We have some area leadership updates to announce:
Charleston leadership, Lawrence Bland:
My love for the VW/Audi scene started from the first Fast and Furious movie believe or not. The one lone VW reminded me of myself. The one who wanted to be different from the rest. Upon purchasing my first VW I met a group of people that were like nothing that I could explain. Through my love of VWs, I eventually started in the Audi scene where I purchased my first B5 A4 and later my B5 S4, I eventually sold both vehicles (big mistake) but I couldn’t shake my love for those four rings. My wife definitely kept that spark alive with her love for Audis as well. So we have have two matching SQ5s and now I have become the Coastal Area Director (South). With this position I intend to build on the friendships I’ve made over the years and create new friendships with people I hope to meet soon. My hopes are to develop this area into one that host meets, cruises, and eventually give back to the community I have lived in all my life.
Learn more about Lawrence here
Greenville, SC leadership, Paul Durst:
My first Audi was my current one, a 2013 TTRS, which I found in February of 2020 with only 12,500 miles on it. I had wanted one ever since Audi first announced in 2011 they would bring over the 8J TTRS for a limited two year run only. Life happened, priorities changed, and I thought I had missed my opportunity of everything finding a low-mileage one, until I literally stumbled upon this one. I thoroughly enjoy mountain runs in it, made even better by my wife being a fantastic passenger who shares my enthusiasm for great cars and great people. In August of 2021, I planned and led the Carolinas chapter’s first annual Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (a nod to my 26 years of military service) run, a 100+ mile out and back up some of the best kept secret roads the Upstate region of SC has to offer! Including the highest point along the entire Blue Ridge Parkway at 6,053’, as well as the highest point in South Carolina, Sassafras Mountain, the views were just as appealing as the twisties. I look forward to organizing more mountain runs, promoting the Audi club through local events, and doing fundraising with the 809 Foundation, a Back the Blue charity organization out of Rock Hill, SC
Learn more about Paul here
Wilmington leadership, AJ Cascio:
I am an average Joe, started my career at Volkswagen as a technician and then left VW dealerships for the V.A.G aftermarket performance shops. Fast forward 15 years and I now work at a speed shop that is local here in Wilmington NC called National Speed as a build designer (essentially I get to research and spec out bad ass builds for other people all day). I am a father of 2 girls (14 and 1) and have an amazing wife Stacie. I love cars, have since I was a very young kid, it’s in my blood and it’s what makes me…..well me.
Learn more about AJ here
Audi Club Carolinas signature events news:
Another successful Treffen in the books!
Fall means a few things here for us here in the Carolinas, leaves changing color, temperatures falling, college football, and Treffen! We had 55 cars on 19 different drives. Huge thanks to Carol and Pat Monnot and the 2021 Treffen event crew for putting on another big event! Thank you to our supporting sponsors and guests for making this a very memorable three days! We will have a fuller coverage story for you soon with more details and pictures from the various adventures.
Mark your calendars Coastal Tour Dates are set!
March 25-27th 2022 – Kitty Hawk, NC
Join the Audi Club Carolinas with our tour of the North Carolina coast at the Outer Banks and visit some of the beautiful sites and beaches. We are fortunate enough in the Carolinas to have both mountains and beaches. This event will be different from Treffen as this event is aimed to stop and take in the sites and be much slower paced. This event is family friendly so bring the kids!
Event link with more info can be found here
Upcoming Events for the next month:
Rings on the Blue Ridge/Parkway Cruise & Winery Meet
OCTOBER 16, 2021 at 9 AM EDT – 2 PM
1996 Rockford St. Mt Airy, NC
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/403120093930845
Audi Club Carolinas, invites you to mark your calendars for this event. I’ve rescheduled this event to the Fall of 2021. The winery has just recently re-opened, but the restaurant remains closed, due to COVID19 fallout. Cooler weather, leaves, Fall scenery, etc make October more appealing. Great turnout last time with awesome weather, twisty roads, amazing scenery, fantastic Audis, the majestic winery, and hardcore enthusiasts. We will meet up initially around 9AM at Starbucks. From there, we’ll cruise up to the Blue Ridge Parkway just inside Virginia, for over 30 miles of scenic twists and turns. This time we’ll be adding more to the route, to increase the fun factor! Our Audis will travel the distance until we reach Parkway Grille in Floyd, VA, for lunch. Then we’ll travel to Chateau Morrisette Winery, where we will gather for photos, and have an opportunity for an optional wine tasting.
RDQ Raleigh area monthly meet
OCTOBER 17, 2021 at 9 AM EDT – PM EDT
8301 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476597479386923
-> Audi enthusiasts
-> One FREE small Starbucks Coffee for each guest
-> Coffee, Cars, and quattros!
Everything Euro / Audi Club Carolinas Haus Party 2
OCTOBER 23, 2021 at 11 AM – 3 PM
101 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486088404907584
Quattros & Brews at New Belgium Brewery
OCTOBER 23, 2021 at 12 PM – 3PM
21 Craven St, Asheville, NC
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/165154735784272
Join us at New Belgium Brewery for a tasty brew and delicious food. Melt Your Heart and Bun Intended food trucks will be onsite. All Audi owners and enthusiasts are welcome!
Charleston Chapter Meet and Greet
OCTOBER 24, 2021 at 12 AM – 3 PM
880 Island Park Dr, Charleston, SC 29492
Queen City Quattros at Lore Brewing Company
OCTOBER 24, 2021 at 11 AM – 3 PM
1218 Rosemont Dr Suite 100, Indian Land, SC
@Lore Brewing Company. We will be sampling beer and they will be offering some favorites like beer cheese and pretzels. They will also have flat breads, salads, etc. from their new menu. We raising awareness and funds/ supplies for the South Charlotte Dog Rescue! We will also be having a trunk or Treat style event! Bring the kids and let’s have a good time in some kid friendly costumes!
Legends of The Autobahn – East
NOVEMBER 6, 2021 at 11 AM – 3 PM
10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/576277393755735
Audi vs BMW Toys4tots Drive
NOVEMBER 14, at 11 AM – 1 PM
4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC
Audi Club Carolinas would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Please check out the link below for our list of sponsors:
Information on discounts from our local sponsors can be found here