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.
Our first family activity for 2014 is a day of mini golf, diecast cars and lunch at Chesterfield Sports Fusion . Cost for mini golf is $6 per person. Additionally, there are lots of other activities available at Sports Fusion, including laser tag, climbing walls, dodge ball, video games and basketball / volleyball. It's a really good time and kids (of all ages) love it. After playing, we'll visit club sponsor, Designs in Motion, located in the same building, before heading to the Fox & Hound for lunch.
Join your Audi Club St Louis friends for a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Biergarten in South St. Louis. Anheuser-Busch's complimentary tour offers visitors of all ages an in-depth look at how some of America's favorite beers are crafted, using the finest, all-natural ingredients, by following it through the steps of the brewing and packaging process.
Any car can do doughnuts, but it takes an Audi to have rings in the snow!! Hey all you Audi folks!! Come out and show off your snow tires, or all seasons, trade stories, grumble about the cold, laugh at the snow, and have a few adult beverages with some friends.