BENOÎT BONINGUE IS AN Audi Club member and a passionate Audi fan. He has owned seven Audi cars in the past 14 years. Additionally, he has been an exotic car fan since he was fifteen. He started to get involved in the northern California car communities about seven years ago, mostly as a participant. Three years ago, he started 100|OCT (“hundred octane”) to gather a community around exotic cars.
FIRST UNVEILED IN SELECT 2012 models, Audi Connect revolutionized the industry by introducing drivers to a new way to connect with their Audi. Powered by a service provided SIM card, your Audi becomes a completely connected mobile information superhighway.
FIFTY-FIVE AUDI CLUB Golden Gate members visited the Audi of America Livermore technical training center. We thank Simo Luttunen, Shop Foreman at Audi Stevens Creek, Scott Allison, Audi of America After Sales Manager, John Scouten, Technical Instructor at Livermore Training Center, and Steve Shupe, Technical Field Manager, for making this event possible.
National and State Park entry will be free on Saturday September 26th, so jump in your Audi and enjoy the great indoors on your way to the great outdoors. Snap your Audi at the nearest park and share it with #audioutdoors and we’ll feature a few of our favorites on Instagram.
On a beautiful Saturday morning in July, Audi Club Members descended upon Audi of America (AoA) Headquarters located in Herndon, VA for a first of its kind event exclusively promoted to Audi Club North America (ACNA) Members. The AoA Product Demonstration Open House provided Audi enthusiasts an opportunity to hear directly from product managers about the new TT, Q7 and A3 Sportback e-tron which are slated to hit the streets this fall and early 2016.
FOR FOLKS HERE IN NORTH AMERICA living in the cold and snowy climes like New England, snow tires like the Hakkapeliitta 7/8 and WR D3(G3) models from Nokian are legendary. In Europe, Nokian tires, receive the highest marks in comparison tests in many of the leading German car magazines, Auto Bild, Auto Motor und Sport, etc.
MY 1983 UR QUATTRO Coupé had a simple Blaupunkt radio and two speakers in the doors, and two on the back deck. As far as I could tell, there was nothing “acoustically engineered” about the system. The same could be said for all of my fleet that was 1985 and older.
I HAD VISITED THE NEW Audi “Terminal” showrooms in Seoul, South Korea, Hangzhou, China, and Austin, Texas. Not until September 2014, the first Audi terminal showroom opened within less than one-hour drive from my place in San Francisco. Audi Concord is the first Audi dealership in the Bay Area Northern California to open this eye-grabbing modern building with its cutting edge aluminum façade and expansive glass area.
THIS PAST OCTOBER, a few dedicated Reno/Tahoe Audi owners met for lunch and suggested organizing a fun rally. It was a simple “follow the instructions rally” ending someplace for everyone to enjoy dinner. Audi Reno Tahoe donated prizes for the cars which finished closest to the Rally Master’s time.
THE AUDI Q3 first hit American shores this summer as a 2015 model, and it is Audi’s first offering in the ultra compact SUV segment. The Q3 like other Audis offer unparalleled engineering, along with the safety the brand is known for. All while maintaining a lightweight and sporty feel.