We all know that the four rings on the modern Audi badge came from the four companies (Horch, Audi, Wanderer and DKW) which comprised the prewar Auto Union. Two of those firms were founded by the automotive pioneer August Horch, but the driving force behind the grouping together in 1926 of the four Saxon companies as the Auto Union was a Dane, Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen, with a bit of pressure from his bankers. Wanderer had previously employed Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche to design their cars, so when he conceived a new and revolutionary rear-engined racing car in the 1930s it was built by Auto Union, with the support of the Nazi regime. After the Second World War the Auto Union factories found themselves in the Russian zone. Some production continued there, but the marque names remained in West Germany, where Auto Union was revived in Düsseldorf. DKW cars returned to production after the war, and the Audi name was revived. Under the control of Volkswagen, then of Mercedes-Benz, and finally of Volkswagen again, the Audi brand gained in popularity until it reached a pre-eminent position in the 21st century. All of this is described in this publication, plus the story of NSU, which was combined with Audi by VW, and whose Neckarsulm plant built Audis in the 21st century.
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As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
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Rest of the World: £6.95
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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850