Audi Club Florida Newsletter
A Platinum Coast member’s ride at Euro Tripper 8
Photo Credit: Gerald Simms
Audi Club Florida attended EuroTripper in Fort Myers. Attendees came from the Gulf Coast, Platinum Coast, First Coast, and a couple who had recently relocated from the Emerald Coast. We gave out some Audi branded swag and displayed an e-tron from Audi of Fort Myers.
We followed the events Covid-19 protocols as requested to allow the event to happen. EuroTripper in Fort Myers was to support a fundraiser for Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue. The show was large with 800-1000 various European vehicles in attendance. It was great to visit with and meet the members of the Platinum Coast Region who started up almost a year ago. Thank you Paul Barney for allowing us to support again this year.
FixxFest will be happening this year.
When: Nov 20th, 2021
Where: Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park (The FIRM) Starke, FL.
It is the same great event but with an exciting new location. Many of you are aware of the location. UroTuning is hoping to draw even more show competition from neighboring states; as well people who want have fun at the track. More details will given as they are “firmed up”.
In the meantime, continue to organize activities with your Audi owning friends and enjoy your wheels. Have some social interaction, following the state and local guidelines when in public and in private. Protect yourself.
Our priority is keeping you safe when participating in events representing or promoting the club. Audi Club of Florida is not willing to put anyone at risk. While welcomed to these venues, remember we are guests of the establishment or promoter and respect the rules. ACFL recommends obeying the most up to date guidelines and orders issued by the regions and governor concerning events.
ACFL still suggests using an antibacterial wipe, a disposable protective glove, a plastic t-shirt bag, or a dog poop bag as a barrier while using the fuel pumps to avoid potential exposure and dispose of it after fueling. Be careful out there and protect your health. #FlattenTheCurve
We are trying to expand regional coverage but need your help!
Audi Club Florida has the most active regions of any chapter in the Audi Club North America. As we continue this year, we are currently looking for leadership in the following area:
Gator Region – Gainesville Area
Thomas Brinkmann, the General Manager, is ready to work with a representative to establish the region. If you are up to the challenge, let me know.
Many people have emailed me personally and through the National office to find out why there is not something in their area. I tell them assistance is required to help get things going locally. We desire to unite the state and have events within an hour’s 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. If you want to get active to help your region with ideas and help assist with and organize events, the regional leadership and I would love to have your help. This club is for you, so help us make it work for you.
President and BoD Member
Audi Club Florida has its own Audi Club RS 6 Avant Sweepstakes page!
If we reach a certain dollar amount on our page, we get an Audi Club Florida 10×10 tent from EZ-UP. If we double that amount, we get either two 10×10 tents or one 10×20 tent! So please help us while you help yourself to potentially winning an Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant!
The prize in Audi Club’s sweepstakes is a 2022 Audi RS 6 Avant with Audi exclusive paint. The winner will select a 2022 Audi RS 6 Avant base model and special Audi exclusive gloss paint finish of their choice from Audi USA order guide. The prize will also include Audi Beam lights, all-weather mats (RS 6 branded) and trunk liner from Audi Accessories, roof rack and Vector cargo box from Thule, detailing kit from Griot’s Garage, and camping gear including tent, sleeping bags (2 each), duffel bag and backpack from Mountain Hardwear.***
*** Photos may show options not available in North America or optional equipment available at extra cost to the winner
Chapter Regional Reports
First Coast Region- Jacksonville
March Audi Sales, Deals, Incentives, at our Prestige Partner!
Come check out our array of exotic cars with our Hanania Exotic Collection, as well as the all-new RS 7 and new 2021 R8 Rear Wheel drive, the last of the V10 natural aspirated cars.
RS 7 is available for MSRP now!
If you prefer to shop from home, we are offering free delivery. Shop online, and then contact us via phone or our website to arrange delivery of the vehicle and paperwork to your home. We also have an online marketplace now. You can buy your car almost entirely online.
Need your car serviced? We are waiving our service at your doorstep fee and offering free vehicle pickup and delivery! The minimum service charge will be waived, during the Coronavirus epidemic.
Some specials for the month for our Audi Club members!
2021 AUDI Q3
$39,370 MSRP STOCK M1021243
LEASE FOR $369 A MONTH
Lease cannot be combined with any other offer, 42 month lease, 10k miles per year. 25 cents per mile over 35,000 miles. Must qualify for Tier 1 Audi financing, $2000 due at signing, includes all applicable rebates, including loyalty, and competitive lease vehicle. Plus tax, tag, license, $895 acquisition fee, and $899 doc fee.
