Audi Club Wisconsin has a tradition of conducting annual driving clinics for teens to improve their driving skills. The goal is to teach many of the driving dynamics and skills that are often omitted in today’s world of basic driver education. The club conducts the clinics as a community service event and all teens are welcome. You do not need to be related to an Audi Club member to participate in the clinic.
The Teen Safe Driver Clinic presented by the Audi Club Chicagoland Chapter, is a great opportunity for a teen driver to work on improving their driving skills in a safe, controlled environment. The driving clinic, held at NIPSTA, is designed to improve your ability to control a vehicle in both normal and emergency situations.
This event is for teens who want to sharpen their skills and learn handling techniques that will make them better drivers. Our veteran instructors will describe the concepts of total vision and proactive vs. reactive thinking as well as demonstrate the mechanics of effective braking, oversteer/understeer and the effects of weight transfer. Throughout the day, you’ll get to hit the course and practice in a controlled environment with instructor feedback as you progress.
SUNDAY, SITA DANDIKER WAS DRIVING quite fast when, in an instant, she went off the road and onto the gravel shoulder. Seconds later, back on the road, the teenager’s vehicle hydroplaned and spun on a water-slickened road, then screeched to a halt after dodging obstacles and skidding across dry pavement.
The date and time is set for the Club tour of Kettler Motorwerks. Brad Kettler has been kind enough to arrange a tour of his facility. Brad is involved with Audi Customer Racing R8 program for Imsa/United Sportscar Racing. Also they have an Audi R-10 factory WEC/American LeMans LMP1.
Our destination this spring is the New Glarus Brewing Company. Join us for lunch at the New Glarus Hotel. The New Glarus Brewing Company is located in the quaint town of New Glarus, Wisconsin. New Glarus has a strong Swiss heritage that is prevalent the minute you drive into town. The Brewery is just one of many unique businesses in New Glarus. There are also antique stores, meat markets, two museums, an authentic Swiss bakery and a fine array of restaurants, many with authentic Swiss cuisine.
Audi Club St Louis has invited all Kansa City Audi Club members to join them on May10, 2014 for a float trip. Contact Vice-President Jerry Hogan to get signed up. Akers Ferry is the starting point close to St. James Missouri, just off of I-44.Float trips are normally $46.00 each, reduced rate to Audi Club members is $33.00. Some of the St.Louis members are planning on camping. This is the day before mothers day for those with familial obligations.
ACNA MEMBER STEVE CYRA recently attended a Teen Driver Education Clinic with his twins, Emma and Nick. Steve was so impressed with the ACNAWisconsin chapter teen driver clinic that he nominated the group for the Teen Driver Safety Leadership Award.
Audi Club Wisconsin is holding four Car Control Clinics in LaCrosse in 2014. Audi Club instructors and volunteers will conduct classroom sessions and in-car exercises on a closed lot. Instructors will coach teen drivers during various in-car exercises. Teens will learn how to be better drivers, to be safe, and to handle their cars when sudden, perhaps dangerous situations occur on the road.
THE ROAD AMERICA HAWK VINTAGE RACE is held every July and is a must-see for every Audiphile in the Midwest. Four days packed with exciting things to see and do both on and offtrack. Our group of vintage car buffs and Audi owners from all over Upper and Lower Michigan usually arrive each year on Friday. In the past we drove to this event, but decided to carpool and trailer 300 miles instead.