quattro Magazine Q3_2020: Paris-Dakar 1985: Driver’s View – An interview with Audi Sport France driver José Lourseau

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51225"] words: George Achorn, photos: José Lourseau of dakardantan.com Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine and is Part 2. You may find Part 1 HERE. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. quattro Magazine: How did you become part of the Audi France Dakar team? José Lourseau: I had the chance to participate in the 1980 race in a Range Rover. I finished 31s...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Dune Dancers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47777"] words: Ola Lereim of ableitet.no, Photo: Getty Images, José Lourseau of dakardantan.com Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Amongst endurance rallies, the original iteration of the Paris-Dakar Rally holds maybe the most enduring, where the contestants started off the new year in Paris, travelled across t...

Cinco (Cylinders) de Mayo Find of the Day: 1985 Copenhagen Blue Audi Sport quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47087"] words: Bill, photos: Woow Motors I know I've already posted a Find of the Day that also happens to be 5 cylinders today but this beats that...by a Swiss country mile. I say Swiss because it is located in Couvet Val-de travers, Switzerland. This is a Copenhagen Blue Sport quattro. I have to admit, it's my second favorite color after Malachite Green...or Tornado Red. Actually, it could be Toyota Beige® and I would still love it. Here's th...

Find of the Day: 1985 Amazon Blue Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Classic Car Gallery, lyrics: Der Kommissar by Falco (performed by After The Fire) Zwei, drei, vier, one, two, three, it's easy to seeBut it's not that I don't care, so 'Cause I hear it all the time, but they never let you knowOn the TV and the radio (cha!)She was young, her heart was pure, but every night is bright she gotShe said, "sugar is sweet", she come a-rappin' to the beatThen I knew that she was hot... As I look upon this beauty, bits of Der Kommissar run through m...

Find of the Day: 1985 Zermatt Silver Audi Ur-quattro

words: Bill, photos: Ambassador Automobile There are few cars from my youth that I still fantasize about owning one day - Porsche 930, Ferrari 308 GTS, Audi Sport quattro, etc etc etc but the prices of those have skyrocketed in the past several years. Bummer. So I started looking for the 'lesser' models but they are going through the same cycle. It's the Radwood effect...cars from my youth are climbing in value as people my age are also fantasizing about owning them and the inventory is dropp...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro on Bring A Trailer

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Bring A Trailer] If you have been following our Find of the Day stories, you'll notice that we like Ur-quattros...a lot. So when I opened my daily email from bringatrailer.com, I was excited to see this heading: 1985 Audi Ur-quattro. This Tornado Red example is a Canadian market car and is said to be one of only 99 sold during its run. Here's the ad: This 1985 Audi Ur-Quattro was originally purchased at Capilano Audi in Vancouver, British Columb...

Find of the Day: 1985 Ur-quattro

[words: Bill Cho, photos: Bring A Trailer] Ahhhhh...Bring A Trailer. Why must you torment me so? For those not in the know, Bring A Trailer (or BAT) is a website for finding great vintage cars in one spot. Also a website for wasting a lot of time dreaming of vehicles from your dreams. Take this 1985 Ur-quattro. Said to be one of the 73 imported to the States for the updated 1985 model, it's finished in Stone Grey Metallic over grey leather and everything looks great. Ad: Thi...

Find of the Day: 1985 Audi ur-quattro

words: Bill Cho, photos: Gooding & Company To find a clean Ur-quattro in the States these days is getting harder and harder so I normally look at the European sites to get my fix. These cars were a fantasy of mine since middle school ever since I read about Rally Group B. On a whim, I decided to look Stateside and I ran across this 1985 beauty on the Gooding & Company website. Distinguished Provenance and Likely One of the Most Significant Examples Extant Extremely Origina...