Event: Los Angeles Auto Show 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38937"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media, Anthony Garbis This year's LA Auto Show (and the run-up to) was a busy one for Audi: the reveals of the e-tron Sportback, RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Sportback, S8, and the RS Q8. We did however notice that Audi sneaked in one: the RS 5 Panther edition in Audi exclusive Panther Black paint. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38900"] A total of 100 RS 5 Panther editions (75 Sportb...

Photo Gallery: An Evening With Audi And The e-tron Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="38693"] words: Bill, photos: Colin McCarty and Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media, video: Paul Rivera Last night, Audi held a special event...the reveal of the e-tron Sportback. We were fortunate to have Colin McCarty and Denis Podmarkov from Imola Media and Paul Rivera from quattro Magazine there and here is what they captured. You can read the press release about the e-tron Sportback HERE. skip to 1:50 for Daniel Weissland's introduction ht...

Photo Gallery: Audi RS 6 Avant Reveal At Malibu Cars & Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37981"] words: Bill, photo: Denis Podmarkov and Colin McCarty for Imola Media Last week, we got word that the Audi RS 6 Avant would be publicly shown for the 1st time in the US at the Malibu Cars & Coffee this past Sunday. People  spotted the Avants before the debut and took some photos but our team (Denis Podmarkov and Colin McCarty from Imola Media) on the ground in Southern California were able to get to Malibu early and snap these. If y...

quattro Magazine q4_2019: Enthusiasts In quattro Getting Coffee

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37338"] words/photos: Denis Podmarkov Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q4_2019 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Long Beach, CA - Who doesn’t enjoy a good cup of coffee? I’m willing to drive a good distance for a good one; add in the mutual enjoyment of cars and there’s something undeniable. Meeting up with a fellow Audi owner and espresso enthusiast then...

quattro Magazine q4_2019: Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37082"] words: Denis Podmarkov, photos: Tom Kristensen, Silvercar by Audi, Audi Bahn, Jason Whipple, Lottie   Editor: This originally ran in the q4_2019 issue of quattro Magazine. Don’t forget to follow our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/audiclubna/   @tomkristensen_com  www.instagram.com/tomkristensen_com/ If you follow Le Mans, you know TK. There’s no way around it. He holds the record for the most wins at the 24 Hours with nin...

Event Gallery: Legends of the Autobahn 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33212"] photos: Denis Podmarkov Legends of the Autobahn is the premiere event for the Audi Club North America Golden Gate Chapter. Held during Monterey Car Week, it is one of the must see shows of the week. Our article on this event will be published in the Q4_2019 issue of quattro Magazine but until then, enjoy the gallery by Denis Podmarkov.  

quattro Magazine Q3_2019: Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32237"] words: Denis Podmarkov, photos: Walter Roehrl, Audi Ontario, Jeremy Cliff, Gene Pascua, Audi Club Arizona Editor: This originally ran in the Q3_2019 issue of quattro Magazine. Don't forget to follow our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/audiclubna/ @walter.roehrl https://www.instagram.com/walter.roehrl/ I bet you didn't know that Audi Sport legend Walter Röhrl is über cool and has an IG account with over 120,000 followers. We...

quattro Magazine: Pacific German’s S4llroad

words: Troy Sicotte, photos: Denis Podmarkov for Imola Media Editor’s note: With the imminent arrival of the Q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine, we decided to run the featured article from Q1_2019 and included the full photo gallery (over 100 photos) Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way(gon)… The station wagon automotive body style nomenclature is broad and varies by manufacturer and country of origin: Touring, estate, shooting brake, long roof, Avant, and simply… wagon. The America...

Nobody Walks In L.A.: Silvercar by Audi To The Rescue

words/photos: Denis Podmarkov Full disclosure...I was not paid by Silvercar by Audi nor given a free rental for this story. I needed something while I was car-less and as an Audi enthusiast, who better to turn to than Silvercar by Audi? Recently my A5 was getting a OEM+ makeover (shout out to Audi and FMS Automotive; full shoot coming soon) and I needed a vehicle to get around. Living in Los Angeles, I had a few options: I could Uber/Lyft, rent from Turo or any other car rental place. I could a...

Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

words: Denis Podmarkov, above photo: Marc Urbano Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1 2019 issue of quattro magazine. There is no doubt of Instagram's importance as an inspiration for and outlet of photographic creativity. The Audi community is strong on Instagram and so we turn to regular contributor, B8 A5/D2 Audi exclusive S8 owner, and can't-miss photographer and Instagrammer in his own right, Denis Podmarkov, to choose his picks for must-follow profiles on Instag...

Photo Gallery: Euro 18

Los Angeles' own Petersen Automotive Museum has been making great strides at supporting and fostering the car enthusiast hobby in Southern California and beyond. As part of that initiative, it hosts a regular mix of car gatherings, one of the most recent being EURO18. 2018 marked the seventh annual gathering of this European Car Show event, now in a new home at Petersen. That pairing works well, as proceeds of the event go directly to supporting Petersen programs for spreading the love of...

XS Car Night 2018: Event Report

XS Car Night, the brain child of German tuning outlet XS World, is a well-entrenched international fixture. The gathering began in Berlin, and then four years ago also popped up in SoCal. One would expect the most incredible tuned German cars to be rampant in the German capital, and perhaps it's not that surprising they're also found in droves on our left coast. In as much, the 2018 XS Car Night drew a very impressive crowd of cars to Long Beach last week. As anyone on the Audi Club S...

Event Report: Big SoCal Euro 2017 + The Full Photo Gallery

words: Troy Sicotte, photos: Denis Podmarkov Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in the Winter 2018 issue of the Audi Club North America quattro quarterly print magazine. This time around, we’ve added the entire collection of photography shot on site by Denis Podmarkov. If you don’t receive quattro quarterly and wish to subscribe, join the Audi Club North America HERE. It's no secret that Southern California is a special place. The birthplace of skateboarding, Oakley sungl...

No Blind Eye with the ur Social Network

words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov As I’ve shifted a cog jumping from web community to Audi Club over the past year, the advantage of a tight-knit organization some 10,000 strong is becoming more and more apparent by the day. Take for example the purchase of a weathered ur quattro blindly from some 1,600 miles away. It all started as most fantasy transactions do. A well-worn but apparently equally well-loved iconic ur quattro was listed on Facebook’s Small Chassis Audi G...