Audi Club Florida
March 2020 Newsletter
This past month there were luncheons in Pensacola and Jacksonville, as well as Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville. Pensacola attended Cars and Coffees in their respective regions. Over the next few weeks, there are several events in the Emerald Coast Region. Check their section for the details.
ACFL was invited to participate in Euro Tripper put on by Euro Tripper Promotions for the first time at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers on the 8th of February. This year the weather was perfect to raise funds and the proceeds went to Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue. Brooke Ashley Miller passed away in a tragic car accident. The rescue was created by her mother to give animals a second chance that Brooke never had. Grab yourself a box of tissues, napkins, or whatever you use that is absorbent, visit the about us page at http://www.brookeslegacyanimalrescue.org/, and plan on attending next year to support this or another worthy cause.
Euro Tripper had several classes of cars competing for the top awards, the ‘Mutts Nuts’ section and winners were given a custom made thank you trophy on a drive-on stage. Twenty-six different vendors and some food trucks were present, along with a professional BMX team putting on shows using volunteers from the crowd in some of their tricks. We promoted the Audi Club North AmericaSweepstakes with loaner cars from Audi Fort Myers. They sent an RS 5 Coupé and an e-tron pulled from the showroom floor in Galaxy Blue Metallic, along with a few shirts donated to the club. The e-tron received a lot of attention from the crowd and my second time driving one and getting to exhibit it to the public, was an incredible experience.
Lastly, I would like to thank Paul Barney and Euro Tripper Promotions for the opportunity to support this worthy cause, David Forbes of Audi Fort Myersfor the vehicles and Thiago Zalewski for meeting us Saturday morning early to pick them up for the show, Bob Greving, Bobby Hopp, and cflaudigroup for help with the setup and breakdown.
Audi Club Florida License Plate Holders
If you reside in the First Coast region and would like to purchase one last few of our new ACFL license plate holders, give me a shout. They are $35 each. These frames are hand-wrapped in Austin, TX using premium vinyl over stainless steel. The quality and craftsmanship is top-shelf. We can meet up and do the transaction with cash, check, or PayPal Friends and Family to [email protected]. If you are not local to me, the cost will be $40 including shipping and handling the same payment methods as above and I will get it sent to you by mail. Pictures below and a link is below the pictures so you can examine in detail the quality.
We are trying to expand regional coverage, but need your help!
As we start this year, we are looking for leadership in the following areas:
Space Coast Region – (Cape Canaveral to Fort Myers)
Platinum Coast Region (Naples to Fort Meyers)
Gator Region – Gainesville Area
Many people have emailed me personally and through the national office wondering why there is not something in their area. I tell them assistance is required to help get things going locally. It is our desire to unite the state and have meets within an hour drive of your location at least quarterly.
We are looking for some people who have the ambition to lead and desire to start something long term, helping arrange places to meet for lunch, activities, attend local car shows and coffee events, and other social activities. If you would like to volunteer and help organize a successful regional club, please contact me for details and we will discuss making it happen.
President and BoD Member
Chapter Regional Reports
First Coast Region- Jacksonville
March Audi Sales, Deals, Incentives, and Specials:
Q7, A6 allroad, S6, S7, S8 are here.
SQ7, SQ8, RS Q8 are available to order. SQ8 to arrive in May
Facelift A4 is here! A5 is coming! They have the updated interior, similar to the new Q3.
e-tron Sportback to arrrive July
2020 Q5 Hybrid is here
2020 Q7 is here
2021 RS 6, RS7, AND RS Q8 scheduled for October.
2019 Closeouts: There are some deals to be had on remaining stock.
2019 A3 – $6,000 incentive on remaining stock plus Audi Club discount.
2019 A4 – $3,000 incentive on remaining stock plus Audi Club discount.
2019 Q8 – $2,500 incentive on remaining stock plus Audi Club discount.
2019 Q7 – $6,000 incentive on remaining stock plus Audi Club discount.
2019 A6 – $6,000 incentive on remaining stock plus Audi Club discount.
2019 A8 – $12,500 incentive on remaining stock plus Audi Club discount.
2019 Q5 – $2,000 incentive on remaining stock plus Audi Club discount.
2019 A5 – Info to come, expecting comparable incentives as above.
March Audi Club Special:
10% off any APR performance part and/or labor” exclusive Audi Club members only.
