EARLY 2014, AUDI SPORT and Audi Driving Experience moved into a brand new high tech complex in Neuburg an der Donau. Visitors first see the modern aluminum building with the airport-terminal architecture as they are pulling into the complex.
SHOULD HAVE, WOULD HAVE, COULD HAVE…Way too often we hear these words as an excuse for inaction because the undertaking was too complicated, difficult, costly, hard, challenging, and so on. To quote George Patton: “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”
THERE IS NO BETTER WAY to experience the beautiful mountainous terrain of the Shenandoah Valley than driving with fellow Audi Club members. The 16th Annual Fall Foliage Charity Fun Run had a record turnout and gorgeous fall weather reaching the mid-seventies for the 29 cars and 44 participants.
IT IS A SUNNY DAY at the Lone Cyprus vista at Pebble Beach California. The overlook is jammed with tourists snapping photos of that iconic tree. Almost in unison, the tourists swivel 180 degrees, tapping the shoulders of their friends to take a look, and rush towards the arriving caravan of cars.
ON A COOL AND CRISP autumn morning in Paris, Audi unveiled a new vision of a TT, four doors and room for four. This sleek TT Sportback is loaded with technology and power. Bristling with a Hi-Po 400 hp version of the new Audi/VW EA888 2.0T engine, the 0-60 is said to be about 3.9 seconds.
WHEN ACNA ANNOUNCED that the R8 Spyder Driving Experience would be offered to North American members, Amy (my wife) and I jumped on the opportunity to be one of the first members to sign up. I’ve always dreamed of driving Audi’s flagship rocket ship through Germany and on the autobahn! As it turns out, there were many others who wanted the same experience. So many members wanted to sign up, they expanded the group from five cars to 10.
Discovering the history and the character of Audi Sport rally and racing vehicles is a fascinating process. Restoring or recreating these cars is a passion for me. Because we were looking to celebrate the 35 years of the rally Quattro. We recently built a historic specification Group 4 rally Quattro, which shall be finished in a correct period livery of the 1981 Lombard RAC rally.
THE FIRST CAR I EVER bought after graduating from college was a tornado-red 1986 Audi Coupe GT. This is the car that got me started in collecting Audi memorabilia (which at the time was a postage stamp from the Pacific Island Nation of Tuvalu that featured an UrQuattro). I had the Coupe GT as a daily driver for about nine years before selling it to my brother, who has since turned it into a track car.
THIS PAST JULY, Joe (my husband) and I, flew across the pond to the United Kingdom for our summer holiday madness. Warm beer, cobbled streets, looming castles, higgledy-piggledy lanes, country fairs, friends and family were all included on our ever-growing list of how-much can-we jam- into-a-two-week-vacation?
FOR FELLOW CLUB MEMBERS, Driving durch (through) Deutschland the European Summer Breeze Driving Experience was one of the highlights of the 2014 summer. It began on a balmy late June evening in the Schwabing district of München. All gathered for a quick intro, a glass of bubbly then off in taxis to the Spatenhaus on der Oper restaurant for a traditional and hearty German Abendessen (evening meal).