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Audi Toolmaking Department 3D Prints “Auto Union Type C”

by on 9 November 2015 in Audi News

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From powder to a component: With a 3D printer, Audi Toolmaking has produced a model of the historical Grand Prix sports car “Auto Union Typ C” from the year 1936. The company is now examining further possible applications of metal printers for the production of complex components. At the same time, Audi is creating important synergies with toolmaking in other parts of the Volkswagen Group. More…

Preview: Audi Convertibles at Techno Classica

by on 10 April 2015 in Events News Vintage & Youngtimer News

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The Audi Tradition exhibit at this year’s Techno Classica in Essen centers around convertibles and roadsters. The world’s biggest classic car show provides the perfect stage for eight automotive treasures from Audi’s history from Wednesday, April 15 to Sunday, April 19. The theme of the exhibit from Ingolstadt is “Nach oben offen” (“The sky’s the limit”) – and is rounded out by three NSU racing motorcycles and an NSU “Renndienst” racing service bus.

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.

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.

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.

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.