50% off any IN STOCK floor mats.
The First Coast Region Monthly Luncheon after the Automotive Addict Cars and Coffee at the Avenues Mall will be at Hooters 4521 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Saturday March 14th, 11:00 am. Come on out and join us for good fellowship and inspiration.
First Coast Region (Jacksonville)
Leslie de la Serna First Coast Region Lead
Gulf Coast Region February Report
March Specials at our Prestige Partner, Audi Clearwater
Up to $10,000 off MSRP on all remaining 2019 A6
Up to $8,000 off MSRP on all remaining 2019 A5 Sportbacks and S5 Sportbacks
The all-new 2020 Q5 Hybrid has arrived, which can deliver up to 65 MPG on the highway.
There is a 2018 R8 V10 Plus with 3,400 miles on the clock. This car was originally sold for $219K plus and is now $169.9K
There is also a 2019 20th Anniversary Audi Special Edition TT roadster with a beautiful interior and only 500 miles on the clock. Call for pricing. This car is stunning and here is link to a vehicle review:
To ensure you receive these specific savings when you go to purchase your next Audi, make sure to contact JB directly at 407-470-3718 and he will get you squared away. By going through JB, this also helps us in tracking the value of the Prestige Partnership program and how many vehicles the ACFL helps the dealership sell when we try to recruit new dealerships in different geographic regions of the state.
Do not forget that Todd Emery who manages the operations, service, and parts departments at Audi Clearwater is offering a 15% discount to all readers of this newsletter on Parts and Service for your Audis. You do not have had purchased your Audi at Audi Clearwater to receive this discount. Also if you are traveling to the Sunshine State and are a reader of the ACFL Newsletter you can use this discount should need service for your Audi while you are on the road.
The above discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers but is available and all that is required is that when you are placing your service order that you mention the ACFL newsletter and the code 0320 for March to your service writer. It is that simple to start saving money on needed parts and service.
Down the Road
Cars and Coffee Saturday March 7th 6:30-8:00 AM
Reeves Motorsports 11333 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612
Cheers and Safe Motoring
Gator Region – Gainesville
No activity scheduled this month.
Emerald Coast Region – Panhandle
Emerald Coast Region – ACFL cruised west and crossed state lines to attend Mobile Bay’s C&C in February. It was our second visit to Alabama and it did not disappoint. We had a mix of old and new faces and capped it off with a great lunch. Special thanks to Matt McGraw for arranging our lunch venue. The view and food were amazing!
Locally, we had a cruise in dinner on scenic Pensacola Beach as February’s Pensacola C&C was canceled. We had 19 in attendance and got to catch up on all our Audi talk.
Our annual Britton Hill Run is on for Saturday March 7th, an all-day driving event of back road fun and a visit to the highest point in Florida to join the “High-Pointers” Club. We will be communicating via two-way radios on this run, as we will be in remote areas without cell phone coverage. More details and updates will be posted on our Facebook page. ACNA’s former President and Audi enthusiast Bud Dannemiller is making the trek down from Kentucky to attend. He will be in his S5 “Jaeger”.
Audi Pensacola is a proud sponsor of The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama Friday, March 20th – Sunday, March 22nd. We will be helping at the Audi booth throughout the weekend, mainly on Saturday, and invite all to come by and check out all the fun toys that will be on display. The show runs from 10 am – 6 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm Sunday.
4851 Wharf Parkway
Orange Beach, Al 36561
Pensacola Cars & Coffee will be back on Saturday, March 28th. When the new location is announced details will be posted on our Facebook page. Stay tuned.
Down the road…
April 4th we will be attending Emerald Coast Motorsports and RaceChip America’s Open house, car show and dyno day at their new location in Ft Walton Beach. Specials on RaceChip tuning products and $20 dyno pulls will be available all day long with raffle and prize giveaways. Food vendors will also be on site.
