speed_record

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