TIM LIFANO, GENERAL MANAGER of Audi Concord, knows my family well. We had purchased an S4 before our first baby came. When Alex was just a few months young, he already visited the showroom and met Tim and his team.
ACCORDING TO NOAH WEBSTER, “Passion: a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something”. It is unlikely that Noah could have imagined the definition applied to things such as a horseless carriage propelled by a machination burning a combustible liquid discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859, sixteen years after his death.
The Audi Motorsports Experience (AME) held its third racing event for the year at the beautiful Circuit of The Americas track in Austin, Texas. This 3 day event was in conjunction with the World Endurance Championship and the Tudor United Sportscar Championship. Andy Sattler and his crew did another outstanding job of hosting local, National and International Audi Race Fans with first rate hospitality.
DURING THE ‘80s, the most luxurious Audi was the 200 (5000 in the USA). This was a 100, fitted with one of the 5-cylinder engines, and with a specification level which made it superior to the 100.
I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY to ride shotgun in one of only sixty-five 1984 ur quattros sold in the U.S. at the Audi Club 30th Anniversary event in Austin Texas. Ecstatic was how I would describe the experience. Audi NSU Auto Union AG built the car in April 1984.
SINCE THE BEGINNING OF MANKIND, quality has been important. Our early ancestors realized that certain stones were better to make tools, and some tribesmen were better than others at making those tools. A well-constructed spear was much appreciated when encountering a bear or saber toothed tiger while looking for a new cave.
YOU KNOW THOSE RUSSIAN Babushka dolls, where there’s another small doll inside and when you open it, there’s another and you think it doesn’t go any smaller and then there’s another one? It’s a little bit like that for me with SUVs.
A FEW YEARS AGO, my wife and I had a lovely vacation on the Island of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. We had a VW Tiguan 4 Motion for the journey, and it turned out to be a delightful vehicle, with just the right amount of cargo space coupled with good driving manners.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN to a track event, then you might just want to move along. Find a quiet place and skim through this magazine, looking for pictures of sleeker, faster machines than the one you have now. It’s OK, it is what we speed junkies do. And this article is not for you.