Member Rides (Q1 2019)

words and photos by Audi Club members Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Thank you for those who submitted their rides. David G. McLeod Jr., Silver Spring, MD 2013 Audi RS 5 & 2017 Audi SQ5 I recently retired from the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations as a Lieutenant Colonel and have been a longtime Audi aficionado. As a lifetime Audi Club member, I took advantage of the European Delivery program for both cars and subseq...

quattro Magazine: A4 Avantage

by: George Achorn, photos by: Eric Yeager, George Achorn Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. Maybe it’s tenor of the Italian language. It almost sounds poetic… maybe as if by destiny…when a guy with the last name “Avantaggio” builds the ultimate OEM plus B8 A4 Avant. You see, the Italian suffix aggio is equivalent to the English age, indicating action but perhaps with a more stylish flair. The translation, “Avantage” then seems a...

Choice Gear: Scale Models Edition

By: Bill Cho Editor's note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. If you’re an Audi enthusiast, then you’re likely into scale versions as much as the real thing. Here’s a quick rundown of all of the latest miniature Audi models. 1:18 2017 Audi ABT RS6+ by GT Spirit [gallery link="file" ids="22866,22865,22864,22863,22862,22861,22860,22859,22858,22857,22856"] 1:18 1981 Audi Quattro Rallye Sanremo by Minichamps [gallery link="file" size="m...

California Dreaming with Audi collection’s Vintage Audi Sport Support Truck

words: Bill Cho, photos: Denis Podmarkov, George Achorn, Gil Plasencia, Bill Cho Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1 2019 issue of quattro magazine. When one thinks of Group B heroes, visions of an Audi Sport quattro hurtling over jumps come to mind. Certainly less limelight typically goes to the vehicles that helped make those wins happen… commercial vehicles from Audi parent Volkswagen like its LT35 or T3 transporter range. These trucks did everything from spare parts She...

Marqued Man: First Velociraptors…Now quattro

words: George Achorn, photo: Denis Podmarkov Editor's note: This article originally ran in the Q1 2019 issue of quattro magazine. Editor-in-chief, George Achorn, explains why the magazine was redesigned. Over the holiday weekend, while running errands in our family Q7, I found myself listening to a talk show. The guest was an author of a book about dinosaurs and something he said really struck me. “Whenever I hear the word ‘dinosaur’ used as a put down for something obsolete, I get angry....