Audi Tradition in an Auto Union Silver Arrow at the Silver Jubilee

[source: Audi AG]

  • 25th edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England
  • Audi Tradition takes an racing car and a Wanderer Streamline Special to the biggest historic motor racing event

Silver cars on their way to the silver jubilee: the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world’s largest historic motor racing event, celebrates its 25th edition from 12 to 15 July. Audi Tradition is participating in a fitting way with two silver-colored cars from its more than 100 years of history. An Auto Union Type C racing car from 1936 and a 1939 Wanderer Streamline Special will be competing in the event.

For the 200,000 visitors who are expected at Goodwood, the Auto Union Type C is an old friend – the model’s presence at the Festival of Speed has always been one of the highlights of the event. With its 16 cylinders, 520 hp, top speed of 340 km/h and the engine located behind the driver, this racing car was viewed as a futuristic marvel when it was first presented in 1936. In the same year, Bernd Rosemeyer won the European driving championship and the German hill-climb championship. This year, Hans-Joachim Stuck will be taking the wheel of Audi Tradition’s rebuilt Type C. It will be a very special moment for the former Audi Sport driver: in the 1930s, Stuck’s father Hans was a member of the Auto Union team and when it came to hill races, he was almost unbeatable. Every time he drives a Silver Arrow, Stuck junior dons his father’s original gloves and racing goggles.