Audi Club Sweepstakes: Your Canvas, Your Choice

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71609"] Last year, we gave away a 24 x 36-inch canvas to one lucky participant and that promotion was a hit so we're doing it again. This time though, you will have a choice of 25 different canvases! Starting today, May 11 through Friday May 20th, with any purchase of entries in the Audi Club 1985 quattro Sweepstakes, you will automatically be eligible to win this or any of the other 24 images...your choice. As you can see below, the images rang...

Vintage to Voltage: Join Audi Enthusiasts of All Mobility Types in Philadelphia May 20-22

"Lead by Technology", that's the translation of the iconic tagline "Vorsprung durch Technik". The Audi brand has a rich history of leading with technology, especially in the modern era that began in the '80s with quattro all-wheel drive and continues through into the future with a rapidly expanding range of electric vehicles. To celebrate that, Audi Club is holding an event to celebrate this rich heritage that streams throughout its lineage and into the future. The first-ever Vintage to Voltage ...

Formawerx OpenSpec DTM Key Arrives for Our quattro Sweepstakes Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70861"] While we always knew it was coming, there’s just something about holding the Formawerx OpenSpec DTM key in your hand to really appreciate it. As we confirmed weeks ago, we have two planned for the winner of our Audi quattro Sweepstakes, and the first of those two has arrived. A delay in production of their black finish keys will mean a delayed reveal of the second key. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70863"] If you d...

Choice Gear of the Day: 1/18 Scale Audi Coupe GT by Ottomobile

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70289"] words: Bill, photos: Ottomobile Ah the Coupe GT...although overshadowed by it muscular, more powerful sister, the quattro, it has come into its own glory in latter times. Proof here is this 1:18 scale model from Ottomobile. Ottomobile makes scale models that are more obscure than the supercars you see from other model makers. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70287"] Each model is exquisitely detailed down to the last door...

Audi RS 3: Dancing in the Snow

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69965"] source: Audi AG An emotive driving experience in the compact RS model RS-specific drive select mode for controlled drifting quattro drive system with RS Torque Splitter for more stability and agility quattro is Audi, and Audi is quattro. The all-wheel-drive system is one of the core areas of expertise of the four rings and represents optimum traction on any surface. The quattro drive system is used in conjunction with the RS Torque S...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 03.03.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69070"] Words: Steve Johnson With so many incredible auction platforms, both traditional and untraditional, enthusiasts could spend all day searching all these outlets for interesting cars hitting the market.  Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date with Ingolstadt’s finest as they are listed with this new series of stories.  We’ll monitor the auction houses looking for interesting new finds, and hopefully our Audi enthusiast member...

One Week Only: Free Audi quattro Sticker with Audi Club Sweepstakes Purchase

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68744"] Much like our Grand Prize in our 2022 Audi Club Spring Sweepstakes, we decided to go old school with our latest promotion. Want to get a red Audi quattro sticker for your laptop, toolbox, roof box, forehead, or other stickable location AND possibly win a 1985 Zermatt Silver Audi quattro? Well for the next week (February 18-25), every time you purchase entries, we’ll send you one of these sticker as a way of saying thank you f...

Someone Will Win This Scalextric Slot Car Track With Audi R8 Police Car and Mouton/Pons’ 1981 Audi quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68589"] Oh boy...I think this is the coolest Audi Club Sweepstakes promotion we've done yet. We've given away 1:18 scale models, stickers, canvas prints but never something like this. This is a Scalextric Le Mans slot car track with two awesome 1/32 scale cars that didn't originally come with the set: an Audi R8 police car with working lights and limited edition Michele Mouton/Fabrizia Pons' 1981 Audi quattro. We scoured the internet for these A...

Ken Block Thrilled with the Audi RS Q e-tron

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68451"] source: Audi AG US drift artist drives Mattias Ekström’s Dakar car Historic treasures from Audi Tradition at the GP Ice Race Ken Block: “A phenomenal experience” This was a car swap of a very special kind: with Mattias Ekström as the instructor in the co-driver’s seat, Ken Block tested the Audi RS Q e-tron with start number 224 on snow and ice. The outing during the GP Ice Race in Zell am See (Austria) was the spectacular...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Upgrade: RECARO Expert Seats for that Sport quattro Cockpit Look

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68416"] ENTER SWEEPSTAKES HERE One of the unique aspects of the 1985 Audi quattro procured for the grand prize of Audi Club North America’s Spring 2022 Sweepstakes is that its original seats had been replaced at some point with more bolstered units from RECARO. As a tastefully built driver, upgrades of this nature aren’t uncommon, but with these we saw an opportunity for improvement. Most enthusiasts know the RECARO name, a brand whose seat b...

