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Audi Tradition once again appeared at the famous Mille Miglia from 17 to 20 May 2012 as one of the event’s main sponsors. Design chief Wolfgang Egger and Fabrizio Giugiaro from Italdesign raced through Italy in a DKW Monza.
No other classic car rally has such a legendary status; no other event attracts classic car enthusiasts from all over the world quite like the Mille Miglia. And as ever, one of the highlights is the arrival in San Marino. The DKW Monza forces its way through the narrow streets past hundreds of fans.
Two DKW Monza models and the DKW F 91
This year, Audi Tradition set out on the exciting route, which begins and ends in Brescia, with two DKW Monza models and one DKW F 91. On the three stages to Ferrara, Rome and back the 384 selected teams drove 1,600 kilometres through captivating landscapes.
Design experts at the wheel of a design icon
The DKW Monza is acknowledged as a design icon. It was therefore fitting that two experts took the wheel of this special classic car: Audi design chief Wolfgang Egger and Fabrizio Giugiaro from Italdesign. Italdesign Giugiaro has been part of the Volkswagen Group since May 2010 and is affiliated to the Audi subsidiary Lamborghini.
Two-stroke coupé with long-distance records
Around 230 units of the DKW Monza were manufactured in the 1950s – by hand. The two-stroke coupé takes its name from the Monza racetrack where it set its long-distance records in 1956. Sporty lightweight: the DKW Monza weighed just 810 kilograms courtesy of its plastic body.
Reminder of the racing successes of the DKW F 91
In 1954 the DKW F 91 celebrated its major successes. With an output of just 34 bhp, Heinz Meier and his co-driver Hermann Luba took victory in the 1000 cc class, winning the “Coppa argento grandissima”, the Mille Miglia’s big silver trophy. And in the same year, the DKW F 91 supplied further compelling proof of its capabilities by taking overall victory in the European Rally Championship.
Two DKW Monza models and one DKW F 91
A stimulating blend of historic exhibits and contemporary forms of presentation.