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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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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