Audi Club North America Board of Directors Election is Now Open!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37581"] Audi Club National Board of Director elections begins today, Thursday, October 15 and closes at 11:59 PM (CST), November 15, 2020. Please check your email and click the "VOTE HERE" button at the top or bottom of the message to cast your vote. It will take you to Survey Hero. The Audi Club North America Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee has confirmed seven candidates running for the three open positions. Here are the candi...

The Ringshouse

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53762"] words: Denis Podmarkov, Design Focus: Karina Wiciak, Wamhouse Studio Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Inspiration can come from anything…a simple walk in the park can inspire you to draw a picture, the smell of fresh bread can inspire you to bake. But what if something as simple as a logo can inspire you...

quattro Magazine Feature Car: Sebastien Kirch’s Strong Start S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53548"] words: Ray Reyes, photos: Sebastien Kirch Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The Audi community is an eclectic group; some are racers, others love the low bagged life. Sebastien Kirch doesn’t really fit into either of these boxes. He’s a father, a family man, a network specialist in IT, and an artist thr...

Daily Driver as Art: Audizine Creator’s Daily Driver

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53534"] words: George Achorn, photos: Gene Pascua Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Let’s face it; the working end of the daily driver concept isn’t always pretty. Crossovers have become more and more of the norm, and when you have to contend with family needs or snarled NorCal traffic then the likes of something endi...

Event Report: Audi Club Rocky Mountain 2020 Fall Tour

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53410"] words: Mikaela Hicks, photo: Audi Club Rocky Mountain As winter hits Colorado, people flock to the mountains in droves to witness the beautiful colors of the aspen trees as their leaves begin to turn. And as Audi owners, we never miss a chance to drive the mountain roads. These thoughts led to a drive planned by Shaun Seela.Considering the amount of people that really do hit the mountains specifically in September and because the drive wa...

Southern Fried Turn-Key RS 5-R by ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52744"] words: Tim Enders, photos: Mike Kuhn & Adam Hummel Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It is a good time to be an owner of a modern Audi, and in particular those of the performance-oriented S and RS range. There is a panoply of different choices on the market for those in search of a little more performa...

Audi Club Kansas City QuattroBarn

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51238"] by: Armen Budagov Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Follow Audi Club Kansas City quattroBarn YouTube channel HERE. quattroBarn is a media company created by Audi Club Kansas City leaders Armen Budagov and Jacob Lauck as a worldwide-accessible source that seeks out custom builds, track cars, and other rare Audi...

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 Q3_2020: Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51067"] words: Denis Podmarkov, photos: Audi Club Kansas City, mnaudigirl, Audi North Austin, rach__mb, Audi collection USA Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. @audi_club_kc www.instagram.com/audi_club_kc/ Founded in 1998, Audi Club Kansas City presently serves Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. It’s one...

The 2020 SEMA Show is now a No-Go

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45906"] words: Bill Back in June, the SEMA Show declared that they were still going to go on with the show. Today? Word came out that they will not be going on with the show. Here's the release: Statement from SEMA about the 2020 SEMA Show: Due to Covid-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020. While both event organizers and industry members have been wor...

Audi Group in First Half of 2020: Effects of Corona Pandemic Still Very Significant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50040"] source: Audi AG Deliveries to customers: stabilization in the markets Continuing along the electrification course: Audi e-tron is world market leader for all-electric vehicles from German premium manufacturers Audi Group: €20,476 million revenue, €643 million operating loss before special items, operating return on sales before special items of minus 3.1 percent Net cash flow of €1,953 million mainly due to sales...

The 2020 SEMA Show Is A Go

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="5377"] words: Bill The show must go on. Word came out today that the 2020 SEMA Show is still on for this year (November 3-6). It's a little surprising to hear since major shows across the country and around the world have cancelled including our favorite jaunt out to the West Coast for Legends of the Autobahn and Monterey Car Week. Thousands of exhibitor and attendees have already registered and are planning to attend the event in Las Vegas, NV. ...

DTM Confirms Official Test Ahead of New 2020 Season

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47628"] source: DTM Four-day test at the Nürburgring confirmed for beginning of June Run along strict health and safety rules; no public allowed on-site Managing Director ITR, Mohaupt: “Extremely confident we’ll host exciting races in 2020” Ahead of the start of its rescheduled 2020 season, DTM organisers ITR have arranged an official test for all teams – which takes place at the Nürburgring between June 8 and 11. It’s the signal th...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Event Report: 2020 Seefeld Winter Driving Experience

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47451"] words: Jason Cupp, photos: Jason Cupp, Audi AG 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. A first-hand account from a first-time participant In January, I had the chance to join dozens of other Audi enthusiast across the pond in Germany and Austria for one of the most epic car driving, tactical racing, learning,...

Quattro de Mayo – A Look Back…and A Look Forward

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35704"] words: Bill, photos: Dragos Putureanu, Alex Girrbach May 4th...just another day unless you're a Star Wars fan or an Audi one. For the past 15 years, Audi Club Georgia has run one of the most successful Audi Club events ever: Quattro de Mayo (QDM). If you don't know what QDM is, it's a driving event that draws Audi enthusiasts from across the country and even Canada. Each year, the participants spend as many as four days driving some of ...

Corona Pandemic: AUDI AG Takes Stock After Difficult First Quarter

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="28211"] source: Audi AG Volumes and key financials significantly impacted by regulatory and economic consequences of corona crisis Lockdowns and closed dealerships worldwide: Audi delivered 352,993 cars to customers in a difficult first quarter Revenue of €12.5 billion, operating return on sales of 0.1 percent Net cash flow of approximately €1 billion, net liquidity of €18.8 billion CFO Arno Antlitz: “Audi is in a ro...

All-New e-tron Sportback Delivers Thrilling Addition to Electrified Audi Lineup

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46928"] source: Audi of America Editor’s note: This originally ran on our sister site, e-tron connect.  Second all-electric Audi, e-tron Sportback expected to arrive at dealerships in summer Fully electric e-tron Sportback adds dynamic coupe design to the e-tron SUV platform Audi e-tron battery engineered for repeatable performance, longevity and fast charging power with EPA-estimated 218 mile range The 2020 Audi e-tron Sp...

Audi Realigns Its Commitment in Motorsport

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46747"] source: Audi Sport, DTM Editor's note: DTM has released a statement on Audi's withdrawal. The statement is at the bottom of the post. Mercedes-Benz had previously pulled out in 2018 leaving only BMW and Aston Martin. Will the series survive? Involvement in DTM touring car racing series not to be extended after 2020 season Audi CEO Markus Duesmann: “Also focusing our efforts on the race track and systematically competing for tomo...

Legends of the Autobahn Cancelled for 2020

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45993"] Legends of the Autobahn™ Cancelled For 2020, But Will Return For 2021 Monterey Car Week Monterey, C.A. (April 15, 2020) – Audi Club North America, BMW Car Club of America, and Mercedes-Benz Club of America who collectively host the annual Legends Of The Autobahn™ event presented by Michelin, today, announced the cancellation of this year’s show scheduled for Friday, August 14, in Monterey, California. However, participants and fa...