Unfair Advantage Podcast: Kevin Ginsberg, Exotic Car Dealer, Talks Vintage Audi and our 1985 “ur” quattro 20V Sweepstakes Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68387"] We recently caught up with New Jersey exotic car dealer and vintage Audi specialist Kevin Ginsberg and chatted about his own Audi enthusiast history, his former ownership of our Audi Club quattro Sweepstakes ’85 “ur” quattro 20V, and multiple other subjects. Watch it below or check out the Unfair Advantage Podcast by Audi Club on Anchor, or distributed to most major podcast platforms. ENTER THE AUDI CLUB QUATTRO SWEEPSTAKES ...

Find of the Day: One-Owner 1989 Audi quattro Coupé

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68224"] words: Bill, photos: autoscout24.de Iconic cars from my youth are getting harder and more expensive to find and this example is no different. Gleaming in the eye-catching Tornado Red, this one-owner quattro waits for its next owner. Here's the ad (translated from German): [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68226"] We picked up the car from the Audi factory in 1989 and ithas been in our family ever since. 1 hand.Completely ...

Upgrade: Porsche Classic Single DIN Radio for Our ur quattro 20V

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68214"] There’s a challenge most purchasing a new-to-them 80s car like our Audi Club Sweepstakes 1985 ur quattro 20V can attest, and that’s the challenge of audio. With a brightly lit and colorful head CD player, our quattro’s audio system looks period incorrect for our car, and we needed a change. For that we turned to Audi’s brand sibling Porsche. Cars of the 80s had both less-than-stellar sound and a nearly universal-sized single-DIN...

Audi Club Sweepstakes Giveaway: 1:18 Scale 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68136"] It's that time again...time for one lucky participant to win this 1:18 scale model from our 2022 Audi Club Spring Sweepstakes! In this sweepstakes, we are giving away a 1985 Audi ur-quattro Coupé...the model that started it all. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67876"] This 1:18 scale model is Walter Röhrl's 1987 Audi S1 Pikes Peak winner. Made by Classic Model Replicars, this S1 is festooned with flares and spoilers. E...

Key Upgrade: Formawerx Open Spec DTM Keypiece

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68207"] words: George, photos: Formawerx When it comes to vintage car ownership, enhancing components a driver handles, touches and feels on a daily basis are a key way to enrich the ownership experience. And, while any number of companies can sell you high traffic touch point components such as steering wheels, seats or shift knobs, nobody’s ever taken a run on augmenting the experience of the simple key. Enter Formawerx. Back when cars like o...

Video of the Day: Walkaround Tour of the 2022 Audi Club Sweepstakes Car, 1985 Audi Quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67893"] We've given away some pretty exciting cars in the Audi Club Sweepstakes including the long-awaited Audi RS 6 Avant but this is the 1st time we looked back on Audi heritage. George took some time on Sunday to head over to the garage and give us a walk around tour of the car. Now a lot of people are familiar with the iconic Quattro but George pulls facts out of his head like he's reciting his own story. This car has an interesting histor...

Find of the Day: 1980 Volkswagen Type 183 Iltis

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67226"] words: Bill, photos: billo317 via Bring A Trailer In the upcoming Q1_2022 issue of quattro Magazine, we decided to go off the normal path and devote the majority of the magazine to off-roading your Audi. One of the articles talks about the Volkswagen Iltis, a German military all-wheel drive vehicle. Here's an excerpt (by George Achorn): By 1976, VW issued a contract to Audi for the building of ten Type 183 prototypes. Wolfsburg would fun...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi 80 quattro 2-door

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65652"] words: Bill, photos: Marty Quattro At first glance, it looks to be a regular 4000 but do a double take and you'll see a couple of things missing. Two doors to be exact. What makes this even better (and rarer) is that it is also a quattro. How rare? Only 362 were made and this one found its way to Canada. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="65653"] 1983 Audi 80 quattro 2-door. Body fully restored, interior refi...

Find of the Day: 1983 Audi Quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64937"] words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The first thing you'll notice about this Quattro is the striking color. Originally black, it has been repainted in Galaxy Blue. While purists may chafe at the color change, I love it...similar to Sepang Blue which is one of my favorite Audi blues. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64931"] This 1983 Audi Quattro was purchased by the seller in 2006, and it was subsequently ...

40 Years, 40 Figures: Fascinating Facts and Tales about Audi’s quattro Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64730"] source: Audi AG Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors tha...