Audi Summer Drive-In Concert

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52574"] source: Audi of America We hosted our first-ever drive-in concert to celebrate frontline and essential workers with an intimate performance from Kehlani. 2020 Concert Checklist: ✓ Face masks ✓ Social distancing ✓ Car keys ✓ Grammy-nominated R&B star While music festivals, tours and live performances from coast to coast have had to postpone or cancel entirely due to the global impact of COVID-19, resilie...

Resilience In Culinary During COVID-19

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48762"] source: Audi of America An interview with Chef Edward Lee When COVID-19 all but shut down the country, restaurants shuddered and their chefs and workers were left without anywhere to turn. After experiencing the impacts of the closures first-hand, Chef Edward Lee brought together his team at The LEE Initiative to provide relief and support to the culinary community during a time of uncertainty. Since the inception of the COVID rel...

HPDE Instructing During Pandemic Restrictions Webinar: May 20th 8:30pm EST

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42679"] HPDE Instructing During Pandemic Restrictions Free Webinar May 20th 8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST Although pandemic restrictions are being relaxed, it seems likely that social distancing will continue in many locations for some time. This prohibits in-car instructing except for people who are already closely connected. One of the alternative techniques being discussed by the ACNA Performance Driver Education Committee is lead-follow - the...

In Order to Assist Audi Customers, Coverage of New Vehicle Limited and Audi Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranties Are Extended by Three Months for Warranties Expiring Between March and May

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39935"] source: Audi of America Audi is providing a three-month warranty extension on its New Vehicle Limited Warranty as well as its Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty set to expire in March through the end of May, 2020 Audi continues to offer payment relief for customers impacted by COVID-19 through June 1 Audi of America (AoA) today announced additional measures to help customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicles with a Ne...

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...

Lockdown Car Care

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47003"] source: Audi Australia While maintaining your own health and wellbeing during current pandemic restrictions is of paramount importance, these simple tips will also ensure your Audi is in peak condition for when things get back to normal. The most important thing for all during the COVID-19 situation and ongoing lockdown is to maintain good health and a positive mental attitude both for yourselves and for those around you. It’s also i...

Hagerty’s Restore the Roar! Grant Program

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46686"] words: Bill, source: Hagerty It's a great thing to know that enthusiasts will always look out for enthusiasts, especially now, and what better group of enthusiasts than Hagerty? We all know someone whose business is struggling. It could be the shop you take your car to or maybe even it's your own. Hagerty may be able to help with that. This past Friday, Hagerty announced their Restore The Roar! grant program. It's a program to aid small...

Monterey Car Week 2020?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34085"] words: Bill, photos: George Achorn, Denis Podmarkov For the past several years, a band of us would get together and flock to the town of Monterey in mid-August to indulge in our automotive fantasies. Actually, we were there to work but who can just work when you're surrounded by some of the most rare, old/new, gorgeous, and exotic metal around? [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33927"] With events such as Leg...

An Updated Message About COVID-19 & Club Events

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42679"] An Updated Message About COVID-19 & Club Events Valued Members and Chapter Leaders, As mentioned in our last note to you all, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the situation around COVID-19 and how it may continue to impact our club. Today, to further address the nature and looming dangerous health conditions created by the COVID-19 global pandemic and with counsel from outside advisors and Audi of America public relations, the Aud...

Audi Production Gradually Restarts in Europe

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46036"] source: Audi AG The Audi plants in Europe will slowly return to normality by the end of the month Board of Management Member for Production Peter Kössler: “The focus is on a safe working environment” General Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch: “Numerous measures are being taken to ensure that the employees’ health is protected” Audi will gradually initiate the restart of production at its plants in Europe during the coming...

AccuAir Suspensions Declares Bankruptcy Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic will take a heavy toll on the global market, and of course part of that market is the automotive industry. As car brands stall assembly lines worldwide and businesses struggle to manage employees and overhead amidst this long-term market pause, we've received word of a company in our Audi enthusiast space filing for bankruptcy. That company is California-based air suspension manufacturer AccuAir. Launched by brothers Reno and Dustin Heon back in...

A Message About COVID-19 & Club Events

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42679"] Dear Members, A few weeks ago as the COVID-19 situation began to really escalate in most of our communities, the Board of Directors communicated some guidelines to help address questions coming in from chapters on how to proceed with planned events. As the pandemic has escalated even more, now impacting nearly every community in Canada and the United States, your Board of Directors wanted to outline our guidance on events to all members...

An Update on Volkswagen Group’s Temporary Production Suspension

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="28211"] source: Volkswagen Group Editor's note: We reported back on March 17th that Audi's European plants were to suspend production for at least two weeks. Volkswagen Group just sent out a communique stating the Group's German plants will be closed until at least April 9th. Here's the release: Volkswagen Extends Suspension of Production At the German plants of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswa...

A Running List of All Audi and Audi Club Related Events That Are Delayed or Cancelled

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34309"] words: Bill, photo: George Achorn Sitting in our office watching events being cancelled or postponed almost by the minute, we've decided to post a list. We will be updating it as more news comes out. For right now, please take general precautions. Please stay tuned. Audi Club Events  Audi Club Nationals hosted by the Lone Star Chapter - cancelled Legends of the Autobahn - cancelled  quattro de Mayo - ...

Audi Club North America COVID-19 Event Planning

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="15517"] COVID-19 Event Planning Each day brings new updates on big event cancellations and company office closures. As Canada and the United States transition from containment to mitigation of infection spread, we ask each chapter to monitor planned events around the local situation carefully and have a contingency plan in place that protects your members, their families, and chapter financial liability. In light of this, we are cancelling the ...