For reasons requiring no explanation, the 1936 Auto Union Type-C is one of the most lustworthy race cars in automotive history. Unapologetically sleek and sinister and revolutionary, the scariest of the Silver Arrows is one of the best things ever to come from Nazi Germany and someone’s dug up absolutely stunning schematic illustrations. Desktop background? Yes, desktop background.
While these two diagrams aren’t original technical drawings from within the Auto Union racing program, they are apparently scans of vintage drawings done by one Jim Ison in 1965 and are scale-accurate. They’re also lip-smacking beautiful. You can get three different sizes from a background friendly 3,000 x 2,300 pixels, to a poster-sized 8,900 x 7,100 pixel, 42 mb monster. So, what do you think you’d do with ’em? Wallpaper for the garage? Blanket for the kids? At the very least print them out at work and tack ’em to the wall and pretend you’re Bernd Rosemeyer for a while. There are worse things to do with company assets.(The original hosted images have been pulled down but I saved plate one and uploaded it here , if you ask the originator at VW Vortex, nicely you might be able to get the other plate.)