quattro Magazine: The Gift of Inexperience

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76313"] words: Carey McNeal, photos: Gene Sparks, Mark Lew Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. One is never too old to be a rookie. I learned this after driving 675 miles alone for a weekend to be with members of Audi Club Southern California (SoCal) for which I had no knowledge of customs, etiquette, nor expect...

quattro Magazine: Going Green

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76133"] By: Ryan Ponto, photos: Rob Overcash @blinker.fluid Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Rob has been a part of the four-ring family for nearly four decades now, initially falling in love with Audi automobiles back in the 80s when a good friend of his dad purchased a 5000 Avant. Growing...

quattro Magazine: The Rock, The Vine, The Coast, and The Silvercar

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75649"] words/photos: Aaron Plante Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. "Is he pitching a tent up here?" I asked as I brought the Q5 to a stop atop the Goat Rock Beach overlook of Sonoma’s Coast. "I don't think so…looks like he's going to jump off the cliff," my wife said pointing to the ra...

2022 One Lap of America: From A Puppy To A Big Dog

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75102"] words: Bill Cho, photos: David Ogburn, Michael Trevor, Bill Cho Editor’s Note: The abridged version of this article originally ran in the Q3_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. From a Puppy to a Big DogOne Lap of America in the #teamcannonball4kq As I sat on the very narrow shoulder with tractor trailers barreling by inches away, I thought to myself, “One...

Event Report: L’oe Show 2021

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74415"] words/photos: 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. L'oe Show 2022 registration is open. You can register here. Jamie Orr, better known for his YouTube channel and European car importation, jokes that the name of his hometown “Pottstown” may be apropos given the number of potholes on the s...

The Handoff: Witnessing John Buffum Transition the R27 Works quattro Rally Car to Enthusiast Jeff Beyda

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73681"] words/photos: George Achorn Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Opening the door of the RS 6, the crisp air over Lake Champlain is a palpable yet refreshing wakeup call as it floods into the cabin. While we’re cruising along at a healthy pace, the car sits stationary on the deck of the Charlotte Ferry t...

quattro Magazine Feature: Brian Scotto – Hoonigan Chief Creative Director

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72439"] By: Ryan Ponto, photos by Hoonigan Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Where to start with Brian Scotto and his Coupe quattro. More recently, the Audi faithful will instantly recognize his Lago Blue with its unique Votex dual rounds and beautiful crafted widebody that was displayed at SEMA in 2021… but it h...

Event Report: Legends of the Autobahn East

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75709"] words/photos: Bill Cho Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Legends of the Autobahn has been a staple of Monterey Car Week for years. With continued success in California, event organizers decided to bring Legends to the East Coast during the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours...

quattro Magazine: The Adventure Q

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70347"] words and photos: Ryan Ponto Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It was 2015 and Melissa, fresh out of school and ready to ride in style, began looking for a vehicle. Given her at-the-time boyfriend (now husband) had already rooted himself firmly in the German automotive world, it only made sense that she sta...

quattro Magazine Feature: Something Dffrent

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70095"] words and photos: Gene Pascua Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2022 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. Go low. It’ll be easy and straightforward. But I’d be like everyone else. I wanted to be Dffrent. I did the opposite and raised the bar. Literally raised it, exactly 3.25-inches. This journey began three years after I purchased my 2015 A4 a...

quattro Magazine Q1_2022: Member Profiles

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69698"] Each month, our editors choose a selection of Audi Club members’ personal cars to share with quattro Magazine readers. If you would like to see your car featured, send your name, hometown, model, model year information, and a short paragraph about yourself to [email protected] Louli Kourkounakis - 2001 Audi TT | Plainfield, NJI've owned TT's since 2010, this being my 2nd one. Finally got it to a place where it's just about don...

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...

quattro Magazine – Design Focus: The Audi quattro hockantrieb Experimental Le Mans Car for 1993

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67840"] illustrations: Federico Ciuffolini 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. In 1993, Audi Sport found itself seeking a new direction. It had been nearly a decade since the legendary quattros were pulled from Group B and the factory rallying program shuttered. Several years had passed since one-and-done project...

Custom Hot Wheels: Always Late Customs Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 Rally Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67670"] words: George Achorn, photos: Always Late Customs 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. Let’s face it; the toy aisle at the local Target may be intended for kids but we’re not 100% sure about the Hot Wheels section. Over the last few years, Mattel’s diecast toy cars division has been upping its game, ...

quattro Magazine Feature: Higher Learning RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67541"] words: George Achorn, photos: Avery Peechatka 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. It was a brisk autumn morning when I first met Ming. He just rolled into the local cars and coffee in central Pennsylvania driving the first RS 6 Avant anyone had seen in those parts, parked it, and casually strolled off for a ...

First Drive: 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67493"] by: George Achorn, photos: Audi Spain 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. The RS e-tron GT has a distinctive note. A synthesized guttural audio signature that is felt as much as it is heard, apparently inspired by a didgeridoo according to Audi engineers, and perhaps filtered through the disposition of an...

Feature: Low Flying Stealth TT RS

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66878"] words: Bill Cho, photos: Damon Young, Martin Kruk Editor’s Note: With the announcement yesterday of Audi of America celebrating the final year of the TT RS, we decided to rerun this article. The 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. Every once in a while, something you saw as a kid ends up sticking with you into adulthood. For Ric...

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...