Of all Audi’s elder statesman, it’s most probably the Group B rally cars that live longest in the memory. Be it the early Quattro with its warbling five-cylinder engine or the flame spitting short wheelbase rally spec S1; Audi rally editions will always be remembered for the indelible mark they’ve left on motoring history and its many enthusiasts.
Aside from the rallying editions, Audi also has a long and distinguished history and examples of this are set to be displayed at a string of events over the course of 2017.
April 5th– 9th – Techno Classica – Essen, Germany
Audi will be dedicating their stand to NSU – the initial brand that merged with Auto Union to create the company we know as Audi today. Only cars from NSU will be featured, including the rotary engine Ro80 celebrating 50 years from when it first appeared. In addition to the innovative saloon, some of NSU’s smaller vehicles will be on display as well, a Prinz 30 and the coupe alternative, the Sports Prinz will be shown off. A 1000 TTS from 1970 will also be displayed – NSU’s sporty two door.
June 22nd – 24th – Heidelberg Historic – Ingolstadt, Germany
September 21st – 24th – Grosglockner Grand Prix – Grosglockner, Germany
In Grosglockner, Audi will be rolling out another example of their illustrious history: an Auto Union Type C racing car. The car raced the Grand Prix tracks of the Formula 1 circuit with considerable success back in the 1930s; its 513bhp V16 dominated the European races in particular, crushing its rivals on the mountainous stages. It will be driven by Formula 1 and touring car driver, Hans-Joachim Stuck, who raced an Audi in DTM in the early 1990s.
August 4th – 6th – Classic Days – Castle Dyck, Germany
In what is often regarded as Germany’s answer to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will also feature the Type C and will be joined by an Audi Type C ‘Alpine Victor’ from 1919.
June 29th – July 1st – Goodwood Festival of Speed – Goodwood, UK
The big one! Audi hasn’t forgotten the Quattro. The car that broke the Pikes Peak record in 1987 will feature at this year’s meeting at Goodwood. The car will take to the track driven by the driver who originally finished victorious in the much larger Rocky Mountain hill climb, Walter Rohl.
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