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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…

/DRIVE Launches Multi-Episode Series “Inside quattro GmbH”

posted by on 15 January 2014 in Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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If you haven’t yet heard of the /DRIVE channel on YouTube, you should get out more. Likely you have though and likely you’re a fan of their work. We know we almost always are, and are totally keyed in to a new series launched today called “Inside quattro GmbH”.
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Audi ur quattro 20V Now Eligible for Importation to USA + 80 Sport Edition & More.

posted by on 3 January 2014 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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When it comes to European or Japanese car enthusiasts, the grass is always greener on the other side of the ocean. The unspoken rule of car production is that the home market always gets more selection, especially the “good stuff” that never really made a business case for exportation to the USA. Audi is very much a brand that fits this mould and so there are many niche performance models wearing the four rings that American buyers can figuratively look at but can’t touch… that is… until they’re 25 years old.
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Muscavite’s 1938 DKW NZ350 Build May Be Our Favorite “Chopper”

posted by on 19 December 2013 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Flip through cable channels on any given weekend and you may be as perplexed as we are to the size of the market for highly custom-built choppers and motorcycles… or at the very least the appetite for so-called reality shows cataloguing the build of such bikes. Being in-tune with Audis and other European automobiles, built choppers seem just a bit alien, though this build found over on PipeBurn has us thinking twice and not the least at all because it has genuine four-ring DNA.
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Event: Mk1 Madness with an Audi Fox

posted by on 11 December 2013 in Events News PhotoGraphic Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Technically it’s a Mk1. Last weekend we headed to a small car show dubbed Mk1 Madness in Eastern Pennsylvania. This was essentially a show for VW enthusiasts and those of the very specific focus of the first-generation water-cooled cars like the Giugiaro-penned Golf I. We went to cover the show for our sister publication VWvortex though we were very pleasantly surprised to find an Audi on the field.
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