In 1965, Audi was reborn when it developed its first-ever four-stroke, four-cylinder engine. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the milestone, the four rings plans to temporarily revive its illustrious history by attending over 20 national and international classic car events this year. The celebrations, which it calls ‘Classic Car Season’, will kick off with the Techno Classica vintage car show in Essen, Germany from April 15-19, where it will display several early Audi racecars.
Audi’s Historic Auto Union Silver Arrows from the 1930s will also participate in three historic events this year, including the Hamburg Stadtpark Revival on September 5-6 and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The company is also celebrating its first-ever DTM victory in 1990 at Goodwood, bringing the car and its original driver, Hans-Joachim Stuck, to the British motoring event.
Rally fans will be pleased to hear the Audi is also taking part in the Eifel Rallye Festival in Daun, Germany from July 23-25, where two-times German rally champion Harald Demuth will field a 1984 Audi Sport quattro Rallye. The four rings also plans to attend the Bodensee Klassik (May 7-9), the Sachsen Classic (August 13 -15), the Kitzbuehel Alpine Rally (May 27-30) and the Schloss Bensberg Classic (July 17-19).
The almost year-long classic car celebration will wrap up with two model car exhibitions at the Audi Forums in Neckarsulm, Germany on November 8 and Ingolstadt, Germany on November 29. For a complete rundown of 2015 Audi Tradition events, click here.