Bernd Rosemeyer and the Silver Arrows

Bernd and Silver Arrow

Up on the “Bay” at the moment (in separate listings) are my 1/18 CMC Auto Union Type C as driven by the late great Bernd Rosemeyer at the German Grand Prix in 1936 and a hand painted resin figure of the man himself.  Rosemeyer notched up many famous victories at the wheel of the Silver Arrows and won the European drivers championship in 1936.  Already famous around the world as a top line Grand Prix driver with the Silver Arrows, he achieved celebrity status as a result of his marriage to female air ace; Eilly Beinhorn in 1936 – a 1930’s version of “Posh & Beck’s” if you will!  Rosemeyer was sadly killed during a landspeed record attempt on an autobahn near Frankfurt while driving an Auto Union “streamliner” in January 1938.

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