The Complex History of the DKW Brand

DKW Auto Union

The badge on the front of the DKW F800 Schnell-Laster Kombi. DKW? Auto Union? Audi?

One of the duties of my great job is that I change out the displays on the main floor. Usually, our director, Jeff Lane, will give me a list of cars coming and going from the display area. It is a fun part of the job, since I usually end up learning something new about at least one of the vehicles. I recently placed our collection of DKWs on the floor. I’ve always thought of all of these vehicles as DKWs mainly based on the goofy two-stroke engines under their hoods that produce copious amounts of smoke whenever started. (more…)

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