Event: Audi Club Potomac-Chesapeake 2020 Fall Finale at VIR

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65105"] by: Roy A Swaringen, Jr., Ph.D. Editor's Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Editor's Note 2: With Audi Club Potomac-Chesapeake's 2021 Fall Finale rapidly approaching, we decided to post the quattro Magazine article about last year's event. If you, like me, occasionally feel the need for speed, the best solutio...

Compared: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant vs. 2021 Audi A6 allroad – Enthusiast Unit vs. Consumer Unit

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65009"] words: George, photos: George Achorn, Bill Cho Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. “Consumer Unit”. It’s a term you hear when you spend time with a manufacturer like Audi. Loosely stated, it’s a car seen out in the wild and operated by a private owner. It’s a car that’s been purchased and driven b...

Event- Northeast RS 6 Treffen

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64383"] words: George Achorn, photos: Lenny Piedmont Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. There’s something special about the arrival of a new performance offering like the RS 6 Avant. One-part pent-up demand and one-part the high level at which enthusiasts engage with such a car (sampled and compared on pp. 22-...

Persona: Ivan Shmatov – Audi Sport Designer and Instagram Design Entrepreneur

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62999"] words: George Achorn, drawings: Ivan Shmatov Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. “If you are passionate, you must do what you love.” It’s a personal credo and something to live by for Ivan Shmatov, a 32-year-old designer on the Audi Design Team. He’s also an auto enthusiast and artist who has also...

Event Report: Avantoberfest West

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62674"] By: Neil Gjertsen, photos: Gene Pascua Editor’s note: This originally appeared in the Q1_2021 isue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Mammoth Lakes, CA There is so much to say about this event out west. First off, the nervous feeling of making it happen on a coast I was so unfamiliar with, during a global pandemic… and wildfires! This led to a few people I now count as...

quattro Magazine: 2020 One Lapp of Ohio RallyTour

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61773"] by: Steve Johnson, photos: Aaron Krott Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. True story: Bigfoot has been sighted in Salt Fork State Park in rural Cambridge, OH no less than 13 times in the last 25 years. More regular then, and decidedly less urban legend, is the annual One Lapp of Ohio Rally Tour, put on here ...

quattro Magazine: A Safari B5 RS for all Roads.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61511"] by: Roger Garbow, photos: Roger Garbow, Tony Coletta, Ai Design Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The B5 RS 4 Avant is one of those rare vehicles that is coveted by folks far beyond brand loyalists. For most enthusiasts, the car is absolutely perfect as created by the factory and it would be sacrilege to co...

Choice Gear Find of the Day: Brutal Beasts- Audi S1 E2 Prints by WeAreInk

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57299"] words: Bill, photos: WeAreInk We run a column in quattro magazine called Choice Gear where we highlight Audi-centric items that we think our audience would love to have and we may have found another. WeAreInk is a London based company who makes limited edition digital prints like the Audi S1 E2 you see above...and below. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57291"] They've stripped the paint and livery to show the sinister ...

Q4_2020 quattro Magazine: Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56995"] words: Denis Podmarkov, photos: Jamie Orr, Audi Club Western Canada, Audi Royal Oak, Gene Pascua, Calden Horuc-Lake Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. @xjamiexoe www.instagram.com/xjamiexoe/ The biggest VW nerd we know but that doesn't mean he isn’t an instrumental part of the Audi scene. Jamie Orr (owner ...

Feature: Ur S4 Time Machine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56905"] words: Troy Sicotte, photos: Gene Pascua 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. Being involved with Audi Club, one eventually gets exposed to countless amazing Audi vehicles and owners. With more exposure from car shows to Audi Club HPDEs, it takes something rare and special to grab one’s attention. We had jus...

Pebble Beach…If Only R8s

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56893"] words: George Achorn, photos: Bay Area R8s Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. No matter how many kids you have, no matter how many groceries you must get, and no matter how ardently you identify with vintage era of four-ring lineage, it’s hard to imagine any Audi enthusiast not lusting after an R8. Aud...

The COVID Cannonball Run

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56829"] words: James Edmonds, photos: JR Photon Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The title suggests exactly what you think it suggests. So, before we get on with the story, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way. No quattro Magazine staffers were involved. Nor were any Audi Club members, employees of Audi ...

Project e-tron Goes on a Road Trip

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56745"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Have you heard the one about the best laid plans surviving 2020? Me neither. Our particular plans involved one Audi e-tron (Project e-tron p. 68) as 2020’s weapon of choice for the annual family drive to Maine. Trouble is, “Vacationland” wa...

The Clark Kent of Supercars: 2020 Audi R8 V10 performance quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53070"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The notion of Clark Kent was always a little perplexing. Here was Superman in a well-cut suit, a set of glasses, multifaceted enough to both fight crime and pen news stories for the Daily Planet… and no one really questioned it. Clark had t...

Give All TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56637"] words: Troy Dashney, photos: Andrew Wright, @wright.of.way.photography Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. In 2002, after nine years as a paratrooper for the Canadian Armed Forces Infantry, Brian Cale was released from duty for medical reasons due to a kink in his back and chronic back injuries. Having always be...

Project e-tron: Winter Mode Engaged

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56402"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q4_2020 issue of quattro magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro magazine, please join Audi Club here.  When the winter of 2019 was setting in, acquiring a set of winter tires for Project e-tron wasn’t terribly high on the list. We’d just made the considerable expenditure of buying the car and we hoped to make it through the...

The Ringshouse

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53762"] words: Denis Podmarkov, Design Focus: Karina Wiciak, Wamhouse Studio Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Inspiration can come from anything…a simple walk in the park can inspire you to draw a picture, the smell of fresh bread can inspire you to bake. But what if something as simple as a logo can inspire you...

Daily Driver as Art: Audizine Creator’s Daily Driver

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53534"] words: George Achorn, photos: Gene Pascua 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. Let’s face it; the working end of the daily driver concept isn’t always pretty. Crossovers have become more and more of the norm, and when you have to contend with family needs or snarled NorCal traffic then the likes of something endi...

quattro Magazine Feature Car: Sebastien Kirch’s Strong Start S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53548"] words: Ray Reyes, photos: Sebastien Kirch Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The Audi community is an eclectic group; some are racers, others love the low bagged life. Sebastien Kirch doesn’t really fit into either of these boxes. He’s a father, a family man, a network specialist in IT, and an artist thr...

Southern Fried Turn-Key RS 5-R by ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52744"] words: Tim Enders, photos: Mike Kuhn & Adam Hummel Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It is a good time to be an owner of a modern Audi, and in particular those of the performance-oriented S and RS range. There is a panoply of different choices on the market for those in search of a little more performa...