Auto Union

Westrand Car Show - Auto Union 1000

You will recall in previous posts, the story of August Horch, who first established the Horch Company and thereafter the Audi Company. Mr. Horch sold his controlling interest in Audi to the largest investor in DKW – J.S. Rasmussen. This was in 1928. Rasmussen also acquired the American Motor Company called Rickenbacker and imported all […]

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Horch

Westrand Car Show - 1937 Horch 853 Voll and Ruhrbeck Sport Cabriolet

YOU COULD SAY THE GRANDFATHER OF AUDI August Horch was a production Manager for Karl Benz but in 1899 he established a business with a business partner Salli Herz. They relocated the company in 1902 and in 1904 it was registered as Horch & Cie Motorwagenwerke AG in Zwickau, Saxony. Horch had a fallout with […]

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DKW

Westrand Car Show - 1955 DKW 3=6

DKW is an abbreviation of “Dampf-Kraft-Wagen”. Poking fun at DKW seemed to be a pasttime of many calling DKWs “Das Kleine Wunder” (the little wonder) or “Des-Knaben-Wunsch” (little boys wish) when they built two stroke bikes and toy steam engines. DKW were, towards the end of the 1920’s, the world’s largest motorbike manufacturers. DKW began […]

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