With the Volkswagen Group currently controlling almost a dozen brands, including the likes of Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini and Porsche, there are rumblings the auto giant may rebrand itself the Auto Union, a German automaker founded in the 1930s when four separate brands came under the one roof. The Auto Union, which originally consisted of the brands Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer, managed to survive World War II but was bought by VW in the 1960s and eventually transformed into present-day Audi. MUST SEE: 5,000-HP, 348-MPH Devel Sixteen Spotted In The Wild: Video...
Classic Audi 100s Gather In Germany: The Car That Saved Audi (Photo Gallery)
On a crisp, sunny day in the German city of Koblenz last weekend, dozens of old Audis gathered at a riverbank park where the Mosel meets the Rhine. Few Americans realize that the Audi luxury sport sedans they drive today owe it all to the original Audi 100, the car that kept Audi independent within...John Voelcker
The Silver Arrows Run At The Goodwood Revival: Video
This year’s Goodwood Revival featured a remarkable showing of pre-Second World War German Formula One cars, known as “Silver Arrows” for their distinctive bare-aluminum bodies. While seeing Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows run is impressive, seeing them run against cars from Auto Union...Kurt Ernst
Bernd Rosemeyer To Be Honored At Goodwood Revival
Bernd Rosemeyer wasn’t like other racing drivers of the pre-World War II era. After getting his start racing motorcycles, Rosemeyer was hired on by the Auto Union (forerunner to Audi) racing team, despite his lack of experience racing cars. Rosemeyer, whose lucky number was 13, quickly proved...Kurt Ernst
Audi Recovers Missing 1939 Auto Union Type D
Well advanced compared to their competition, the Grand Prix cars launched in the early 1930s by Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, nicknamed the “Silver Arrows” because of their unpainted aluminum bodies, are the stuff of legend. The cars were considerably faster than other Grand Prix racers...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Silver Arrows To Run At The 2012 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Vintage Formula 1 racers from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, known as the "Silver Arrows," will be featured at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.Kurt Ernst
The update comes just after the brand's centennial celebrations, but just before the rebirth of the Auto Union name.