Name: Summer Stauffer

Location: Raleigh, NC

Current Cars: 2009 Audi A3, 2013 Audi S5, and a 2012 VW Golf (TDI)

Past Cars: Two New Beetles, etc.

Dream Cars: BMW E30 M3, Audi RS6 Avant (C7), Audi RS2 Avant, Porsche GT3 RS, ‘58 – ‘60 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Landau (hearse)

Tell us a little about yourself: One of my first memories is riding in the backseat of my grandparents’ air cooled Beetle. Tiny me really liked that car: the material of the seats, the shape of the car, the smell (if you’ve been in one, you know the smell). Despite how much I loathed the New Beetle when they came out, I ended up with, not one, but two (traded the first for the second). I did some moderate modifications to the second Beetle and started going to VW/Audi events. The culture was a lot different then and it was incredible (shout out my original crew: SEEURO). That’s basically how I ended up where I am today: founding member of Triangle Audi Group with a modified A3, S5, and diesel Golf (and a few cats, but that’s another story). One thing is for sure, a lot has changed since riding in the backseat of my grandparents’ old Beetle all those years ago.