Find of the Day: NOS Minichamps 1:43 Audi Sport quattro Pike’s Peak

Today's Find of the Day goes out to the scale model collectors amongst us. Rare and out of production models tend to pull a serious premium on auction sites like Ebay, and that's if you can find them at all. Take for example the Minichamps' 1:43 iteration of Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi Sport quattro Pike's Peak racer. Minichamps did a limited edition run (6687 units) back in 2006, complete with cool display box featuring a map of the Pike's Peak hillclimb. It seems at least one of those un...

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...

The Grand Tour: Jezza’s Favorite Motorsports Battle- Audi vs. Lancia

words: Bill Cho, video screenshots: Amazon Prime's The Grand Tour In The Grand Tour's 2nd season, episode 7 It's a gas, gas, gas that came out this past Friday, Jeremy Clarkson dives into the history of what he calls "his favorite battle of them all": Audi vs. Lancia in the 1983 WRC campaign. It's a great piece done with the usual GT humor and interesting facts. It starts back in 1977 when Audi was testing the Iltis for the German Army. Audi began building cars with all wheel drive a...

Road & Track: How Racing in America Saved Audi

source: Road & Track, photo: Audi Sport In the mid-Eighties, Audi was reeling from an unintended-acceleration scandal. To restore its image, the company entered a 200 Quattro sedan in Trans-Am for 1988. It was a flag-bearer for the company’s signature road-car technologies, turbocharging and all-wheel drive. Audi had two FIA Group B rallying titles with the Quattro but little in the way of road-racing experience. Group B hero Walter Röhrl was tapped to drive alongside Le Mans winne...