Fifty years ago, Auto Union GmbH recalled the name Audi: In 1965, the company with the four rings, then still under the name of Auto Union GmbH, ended its era of two-stroke engines by bringing out a new model with a four-cylinder, four-stroke engine, which it called the Audi.
This Audi, which was available with different engine versions, is still seen today as the starting shot for the reincarnation of the four rings in the second half of the 1960s. Three of these automobiles will be at the Danube Classic rally to mark the 50th anniversary.
For the third time, Audi Tradition will be taking part in the Eifel Rallye Festival (July 23 to 25) in Daun. There, the two-times German rally champion Harald Demuth will be behind the wheel of a 1984 Audi Sport quattro Rallye. The historic department of AUDI AG is a regular guest at the final event of the season, the Gran Premio Nuvolari in Italy (September 18 to 20). Automobiles from the time of the German economic miracle will be driven from Mantua all across Tuscany.
The brand with the four rings will also be flying the flag at the Bodensee Klassik (May 7 to 9), the Sachsen Classic (August 13 to 15), the Kitzbuehel Alpine Rally (May 27 to 30) and the Schloss Bensberg Classic (July 17 to 19) – a special highlight. The season finale will be the two model car exhibitions at the Audi Forums in Neckarsulm (November 8) and Ingolstadt (November 29).