Audi 100

Westrand Car Show - 1973 Audi 100 GL

The first Audi 100, developed by Volkswagen’s subsidiary Auto Union at Ingolstadt, was shown to the press as a four-door sedan on 26 November 1968. The Audi 100 was the company’s largest car since the revival of the Audi brand by Volkswagen in 1965. Audi followed up the introduction of the four-door saloon in November […]

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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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NSU

Westrand Car Show 1913 NSU 6 - 18 PS Doppel Phaeton

ANOTHER DISTANT COUSIN OF AUDI In 1873 a man by the name of Christian Schmidt established a knitting machine manufacturing business in the town of Riedlingen in West Germany. Riedlingen is about 290km South East of Frankfurt by road. The business was called “Mechanische Werkst├Ątte zur Herstellung von Strickmaschinen”. In 1880 the business was relocated […]

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