Audi museum mobile presents: DKW VEMAG and a new emergence in Brazil

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Did we know that DKW models were also built in Brazil? That DKW was a automobile of a Brazilian center category in a 1960s, and is still rarely regarded currently as a usually Brazilian brand? That Pelé won a World Cup during 17, yet usually took his pushing exam during 18 in a DKW? That engine racing fable Emerson Fittipaldi wrote off his parents’ DKW during a age of 12 while on a family outing, before going on to win a initial engine racing delight of his shining career in 1966 in a DKW GT Malzoni? That when Brasilia was built, during initial usually DKWs were authorised to work as taxis? Or that a final DKW automobile was built not by Auto Union in Ingolstadt, yet in 1967 during VEMAG in São Paulo? The muster addresses these and many other questions about DKW in Brazil.

The automobile played an critical purpose in holding Brazil along a trail to prosperity. Most cars were alien from a USA, yet also from Germany. Volkswagen granted a Beetle, and Auto Union a tools for internal public of a DKW F91 Universal in Brazil. Soon Veículos e Máquinas Agrícolas S.A., or VEMAG for short, was building DKW cars from blemish in São Paulo. The models went by a names of Candango, Belcar and Vemaguet, and sole well. By a mid-1960s VEMAG was a third-biggest actor in a Brazilian automobile market. 109,343 DKWs were delivered in total. VEMAG even combined a really possess model, mixing German record with Italian design: a DKW Fissore. Genaro “Rino” Malzoni supposing a hold of Brazilian exoticism. Taking a condensed framework of a DKW as his basis, this camp owners and automobile fan designed a poignant sports automobile – a DKW GT Malzoni. Only 35 were ever built, including a specifically fabricated engine competition models.

In 2007 Audi Tradition determined hit with a sharp-witted Brazilian DKW stage and was means to locate a citation of this singular car, that it had easy locally. There are pronounced to be twelve “Malzonis” still in existence worldwide. This DKW GT Malzoni, a usually one of a kind in Europe, is now one of a highlights during a special muster “Ordem Progresso” – DKW VEMAG and a new emergence in Brazil.

The DKW GT Malzoni is regarded as something of a “Blue Mauritius” by DKW enthusiasts. In a muster it is flanked by dual other Brazilian DKWs that are owned by Audi Tradition: a DKW Belcar, one of a final DKWs ever to be built, and a in-house indication DKW Fissore, along with other ancestral engine vehicles. As prolonged ago as a 1930s, Auto Union models were on sale in Rio and São Paulo. Auto Union Brasil Ltda. in Rio de Janeiro, that alien Auto Union products, was a initial to pierce into a marketplace in Nov 1935. Models of a Auto Union code Wanderer were also really many in direct during a time. A Wanderer W 24 is on arrangement in a museum mobile, along with cars from a twilight years of a DKW in Brazil (1967), when Auto Union was taken over by Volkswagen. The DKW GT Malzoni was succeeded by a DKW Puma GT and afterwards a VW Puma in 1968. Audi Tradition is also display after VW models done for a Brazilian market, a Volkswagen EA 97 and a Volkswagen SP2.

Brazilian lifestyle, a creativity of a new emergence yet also a failures are evoked by 3 sold productions in a museum mobile. A pavilion with light boxes annals a confidant devise of a supervision led by President Juscelino Kubitschek to build a new collateral Brasilia during a geographical centre of a nation as an instance of complicated urbanism. Visitors to a muster can listen to a samba and bossa nova in dual “sound chairs”. “O jogo bonito” – a pleasing game, in other difference football, also facilities vast in a exhibition: on one video wall visitors can watch Pelé’s biggest moments during his 3 World Cup titles, and another one shows footage of a eleven best goals by a Brazilian World Cup group of 1982. That line-up, with all a footballing dexterity of Sócrates, Zico and Falcão, is regarded as one of a many artistic ever to have taken to a pitch, even yet it did not swell over a second round.

The present-day association AUDI AG built a Audi A3 during São José dos Pinhais, nearby Curitiba, from 1999 to 2006. Audi will resume automobile prolongation there in 2015.

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