Audi Club of Florida April 2019 Newsletter

Audi Club Florida Newsletter April 2019

Photo by Spy Shots during testing of the Audi S7

March brought us a special Cars and Coffee at Amelia Island. The Amelia’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours allows individuals with vintage, exotic, and collectible vehicles to gather on the same show field used to display vehicles entered in the following day’s prestigious Concours d’Elegance.  We even had one Audi Club of Florida member I know of win a trophy at the Festivals of Speed.

The groundwork for the Annual Key West Drive is going well. We have secured a group rate for August 23rd-25th at the Key West Marriott Beachside.  Although we plan to drive down from Miami / Pembroke Pines area to Key West on August 24th, the hotel extended the group rate to the night before just in case anyone desires to go on down and meet us there, and one night after if anyone wants an extra day in Key West to explore. Details will be posted soon on obtaining the group rate.  The room rate is $189; the one-bedroom suite is $259.  The hotel restaurant has an awesome dinner menu, and an excellent breakfast.  We are also working on obtaining a group rate in Miami / Pembroke Pines area for those arriving the night before to participate. Registration information and additional details will be in the next newsletter, everything should be finalized by then.

I have been mentioning since December, we plan to participate in FixxFest. We will be at FixxFest!  A Thank you to Gulf Coast Regions Bob Greving for meeting with UroTuning to make this happen, and also a special thank you to Justin Welty and his team for becoming our newest sponsor. Details are in the Gulf Coast Region Report. UroTuning has a huge selection of parts and accessories for your Audi and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Gerry Simms

President Region Lead and BoD Member

Chapter Regional Reports 
First Coast Region

Audi Jacksonville

Monthly meeting with Audi Jacksonville General Manager Stephan Gronberg and there is some significant savings available based on availability at their two local Audi dealerships.

April Audi Club Special: 

20% off Audi branded parts and accessories for over the counter or shop repairs. Get your new windshield wipers and any other items you need for your car at a discount.  There are a couple exceptions, batteries and tires.  Bring printout of this newsletter page to redeem this offer.

Check with the dealer for some awesome deals available now based on availability!

Incentives that can be paired with ACNA Member discount:


2019 A8- If you already own an A8 and buy an A8, $3K plus club price.

2019 A7- If you already own an A6 and buy an A6, $3K plus club price.

2019 Q8 Premium if you own any Audi, $2750 plus club price.


2019 A3- If you already own or lease an A3 and lease an A3, $5K plus club price.

2019 A4- If you already own or lease an A4 and lease an A4, $4K plus club price.

2019 A4- If you already own or lease an A4 and lease a S4, $4K plus club price.

2019 Q5- If you already own or lease an Q5 and lease a Q5, $3750 plus club price.

2019 Q5- If you already own or lease an Q5 and lease a SQ5, $3750 plus club price.

April Luncheon

The First Coast Region March Monthly Luncheon after the Automotive Addict Cars and Coffee at the Avenues Mall will be Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 11 AM at German Schnitzel Haus 13475 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 40, Jacksonville, FL Please RSVP to the JaxRings Facebook or email me if you are planning to attend so we can be seated together.

First Coast Region (Jacksonville)

Gerry Simms President Region Lead and BoD Member

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Gulf Coast Region 

Bob Greving, Region and & BoD Member

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Audi Clearwater

After checking in with JB Sales Manager for Audi Clearwater, he reports there are some significant discounts available for ACFL members on the following new and in stock 2018-19 Audis for 2019 A6, A7 and A8s in stock there is up to $7,000 off of MSRP in addition there is the Audi Loyalty spiff. For 2018 Q5 and there are presently 13 remaining in stock as of this writing up to $7,000 off of MSRP plus Audi Care will also be included with your purchase. Once again, quite frankly, these are exceptional deals, possibly exceeding in some cases the realm of the AoA VIP program only offered to the rich and famous, Hollywood and Sports types. To insure you receive these specials, make sure you speak with JB at 727-312-1220 directly, and he will get you squared away. Tell him you heard about the deals in the ACFL newsletter. In addition, if there is a specific Audi your dealership does not seem able to find, contact him and he will find it and get it delivered.  Plus, his team at Audi Clearwater is offering Free Delivery to your door, anywhere in the state of Florida.  On another note, if you are interested in the new S7, It will probably be a 2020 by the time it arrives; ordering will be available in the near future. I asked if JB would drop me a line when ordering became available and if he would let me order one. This story is to be continued.

