Newsletter – April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019
Coming Events
Cars & Croissants
Sunday April 28, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Audi Ontario hosts Cars & Croissants this Sunday. Co-sponsored by Audi Club SoCal and the California Highway Patrol’s “Coffee with a Cop” program. Stop by for your “morning joe” and see enthusiast cars plus Audi Ontario’s wide selection of Audi Sport models.
Mammoth Weekend
April 26-28

Join Audi Club and MBC-LA for a ski trip to Mammoth Mountain. Meetup on Friday evening and Cruise to Mammoth Lakes for a weekend of fun in the mountains.
Julian Drive
June 8

Join Audi Club for a tour in the North San Diego County mountains. We’ll meet in Temecula for morning coffee, then drive in small groups along scenic back roads. We’ll conclude with lunch in the mountain town of Julian.
Cars & Coffee
Sunday July 14, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
McKenna Audi in Norwalk hosts their first Audi Cars & Coffee at the dealership. Co-sponsored by Audi Club SoCal. Their sister Porsche and BMW dealers are also hosting C&C the same morning, so treat yourself to a multi-marque smorgasbord of enthusiast automobiles!
High Performance Driver Education
November 22-24, 2019 Buttonwillow
NEW January 17-19, 2020 (tentative) Spring Mountain
April 17-19, 2020 (tentative) Spring Mountain

We believe your Audi Club chapter conducts the highest quality High Performance Driver Education events in the nation.

Our fun and low-key schools are for drivers of all skill levels who wish to be safe, have fun, and improve their personal performance behind the wheel of their Audi or other sporty coupe or sedan. We combine skilled in-car instruction with enjoyable social evenings. The skills you learn at an Audi Club HPDE will make you a more aware, self-confident, and safer driver every day.

Here are examples of student’s praise for Audi Club’s recent Spring Mountain driving school (see event report below):

“This was an amazing experience! I was nervous going in that people may not be approachable especially for inexperienced drivers, but thankfully that was not the case. All staff and instructors were of the highest quality.”

“My first Audi Club event. Excellent experience; well structured / organized. Highly professional. Impressive.”

“my first time with the audi club. great experience. would definitely repeat.”

“The logistics seemed to be dialed in for every aspect of the event.”

“Excellent program. I was really impressed by everyone who was involved and can’t wait to do it again.”

“Great event, great time and safe.”

“Everyone involved was friendly and accessible/approachable. … adherence to the schedule was very good. My thanks to the many folks that made the event a success.”

“Everyone did a terrific job and I thank everyone at SoCal for doing such a fine job.”

“…everyone I talk to during the weekend from other clubs comments positively about the congeniality, the focus on safety, and the efficient organization. They have good reason to. You all should be proud.”

“Such a devoted, professional, high quality and high class organization quite devoid of egos that go with high horsepower.”

  “Great school, awesome instructors. The track is very fun, and everyone had great attitudes. Perfect event!”

“Audi Club continues to impress me with the amount of organization and safety they provide.”

“Please do more events at Spring Mountain each year…once is not enough.”

“I’m hooked!”

PLEASE JOIN US! – We look forward to seeing your review in a future newsletter!

Event Reports
Spring Mountain High Performance Driving School
Pahrump, Nevada
109 registered drivers enjoyed a delightful three days of Audi camaraderie at Spring Mountain. The weather was perfect, the driving was precise, and everyone left with big smiles and newly acquired skills. The weekend’s activities included:
Friday morning scenic drive: Members enjoyed touring Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, followed by lunch at Yardhouse in North Las Vegas. Thanks to Kevin Duscha for organizing and leading the scenic drive.
Friday Experienced Driver Day: Over 50 experienced and solo-qualified Audi Club students and our instructors enjoyed the day’s open pit lane format on the 4 mile Andretti C configuration at Spring Mountain. Zeke & PJ Woolley treated us to barbeque brats and salads for lunch.
Friday Meet & Greet and formal Meetings: A delicious buffet supper opened the driving school portion of the event, followed by the First-Timer meeting, Instructor meeting, All-Drivers meeting, and enough extra time to meet your instructor to discuss goals for the weekend.
Saturday Driving School: Morning found the new drivers in the classroom and practicing training exercises led by Dan Hastings, while returning drivers and their instructors interspersed in-car instruction on track with three separate classroom levels, led by PJ Woolley and Bill & Erin Vogel. After a lunch catered by the Spring Mountain Club, all drivers and their instructors continued practicing their driving techniques on Spring Mountain’s 3.4 mile Mansell C track configuration. Chief Driving Instructor Alex Whitney kept the grid and driving activities moving smoothly.
Saturday evening: We returned to the Mountain Falls Golf Club for a delicious banquet dinner, including carving table and desert. The evening was organized by hospitality chair Zeke Woolley, and closed with a benefit raffle and auction emceeded by Ben Payne.
Sunday Driving School: Day two of the driving school continued our theme of safe and fun learning in a supportive and friendly environment. Audi Ambassador and pro racer Ashley Freiberg joined us to provide video coaching and race car hot lap rides (photos below). Wow…

Will we see YOU at our next driving school? Check the dates above. Note that we’ve added a new Spring Mountain event in January! Get on the Audi Club HPDE email list by signing up for a free account and adding us to the list of clubs you are following.

2019 Schedule
Make Plans now to attend a Future Audi Club Event
Audi Club of Southern California’s entire 2019 Event Schedule is on our website’s Events page.

Note that Audi Club North America has given the individual chapters new websites, and our chapter has a new home page address:

Member Feedback Needed
Member Feedback
Should Audi Club SoCal hold a Teen Driving Clinic?

Audi Club SoCal would like to sponsor a teen driving clinic in Southern California. Support in the form of program materials, mailing lists, and mentoring is available from Street Survival sponsored by Tire Rack. Our club needs to provide a venue (large open parking lot), volunteer event leadership, and instructors. We would also like this event to be title-sponsored by one of the 25+ Audi dealerships in our territory.
If you would like to be a positive influence on a new teen driver, please reach out to us via email.
Member Feedback
Charity Fund Raiser

Audi Club SoCal would like to add a charity fund raising element to its events. What is your favorite charity? Do you have contact information, or even better, a relationship with someone at that charity? Let us know via email.
Audi Club SoCal 2019 Sponsors
Audi Club Golden Gate · Audi Mission Viejo · Audi Ontario · Bestiale · McKenna Audi · 034 Motorsports · Caliphotography · Eurotek Tuning · German Dreams · GMG · Hooked on Driving · KW Suspension · Mothers · Motive · Motorsport Safety Foundation · Motul · Protective Film Solutions · Racers360 · Sparco · Toyo Tires · · VF Engineering · Winding Road Racing
All contributions, auction proceeds, and raffle ticket sales benefit Audi Club of Southern California, a non-profit educational membership organization. A portion may be tax deductible under IRS §501(c)(3).
Would you like to see your business name here? Please contact sponsorship chairman Rowin Jacobs
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