Uploaded: October 19, 2008


What better place to photograph an Audi hubcap than its native Germany? This one was on a sleek silver model parked right outside our hotel in Karlsruhe.

Audi was founded by August Horch, who was unable to call his business by his family name after his partners in a previous auto company sued him for trademark infringement. Since Horch means “hark” or “listen” in German, Horch’s son – who was studying Latin in a corner during a company meeting – suggested he use the name “Audi,” which is the Latin equivalent.

The four rings in the Audi logo represent the four companies that merged into the Auto-Union consortium of 1932: Audi, Horch, DKW, and Wanderer. Today, Audi is is an almost wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen.


Joan Powell October 19, 2008

great idea and capture ! #1019546

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 19, 2008

Great shot and wonderful history! Thanks for sharing. #6624177

Jean B. Hall October 19, 2008

Thanks so much, Joan and Courtenay! #6624254

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 19, 2008

great crop and capture! #6624736

Jean B. Hall October 20, 2008

Thanks very much, Stefania, for your kind comments. #6625146

Vitor Dias October 20, 2008

Beautiful work Jean, excellent composition, well done.

rgs Vitor #6625210

Jean B. Hall October 20, 2008

Thank you, Vitor. Your comments are much appreciated! #6627130

Steven Couto September 09, 2009

Finally got around to viewing your gallery. You lucky to be able to photograph such great foreign places. This image really stood out. I really like it. And now I know something about audi that I never knew before! #7928849

Jean B. Hall September 09, 2009

Thanks so much for your kind words, Steven. #7929125

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