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Group B Legends Join World RX Party at Lydden Hill

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Events News Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Special races and displays featuring sensational cars from the legendary Group B era will help celebrate the UK’s first ever round of the prestigious new FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. The milestone Autosport World RX of Great Britain extravaganza takes place at the historic Lydden Hill circuit in Kent over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (24-25 May).
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Likely the First Time Audi museum mobile Displays a Tow Truck

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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The 14 platforms of the world’s largest paternoster, essentially a giant rotisserie of cars installed in the Audi museum mobile, have been reloaded with the most recent display. The latest exhibition is entitled “rarities”, and it’s made up of thirteen automotive features and three motorcycles from the historic vehicle collection of Audi Tradition.
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Event: Techno Classica 2014 – Audi Perspective

posted by on 30 March 2014 in Events Coverage Vintage & Youngtimer News

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As vintage shows go, the Techno Classica in Essen might just be more of an classic car show for the industry than the typical rich guys rolling their classics onto a lawn and calling it a Concours. No, this event is held inside much like an industry car show and, in fact, no less than 27 brands have an official presence here… Audi amongst them. More…

Audi TT History: Special Exhibition at the Audi museum mobile

posted by on 27 March 2014 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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In 1995 Audi presented a pioneering study: the Audi TT. The third generation of the sports car celebrated its debut in early March 2014. The special exhibition, entitled “State of the ArTT,” presents the history of and stories about this design icon. Eight cars from production and motorsport can be viewed at the Audi museum mobile from April 2 to May 11.
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Audi Shows Real Champions at the Techno Classica

posted by on 20 March 2014 in Events News Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Audi Tradition has assembled a true winning team of race and rally vehicles for this year’s Techno Classica in Essen, Germany, the world’s largest oldtimer show. From March 26 to 30, 2014 the company will have four generations of successful race and rally cars on display, including the Auto Union Type A Silver Arrow from 1934 and the Audi Type C Alpine Rally winner. Also on the stand in Essen is the Audi Rallye quattro A2 that Stig Blomqvist drove to victory in the drivers’ and manufacturers’ rally championships 30 years ago. Other exhibits that have contributed to the company’s motor sport heritage are the R8R Le Mans race car used for Audi’s debut on the Sarthe circuit in 1999, and the winner of the 2013 event, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. More…

Find of the Day: Modified 1958 DKW Munga in Delaware

posted by on 25 February 2014 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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It’s a lesser known fact that the DKW Munga jeep-like vehicle was the inspiration for the concept of Audi’s quattro. The idea of installing all-wheel drive in a luxury vehicle only came to Audi engineers after experiencing this post-war go-anywhere vehicle.
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Bernd Rosemeyer Rest Stop on A5 Autobahn to be Renamed

posted by on 24 February 2014 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Reports out of Germany suggest the Rosemeyer Parkplatz in Germany is in danger of being renamed. The parking area next to the A5 Autobahn has long been a shrine to the Auto Union silver arrow ace nearly since his death in 1938, though the local government has seemingly chosen to move past that as it endeavors to change the name.
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Video: /DRIVE Inside the Secret Storage Facility of Audi Sport

posted by on 14 February 2014 in Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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The /DRIVE YouTube channel has run another in its Inside quattro series, continuing on its visit to the Audi Tradition warehouse in Ingolstadt. This particular installment focuses on the floor that houses most of the racecars held in the collection of Audi’s heritage arm… at least the ones that aren’t out in rotation and on display.
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Video: /DRIVE Reveals the Inner Workings of Audi Tradition

posted by on 5 February 2014 in Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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The guys at /DRIVE recently traveled to the Ingolstadt and paid a visit to the Audi Tradition warehouse located on the outskirts of the Ingolstadt factory grounds. During the visit they got an in-depth look at several vintage Audi and Auto Union models, in addition to a walk-through with an Audi historian.
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Horch 853A, Ex-Rod Stewart Lamborghini Miura, Peugeot 908 LMP1 plus More Slated for RM Auctions Paris Sale

posted by on 4 February 2014 in Events News Vintage & Youngtimer News

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RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is preparing to conduct its inaugural sale in Paris, from 4–5 February 2014, during the world famous Retromobile week. The auction at Place Vauban is highly anticipated by the entire collector car community, as in excess of 50 stunning cars prepare to cross the podium at what is set to become another exciting fixture in RM’s annual European auction calendar. More…

Two Audi-Interest Classics Auctioned at RM Two-Day Event in Arizona

posted by on 4 February 2014 in Events News Vintage & Youngtimer News

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RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, kicked off its 2014 auction season on a fantastic note once again this week, realizing an impressive $45,563,450 million in sales* with 85 percent of all lots sold at its 15th annual Phoenix, Arizona sale. Two automobiles were of particular interest to Audi aficionados. These included Lot #4, a 1960 DKW Schnellaster Kastenwagen 3-6 delivery van and Lot #67, a 1966 NSU Wankel Spider. More…

Historic TRANS-AM and CAN-AM Cars Highlight Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Schedule

posted by on 19 January 2014 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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News from Laguna Seca confirms a legendary era of racing will be highlighted at this year’s Rolex Monterey Historics in 2014. Though not confirmed as part of the competition, cars like the 1988 Audi 200 TRANS-AM and 1989 Audi 90 IMSA GTO would qualify for the grid. Further, California-based EuroSpec has a 200 TRANS-AM and has attended in the past. Whether or not Audi Tradition (who owns examples of each) also chooses to take part remains to be seen. More…