This month many of our members including me, will be heading out for the events in Helen, GA and Savannah, GA. There is plenty of fun to be had but remember to be safe in the process. I am not ready to lose anyone.
At the First Coast Region Luncheon, I was happy to announce we have a new First Coast Region Lead or Representative, Leslie de la Serna. We welcome him: his prior military experience brings leadership, he loves to meet people, and travels to numerous events. He was also active with his chapter in California. He will be a great addition and his assistance will be a great asset to the Florida Chapter in promoting the club in a professional manner and fostering growth.
The groundwork for the Annual Key West Drive is going well. We are also working on obtaining a group rate in Miami / Pembroke Pines area for those arriving the night before to participate. 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 two nights 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. The room rate is $189; the one bedroom suite is $259. The hotel restaurant has an awesome dinner menu, and an excellent breakfast. You can call the hotel or use the link below to reserve.
Book your group rate for Audi Room Block
Last Day to Book: Friday, July 26, 2019
Start Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 End Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
Lastly if anyone has a roof rack for a B8-B8.5 2008-2016 Audi A4/S4/RS4 laying around in their garage, we could use one for transporting our club tent to events. If you have one you would like to part with, contact Bob Greving or myself. Buying one is an option, but Board of Directors and I feel we should save the money if possible for events.
President and BoD Member
Chapter Regional Reports
First Coast Region
Audi Jacksonville- Our Newest Prestige Partner
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.
June 16th 1:00 PM Audi Quattro Cup at Queens Harbor
Audi quattro Cup
In the spirit of innovation and performance, Audi and the sport of golf come together to form the Audi quattro Cup, one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the world. Every year thousands of golfers with a passion for both performance and excellence gather at local tournaments across the country to compete for a chance to secure their place at the United States Final and ultimately, earn a spot in the World Final. The new Q3 may be on display for this event.
72 spots with a shotgun start, open to anybody, food, swag and prizes. There is an Audi for a hole in one. Winning team goes to Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It is open to anybody. Email Stephan Gronberg for details at [email protected]
June 22nd- Audi Test Track at TIAA Stadium Lot “E”
This will be an event hosted by Audi of Jacksonville and Audi of Orange Park. The e-tron will be available to test drive, and it will be the Audi Jacksonville e-tron launch event. Drivers will get to cruise a course in various vehicles with a dealer representative explaining the vehicles capabilities and giving a short training session to familiarize the driver with the vehicle.
May Audi Club Special:
Since many people have been using this special, they are holding it over sayhank you. 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.
2 TT-RS AND 4 RS 3’s will be arriving at the dealership any day. These are available, since they are not yet spoken for. Get them while they are hot!
e-tron arriving any day.
2020 R8 available to order.
New Q3 taking orders in May, slated for August arrival.
$10K off 2018 RS5.
Big discounts on 2018 A6 and A7.
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 a Q5 and lease a Q5, $3750 plus club price.
2019 Q5- If you already own or lease a Q5 and lease a SQ5, $3750 plus club price.
The First Coast Region May Monthly Luncheon after the Automotive Addict Cars and Coffee at The at the Avenues Mall will be Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 11 AM At Mission BBQ 4852 Town Center Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246. Please RSVP to the JaxRings Facebook or email me by May 8th if you are planning to attend so we can be seated together.
First Coast Region (Jacksonville)
Gerry Simms President and BoD Member
Gulf Coast Region May Report
I just received my monthly Audi News from Audi AG in Germany and it is always interesting to peruse over all of the different models that are available to those who live across the pond. Frankly, it is mind-boggling let alone the number of different options. If you can understand a little German, the fist link below is the entire line of Audis models. Prices include the German MwSt (sales tax) of 19%. Unfortunately, a hidden cost of living in Germany and being able to own one of these beauties is if you earn over $62K annually, you will pay an income tax rate of 43% including an 8% to 9% Church tax and an additional 21% going for their equivalent of our social security. Ouch!
After drilling down in the link below, in the jetzt konfigurieren(now configure) box, you should be able to build the car of your dreams, even perhaps the yellow A6 Avant pictured below.
