Meet your leadership: Carol Monnot – Blue Ridge Director

Name: Carol Monnot

Location: Powdersville, SC

Current Cars: 2003 RS6, 2014 Audi Q5 TDI S-Line Prestige, 1965 Ford Falcon Futura (original owner)

Past Cars: 1986 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, 1994 Ur S4, 2009 Q5 Prestige, Our past non Audi cars included mostly GM cars. We even owned an Oldsmobile 98 Diesel…please forgive me if I blew black smoke on your car.

Dream Car: Audi has not made it yet.

Tell us a little about yourself:

People often try to think of their “first memory” as a child or perhaps their first word. My first memory was standing at our front door and pointing to a car that just drove past and saying, “CAR” and that was beginning of a lifelong love affair with cars and racing. I must have been all of three years old. I waited until about the good old age of 10 to start driving on our driveway in a 1955 Dodge. While I didn’t have the keys, I taught myself to shift gears while making engine sounds. I waited until I was 13 before I started driving, and I don’t encourage anyone to drive at that age.

It took many years before I had my first Audi. It was a beautiful RED 1986 5000 Turbo CSQ.  Our next purchase was a 1994 Ur S4.  Then came our 2003 RS6 and along with a couple of Q5’s for our daily haulers.

While I am a lifetime member of the ACNA we didn’t really know much about the club when we bought our first Audi while living in Idaho. It wasn’t until I moved to South Carolina and found out all the fun events the local chapters have to offer. The Carolinas have so many wonderful roads and scenic areas to explore that it makes it a pleasure be a member of our chapter.