Audi History

The History of the 4 Rings

Audi wins 1912 - 1914 Alpine races

This year is an important anniversary for Audi:   In 1912, Audi won the "Austrian Alpine Races" for the first time (also in 1913 & 1914 and potentially later had World War I not intervened...).

This is a scan of a 1913 poster stamp (I own the original!) that celebrates Audi winning the 1913 Alpine Races.

Back flap from 1914 envelope from a German car dealer that states:

"International Austrian Alpine Race,  1914   18. June   4th Day,  two thirds of all cars have already been given penalty points.   Aud is still penalty free!

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Audi Museum

In early July 2010, I had the opportunity to visit the "Museum Mobile", Audi's history museum located at the Audi Forum in the city of Ingolstadt (Germany) where Audi is headquartered.   A few photos will be shown shortly below.  If you love Audi's, then this museum should be on your "must visit" list!

Here I am in front of a priceless Auto Union C-type Silver Arrow race car from the late 1930's.  Behind me is one of the experimental Silver Arrows used for aerodynamic testing.

 

 

 

 

 


Audi Literature

To help me research Audi's History, I have acquired the following books (both in English and in German):

TITLE  AUTHOR
100 Jahre Audi - Vorsprung Durch Technik Bild Magazine
100 Years of Audi AutoWeek
25 Jahre Quattro (8x 26-page booklets w/4x Quartett cards) AutoBild & Audi
30 Years of Audi Sport Alexander von Wegner
A History of Progress (1996) Audi
A History of Progress (2001) Audi
Alle Audi Automobile 1910-1980 Werner Oswald
Audi Paul Harris
Audi - 1965-1975 Steiger, Christian & Thomas Wirth
Audi - 2009 Annual Report Audi
Audi - Vier Jahrzehnte Ingolstädter Automobilbau … Gerhard Misching
Audi 100 & 200 (Haynes #0907) Haynes
Audi 100 1969-71 Autobook Kenneth Ball
Audi 5000 (1984-1988) #1117 Haynes
Audi Automobile 1909-1940 Peter Kirchberg & Ralf Hornung
Audi collection - Miniaturen Audi
Audi File, The Eric Dymock
Audi quattro - The Complete Story Laurence Meredith
Audi Quattro (Gold Portfolio) 1980-1991 Brookland Books
Audi Sport - World of Rallying 7 Martin Holmes
Audi Typenkompass - Personenwagen seit 1965 Walter Zeichner
Audi Typenkompass - Rallye & Sportwagen Thomas Lang
Auf den Spuren der Auto Union Thomas Erdmann
Auto Union - Die grossen Rennen 1934-39 Giannie Cancellieri, et al
Auto Union - DKW Guide, The Keith Ayling
Auto Union - V16 Supercharged (A technical appraisal) Ian Bamsey
Bildpostkarten - Spezial Katalog Automobile 1895-1975 Willi Bernard
Bug (the strange mutations of the World's most famous automobile) Phil Patton
Das Audi Coupe Buch - Geschichte einer Baureihe 1996-99 Hamme, Johannes van
Das Rad der Zeit (1996) Audi
Das Rad der Zeit (2008) Audi
Deutsche Sportwagen Austria Post
Die 3=6 Monza Story Klaus Jansen-Diekmann
Die Passive Sicherheit des Audi 100 Audi AG
DKW Munga (Geländewagen aus Ingolstadt 1956-68) Jörg Sprengelmeyer
DKW Schnellaster & Co (1949-1965) Jörg Sprengelmeyer
Effizienz-Technologien von A bis Z Audi
ExciteTTement Dirk Maxeiner, et al
Four Rings - The Audi Story (USA Ausgabe) Audi Tradition
Grand-Prix-Report (Auto Union 1934-1939) Peter Kirchberg
Horch - Ein Audi! (100 Jahre Vorsprung Durch Technik) Audi AG
Horch, ein Auto (Ein Jahrhundert Autoland Sachsen) Ina Reichel
Htler's Motor Racing Battles - Silver Arrows under the Swastika Reuss, Eberhard
Ich baute Autos August Horch
Im Rückspiegel: 125 Jahre NSU Audi
Juxbuch für stolze Audi Fahrer Norbert Gulloch
Kraft der Vier Ringe (Edition Audi Tradition) Suhr, Christian
Little Book of Audi Quattro, The Charlie Morgan & Stan Fowler
NSU - Automobile 1905-1977 Typenkompass Peter Schneider
NSU Motorräder 1900-1966 Peter Schneider
NSU-Automobile 1905-1977 Peter Schneider
Personenkraftwagen der Wehrmacht Reinhard Frank
Road & Track on Audi & Auto Union1980-1986 Road & Track
Sharing a Singular Vision Audi
Silberpfeile Walter Kappacher
Turnabout Tornadoes (men of Auto Union) Dennis May
Vom Horch zum Munga - Militärfahrzeuge der Auto Union Kirchberg, Peter & Siegfried Bunke
Zeitprofile Audi