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Automobilclub von Deutschland (AvD) (Germany)

Last modified: 2021-01-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Automobilclub von Deutschland (AvD) banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2021 See also:

Introduction of AvD

The club was founded in 1899 as "Deutscher Automobilclub" (DAC) and renamed in 1905 to "Kaiserlicher Automobilclub" (KAC), when German Emperor Wilhelm II became patron of the club. After the Emperor had resigned, the club was renamed again in 1918 to "Automobilclub von Deutschland" (AvD). On 27 September 1933, the drivers clubs ADAC, AvD, DTC and NDA were enforced by NS-government to merge. The club was re-established on 6 November 1948 in Königstein in Taunus.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2021


The banner is dark red, at its top is the current logo as follows: in a dark red oval fimbriated white are white unserifed letters "A" "v" (smaller slightly shifted to bottom) "D", on top of the oval ist a white eagle flanked by "18" (left) and "99" white, the year of foundation. Under the logo is another white inscription: "Automobilclub" (1st line) "von Deutschland" (2nd line).
Source: I spotted this banner on 10 April 2012 in Rostock.
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Kaiserlicher Automobil-Club Pennant (1905 - 1918)

[Kaiserlicher Automobil-Club pennant (1905 - 1918)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2021

The pennant was horizontally parted of black, white and red, the then German colours, shifted to hoist was a white oval charged with the German Imperial Arms and flanked by red Gothic inscription "K" (left), "A" (right) and "C" (bottom).
Source: "Braunbecks Sport Lexikon", Braunbeck-Gutenberg-AG,Berlin 1910
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2021

Automobilclub von Deutschland Pennant (1918 - 1933)

[Automobilclub von Deutschland pennant (1918 - 1933)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and Pete Loeser, 8 Mar 2014

It was a red pennant divided by a white horizontal stripe. A white disc is shifted to the hoist. In the centre of the disc is a yellow shield displaying a black eagle, armed and tongued red. The shield is flanked by red, Gothic letters "A" (hoist), "v" (bottom) and "D" (fly), all not exceeding the disc. As the colours black-red-gold (= yellow) are used here, it probably is a pre 1933 pennant. Jan Mertens assumed the 1930ies in his contribution.
Source: photo located by Jan Mertens, 8 February 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Mar 2014

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