Audi Club Florida Newsletter May 2021

Audi Club Florida Newsletter
May 2021

Emerald Coast members at the Britton Hill Run
Photo Credit: Jeremy Chavez

The Emerald Coast Region completes the second year of awesome car-focused activities this month under the leadership of Bobby Hopp and Melisa Wilcox. They have a good support network including a pretty nice Instagram. If you are in the area between East

Alabama to Tallahassee, you may have noticed a motorcade of Audi enthusiasts cruise by, or cruise into an event near you. The Platinum Coast continues to grow and have events in the Naples and Fort Myers area. The Gulf Coast continues to meet at Reeves Motorsports on the first Saturday of the month. The Gold Coast will hopefully be resuming in the next month or two. The First Coast has the Amelia Concours d’Elegance to look forward to this month at Amelia Island.



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

ACNA Vehicle Purchase Discount Certificates

For those of you planning to buy a new Audi and utilizing the ACNA Member discount, contact the front office at (262) 567-5476 as soon as you plan to shop.  The certificates expire at the end of the month issued, so of negotiations lapse into the next month, you will need to request a new one to take advantage of the savings.

The ACFL still Needs Your Help

In the April ACFL newsletter a survey was started requesting information regarding the number of new Audis ACFL chapter members had purchased or had been involved in the purchase of during the last few years. We are starting with model year 2018. To date we have receive a number of responses and a sincere thank you for your participation but we are sure there are more out there that have not been reported. We are attempting to give the ACNA a few more arrows in their quiver when they go into their annual negotiations with AoA for the level of support AoA provides the national club. This support has significantly declined over the last few years and as a consequence is one of the reasons the ACNA is reviewing an increase in our national dues. As you all know we as a chapter have never had any dues and are totally self-sufficient.

From the data provided in our survey, the ACNA should be able to extrapolate and expand on the information gathered and use it in their annual funding negotiations and demonstrate the value that ACNA members provide to the AoA. Ironically, some of this information the ACNA already possesses including the requests for the discounts for all the new Audi vehicles that ACNA members purchased in the last 36 plus months. It is assumed you all put in and received discounts, but that did not include any RS models because no RS vehicles purchased qualified for the club discounts. Secondly, all of us, clearly the best ambassadors of the brand have been influential in the purchase of Audis by friends, extended family members, and others for which there has been absolutely no accounting or reckoning anywhere.  What we would appreciate is if you would email the year, model, trim level (Premium Plus, Prestige, etc., none if RS model), first or repeat purchase plus dealership for the car(s) you have purchased and those that you have played a part in the purchasing experience. This information will then be collated and given to the ACNA. We will also report back to the members in a future newsletter.  Please email this information to [email protected] who is gathering the data. Thanks in advance for your support and participation. In addition, if you would also provide the VIN number of the vehicle(s) that would be fantastic. It just adds some gravitas to what we are trying to accomplish here and can be cross-checked by AoA should there be any questions regarding the veracity of the information. There will be no reporting of names or email addresses except VIN numbers to the ACNA. Once again, thank you for your time and effort as we provide the ACNA with actionable information and facts for their negotiations with AoA. For the first time it will not be just a wistful negotiating statement that “Audi club members buy Audis and help sell them”, but here is the proof of what 400 plus members in just one chapter can generate in sales. The ACNA should be able to multiply that times 10,000 members and show what the club delivers.

Please take the time and respond by May 25th to [email protected].

Thanks for your help,

Gerry Simms, President, ACFL & BoD Member

Bob Greving, Treasurer, ACFL & BoD Member

We are trying to expand regional coverage but need your help!

Audi Club of 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, of Audi Gainesville is ready to work with a representative to establish the region. If you are up to the challenge, let me know. This is a great opportunity where the dealership is almost the club house.

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.

Gerry Simms

President and BoD Member

[email protected]

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.***

Enter HERE

*** 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

May Sales, Deals, and Incentives, at our Prestige Partner!

MAY Audi Sales, Deals, and Incentives, at our Prestige Partner!

Come check out our array of exotic cars with our Hanania Exotic Collection, the 2021 R8’s have arrived! We have a few to choose from!

RS 7 is available for MSRP now!

e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are now available for order Market premium may apply.

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 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.


$47,300 MSRP STOCK M2107505


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.


MAY Audi Club Special:




First Coast Region


Cars & Coffee at the Concours Presented by Heacock Classic and Revs Institute

Event by The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Jacksonville Cars & Coffee

Sponsored by Heacock Classic Insurance and Revs Institute:

Entrant registration for Cars & Coffee at the Concours is closed for 2021, thank you. Spectators are free!

Founded in 2013, 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.

Unlike Sunday’s main event that is limited to a select group of vehicles with unique historical significance specifically chosen to tell a thoughtfully-scripted story, Saturday’s Cars & Coffee at the Concours features a diverse group of vehicles that celebrate the automotive enthusiast’s spirit. Proud owners of beautiful collectible and exotic vehicles awake early, shine up their prized automobiles, drive to The Golf Club at Amelia Island and gather with like-minded enthusiasts on the first, tenth, and eighteenth fairways for a cup or two of fresh coffee.

Cars & Coffee at the Concours is free to spectators, but participants must submit an application with the fee for showing a car. The event generally fills up in early November.

First Coast Region (Jacksonville)

Leslie de la Serna First Coast Region Lead

[email protected]


Gulf Coast Region May Report

May Specials at our Prestige Partner, Audi Clearwater

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 ACNA 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.

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 Audis. 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 0521 for May to your service writer. It is all that simple to start saving money on needed parts and services.  Audi Clearwater is located at 18940 US Highway 19 N; Clearwater FL. 33764, their main number is 727 312 1220, and ask for Mandy Walter to schedule your service. Tell her the ACFL newsletter has sent you.

