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).
THERE IS NO BETTER WAY to explore the far reaching destinations in Arizona than a weekend adventure, driving the majestic highways with fellow Audi Club members. This past May, Audi Club Arizona held the first 2014 Canyon Series drive, destination the Salt River Canyon.
WHEN HEARING THE WORDS: “Road Rally”, most motoring aficionados have visions of an Audi quattro, a Lancia Stratos, and Alpine Renault, or one of the new breeds from Peugeot, Citroen, Subaru, or Mitsubishi airborne orsideways on forest roads with car-mangling trees only feet or inches away.
FOR THE SECOND TIME I have been fortunate to see this great race, the test bed not just for Audi but the advancement of the automobile itself, throughout the beginning of the races existence in 1923. Its soul purpose has been to not only see how fast a car can go but spending the least amount of time in the garage. Many things that we all take for granted—windshield wipers, head lights, disc brakes, fuel injection, were all developed to win this very race.