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Find of the Day: 1954 Auto Union DKW Michaux Spider Prototype

by on 26 February 2015 in In Market Vintage & Youngtimer News

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For today’s find of the day, we’re turning to Europe where one reader has alerted us to an incredibly unique 1950s era Auto Union – DKW based sportscar we’re dubbing the Micheaux Spider. It appears to be one of a kind and is currently for sale at The Stolze Collection in the Netherlands.
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One of A Kind 1955 DKW Schnellaster Pickup Headed for Gooding & Company Arizona Auction

by on 8 January 2015 in Vintage & Youngtimer News

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There’s no doubt that the Arizona auctions each year are a hotbed to pick up some seriously cool old cars. Usually, blocks from auctioneers like Gooding & Company are filled with muscle cars, classics or vintage sportscars. DKW Schellasters… well, they’re not quite so common. What you see here is a pickup version, a 1955 […] More…

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Silver Arrows Project Releases New Poster Prints

by on 31 October 2014 in Choice Gear

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Silver Arrows Project, the history-based project seeking to visually re-tell the story of the Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows of the pre-war racing era, first came onto our radar when they showed up at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Since that time, the team has expanded their product offering to include these handsome poster prints just in time for the holidays.
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New ‘Pieces of Silver’ Historical Novel Set within Cockpit of Auto Union Silver Arrows

by on 30 October 2014 in Choice Gear Motorsport Vintage & Youngtimer News

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There’ve been many books based on the Silver Arrow era of racing. The time period saw the some of the fastest, technologically advanced and most dangerous racing careen head-on with the geo-political turmoil of World War II. Many a non-fiction historical book has been written about the era, though ‘Pieces of Silver’ goes a bit […] More…

Update: Failed Fiat Acquisition Plan Included Auto Union Name & Could Still Spell Changes at VW

by on 5 August 2014 in Rumors, Renders & Spy Photos

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British automotive weekly Autocar has published a story this morning that appears to spell out the final outcome (at least for now) of those Fiat-Chrysler acquisition rumors that had been circulating. According to the piece, the move was very much in play until an inward examination was done and profitability came into question. 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…

New Forza Motorsport Car Pack Includes 2015 Audi S3 Sedan and 1937 Auto Union Type D

by on 2 July 2014 in Choice Gear

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With the summer heating up the Hot Wheels Car Pack has arrived in Forza Motorsport 5, full of sweetheart rides to add to your car collection. The Hot Wheels Car Pack brings a slew of cars, including models that will match up well against cars you may already have in your garage, as well as […] More…

Audi at Goodwood Preview: Andre Lotterer, 90 IMSA-GTO, Auto Union & RS 4 Nogaro Edition

by on 26 June 2014 in Audi News

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Just two weeks after his triumph at the world’s most famous endurance race with team-mates Marcel Fässler and Benoït Tréluyer, Audi Sport factory driver André Lotterer will be back behind the wheel of two Audi racing cars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The three-time Le Mans winner and fellow 24-hour stalwarts Allan McNish and Frank Biela will be among the stars celebrating the Vorsprung durch Technik brand’s remarkable track record in motorsport at the much-loved event.
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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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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 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…