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Re: Auto Union at Monterey

Subject: Re: Auto Union at Monterey
From: "JOE LANCE" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:54:59 -0400
AUTOWEEK mag had an article about the Autounion Type C V16 1936 Replica a
couple of years ago---it was built by two guys in a small garage in
England---they built the whole thing from the incomplete drawings, obviously
farmed out some of the work, but all the engine parts including the block
casting are new "replicas"---fantastic job.


Subject: Re: Auto Union at Monterey

> Neil,
> I spent about an hour in the tent and around the Auto Union area at Laguna
> Seca in 1999.  Those cars were pampered no end.  They practically put on
> cotton gloves to touch them.  The backdrops were wonderful and brought the
> historic nature of the cars to life.  A memorable experience to have
> participated in for me.  Horrifying to think of racing at competitive
> with no roll cage or helmet.  No wonder there are so few of the great
> drivers from that era still living today.
> Wes
> on 9/24/03 10:30 AM, Albaugh, Neil at wrote:
> > Glen;
> >
> > "It was an odd feeling to have everything in the rear of the car as the
> > feeling was much different setting that far forward."
> >
> > You've said pretty much the same thing that was said of the pre- WW II
> > rear-engine Auto-Union Grand Prix cars. The driver sat well forward and
> > there wasn't much in front of him to act as a visual reference.
> >
> > As you can see, most of the 1936 type C was behind the driver:
> >
> >
> > Here is a photo of their more conventional 1938 LSR streamliner:
> >
> >
> > Regards, Neil     Tucson, AZ

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