Down the Road 

Cars and Coffee Reeves Motorsports, May 1st.  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.

Finally, do not forget to participate in the survey regarding the purchase of new Audis during the last three model years.

Cheers and Safe Motoring

Bob Greving

[email protected]

Emerald Coast Region – Panhandle

Britton Hill Run

Photo Credit: Connor Tiemann

Emerald Coast Region ACFL started the month of April with an Audi Family Easter Sunday C&C event in Crestview, Fl, and then we all shared a lovely brunch after. April showers washed out the rest of our planned Saturday events for the month. We are looking forward to May and hoping it brings us plenty of sunshine and of course… flowers.

May events:

– 5/8 Mobile Bay C&C 8-10am at the Fort in Spanish Fort, Al

– 5/9 Slammedenuff Destin Car Show 1-7pm at 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, Fl

– 5/15 Destin Show and Shine 9am-12pm at Destin Hooter’s, 15015 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, Fl

– 5/22 Pensacola C&C 9-11am 5007 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, Fl

– 5/31 possible ECR Memorial Day pop up cruise

Plans are in the works for another ECR Photoshoot. Stay tuned.

All events are posted on our Facebook page. Keep checking in for updates.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram @emeraldcoastaudiclub.

Looking forward to the next AudiFam adventure!

Melisa Wilcox

Emerald Coast Region Lead and ACFL BoD member


[email protected]

Bobby Hopp

Emerald Coast Region Lead and ACFL BoD Member

[email protected]

Platinum Coast Region (Sarasota to Naples) Platinum Coast Luncheon       Photo Credit:  Victor Lopez

Our Cars and Coffee at the Naples dealership was the highlight of our April event schedule. This was on our southern border of our club territory. It was a fun morning under the shade trees at the dealership with a great breakfast buffet with all the trimmings. They provided us with reserved parking for our rings and had the lineup of vehicles they wanted to discuss all within drooling distance of the buffet– and with the keys inside for total access and possible test drives. Our contact salesman, Thilo Schwill, outdid himself as he provided great SWAG bags as we were leaving to head out on our mystery drive to lunch. We enjoyed perfect SW Florida weather eating our lunch outside at The Pub at Ave Maria. We enjoyed looking around the rapidly expanding new developments in the town of Ave Maria. The town was established in 2005, by Tom Monaghan– founder of Domino’s Pizza. It features a beautiful Catholic Cathedral as its centerpiece with the town square full of shops and restaurants surrounding it. A quickly expanding Ave Maria University is nearby and several prominent Florida builders have developed communities within the city limits. It is worth the cruise to get there.

As we look ahead to May, we will be stretching up to our northern border with a Dine and Drive to Siesta Key – a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico west of Sarasota. Before meeting up at Turtles of Little Sarasota Bay for lunch, we will rendezvous at The Elite Motorworks in Sarasota who has a thriving business dealing with a range of luxury cars—-and of course our rings. Several of our members have submitted questions that they want to discuss with Jamie, the owner of Elite Motorworks. Should be an informative morning leading to a great waterfront lunch. We are looking forward to meeting some of our Sarasota area members who feel comfortable joining us in their backyard. We will be following all Covid restrictions and guidelines as we enjoy the late spring Florida weather together.

Barb and Rudy Lohff Region Leads

Platinum Coast Audi Club NA

[email protected]

Space Coast Region (Titusville to Fort Pierce/St. Lucie)

No official activity scheduled this month.

Matthew Guerra Region Lead

[email protected]

Gold Coast Region (Key West to WPB)

No official activity scheduled this month.

Andreas Regalado Region Lead and BoD Member

[email protected]

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!

UroTuning Tax Return and Spring Season Sales are here!

Velt Sport Oil Catch Cans are back in stock! Fabricated right here in Tampa, FL these Universal Velt Sport Oil Catch cans are the perfect way to prolong engine life and reduce oil blow-by, not to mention they look great! Check them out here!

HPA Motorsport Spring Sale – HPA is bringing in the spring season with big savings on Turbochargers, Coil over systems, big brake kits, and much more! Click here to check out HPA deals! The sale ends May 3rd!

Neuspeed Spring Sale – Save a whopping 15% on ALL Neuspeed parts and products, including wheels! Until May 2nd, save big on air intakes, spring kits; sway bars, wheels, intercoolers, brake kits, and more! Check out all the Neuspeed parts on sale here!

XFORCE Tax Season Sale (ENDING SOON) – Save 10% on all XFORCE exhaust systems including cat-backs, downpipes, Varex systems and more! Varex systems allow you to change your exhaust tone at the touch of a button and are on sale until April 30th! Click here to shop now!

Koni Suspension Sale – Save 20% on all Koni shocks for a limited time! Roll into the Spring season with a fresh set of Koni shocks/struts! Sale ends June 30th. Click here and shop now!

UroTuning’s presence at EuroTripper 8
Photo: Gerlad Simms

For 2021, UroTuning’s famous car show ‘FixxFest’ is making a big change! The 17th annual FixxFest event (11/20/21) will take place at a new location… The Firm! This change will allow us to have more space for cars, as well as a circuit track for patrons to race on. While drag racing in Bradenton was fun, we are excited to offer you an opportunity to take your car on some ‘twisties!’ Feel free to head over to for more information and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates!

Nathan Fugleberg


9836 Currie Davis Dr

Tampa, FL 33619

Photo Credit:

Our Prestige Partner ABT is offering a 10% discount to Audi Club Florida members.  For details contact:

ABT America

c/o F355 Miami
16560 NW 10th Ave
Miami, FL 33169

[email protected]

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

[email protected]