50 Hill Ave NW
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548
The next Car Clinic at Audi Pensacola is tentatively planned for Saturday, April 11th.
We want to highlight our club members precious Audi vehicles on our Instagram page. Please send photos to Bobby or myself for submission. Include your IG handle and description of the photo with the location. Do not forget to tag @emeraldcoastaudiclub in your post and follow us if you have not already. If you are interested in joining our ECR-ACFL IG team, please let me know.
All details of our events are available on our Facebook page, Emerald Coast Region – Audi Club Florida. You never know when a pop-up event might happen so keep checking in for updates!
Hope to see you at the next event!
Emerald Coast Region Lead and ACFL BoD member
Emerald Coast Region – Audi Club Florida
Bobby Hopp and Melisa Wilcox Region Leads
Gold Coast Region (Key West to WPB)
March 14th @ 8:00am-10:30 AM Cars and Coffee – Miami @ Casavana
Andreas and friends are back in town for this one after sweeping many awards at Euro Tripper 7. Come hang out and see some show quality cars at Casavana Cuban Cuisine 8202 Mills Drive Miami, FL 33183.
Gold Coast Region (Key West to WPB)
Andreas Regalado Region Lead and BoD Member
Here is a direct link the sales page: https://www.urotuning.com/collections/deals
UroTuning is Sponsoring a Race Car
UroTuning is excited to announce that we have signed on as a sponsor for the Fasted + Speed Syndicate Audi Racing Team that ran in Daytona! Participating in the IMSA circuit and racing at a ton of tracks across the nation this season, drivers James Vance and Max Faulkner will be tearing it up in the Scarlett and Violet Audi TCR racecars. Each Fasted driver has previously earned podium finishes in IMSA and Continental Tire Sport scar challenges, and we believe they are set up for success! Click to learn more!
So we have a lot of Tax Season and Spring Sales that are kicking in here at UroTuning, I will include the highlights below:
Unitronic Spring Sale! – Spring is right around the corner, and Unitronic wants to help you make the most of your build for next season! With unbeatable deals on a huge range of both parts AND performance software, there is no better time to buy! Unitronic Spring Break Sale Deals Include 10% or $100 OFF on Software, 15% OFF Intercoolers, 10% OFF Exhausts, and 15% OFF Turbo Inlet Elbows!
Air Lift Performance Tax Season Sale! – Is that tax return burning a hole in your pocket? The Air Lift Performance Tax Return Sale is here just in time! Offering up to 15% off a wide range of parts and accessories, the Air Lift Performance Tax Return sale is the perfect opportunity to bag your Audi for an unbeatable price!
CTS Turbo Tax Return Sale! – After the Holiday and New Year sales have ended, the next best sale season begins; Tax Return season! CTS Turbo parts will be discounted up to 25%, allowing you to pick up a ton of awesome performance goodies from CTS at unbeatable prices!
HPA Motorsport Tax Return Sale! – Another killer Tax season sale, use this limited time offer from HPA to get the most from your tax return, with great deals on IS38 Turbo Upgrades, K04 Turbo Kits, Downpipes, fuel pumps, intake manifolds, exhaust systems, and much much more!
Vogtland Suspension Sale UROTUNING EXCLUSIVE! – For a limited time, Vogtland suspension is 15% off! Take advantage of this deal before time runs out! Designed, engineered, and manufactured in Germany, Vogtland suspension creates suspension solutions such as springs and coil-overs for Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, and many more.
New Carbon Style Uro Plates and Carbon Plate frames! We just got some brand new UroTuning European license plates featuring a grey carbon and black carbon pattern. Pair it was a carbon fiber plate frame for a classy look!
Our Prestige Partner ABT is offering a 10% discount to Audi Club Florida members.
c/o F355 Miami
16560 NW 10th Ave
Miami, FL 33169
Lastly, please thank our Prestige Partners below by visiting their places of business or websites 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