Name: Ralf Leistikow
Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC (Triangle Chapter)
Current Car: 2015 Audi S3 8V
Past Cars: 2006 Audi A3 8P, Acura CL-S, various Japanese economy cars, VW Dasher diesel, 1968 VW Bug (1st car)
Dream Cars: Audi R8 V10 Spider or Porsche GT3 RS for fun, and RS6 Avant for fun/utility
After visiting a few car shows with my father as a child, I caught the car bug early. My childhood dream car was the 1984-1989 BMW M635 CSi. However, I had to settle for a 1968 VW bug with a manual transmission that I purchased with my own money as my first car. My father and I dropped the engine and transmission on it to overhaul the transmission. After owning other German and Japanese cars over the years, finally purchased my first Audi in 2007. However, until the purchase of my S3, most of my cars remained totally OEM. That was until I joined the Georgia Audi Club and I started getting modding ideas from forums like Audizine. After growing up and living in Atlanta since the 1970s, and becoming empty nesters last year, my wife and I decided to move to Raleigh (Fuquay-Varina). We love the Triangle area and feel fortunate to have met and enjoyed getting to know some great Audi fans through the Caroline Audi Club.