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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 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.

2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Audi Perspective

posted by on 16 July 2013 in Events Coverage Events News Video Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Bucket list worthy. That’s the general consensus about the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event is a four-day extravaganza of all that is good in motoring and motorsport, held on the expansive Goodwood Estate in the UK and centering around a 1.16 mile hillclimb attended by 185,000 spectators over the course of the weekend. Over these four days, 150 star drivers and riders present no less than 500 vehicles… certainly an impressive mix to help celebrate the 20th annual running of this must-see event. Not surprisingly, Goodwood is a staple on the annual automotive calendar and a key date for both Audi Tradition and Audi UK.

Salon Prive Releases Exclusive Selection of RCA ‘Concours of the Future’ Designs

posted by on 4 July 2013 in Design Events News

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Salon Privé and the Royal College of Art today release exclusive designs that will form part of an all-new feature for 2013, the ‘Concours of the Future’ design exhibition. More…

#ThrowbackThursday: 75 Years after the Mist Master Bernd Rosemeyer

posted by on 7 February 2013 in Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Just over 75 years ago, on January 28 1938, the racing world lost one of the most legendary drivers in the history of the sport. Star of the Auto Union Silver Arrow Squad, Bernd Rosemeyer had won the titles of European Champion, German Champion and German Bergmeister by 1936 at the age of 26. Two […] More…

2012 Gift Guide for the Audi Enthusiast

posted by on 3 December 2012 in Choice Gear Miscellaneous Features

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Every year Fourtitude endeavors to create a perfect gift list for Audi enthusiasts. Items on this list may range from a couple of dollars to several thousand, and easily purchased to more unobtainium. Some may be obvious Audi goods, while others simply follow a similar philosophy like Audi ultra lightweight design or tailored customization similar to Audi Exclusive. Whatever the case, we think most any Audi enthusiast would be happy to have any number of items from this list. We do hope you agree and further would like to wish you a happy holiday season no matter your spiritual engine.

#ThrowbackThursday: 1973 NSU Trapeze Concept Car

posted by on 22 November 2012 in Audi News

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If you were there at the Paris Motor Show in 1973 when Stile Bertone pulled the cover off of this NSU Trapeze concept then you likely would have noted the similarity between the car and the Lancia Stratos that had just gone into production one year earlier and was also designed by Bertone. Like the […] More…

Multi-Million Pound Auto Union Type D Takes Pole Position at Footman James Classic Motor Show

posted by on 12 November 2012 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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An incredibly rare multi-million pound racing car will take pole position as it goes on display at this year’s Footman James Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 16th to 18th November. The 1939 two-stage supercharged V12 Auto Union D-type, that battled the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows 75 years ago, will be showcased on the Classic & […] More…

Choice Gear: 1:43rd Scale 1934 Auto Union Type A from Minichamps

posted by on 23 October 2012 in Choice Gear Vintage & Youngtimer News

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Scale model car manufacturer Minichamps has added a new offering to its growing list of Silver Arrow Auto Union racers. This time around the German model manufacturer has created a replica of an early Auto Union Type A grand prix racer – most easily spotted thanks to its flat-faced grille on the front.

Silver Arrows Headline 2012 Goodwood Revival

posted by on 18 September 2012 in Events News Vintage & Youngtimer News

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A once-in-a-lifetime gathering of Silver Arrows saw a lively demonstration each day of the Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union racers vigorously tackling the Goodwood circuit. When resting, the cars were housed in their own distinctive paddock, constructed specifically for the 2012 Revival, and accurately recreating the paddock shelters of the Bremgarten circuit’ home to the Swiss Grand Prix in the 1930s.