|Auto Union at Laguna Seca
Intimidating examples of German technological
prowess, the Grand Prix cars of Auto Union and arch-rival Mercedes-Benz
dominated European racing in the 1930s. Auto Union starred at the
Monterey Historics in 1999.
|The streamliner recreated. After
an autobahn run of 279 mph, Bernd Rosemeyer lost his life when this special
Auto Union went out of control. The replica displayed here at Laguna
Seca features exquisite craftsmanship.
Auto Union was a consortium of four
German carmakers, Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer. Although they continued
to sell cars under their individual names, they raced as Auto Union to
publicize their new identity.
Dennis David's "Grand Prix History" site for info on Auto Union ? Mercedes-Benz
"D" V12 Auto Union of 1938-39.
This car's supercharged 3-liter engine
was built to a new formula meant to slow the cars.
As usual, this effort failed and lap
records fell to these cars and their nemeses, the Mercedes-Benz
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