At the Schloss Dyck Classic Days classic car festival, which ran from 4 to 6 August, Audi Tradition showed a representation of the motorsport history of the brand with the four rings.
Known as the “German Goodwood”, the event is held near Neuss and offers a colorful mix of festival, pageant of elegance and motor racing, with more than 400 historic cars.
Many of the 40.000 visitors who came to the event were "dressed" according to the times. Audi Tradition was presented at the “Classic Corner” and exhibited, among others, a 25 Wanderer W 1936 K Roadster that has not yet been restored, surrounded by straw bales.
The only example of a 1929 Wanderer W could be seen at the “Audi camp”. In 1949, this pre-war Wanderer was converted into a service vehicle that was used in the Bavarian mountains until the 60s.
A third Wanderer variant was also on display: the replica of a special aerodynamic roadster, with which Auto Union won the team classification of what was then the toughest rally in the world - Liège-Rome-Liège, a route of more than 4.000 kilometers - which took place in 1939.
The really big attractions at the "Classic Corner" were the Audi Type C "Alpine Victor" and the Auto Union Type C Grand Prix racing. From 1912 to 1914, the then young Audi brand won the Austrian Alpine race three times in a row and the Audi Type C laid the foundation for the motorsport history of today's AUDI AG.
August Horch, the founder of the company, took the wheel, touring all the Alpine passes of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Audi Tradition owns two Type Cs from then. One of them, built in 1919, with the yellow paint of its alpine journey, will roll on the three-kilometer track at Schloss Dyck.
It was particularly exciting when five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela started the 16-cylinder engine of the Auto Union Type C. In 1936, this vehicle, with an output of 520 hp, won the Championship of Grand Prix Europe, precursor to the current Formula 1 World Championship, with Bernd Rosemeyer at the wheel.
Audi Tradition presented two newer cars as part of a rally car exhibition at the Autostadt booth. Visitors were able to admire the Audi Sport quattro S1 with which Walter Röhrl set a record time in 1987 on the famous climb to Pikes Peak in the US While this car was on display, the second rally Audi also delighted the riders. fans on the track. The 1984 Audi Sport quattro Rallye was driven by world champion Walter Röhrl, who drove this car more than 30 years ago taking part in the World Rally Championship.[sam_pro id = 0_1 codes = ”true”]