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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…

Audi Tradition Releases 2014 Event Participation Details

posted by on 16 March 2014 in Audi News

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Audi Tradition is stepping on the gas for the 2014 season. Car enthusiasts will be able to see the historic vehicles at more than 25 events all over Europe. In Monaco, legendary Formula 1 driver Jacky Ickx will himself be at the wheel when the 1938 Auto Union Silver Arrow Type C from 1938 takes to the roads of the principality. At the Eifel Rallye Festival, Stig Blomqvist is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his World Rally Championship title. This year, Audi Tradition’s presence at the world’s largest classic car exhibition, the “Techno Classica,” puts the emphasis on motorsport: On a stand area of more than 700 square meters (7,535 square feet), historic treasures from the company’s history will be on display. More…

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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75 Years Ago: Dawn of the Crash Test Era at Audi

posted by on 4 December 2013 in Audi News Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Safety has a long tradition at Audi: 75 years ago, DKW engineers rolled a subcompact F7 down a hill in the interest of safety and caused a controlled rollover. Since this first crash test at DKW, one of the four brands from which Audi was created, Audi has regularly claimed the spotlight with new safety features.
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“RaceSeries” – 2014 Audi Tradition Calendar Announced

posted by on 28 November 2013 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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The new wall calendar from Audi Tradition has arrived. Under the theme of “RaceSeries”, it shows 27 automotive specimens from the history of AUDI AG. Automotive photographer Stefan Warter has created sophisticated studio setups pairing the race versions of these cars and motorcycles with their series-production counterparts. Contemporary graphic material sets the historical context of the photos. The layout and graphic design are by the artist Kristina Redeker.
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Andre Lotterer Enjoys Rallying His Own Sport quattro in South America

posted by on 22 November 2013 in Events News Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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When Audi Sport factory driver and two-time Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer contacted us during his search for a Sport quattro, his cred as an enthusiast went up in our book. Sure, he’s a factory driver and one of the inaugural WEC champions, but to be all that and be so genuinely into Audis as to pick up such a niche automotive icon is above and beyond. The car he purchased, as he relayed to us, was a Hohenester tuned 450-hp red example fitted with rally spec Speedline alloys. Even better, you’ll see below proof that it’s no garage queen. Kudos Andre! More…

Video: Behind the Scenes with Brad Kettler at Audi Sport customer racing North America

posted by on 18 November 2013 in Miscellaneous Features Motorsport Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Though the year hasn’t yet finished, there’s no doubt that Audi Sport customer racing is gaining momentum and bearing down on the opening season of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship with several new teams set to field the dominant Audi R8 LMS in the inaugural year of this reformulated American series. We recently rolled out to the home of Audi Sport customer racing North America (a.k.a. Kettler Sport & Logistik) and got the grand tour from the firm’s creator and long-time Audi Sport Le Mans engineer Brad Kettler.
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Audi TT 2.7T B5, The Unknown & Most Surprising Prototype

posted by on 28 October 2013 in Miscellaneous Features Vintage & Youngtimer News

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When the 30th Anniversary of quattro GmbH display opened earlier this month, a rather unassuming first-generation Imola Yellow TT coupe was part of the show. Were it not for some minor changes to the chin and an interesting decklid spoiler, even the most discerning eye may not have seen it as anything more than a yellow TT 3.2. However, a simple view of the engine bay with its longitudinally mounted 2.7T biturbo proves the car is much more than that, a little-known secret prototype quattro GmbH dusted off in order to celebrate its most storied and often secretive past. More…