2021 AUDI Q5 PREMIUM
$47,300 MSRP STOCK L2107505
LEASE FOR $469 A MONTH
Lease cannot be combined with any other offer, 42 month lease, 10k miles per year. 25 cents per mile over 35,000 miles. Must qualify for Tier 1 Audi financing, $2000 due at signing, includes all applicable rebates, including loyalty, and competitive lease vehicle. Plus tax, tag, license, $895 acquisition fee and $899 doc fee.
2021 e-tron Sportback
$80,075 MSRP STOCK LB036236
LEASE FOR $689 A MONTH
Lease cannot be combined with any other offer, 42 month lease, 10k miles per year. 25 cents per mile over 35,000 miles. Must qualify for Tier 1 Audi financing, $4000 due at signing, includes all applicable rebates, including loyalty, and competitive lease vehicle. Plus tax, tag, license, $895 acquisition fee, and $899 doc fee.
2021 A6 PREMIUM
$60,320 MSRP STOCK MN011891
LEASE FOR $559 A MONTH
Lease cannot be combined with any other offer, 42 month lease, 10k miles per year. 25 cents per mile over 35,000 miles. Must qualify for Tier 1 Audi financing, $3000 due at signing, includes all applicable rebates, including loyalty, and competitive lease vehicle. Plus tax, tag, license, $895 acquisition fee, and $899 doc fee.
March Audi Club Special:
15% off all apparel
First Coast Region
The First Coast Region is working on rescheduling a cancelled event. See JaxRings Facebook page for updates.
Jacksonville Cars and Coffee, Nothing yet.
First Coast Region (Jacksonville)
Leslie de la Serna First Coast Region Lead
Gulf Coast Region January Report
March Specials at our Prestige Partner, Audi Clearwater
Photo: Bob Greving
If you are in the market for a New or Pre-Owned Audi, contact George Rangelov at 727-906-1101 directly and he will get you set up, he is aware of the Audi Club discounts and is our ACFL-Audi Brand specialist at Crown Audi.
During this period of high interest and demand for specific Audi performance models and their iterations, unfortunately, some of our members have experienced Packs and Market Adjustments added to the MSRP by their local dealerships. Audi Clearwater has always maintained a policy of not implementing such pricing policies and practices for ACNA/ACFL members.
If seriously interested in one of these cars and you are an active ACNA/ACFL member, reach out to George at [email protected] for additional information on ordering these vehicles. Below is a list of specific Audi specials available. If you are interested in any of these vehicles, please contact David Jacovides, General Manager directly at 727-312- 1220 x 5511.
2020 A3 stk # LA104492 MSRP $43,890 reduced to $37,989 with 0% for 72 months financing
2021 SQ7 stk # MD011827 MSRP $103,980 reduced to $95,989 dealer demonstrator with 3389 miles
2021 A4 stk # MN003578 MSRP $43,645 reduced to $39,989
2021 e-tron stk # MB011265 MSRP $72,345 reduced to $64,989
2021 A8 stk # MN007158 MSRP $105,295 reduced to $95,989
Be sure to mention that you had seen the car you had been interested in listed in the ACFL newsletter and David will have you taken care of.
Many of you are not taking advantage of Audi Clearwater’s offering of a 15% discount to all readers of this newsletter on Parts and Service for your Audi. You need not have purchased your Audi at Audi Clearwater to receive this discount. If you are traveling to the Sunshine State and are a reader of the ACFL Newsletter you can also use this discount should you 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 writing up your service order that you mention the ACFL newsletter discount and the code 0321 for March to your service writer. It is all that simple to start saving money on needed parts and service. Audi Clearwater is located at 18940 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater FL. 33764 and their main numbers is 727-312-1220 and ask for Mandy to schedule your servicing. Tell her the club newsletter has sent you.
Down the Road
Cars and Coffee Reeves Motorsports March, 6. Cars usually start arriving by 6:30 and the event ends around 8:00-8:30 Reeves Motorsports is located at 11333 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612.
Cheers and Safe Motoring
Emerald Coast Region – Panhandle
ECR presence at Destin Cars and Coffee
Photo Credit: Connor Tiemann
February in the Emerald Coast Region ACFL started out with disappointing weather conditions like most of the country. The sun finally broke through in time for Destin Show and Shine on the third weekend which didn’t disappoint. We plan on keeping that event on the monthly calendar. We closed out the month with some members attending an awesome grassroots Autocross event hosted by RaceChip in Holt, while other members were able attended Pensacola’s C&C. Look for another RaceChip event coming to the Emerald Coast Speedway in May.
