A $12 million dollar Audi

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 17:48:17 EST 2006

I really don't see how the development of the Auto Union car being any
than the space race in the '60s- we put a huge amount of money into the
program to prove to the world that we had superior technology (especially to
Soviet Union).

It's really too bad that the media continually paints anything German
developed during
that era as "Hitler something or other." The fact is, a lot of stuff the
Germans developed
in the years prior to and during WWII was pretty awesome stuff.

Without that technology push, the space program in the US would have been
quite a bit
longer in development, if ever (w/o Werner von Braun and his colleagues),
same thing with
submarines (the attack subs developed in the US in the late '40s and '50s
are pretty much
direct descendants of the last German types developed in WWII) and a whole
lot of other

We could always see the good that comes out of stuff instead of always
emphasizing the bad-
that Auto Union car sounds pretty advanced for its day. Really neat looking
machine, too.


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