Auto Union

Auto Union was an amalgamation of four German automobile manufacturers, founded in 1932 and established in 1936 in Chemnitz, Saxony, during the Great Depression. The company has evolved into present day Audi, as a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.

Auto Union is widely known for its racing team (Auto Union Rennabteilung, based at Horch works in Zwickau/Saxony). The Silver Arrows of these two German teams (Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union) dominated not only GP car racing from 1934 onwards, but set records that would take decades to beat.

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Auto Union 1000 - Body Options
... For the new decade, the saloon was renamed Auto Union 1000S and received, in August 1959, an eye catching wrap around windscreen ... at a time when competitor designs employed the modern ponton, three box form, this Auto Union’s body along with most of its technical features descended directly from that of the Zwickau developed DKW F9 ... Appearing in 1958 was the Auto Union 1000 Sp, a low-slung two-seater sports car that was produced for Auto Union by the Stuttgart coach builders, Baur ...
Auto Union 1000
... The Auto Union 1000 was a compact front-wheel-drive saloon manufactured by Auto Union AG between 1958 and 1963 ... markets the last) model branded as an Auto Union by the manufacturer since the 1930s it replaced the paradoxically named DKW 3=6, although the latter continued in production, reassuringly now ...
Klaus Von Oertzen
... under the pressures of the depressed German economy to form Auto Union ... became sales director and chairman of the board of directors of Auto Union ... of the DKW saloon car to South Africa and Australia and in 1937 he arranged for the Auto Union Grand Prix racing cars to be brought out to South Africa ...
Georg Meier - Biography - Auto Union Team 1939
1939 Eifelrennen was the first race of the season for the Auto Union team ... motor-cycle racer Hermann Paul Müller acted as reserve drivers for the Auto Union team ... taken by Georg Meier, however did not start the race after a technical failure of the Auto Union Type D that he was driving ...
Auto Union - Tribute
... Auto Union was tributed at the 1999 Monterey Historic Automobile Races. ...

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