Hopefully, you have as much fun as I had. Copy of the Audi AG newsletter cover is below;
Sehr geehrter Herr Greving,
UroTuning is now 100% on board as one of the ACFL Prestige Partners. This will definitely be a partnership with many dividends for the future and especially readers of the ACFL newsletter as we look forward to FixxFest in November. For the month of May the team at UroTuningis offering up to 5% off on any purchases from their extensive stock of items for your Audi. The only exceptions are certain articles that UroTuning has fair-trade agreements with specific manufacturers. To obtain your discount when ordering make sure to mention the ACFL newsletter and use the following code 1905 when purchasing items in May. Of course these discounts will be in addition to any already in effect. View their web site at https://www.urotuning.com/, check out their extensive assortment of items for your Audi and start taking advantage of this partnership. Justin and his team are waiting to exceed your expectations.
by Audi AG, 2019 S6 Red Avant
FixxFest Count Down
ACFL planning for FixxFest in November continues especially now that we have secured some nice gift certificates for the winner and runners up of the Show and Shine. We don’t expect your Audis to be trailer queens, we of course drive them daily and unfortunately they do get chips in them but the expectations will be high and the competition will be tough. Spiders and swirls, the bane of all dark finishes will be something many of us will be working diligently to remove, along with the easier items of clean engine bays, lower door jambs, rocker panels, inside wheel rims, exhaust pipe tips etc. You hardcore folks know the drill, it is going to be fun and first prize will be a $150 gift certificate from our Prestige Partner, UroTuning. You would do it anyways, just because of pride of ownership. Now will be a chance to be recognized and rewarded for all of your hard work.
Audi Clearwater Specials on New Audis
Should you be in the market for a 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback fully loaded or even just toying with the idea of one to meet your need for speed, you just may be more than pleasantly surprised, as JB Sales Manager of Audi Clearwater has three in stock and two on deck as of this writing and he is dealing. Generally RS models seldom are considered for markdowns but call him directly on his personal cell at 407-470-3718 for all of the details.
In addition, any and all new 2018’s in stock Audis, qualify for $10,000 off of MSRP but these must be purchased outright or financed only, no Audi leasing available. Finally, on all new in stock 2019 Q7’s units, there is $3,250 Audi lease cash plus 6% off of MSRP and Audi Care will also be included free with your purchase.
Once again, the above are quite frankly some exceptional deals from our Prestige Partner Audi Clearwater and especially for recipients of the ACFL newsletter. To ensure you receive these specific savings when you purchase your next new Audi, make sure to contact JB directly at 407-470-3718 and he will get you squared away. In addition, if there is a special Audi your local dealership does not seem able to locate, contact JB, he will find it and get it delivered to you at an exceptional price.
2019 RS 5 Sportbacks, Photo from Motor1.com. Audi Clearwater has a sister ship of the first one, same color, including wheel and carbon fiber options.
Cars and Coffee May 4th 6:30-8:00 AM
Reeves Motorsports 11333 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
Come early for a good parking space up front
Gulf Coast Region Luncheon Meet May 11th 11:15 AM
4 Rivers Smokehouse Tampa BBQ
14330 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33618
Join us for lunch as we review plans for the rest of the year including the second annual Drive to Key West in August, Fun Run to Audi Gainesville’s Oktoberfest in September an our first Audi Coral at FixxFest in November.
In addition there will be information about the October 35th Anniversary Meet of the Audi Club of North America.in the Washington, DC area plus plans for a possible group caravanning up, ride sharing and some of the events.
RSVP by noon Friday May 10th to [email protected] the number in your party attending. Looking forward to seeing you there on Saturday.
Gulf Coast Region (Tampa Bay)
Bob Greving Region Lead and BOD member
Cars and ‘Que
Saturday May 18th 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)
Derek Hill Region Leads
Gold Coast Region (Key West to WPB)
Andreas Regalado Region Lead and BoD Member
Emerald Coast Region (Panhandle)
Bobby Hopp Region Lead
Also please thank our Prestige Partners below, by visiting their places of business or website and see what they have for you. That does it for now, looking forward to seeing and meeting as many of you as possible.
Gerry Simms President and BoD Member