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Worf101
12-06-2006, 09:36 AM
http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/hitler-race-car-c...id=NWS00010000000001 (http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/hitler-race-car-could-fetch-12-million/20061206064009990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001)

Supposed to fetch heap big wampum at the auction. Neat cars all those pre-war German racers.

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Chuck_Older
12-06-2006, 09:37 AM
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12-06-2006, 09:46 AM
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Worf101
12-06-2006, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
If he had possesed a speck of humor, he would have named it the Master race car
That is so wrong...
In so many ways.......
But oh so funny.............

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jamesdietz
12-06-2006, 10:28 AM
Can Santa fit it in his sleigh???<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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LEBillfish
12-06-2006, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
If he had possesed a speck of humor, he would have named it the Master race car

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I'd lay money they just didn't think of it in time...hehe...too funny http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Ruy Horta
12-06-2006, 10:49 AM
Beautiful car though<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Thanatos833
12-06-2006, 10:53 AM
IIRC hitler didn't know how to drive btw.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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WOLFMondo
12-06-2006, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
If he had possesed a speck of humor, he would have named it the Master race car

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nsteense
12-06-2006, 01:03 PM
Let's see if Audi manage to buy some heritage back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Second hand Auto Unions like these don't come around that often.

Platypus_1.JaVA
12-06-2006, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
If he had possesed a speck of humor, he would have named it the Master race car

Not a chanche. Did you ever notice that nazi's always look angry about something? Name me one cheerful nazi.

(excpet the ones in 'allo 'allo)

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TAW_Oilburner
12-06-2006, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
Not a chanche. Did you ever notice that nazi's always look angry about something? Name me one cheerful nazi.
(excpet the ones in 'allo 'allo)
Being a nazi doesn't make you happy appearantly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

All except for the Hitler youth who were told to have as many children as possible with as many other hitler youth as possible. I'm not saying they looked happy, but they sure as hell weren't depressed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Lodovik
12-07-2006, 02:36 AM
The article doesn't specify the car being built for Hitler personally, though. Makes one think that the auctioneers tagged the title for publicity purposes. "Hitlers Audi" has a bit more of a ring than, say a 1939 race car. The Master Race Car... priceless.

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Blutarski2004
12-07-2006, 06:29 AM
Saw one at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. A magnificent piece of automotive engineering.

For some reason, I recall that these Auto Union cars were all thought to have been lost in the war, until several examples were discovered in eastern Europe post-89. Is this true?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DuxCorvan
12-07-2006, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
Not a chanche. Did you ever notice that nazi's always look angry about something? Name me one cheerful nazi.


Well, to be sincere, I've traveled all around Western Europe, and it looks to me like all NW Europe citizens look angry or stare at the space, victims of some inner obsession. In fact, Platypus, been in Amsterdam quite a few times, and people look to me like always in a hurry and sombre, even when 'emerging' from a "Coffe Shop"... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Perhaps I'm spoiled by so many years in Andalusia, where people usually smile unless they're really angry, or maybe it is the lack of sunny days -British, Dutch and German people look much more relaxed when they're living here- or I'm not made to Northern introspective character, but I always feel a bit sad and alienated when in your countries.

jamesdietz
12-07-2006, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
If he had possesed a speck of humor, he would have named it the Master race car

Not a chanche. Did you ever notice that nazi's always look angry about something? Name me one cheerful nazi.

(excpet the ones in 'allo 'allo)

Being a nazi doesn't make you happy appearantly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You wanted Happy- here's happy:
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Chuck_Older
12-07-2006, 10:08 AM
Goering: "Why you look so cute I could just eat you up"

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Longpo
12-07-2006, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
If he had possesed a speck of humor, he would have named it the Master race car

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fighter_966
12-07-2006, 12:02 PM
G??eringhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifid you just farted!!
G??bbels: Seriously? Not me...no! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

nsteense
12-07-2006, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by Blutarski2004:
Saw one at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. A magnificent piece of automotive engineering.

For some reason, I recall that these Auto Union cars were all thought to have been lost in the war, until several examples were discovered in eastern Europe post-89. Is this true?

I'll do even better! They were buried in Eastern Europe to prevent the Sovjets from claiming it as war booty!! It probably had something to do with the fact that Auto Union had its headqueartes at that time in the eastern part of Germany, while Mercedes Benz was (and still is) located in the western part!

