|July 27, 2005
The World's Biggest quattro Meeting in Ingolstadt
Enthusiasts from as far away as the USA are expected when Audi quattro fans descend on Ingolstadt for the world's biggest quattro meeting from 5 to 7 August. About 900 participants in 450 Audi quattro vehicles have registered and are due to arrive on the Piazza at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt, from Friday morning onwards. The motor sport meeting is a particular highlight of the Audi Club International (ACI) event. Backed by Audi Tradition, three-times Le Mans winner Frank Biela and topical Le Mans winner Marco Werner will complete several demonstration laps of the Audi car park P 10 in four superb racing cars from Audi's sporting history. Audi rally cars from all stages of development, which are being brought along to the meeting in Ingolstadt by private collectors, can also be seen in action.
The highlight of the event is the excursion on Saturday, 6 August. Participants will leave the Piazza at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt from 8.00 a.m. The route will take them through the Altmühltal, Germany's biggest nature park. Passing through Pfünz, Kipfenberg, Beilngries and Dietfurt, the quattro convoy will head to Riedenburg, where participants will board ships for a trip on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal while enjoying a relaxing lunch. Then it's back via Altmannstein to Ingolstadt, where the Le Mans winners will be waiting. At 4.30 p.m., Frank Biela and Marco Werner will rev up the engines one by one of the Audi 200 quattro TransAm (1988), the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO (1989), the Audi V8 quattro DTM from 1990 and the Audi A4 STW, which won seven national championships in 1996. Also appearing: the Audi racing cars from the legendary rally era 1981 to 1987, which produced two driver's and two manufacturer's world championship titles. After the demonstration laps on Audi car park P10 at the Logistics Centre (GVZ), participants are invited to a party at the Audi Forum. On Sunday, 7 August, the quattro community will meet for a traditional Bavarian white sausage breakfast before saying their farewells.
The four rings of the Audi badge symbolise the brands Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer, which were later combined under the umbrella of Auto Union. Auto Union and NSU, which merged in 1969, made many significant contributions towards the development of the car. AUDI AG was formed from Audi NSU Auto Union AG in 1985. Together with the two traditional companies Auto Union GmbH and NSU GmbH, Audi Tradition nurtures and presents the deep and diverse history of Audi. The Audi museum mobile at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt is open from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.