RUF Automobile has released a short film covering the history of the manufacturer, as told by RUF director Alois Ruf, RUF employees and industry icons.
Pfaffenhausen, Germany (April 2020) – RUF Automobile, manufacturer of bespoke sports cars and supercars, has released a film titled “RUF, Love at the Red Line” that is available for immediate viewing. The over 80-year-old company, which began as a repair shop and transformed into a manufacturer, gathered interviews and video about the people, places and cars that shaped the company.
Guest appearances include car designer Freeman Thomas, Porsche modifier Rod Emory, Gran Turismo producer Kazunori Yamauchi, collector and RUF owner Bruce Meyer, and many more. In addition to these industry leaders, the story of RUF Automobile is told by Alois and Estonia Ruf as well as many RUF employees, some of whom have been with the company more than 40 years.
“Over the years, the story of RUF has become marked by key moments in our history,” said RUF director Alois Ruf. “This film pulls back the curtain. We want to share with the world that it has taken the work of hundreds and the passion of many more to get us where we are today. This is for the employees, the customers and the fans who helped turn our vision into a reality.”
The film is currently available on YouTube here.
ABOUT RUF AUTOMOBILE GMBH
In 1939, Alois Ruf Sr. formed his company, AUTO RUF, as a general service garage. The company grew and in 1949 he added a gas station to the company complex. By 1955, Ruf Sr. recognized a need in Germany for a full-size tourist bus and challenged himself to build his own as a separate business. In 1963, the company began specializing in Porsche vehicles, a direction that Alois Ruf Jr. vowed to continue when he assumed directorship of the company in 1974. In the following year, the first RUF-enhanced Porsche model made its debut. RUF remains a family business run by Alois and Estonia Ruf.