Video of the Day: 1972 V8 quattro swapped Audi 100 Coupé S

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51470"] words: Bill, photos: George Achorn, Jamie Orr If you're friends with George on Facebook (or in real life), you may know that he bought a new-to-him Audi in Sweden and had it shipped over. This Audi? I like to call it Frankenstein though George prefers Elly. Why do I/George call it Frankenstein/Elly? Well...just sit right back and you'll hear a tale; a tale of a monster Audi 100 S Coupé. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="5...

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: NSU 1200TT: Father of the Current Day Audi TT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50714"] words: Per Eliasen, photos: Per Eliasen, George Achorn 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. It all started while attending a vintage car event in Copenhagen back in 2007. “Dad, you should get one of those NSUs and start racing!” “Son, I am a gearhead but I have never heard of any NSUs making it to the USA...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Pacific German’s Remixed R8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48058"] words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov Believe it or not, you’ve seen this car before. Well, if you’re a longtime reader of quattro Magazine, then you may recall that we featured a modified R8 back in 2018 (“Red is Right”, pp. 36-38, quattro quarterly Summer 2018). While that may not qualify as a long time by most measures, it is a considerable amount in Pacific German years. For that well-known SoCal shop, life moves prett...

Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition Episode 3 Recap and a Preview of Episode 4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47901"] words: Bill Episode 3 went just as we planned; guests bringing multiple cars for a single car category, me breaking my own rules...you know, the normal stuff. Episode 3 featured guests Javad Shadzi, Founder and President of 034 (zero-three-four) Motorsport; Josh Paashaus, owner of Nothing Leaves Stock; and Ray Reyes, my personal chef at Audi Club events. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47907"] The 3 categories last wee...

Find of the Day: Weekly Throwdown Edition – We’re Going Live Tonight & Inviting Friends For A Debate

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="37014"] words: Bill Tonight at 7pm Eastern, Audi Club is going live on Facebook to debate who has found the 'best' Find of the Day. Tonight's distinguished panel: Will Barber- washed up internet celebrity, John Acton- Sausage King of Chicago, Jamie Orr- Scruffy Automotive Extraordinaire. The hosts are: George Achorn- Executive Director of Audi Club NA and my boss (so no funny nickname, sir), and me, Bill Cho, Private Slow. [gallery link="n...

Q1_2020 quattro Magazine Feature: Nemesis Autosport Audi RS 5 performance at a Crossroads

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46821"] word/photos: George Achorn Though it may seem obvious, it’s actually quite rare that the serious performance aftermarket crosses paths with Audi corporate. There are the typical shortcomings: either the brand’s reluctance over modifying its products or the aftermarket’s aesthetic being rarely on the same wavelength as the brand design. When the paths do cross, as they did recently with Audi Sport performance parts, it is something t...

quattro Magazine q1_2020: Event Report – Avantoberfest 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42967"] words: Don Adams, photos: George Achorn, Kieran Buttrick, Lenny Piedmont Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q1_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Editor's note #2: Our photo gallery was huge so we split it between the three photographers who contributed to this article. Photo gallery by Lenny Piedmont Photo gallery by Kieran Buttrick Photo gallery by Ge...

Avantoberfest 2019 Photo Gallery (by George Achorn)

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42983"] photos: George Achorn This is part of the gallery for our Event Report: Avanotberfest 2019. We had so many photos, we decided to split them up between the three photographers who contributed to the q1_2020 quattro Magazine article.

S1:E8 Unfair Advantage Podcast: Tom Kristensen Part 1: Space-Shuttle-Side Chat with Mr. Le Mans at Audi Club Nationals 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32673"] Yes, Virginia...we still have a podcast. George & I have been busy with traveling to Avantoberfest, meeting in Herndon (Audi HQ), getting the q4_2019 issue of quattro Magazine to bed, and prepping/working the National Event in the D.C. are so we apologize for not airing more episodes. BUT during that time, we did record some podcast including a 800-mile roundtrip in an Audi e-tron and an in-depth interview with Tom Kristensen. In...

Video: Space-Shuttle-Side Chat with Tom Kristensen at Audi Club Nationals

If you missed this year's Audi Club Nationals, then fear not... you didn't miss out entirely. The event culminated in a space-shuttle-side chat with Tom Kristensen at the Smithsonian's gargantuan Udvar Hazy Air & Space museum. Video of Mr. Le Mans' conversation can be found below or directly on YouTube HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26EYsFW5X9o&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1NX64nM6OVV8l_wbF2EUm9VCx5aE_yP7Hbmy0LttiVPjbPYcbqQ_LGmwE

quattro Magazine: Taking the 2019 Audi Q8 to the extreme in the American West

words: George Achorn, photos: Audi of America (Jim Fets) Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the q2_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Is it a “crossover” or an “SUV”? I was in the weeds in more ways than one with an Audi of America product planner in remote and frigid Colorado philosophizing over just what the new Audi Q8 is. I’d called it a “crossover”. He argued “SUV”. From his perspective, an SUV is a more attractive term... at least in the American market. SUV in...

Find of the Day: 2014 Audi allroad Premium Plus – Former fortitude.com Project Car

words: Bill, photos: George Achorn For every single Find of the Day vehicles I've featured, I've never had a personal attachment nor even seen one in person...with the exception of this car. This car is owned by our Editor-in-Chief of quattro Magazine, George Achorn. George used to be the one of the owners of Vortex Media Group (vwvortex.com, fourtitude.com, swedespeed.com) but sold the sites in 2015. We were fortunate enough to snap him up when he came back onto the scene. As such, t...

S1:E3 Unfair Advantage Podcast: I talk with quattro Magazine Editor George Achorn and the Book’s New Look

The third episode of our podcast Unfair Advantage is now available on iTunes. In this episode, I (Bill Cho) sit down with George Achorn and talk  about his background in the Audi space, plus a look at the redesign of quattro Magazine and a preview of the upcoming Q2 2019 issue due out very soon. For those who don’t know George, google him but I’ll give you a brief rundown here anyway. At a very young age, George was into cars and had already been bitten by the modification bug. He foun...

S1:E2 Unfair Advantage Podcast: Catching Up With Will Barber, Audi of America After Sales and Liaison to the Club

The second episode of our new podcast Unfair Advantage is now available on iTunes. In this one, we (quattro Magazine editor George Achorn and events manager Bill Cho) head to Audi of America headquarters in Herndon, VA to catch up with Will Barber, current Audi of America Liaison to Audi Club. In addition to his tenure at Audi working with the after-sales business, Will's professional past lives include editor at Fourtitude.com and VWvortex.com, and online marketer for AWE Tuning. Oh an...

Marqued Man: First Velociraptors…Now quattro

words: George Achorn, photo: Denis Podmarkov Editor's note: This article originally ran in the Q1 2019 issue of quattro magazine. Editor-in-chief, George Achorn, explains why the magazine was redesigned. Over the holiday weekend, while running errands in our family Q7, I found myself listening to a talk show. The guest was an author of a book about dinosaurs and something he said really struck me. “Whenever I hear the word ‘dinosaur’ used as a put down for something obsolete, I get angry....

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...