3/6: ECR-ACFL 3rd Annual Britton Hill Run. Registration and current ACNA membership is required. There is also a limit to the number a vehicles we can safely accommodate. This event is already full but you can get on the waitlist by signing up through this link: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/emerald-coast-regions-annual-britton-hill-run-audi-club-na-florida-422603
Emerald Coast Region’s Annual Britton Hill Run
Fun Run/Tour w/ Audi Club NA – Florida Chapter on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Audi Club NA – Florida Chapter, St. Marys, GA – Emerald Coast Region-ACFL 3rd Annual Britton Hill Run. This is an all-day back road driving event to the highest point in Florida to join the “High-Pointers” Club. There is a limit of160; to how ma…
3/13: Mobile Bay Cars & Coffee “After Dark Roast” starts at 7pm at The Fort Park, 29001 Bass Pro Dr, Spanish Fort, Al
3/20: Headlights and Horsepower from 6-8pm at 1145 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL
3/20: Destin Show and Shine from 9am-12pm at the Destin Hooters, 15015 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, Fl
3/27: Pensacola Cars & Coffee from 9-11am at Detail Garage, 5007 N. Davis Hwy #9, Pensacola, Fl
3/28: Biloxi C&C starts at 7:30am at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, 1775 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS
Emerald Coast Region Lead and ACFL BoD member
Emerald Coast Region Lead and ACFL BoD Member
Platinum Coast Region (Sarasota to Naples)
The highlight of our February was the EuroTripper 8 event which was held at the Jet Blue Boston Red Sox spring training stadium. We assembled at the Fort Myers dealership and cruised the l-o-n-g distance of 2.3 miles down the street to the site. Our lead car was a 2021 e-tron on loan from the Ft. Myers Dealership which got a lot of attention at the show.
Thanks to our Florida Club president, Gerry Simms, we had a prime spot to line up our rings and enjoy an easy walk to virtually all the various venues. We also had a chance to display an assortment of SWAG (thanks to Gerry and Tampa’s Lead, Bob Greving, as well as David Forbes from the Ft. Myers Dealership) under our newly inherited Audi Tent. Fortunately, the weather man was wrong and the rain held off, and it was a beautiful south Florida day with a stiff breeze to flutter our Audi flags. During our gathering at the dealership, Rebecca and David Keith unveiled our new club nametags which have been a special project that they conceived, outsourced, assembled, and generously donated to our first 25 members.
As David says, “They are very unique and just like an Audi; they are a cut above the rest”! We thank them for their creativity and generosity. We were joined for the day by Leslie de la Serna, Lead of the First Coast Region as well as Florida Audi Club President, Gerry Simms, and Tampa Region Lead, Bob Greving.
As we look ahead to spring, we have a Drive and Dine planned for March 20th. April 10th will find us in Naples for a C and C at the Naples Dealership followed by a Mystery Drive to lunch. Several of our big group’s outings have been postponed until the Covid 19 vaccines give us the green light to gather and enjoy our comradery without the restrictions that currently are crimping our style a bit.
Barb and Rudy Lohff Region Leads
Space Coast Region (Titusville to Fort Pierce/St. Lucie)
No official activity scheduled this month.
Matthew Guerra Region Lead
Gold Coast Region (Key West to WPB)
No official activity scheduled this month.
Andreas Regalado Region Lead and BoD Member
Gator Region – Gainesville
No activity scheduled this month. . Looking for leadership in the region.
Click the link for all the latest specials and new brands at our Prestige Partner UroTuning!
CTS Turbo Tax Season Sale – Save up to 25% on CTS intakes exhausts, and more. Put your tax return to good use with some new upgrades from CTS!
AWE Exclusive UroTuning Savings – UroTuning is proud to offer savings on AWE Tuning exhausts, intakes and more with prices you won’t find anywhere else! Save up to 15% on a brand new performance exhaust and get your Audi roaring!
Unfortunately this is all we have going at the moment, but I’m sure some more “Tax Season” Sales will start to roll in this month or next.
9836 Currie Davis Dr
Tampa, FL 33619
Our Prestige Partner ABT is offering a 10% discount to Audi Club Florida members. For details contact:
c/o F355 Miami
16560 NW 10th Ave
Miami, FL 33169
Monday to Friday: 9AM – 6PM (EST)
Phone: (305) 974-5958
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