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DKW F91 in Rome, Italy, participating
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24th March, 2011

  • The “Museum on Wheels” at the classic European historic events
  • On the Mille Miglia starting line after a two-year break
  • Exhibiting at Techno Classica, the world’s largest historic car show

Audi Tradition is beginning the 2011 European historic car season with a very full programme. The heritage department of AUDI AG will have its “Museum on Wheels” on display at more than 30 events. The “classic of classics”, Italy’s world-famous Mille Miglia, is on the programme once again on Audi's 'radar' following a two-year break. In May, five historic DKW models from the 1950s will make the journey to Brescia in northern Italy and set-off for Rome (12th - 14th May) amongst a field of 375 historic cars.

Before this, Audi Tradition will make an appearance at the world’s largest historic car show, the Techno Classica in Essen. From 30th March 30 to 3rd April, more than 160,000 experts and old-car enthusiasts are expected to visit Essen’s Gruga exhibition halls. Audi Tradition’s exhibits are examples from the history of NSU, DKW and, of course, Audi. While these exhibits are being admired at the Techno Classica, other vehicles from the collection are on the move elsewhere.

After a two-year interval, Audi Tradition is once again taking part in the Italy’s Mille Miglia.

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At one of the world's greatest motoring events, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England (1st - 3rd July), Audi Tradition can once again be sure of appearing in front of a big audience. As in previous years, the 160,000 tickets for the world’s largest historic motor sport event will have sold out in advance. Audi Tradition knows what spectators in the 'motherland' of motor sport want to see: the Auto Union Type C and Type D “Silver Arrows” that won the first English Grand Prix races in Donington Park in 1937 and 1938. A pre-war DKW racing motorcycle and side-car outfit will also be taking part.

On 7th - 8th May, the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg is celebrating 125 years of the automobile with an event entitled “Automobile Summer 2011”. Audi Tradition will contribute some 40 vehicles to the cavalcade through the city of Stuttgart. Soon after this, from 25th - 28th May, five Audi Tradition entries will tackle the Kitzbuhel Alpine Rally on a route passing through the Austrian mountains.

The German state of Hesse has not been neglected: following 2010, when Audi Tradition took part with pre-war racing motorcycles from DKW, this year’s entries for the Schottenring Classic Grand Prix will be from the collection of post-war DKW racing bikes from the 1950s. Moving on, the highly popular “Creme 21” rally for modern classics sees the appearance of Audi Tradition entries again after a lengthy interval. The event will be held from 21st - 25th September, and an NSU TT and an Audi 50 will be on the starting line.

There are, of course, many other well-established historic vehicle events at which Audi Tradition is a familiar participant, for example the Silvretta Classic (7th - 10th July), the Ennstal Classic (13th - 16th July), the Sachsen Classic (18th - 20th August), the Eifel Classic (29th September to 1st October) and the Gran Premio Nuvolari in Italy (15th - 18th September). But Audi Tradition naturally responds to the call when a historic car event is held in its own local region, and will, therefore, be present at the Donau Classic held around Ingolstadt (16th - 18th June) and the Heidelberg Historic (28th - 30th July), which will call at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm.


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