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...

Audi Club Kansas City QuattroBarn

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51238"] by: Armen Budagov 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. Follow Audi Club Kansas City quattroBarn YouTube channel HERE. quattroBarn is a media company created by Audi Club Kansas City leaders Armen Budagov and Jacob Lauck as a worldwide-accessible source that seeks out custom builds, track cars, and other rare Audi...

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: Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="51067"] words: Denis Podmarkov, photos: Audi Club Kansas City, mnaudigirl, Audi North Austin, rach__mb, Audi collection USA 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. @audi_club_kc www.instagram.com/audi_club_kc/ Founded in 1998, Audi Club Kansas City presently serves Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. It’s one...

Shattering the Glass Ceiling at 14,119 Feet: Michèle Mouton & Her Record Run at Pike’s Peak 35 Years On

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50923"] words: George Achorn, photos: Audi AG, Volkswagen AG, Audi of America, Audi Tradition, Getty Images 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. When Michèle Mouton returned to Colorado in the summer of 1985, it’s safe to assume she had some unfinished business there. Audi Sport’s high-profile French driver had taken he...

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: Five Instagrammers Audi Enthusiasts Need to Follow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49909"] words: Denis Podmarkov Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, join Audi Club here. Audi Club Eastern Pennsylvania, @audiclubeasternpa www.instagram.com/audiclubeasternpa/ A little slice of home - check out Audi Club Eastern PA for all the latest events and shows going on in the area. Eastern Pennsylvania is pretty saturated with the four r...

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...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: One Bennett of 2Bennett

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47990"] words: Ray Reyes, photos: George Achorn Few players in the U.S. Audi aftermarket have gained institution status like 2Bennett Audimotive, specializing in service, restoration, and performance tuning on Audi models exclusively. A fixture in the space, the firm was founded in 1990 by brothers Ken and Andrew Bennett. 2Bennett’s home is a sprawling former Ford dealership in the Sacramento suburb of Davis, California. Stroll into the place a...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: Dune Dancers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47777"] words: Ola Lereim of ableitet.no, Photo: Getty Images, José Lourseau of dakardantan.com Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Amongst endurance rallies, the original iteration of the Paris-Dakar Rally holds maybe the most enduring, where the contestants started off the new year in Paris, travelled across t...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Event Report: 2020 Seefeld Winter Driving Experience

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47451"] words: Jason Cupp, photos: Jason Cupp, Audi AG Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. A first-hand account from a first-time participant In January, I had the chance to join dozens of other Audi enthusiast across the pond in Germany and Austria for one of the most epic car driving, tactical racing, learning,...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Feature: On A Mission

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44500"] words: Joshua Sharp, photos: Chris Daley Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Editor’s Note II: For an enthusiast, a car can mean a lot of things. It can be the focus of a dream, the reward for achievement, or the project that helps keep you focused. For Captain Josh Sharp of the U.S. Army, who recently ...

quattro Magazine Q2_2020 Event Report: Concours in the Hills with Audi Club Arizona

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47217"] words: Randy Nelson, photos: Leanne Kopras, Paul Targosz Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Given the temperate climate of Arizona and the time of year, it’s not terribly hard to coax automobile enthusiasts to the Grand Canyon State in the winter. In looking around the show field, seemingly all of thos...

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...

Choice Gear: Group B 30th Anniversary Edition Art Box by Ricardo Artwork

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46795"] words: Bill, photos: Ricardo Artwork Editor’s note: We run a column in quattro Magazine called Choice Gear where we feature cool things we think Audi enthusiasts will want to have. This is one of them. Relive memories of rallying’s most intense era with this ultimate Group B 30th Anniversary Edition Art Box. Inside you’ll find prints of the heroes from Audi, Lancia, and Peugeot. Prints by Ricardo Santos.   You ca...

Choice Gear: Avant Appreciation, Small Chassis Audi, & League of Small Chassis

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46765"] words: Bill, photos: Audi Club TeePublic Store Editor’s note: We run a column in quattro Magazine called Choice Gear where we feature cool things we think Audi enthusiasts will want to have. These are several of them. Did you know that we have an on-demand store that offers some pretty cool designs (if we may say so ourselves)? What you see above are the newest designs. Avant Appreciation T-Shirt Who doesn't love a long...

Choice Gear: Audi Skate Decks by Deckorate

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46652"] words: Bill, photos: Deckorate Editor’s note: We run a column in quattro Magazine called Choice Gear where we feature cool things we think Audi enthusiasts will want to have. This is one of them. Whether you hang these on the wall or ride them, Deckorate's Audi collection is pretty rad. Skate decks as wall art is definitely more of a thing now that ambitious graphic artists have begun sharing their automotive themed work on this mediu...