Find of the Day: 1963 Auto Union 1000SP Coupe…The German Thunderbird

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32040"] words: Bill, photos: Stehling Automobile It's been said the Auto Union 1000SP Coupe was inspired by the Ford Thunderbird and there's no argument from me. From grille to taillights, it's a mini 1955 T-Bird. First shown at the 1957 Frankfurt Motor Show, the coupe was in production from 1958 to 1965 (there was a roadster version produced from 1961-1965). Over 6,500 coupes and roadsters were eventually built. But while the Thunderbird was pow...

Find of the Day: 1965 Auto Union F1000-D Bus

words: Bill, photos: E&R Classics The normal Find of the Day featured here are exotic or sexy or rare. This is, however, none of those. Well, except for maybe rare especially in this condition. This is a 1965 Auto Union F-1000D Bus. Yeah, I had to look it up also. While it wears the four rings up front, its heart is a 4 cylinder Mercedes diesel located between the two seats. The seller claims it has original paint and only 42,556km. It was in Spain for a long time but now resides in The Ne...

Audi Anniversary Dates 2019

source: Audi AG In their digital booklet entitled "Anniversary Dates 2019", Audi Tradition provides information about the most important products, records and milestones in the history of Audi. This year, the company will be able to look forward to more than two-dozen anniversary dates. It was 70 years ago that Audi history began in Ingolstadt. After the Second World War, the Auto Union AG plants in Saxony were seized under the orders of the Russian military administration ...

Forza Horizon 4: Car List Revealed…Audi Well Represented

words: Bill Cho, photos: Forza Motorsport The official list of cars from Forza Horizon 4 has been released and there are a lot of Audi models on the list, including a lone 1939 Auto Union Type D (one of the legendary Silver Arrows). The list was leaked earlier this year but this list is the official one released by Microsoft Monday. Fans of the Forza series have been eagerly awaiting for the release (October 2) and Audi fans should be pleased with the selection like the RS 2 Avan...

Watch Hans J Stuck Run Goodwood in Auto Union Type C

A highlight for Audi enthusiasts at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed must surely be Hans Joachim Stuck taking to the hill in an Auto Union Type C. That particular Auto Union silver arrow configuration with quad rear wheels is the very same his father Hans Stuck dominated many hillclimbs back when the Silver Arrows represented the latest in racing future tech. https://www.facebook.com/StrietzelStuck/videos/1799509666782928/UzpfSTE0NzcyNjY3ODg6MTAyMTY5MDQwNTg0NjE4NjU/?notif_id=1531...

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 h...

Audi Tradition: The 3=6 Monza Story

words: Peter Elias, photos: Audi Tradition Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Summer 2017 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. Long before Chevrolet built their "Monza" automobile (1975-1980), Auto Union (via DKW) built a "Monza" sports car in the 1950's! Never heard of the Auto Union "3=6 Monza"? Very few people have, especially h...

Audi Tradition Starts the 2018 Festival Season

source: Audi Tradition More than 20 events and many anniversary dates Highlights: Festival of Speed and Classic Days at Schloss Dyck Starting shot: the Techno Classica classic vehicle show in Essen Ingolstadt - More than 20 events in the 2018 event season will allow car lovers not only to experience the historical cars of Audi but also to join the brand in celebrating a number of anniversary dates. Among the highlights in the calendar is the 25th Festival of Speed in B...

80th Anniversary of Auto Union Victory in New York

There’s no doubt that the pre-war Silver Arrows are firmly entrenched as one of the biggest legends in the world of auto racing. Even still, it’s much less known that they ran but once in the USA during those contentious years leading up to World War 2. Nevertheless, it is most definitely the case that 80 years ago July 5th marks Auto Union’s sole race and victory with Bernd Rosemeyer taking the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup. For their day, racecars like the Auto Union Type C represented a mix o...
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