It may not be common knowledge that Audi dealerships are not being reimbursed by AoA for the 6% ACNA discount off of MSRP. The R and RS, plus a few other model iterations were never covered. .It is on a dealership by dealership basis now and actually has been for about a year now. Probably explaining why some of you unfortunately may have experienced some reluctance in obtaining your “ACNA” discount when purchasing new Audis.

Once again thank you to our Prestige Partner Audi Clearwater, Bob Greving.


I recently visited UroTuning located in Tampa Florida and want to take this opportunity to announce that Justin Welty and his team  UroTuning have now joined our elite group of Prestige Sponsors consisting of  Audi Clearwater AAA of St Petersburg and  ABT Sportsline Tuners USA. This is all part of the overall growth of the ACFL and specifically in the planning and support of our participation for this fall’s upcoming 2019 FixxFest. We are looking forward to the ACFL tent, ACNA raffle car tickets sales, and of course the opportunity to take your Audi on to the drag strip to see just how fast you can cover the quarter mile. This will also be the first year for a special ACFL member’s only Audi Corral reserved parking where we will have a Show and Shine contest for attending members who wish to participate.

And now some additional information regarding our new Prestige Partner. UroTuning delivers a critical service to meet the needs of the VW, BMW, & Audi motoring community by providing OEM and aftermarket performance parts through its retail and mail order business.  There are many such companies out there but as Justin stated “with the heavy competition, one must not only distinguish oneself by having an extensive knowledge of the market and sourcing but also exceed the customer’s expectation by delivering the highest level of excellence in service.” This has been one of the company’s keys to success. In Justin’s entrepreneurial drive for UroTuning to exceed expectations and therefore succeed, he has combined the purchase of items with an event, actually affording the purchaser the opportunity with a venue to exhibit them, very simply and actually quite brilliantly executed, though in reality requiring a great deal of his and his team’s hard work and planning.

A number of years back Justin created that event, actually for want of a better word a “ Happening” FixxFest, which has become a first class gathering for German centric car enthusiast. It not only gives all an opportunity to show off their cars but also what they have wrenched with many of those products having been sourced through UroTuning, simply an unbelievable fantastic and enjoyable marketing event.  It is held annually in central Florida and takes place on the grounds of a drag strip outside Sarasota. Last year there were close to three thousand participants and the ACFL plans to be there in force for the first time this year.

Welcome aboard Justin and UroTuning as we look forward to your continued assistance in serving the Audi motoring community of Florida, Bob Greving.

A personal note from Justin,

UroTuning is honored and excited to be a supporting sponsor for the Audi Club of Florida! For those of you who do not know about UroTuning we are a family owned business providing Performance and OEM parts for European cars with a focus on Audi and VW. I started UroTuning in December of 2008 with one goal, offer a one stop shop for parts at great prices and offer hands down the best customer service possible. Ten years later and UroTuning has grown beyond what I ever would have imagined. Our slogan for the business is “Owned and Operated BY Enthusiasts FOR Enthusiasts”. We have the same passion as you when it comes to cars and we go the extra mile to make sure our customers are always satisfied.

Best Regards,

Justin Welty

UroTuning Owner

Cars and Coffee

Saturday April 6th starting at 6:30 AM Reeves Motorsports, Tampa FL

Gulf Coast Region (Tampa Bay)

Bob Greving Region Lead and BOD member

[email protected]

Audi Gainesville

Cars and ‘Que

Saturday April 20th at 11:00 am join us, the 3rd Saturday of each month we host a friendly gathering of automotive enthusiasts! We will have free brats, drinks and plenty of great music.

Gator Region (Gainesville)

Carlos Mora & Derek Hill Region Leads

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Gold Coast Region (Key West to WPB)

Andreas Regalado Region Lead and BoD Member

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Emerald Coast Region (Panhandle)

Bobby Hopp Region Lead

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That does it for now, looking forward to seeing and meeting as many of you as possible.

Gerry Simms President Region Lead and BoD Member
[email protected]

Prestige Sponsor