Legends of the Autobahn West – Registration Open

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71864"] The Legends of the Autobahn West has a new day and a new setting. Held during the amazing Monterey Car Week, Legends of the Autobahn is celebrating its twelfth year at the Pacific Grove Links in Pacific Grove, CA. Legends of the Autobahn press release: Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held in Pacific Grove, California, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of A...

Event: 2021 Monterey Car Week

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73239"] words: George Achorn, photos: Denis Podmarkov and George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. As summer heated up and the pandemic cooled, most any car enthusiast (at least those in the lower 48) was ecstatic to hear that Monterey Car Week was back on… COVID or not. If you had a roo...

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...

Three Audi Drivers Extend Lead of the Standings

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32546"] source: Audi Sport Kelvin van der Linde/Patric Niederhauser with a 40-point advantage in ADAC GT Masters standings Antti Buri with Audi RS 3 LMS clearly in front in ADAC TCR Germany drivers’ classification American debut for Audi R8 LMS GT2 The drivers and teams from Audi Sport customer racing were happy not only in the ADAC GT Masters and the ADAC TCR Germany at the Nürburgring. A victory in Sweden and two podium finishes in Russ...

Audi R8 LMS GT2 Makes US Debut During Monterey Car Week

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="29923"] source: Audi of America Editor's note: The quattro Magazine staff is in Monterey this week and we'll be posting pictures of the GT2 and Legends of the Autobahn show. Keep an eye on our Facebook & Instagram accounts for more. Fourth model from Audi Sport customer racing delivering 640 hp to be introduced at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering R8 LMS GT2 joins Audi Sport customer racing lineup, which includes R8 LMS GT3, ...

The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering at Monterey Car Week 2019

  [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33920"] Named for the golf lodge on whose lush grounds it is held, “The Quail” may very well be the most exclusive car event of the weekend. Tickets are three figures and sell out quickly after becoming available. Security is tight, though incredible food and celebrities are plentiful once inside. All that said, it’s obvious that Quail is enthusiast produced. Fireside chats with racing legends, car and concept reveals, e...

Event: Automobilia Monterey at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34282"] This gathering of vendors in Seaside, CA is a great way to begin the week. Like so many Monterey activities, Audi is a bit of a niche topic at Automobilia, but if you take your time and dig through, you’ll find some gems. Most notable to us this year included a German market 1984 line-wide catalogue including Sport quattro, out-of-print Horch brand book, out-of-print Audi Sport customer racing yearbooks, and several Sport quattro ite...

Event: Exotics on Broadway at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34256"] A very different flavor than other Monterey events, “Exotics” is set up for a wanton show of wealth in a different form – mainly modern exotics, often modified and driven by super car rallyists. Throw in ample “carparazzi” photographers and kids simply seeking flaming-belching exhaust snaps for Instagram, and it becomes quickly apparent how diverse the world of expensive automobiles can be. Exotics moved from Monterey...

Event: Legends of the Autobahn at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="34237"] If Quail represents the factory side of the brand, Legends is the club and enthusiast focus. For Monterey Car Week, it represents a more approachable concours not just to attend, but also participate. That’s not just lip service. Audi-owner winners ranged from a rare Auto Union 1000 SP to a more contemporary and exotic R8 plus, and even a more daily driven Q5. Legends is run in part by Audi Club, BMW Car Club of America, and M...

Event: Rolex Motorsports Reunion at Monterey Car Week 2019

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="33927"] Held at the legendary Laguna Seca raceway, the “Monterey Historics” is the event for motorsports enthusiasts. It is a celebration of all things racing, and that’s obvious from walking the paddock or spotting what’s on track. Many vendors line the vendor row, while other special displays like Bring A Trailer’s “Family Reunion” can also be found on the Laguna Seca’s grounds. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full"...

Event Report: Monterey Car Week 2018

by: George Achorn The term bucket listis oft over-used, meant to call out the ultimate and often less-than-ultimate experience of just about anything. Even still, when speaking of Monterey Car Week, it is a fair descriptor. Bucket list is also an apt analogy, because with the simply impossible number of events going on over just a few days, seeing everything is about as attainable as one of those million dollar Bugattis and the like that you’ll spy over-and-over in Monterey traffic....

Volkswagen I.D. R Pike’s Peak Headed to Monterey

[source: Volkswagen AG] I.D. R Pikes Peak returns to the USA for the first time since record-breaking appearance at Pikes Peak Electric race car to be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance  Impressive mix of historic classics and innovative concept cars Wolfsburg, GERMANY. Two months after the historic, record-breaking triumph at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the I.D. R Pikes Peak is set to make a first return visit to the United States: the first full...

Event Preview: Monterey Car Week

UPDATED: 08.20.2018 There’s no doubt that the Monterey Car Week has become a megalith for the car enthusiast world, and also specifically for the Audi enthusiast niche. Events like Legends of the Autobahn have been a mainstay for Audi enthusiasts as part of Monterey for years now, but even more stepped up presence by Audi including the just-announced Audi PB 18 concept car introduction,  plus a clustering of many other activities helps make the week a can’t miss for four ring fans. W...

1988 Audi 200 TRANS-AM Headed to Monterey Car Week

Yet another highlight can now be confirmed for next week's bucket list worthy Monterey Car Week.  We've just learned that a recently restored 1988 Audi 200 TRANS-AM racer will be present in Monterey and will even take to the track at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. Interestingly, this appears to be neither a move by Audi Tradition nor Audi itself. While Audi does plan a markedly stepped up presence in Monterey including the reveal of the PB 18 e...

1934 Horch 780B Cabriolet Headed to Bonhams Monterey Auction

With Monterey Car Week looming, including a great number of classic car auctions, it's worth keeping track of places to be and events not to miss. Earlier this week we provided a general breakdown of the highly crowded Monterey Car Week schedule. Now, we're happy to add to that list with a callout to Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction. Bonhams is quickly becoming the auction not to miss for Audi enthusiasts. Last year included a Sport quattro as part of a Group B collection, and also a pre-war ...