AWL_Spinner
12-07-2006, 12:49 PM
Auto Union? Is that where "Audi" comes from? Auto Union Deutschland I...?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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nsteense
12-07-2006, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
Auto Union? Is that where "Audi" comes from? Auto Union Deutschland I...?

Auto Union was actually a joint venture consisting of 4 manufacturers in the beginning of the 30': Audi, Horch, DKW, and I think Wanderer (hence the 4 rings on that Auto Union).

Audi means 'hear' in Latin.
Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_Union
for more info

Blutarski2004
12-07-2006, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by nsteense:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blutarski2004:
Saw one at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. A magnificent piece of automotive engineering.

For some reason, I recall that these Auto Union cars were all thought to have been lost in the war, until several examples were discovered in eastern Europe post-89. Is this true?

I'll do even better! They were buried in Eastern Europe to prevent the Sovjets from claiming it as war booty!! It probably had something to do with the fact that Auto Union had its headqueartes at that time in the eastern part of Germany, while Mercedes Benz was (and still is) located in the western part! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


..... Absolutely fascinating. More proof that truth is stranger than fiction.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

BLUTARSKI

Worf101
12-07-2006, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
Auto Union? Is that where "Audi" comes from? Auto Union Deutschland I...?

Auto Union Deutsche International...

A U D I

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nsteense
12-07-2006, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by Worf101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
Auto Union? Is that where "Audi" comes from? Auto Union Deutschland I...?

Auto Union Deutsche International...

A U D I

Da Worfster </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Worf,
please check the wikipedia link and you will find yourself wrong.

Gibbage1
12-07-2006, 02:03 PM
"In 1933, after becoming Chancellor of Germany, Hitler offered 500,000 reichmark for a company to design a race car to show off the nation's technological prowess. "

Too bad the propaganda only worked on Internet fanboys, and 70 years late.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Abbuzze
12-07-2006, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by Worf101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
Auto Union? Is that where "Audi" comes from? Auto Union Deutschland I...?

Auto Union Deutsche International...

A U D I

Da Worfster </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol nice idea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But "Audi" is latin word for the german "horch" which mean "listen!" in english.

August Horch was fired by the car company which was founded by him and had his name as a brand.

He started again to build cars and gave them the latin version of this name - Audi.

August Horch was born in a small village less than 10km away from here... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Jasko76
12-07-2006, 05:16 PM
Well, we all know BMW is way better than Audi. Right?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Badsight-
12-07-2006, 10:39 PM
485 Hp on late 1930s tyre technology

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nsteense
12-08-2006, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by Gibbage1:


Too bad the propaganda only worked on Internet fanboys, and 70 years late.

Not so sure it only worked on Internet Fanboys, these days. Those vehicles ran in a predecessor (roughly) of Formula 1. And they just won about every race they entered. I think people must have been impressed as well back then.
It is just a proof that even today those vehicles remain facinating.
Just look at those skinny wheels trying to get 600+ bhp on the road, that huge steering wheel, the fact that it didn't come with safety belts because it was thought if you had big accident, you better could be thrown clear of the vehicle instead of being trapped in which was basically a fuel tank with wheels on...
Now that's what I call driving on the edge

Draughluin1
12-08-2006, 02:13 AM
Awhile back, there was a Grand Prix 1938 computer game called "Spirit of Speed". Ij it, the Silver Arrows dominated, (Mercedes W classes and Auto Union C & D's) and apart from the front and rear engined Alpha Romeo Bimotories, were the fastest things on the racetrack. Also had Bugattis, Dusenburgs, Millers and other neat vehicles. Was a really fun sim for its time and I'd love to see an updated version of it. For me, this is much more interesting then the modern day Formulla One. PS. Thankyou, love that picture of the Auto Union D. That machine is a work of art.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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AlGroover
12-09-2006, 02:19 AM
If this is indeed the car that won in Belgrade, then it was in the hands of Tazio Nuvolari, the first superstar of international motor racing. How sad that the men from 'Money' only think it notable for its connection with Mr H. Can you imagine a Michael Schumacher race car coming up for auction and it not being considered worthy of mention?