Audi Expo 2017 by Linh Pham and Christy Tobin-Presser

 On a sun-kissed Saturday in June, Audi Expo 2017 took place at Griot’s Garage Flagship Retail Store & Event Center in Tacoma, Washington. The parking lot teemed with an impressive selection of retro and modern era Audis.Along with enjoying pizza and cold beer in the beer garden, attendees had the opportunity to stroll the grounds, visit sponsor booths, view a full spectrum of Audis, and cast a ballot for best in show, all the while listening to music spun by DJ and Audi enthusiast Ale...
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DeutscheMarques 2017 in Review by Ignacio Villarmarzo-Solis and Michael Betz

Our sixth annual show set new records! Over 300 German cars from five states and thousands of visitors descended upon the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan (about 2.5 hours’ drive from both Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI) for the Sixth Annual DeutscheMarques car show on July 8, 2017. The weather could not have been more beautiful - mid-70s, low humidity and less than a 10% chance of rain. The Garage Queens came out in force, to set a new record, making DeutscheMarques the largest...
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ACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter at the Philadelphia International Auto Show

Fifty ACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter members and guests were treated to an exclusive preview of Audi vehicles at the Philadelphia International Auto Show. Members arrived early Saturday morning prior to the opening of the show and received a detailed briefing on the Audi S8 with a beautiful silver matte finish and the new Audi S5 with eye catching red paint and a sunroof which fully extends.The Audi display featured a large selection of the Audi line-up including the ever popular A...
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All German Car Show Turnout for Kansas City

It was a perfect Indian summer day and we greeted close to 300 German cars at the annual all German Concours d'Elegance on October 2nd.  This show was sponsored by Audi, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes and VW. Audis had a great assortment: Cabriolets, Q7's,Avants, S/4's, a nice S/5, an RS/10 and one nice B5.  All in all 28 Audis.Notable were several of the S4's that were heavily modified and sounded great! This is a wonderful annual event to come and show off your Audi. Special challenge and ...
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Motoring Con Brio! By Giovanni Tomasi

MARIO ANDRETTI WAS QUOTED saying: “Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that's really what it feels like.” For many of us that participate in High Performance Driving Events, amateur racing, road rallies, and other driving related activities, arriving at an event is like a fun reunion where new family members are welcomed and old ones are relished. What I discovered over the many years of involvement in “spirited motoring” activities is that t...
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The Hunt for Unplowed Roads by Andreas Dharmawan

Driven Audi RS3THE RS3 ENGINE COMES alive with throaty growl and brawny crackles. Inline five, 2.5-liter turbocharged engine produces addictive sonorous sounds when I rev it. Its glorious noise reverberates through the underground parking garage. Unique 1-2-4-5-3 cylinder firing order gives RS3 an addictive soundtrack.Audi has a very accomplished history with five-cylinder engine configuration. It started with 1970’s Audi 100. Between late 1970’s and early 1990’s, Audi used several vari...
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First Drive 2016 A6 2.0 Quattro by Paul Rivera

   STARTING FOR THE 2016 model year, Audi has done more than a cosmetic refresh on all the C7 chassis cars. Refreshes include new front and rear fascias, single frame grilles, headlights, taillights, and elliptical exhaust pipes. Several colors for the exterior and interior are a part of the changes. The biggest news are the changes to the infotainment systems and the powertrains.2016 A6 cars are available now with a new 2.0 TFSi sporting 252 hp, and 273 lb-ft torque!Numerous new d...
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Shakes’s n Brakes by Jackie Galiardi

photos by Greg GaliardiFREDERICK COUNTY MARYLAND provided fun for the whole family during Shakes ‘n Brakes II held this past July. Over 20 Potomac Chesapeake Chapter (PCC) Members and new friends joined the ride, coming from as far away as Colorado and North Carolina. All participants sampled a bit of American history, idyllic countryside and, of course, the freshest all natural ice cream around.Shakes N Brakes is a casual day trip throughout Frederick County with ample social ti...
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Route 66 Arizona by Arnie Cares

I WAS GOING TO WRITE about our trip along Historic Route 66, with only passing mention of our 2006 Audi A4 3.2L quattro. Unfortunately, our Audi decided it preferred things the other way around!To start from the beginning, my wife and I talked for years about driving along Route 66 or what’s left of it! Starting in reverse order from the west (the original Route 66 went east to west), it begins at the Santa Monica Pier and heads east for 2,448 miles through eight states including Calif...
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My Camp Allroad Adventure by Derek Powell

photo by Phil Long AudiTHEY CAME FROM everywhere, crossing country borders and countless state lines, with the same destination in mind: Colorado Springs. All to attend Camp allroad, the inaugural gathering of people who share a passion for what I believe to be Audi’s most interesting model of the past 15 years.Even among Audi enthusiasts, the allroad is somewhat of a cult car. It’s the only car-based vehicle ever to conquer Land Rover’s off-road course, thanks to a unique air su...
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