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    News and reports from the world of vintage Audi, Auto Union, DKW, Wanderer, and NSU.

    1. Find of the Day: Audi Super 90 in Idaho and on Ebay



      Here's something you don't see every day. There's a 1971 Audi Super 90 up for auction on Ebay. This is a little known car developed in a time when Audi was struggling to get back on the map, under Mercedes-Benz control and about to be sold to Volkswagen. The shape is classic - a two-door precursor to the C1 Audi ...
    2. Extremely Clean C1 Audi 100 2-Door Featured on German 'Youngtimer' Website



      Be it in the traditional side of the enthusiast scene or the air-ride equipped 'stance' side of the scene, a pervading trend in modified cars are clean vintage cars with an OE+ look. Take for instance this '73 100 LS 2-door featured on German vintage car website Youngtimer Scene. The rarity of a C1 2-door, combined with stunning bodywork and restored vintage mesh-style racing wheels probably had you at "hello", but just in case ...
    3. #4FACT - Q5 Wasn't the First Audi to Be Used as Porsche Test Mule. Early 928 Drivetrain Mules Were Bertone Designed C1 Coupe S



      #4FACT
      Q5 Not the First Audi to Be Used as Porsche Test Mule. 928 Mules Were Bertone Designed C1 Coupe S

      Context
      The Q5-bodied Cajun mule rounding the Nurburgring this week reminded us of less-known fact about the Porsche 928. Early drivetrain mules of that front-engined V8 GT were fitted with bodies of the C1 Audi Coupe 100 S styled ...
    4. #4FACT Just 2 Black Audi Sport quattros Were Built, One for Walter Rohrl and One for Ferdinand Piech



      #4FACT
      Just two black Audi Sport quattros were built, one for Walter Rohrl and one for Ferdinand Piech.

      Context
      Researching for our TT RS and Sport quattro comparison article published today , we learned this interesting fact.

      What is a #4FACT?
      When we review our note pads following press events, ...
    5. #4FACT Audi Sport quattro 4-Piston AP Racing Brakes Were Also Used on the Porsche 917



      #4FACT
      Audi Sport quattro 4-Piston AP Racing Brakes Were Also Used on the Porsche 917

      Context
      Researching for our TT RS and Sport quattro comparison article published today , we learned this interesting fact.

      ...
    6. New Audi R8 Print Ad Makes Clever Use of Matryoshka Doll Theme



      We doubt we have to define it, but a Matryoshka doll is that toy of Russian heritage where one doll opens up to reveal another inside... and another... and another. It's a simple idea, and also clever when applied to this new print ad for the R8 by one of Audi's ad agencies DDB Barcelona.

      The tag line for the ad is "Audi R8: A sporty car full of history", which is well exemplified with this computer-rendered ...
    7. Uncovered Audi Avus Concept Scans Over at quattroholic



      When the Audi Avus concept car was unveiled at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show, it ushered in a new era for Audi in many ways. Fitted with an as-of-yet unseen W12 engine and made of an aluminum space frame, this car and its polished aluminum panels sparked the imagination of those ...
    8. Photos: Audi Stand at Techno Classica 2011



      Our French friends over at AudiPassion.com have run a photo gallery of the Audi stand at the Essen, Germany vintage show Techno Classica. This event is a regular stop for Audi Tradition and one we regret we haven't had a chance to attend yet. That said, we can live vicariously through AudiPassion and you can too. Check out many ...
    9. Auto Union Type C Blueprints Unearthed at Torrance, CA Estate Sale, Posted on TheCarLounge


      One of the advantages of Fourtitude's networked Vortex Media Group forums are its networked forums, most notably that of The Car Lounge or TCL as we tend to refer to it in emails and typed communications around our offices. TCL has become a fixture of people with all sorts of automotive interest and that's particularly exemplified in posts like one we found today by a forum user on here known as renglish ...
    10. Choice Gear: Build Your Own Audi Ur quattro with Printer & Cardboard



      We've stumbled across a little classic Audi love over on Tinypic.com in the form of an Audi ur quattro template. A red original quattro such as this one has been tearing up the screens in the BBC series Ashes to Ashes and that car apparently inspired this paper cutout template.

      The theory is simple.

      1. Go to TinyPic and download the highest resolution version of the car.
      2. Print with color printer ...
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