Audi to celebrate three important anniversaries at Goodwood

Organized between June 27 and 29, this year’s edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be the venue where Audi is going to celebrate three important anniversaries for the company’s motorsport heritage. It was 100 years ago when the Audi Type C “Alpine Victor” managed to make its first motor racing triumph.

It was an open-top touring car featuring a 35 bhp engine that secured a victory in the International Austrian Alpine Trial in 1914, following two consecutive wins in 1912 and 1913. This model was originally introduced in 1911, two years after founder August Horch left the Horch company to establish Audi (the Latin translation of his surname – Hark”).

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Auto Union Type C
Auto Union Type C

Another vehicle that will be showcased at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed is going to be the 1936 Auto Union Type C in which Bernd Rosemeyer dominated lots of European racing circuits back in 1936. A year later, it won the first Grand Prix organized at Donington Park thanks to its 16-cylinder engine pushing out an impressive 520 bhp. The car will actually celebrate 80 years since the Auto Union Silver Arrow models made their racing debut.

Audi 90 quattro IMSA-GTO

Last but not least, Audi will showcase the 90 quattro IMSA-GTO which 25 years ago finished as a runner-up in the IMSA Series championship with Hans-Joachim Stuck behind the wheel of the 720 bhp racer.

Adrian Padeanu

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