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Visual Comparison: New Audi S7 and the 100 S Coupe

by on 23 July 2014 in Design Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Audi Germany has released a series of photos that offer an interesting visual comparison of the new and improved Audi S7 with the 1970s era 100 Coupé S. Though decidedly different beasts from even more decidedly different eras, the inspiration for the S7 becomes very obvious when you look at it in this context. More…

Silver Arrows Project Aims to Push the Limits of Graphic Technology with New Series of Artworks

by on 18 July 2014 in Choice Gear Vintage & Youngtimer News

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For their day, the venerable Silver Arrows pre-war grand prix cars pushed the envelope and then some in the world of motor racing. Today, a new series of artworks aims to push the envelope in graphic technology while it re-tells the story of these legendary racers from Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz. More…

Photo Gallery: The Winning Four – 30 Years of quattro Display at museum mobile

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Gallery: Stig Blomqvist, an Audi Sport quattro Rally and an Audi Sport quattro S1

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Audi museum mobile Presents: DKW VEMAG and the New Dawn in Brazil

by on 19 May 2014 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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When the Brazilian football team first won the World Cup in 1958, South America’s largest and most populous country was at the dawning of a new era. Football star Pelé rocketed to fame, the architect Oscar Niemeyer designed the new capital city Brasilia as a modern utopia, and the bossa nova sound spread all over the world from the Copacabana. How Auto Union GmbH from Ingolstadt accompanied this new dawn with its DKW cars is illustrated in the latest special exhibition at the Audi museum mobile: “Ordem & Progresso – DKW VEMAG and the new dawn in Brazil” (May 21 to September 21, 2014). “Order and Progress” is the official motto of Brazil.
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Audi Tradition in Monaco with Silver Arrows

by on 3 May 2014 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Vintage racing fans are in store for an extraordinary experience when grand eras of racing come to life again in the Principality of Monaco on May 10 and 11. Formula race cars from a variety of eras are pitted against one another in spectacular races as part of the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco. The highlight: Fans will be treated to a special race each day on the world-famous Formula 1 circuit. Audi will be there with a 1936 Auto Union Type C and a 1939 Auto Union Type D. At the wheel of the Type C is Formula 1 and Le Mans icon Jacky Ickx. Driving the Auto Union Type D is Audi Board Member for Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg.
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Group B Legends Join World RX Party at Lydden Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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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