'Bergwerk' Limited edition Art Print
The most evocative cars in the motorsport history owe their reputation to fluke. Known as the Silver Arrows, the Mercedes W25 were presented as aluminium ‘bullets’ simply because of a weight restriction at the Eiffel GP in 1934. The Mercedes cars - all painted in Germany’s racing colour of white - weighed just one kilogram more than the Nurburgring’s new weight restriction. Nothing further could be removed from the car to reduce its weight so Mercedes team manager, Alfred Neubauer, suggested stripping the paint down to the hand-bashed aluminium bodywork.
This, combined with their sheer power, gave rise to the name ‘Silver Arrows’.
So powerful was the W25 that when Mercedes driver Ernst Henne tested it at the Nurburgring in 1934 the force of the supercharger took him by such surprise that he finished in a stream at Berwerk, only to be rescued by an old woman.
Rachael Clegg's Limited Edition Art Prints have something of a cult following with collectors across the globe. Limited to edition runs of just 30, each print is signed and numbered by Rachael Clegg and comes with a certificate of authenticity and accompanying story text.
Images are printed on matt Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gram/m² paper. Each print is carefully hand-rolled in craft paper and shipped in a rigid postal tube. Prices include worldwide shipping. Prints are available in three sizes:
Medium 50x40cm (approximate paper size)
Large 81x64cm (approximate paper size)
Extra Large 101x81cm (approximate paper size)
A bespoke 'one off' edit service is also available if you prefer a truly unique art print - please email Rachael to discuss your requirements - prices start from £500 (in addition to the print cost)
Framed options are also available. Images are dry-mounted behind art glass within a beautiful, bespoke solid wood frame. Frames are available in either a black or white painted finish. These pieces are shipped in a robust crate.