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quattros.

what was made, what was made very little of, and what was never made.  All three are quattro icons.

audi-quattros

 

src:  audi australia

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the first quattro rally car.

Octane has taken some cool photos of the first rally spec 1980 Ur quattro prototype rally car….although the car needs more dirt on it!

src: more pics and read the great write-up about the car at Octane

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video of the day: Legends are Forever.

I know I post a lot of Group B stuff…..but honestly it NEVER gets old…..i think as time goes by, that era of Group B rally will be looked back upon even more fondly than it already is—–as an era of classic rally cars which were overpowered and supercool.  This video, in addition to Group B cars, also shows other rally cars which post-dated Group B rally.

This video by Tadej P  is filmed beautifully in San Marino.   Yes there is some music in there, however it isn’t too intrusive and serves more as background.  It’s nice to see some Group B cars in action—-in a video which doesn’t look like it was ripped using a 25 year-old VHS cassette!

also check out Tadej’s super photography on Racemedia

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foto of the day. quattros.

what a car…what a pic.  these days i’m yearning for a Ur quattro more than ever…

(sorry about the quality of this photo….it’s pixelated, but too good not to post!)

sourced from audi sport and edited to remove a couple of heads.

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jumpers.

great photos by Derek Crunkhorn

Ford Escort RS (MK2), Audi quattro, Ford Escort RS (MK2, 1975)

 

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“Dreamer” & “A Master and a Legend”

2 great videos, posted by a member of the Audi community.  EXCELLENT!

I especially love the “plot” in “Dreamer” where the quattro is remembering the glory days…

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foto of the day. people & quattro.

what an amazing photo, documenting the insanity of those 80s WRC Group B events; where people were literally inches and feet away from the most amazing rally cars driving full-on through the crowds.  Everyone was brave; the drivers and the fans.   This is from the 1984 Portugal Rally.

(click to enlarge)

 

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Group S and the ‘secret’ Audi prototype.

i saw this post on Motoring Con Brio showing the Lancia Delta ECV2 Group S rally prototype, developed for the days following the ban of the legendary Group B rally class.

Lancia Delta ESV2:

here’s the fascinating story of Audi’s ‘secret’ Group S prototype….a car even Audi/VW board members didn’t want to happen…..a mid engined, 1000hp rocketship, which obviously never made it to any form of completion due to regulatory changes in rally.  Enlarge these photos to read the fascinating story of the Group S ‘secret’ Quattro.

credit for the scans go to the S2 forum by a lad named “HPmuirt”:

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Group B Sounds.

This video, for me, is essentially an audio battle of the Lancia 037 and the Audi quattro.   The 5 cylinder glory of the Audi and the screaming italian Lancia………the popping of the 5 cylinder clinches it for me.

Volume up, people!

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Alpine A110 + Michele Mouton = the coolness.

The super successful quattro pilot Michele Mouton posing supercool with her co-pilot Francoise Conconi and an Alpine A110.  What a photo!

thanks to Motoring Con Brio for the pic!

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friday evening rock and roll, IEDEI style.

You may or may not know that i also play music, in a project known as The Bavarian Druglords.  Over the past few years, one of my favourite new bands to come out of the UK are a band called Exit Calm, who I was going to try to do a split 7″ single with last year—however it never came to fruition.

Anyways, i’m pleased to report that the latest Exit Calm release is a full length album, entitled “Exit Calm” was released last month, and it’s brilliant. so go listen to it.

Here’s a video from their album…for a song called “Hearts & Minds”…..but petrolheads, don’t worry! THERE is a car in the video! (an Audi Coupe GT)

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cheap eurocar wants: under $4k

I’ve got this weird desire to own a ‘cheap and older’ european classic car.  It is a persistent desire and I constantly find myself perusing the classified ads looking for that perfect cheap-ass eurobox…..something that makes me look like a disgruntled member of the United Nations from the 80s or 90s.  Clearly it’s a stupid desire, as i possess MINIMAL mechanical ability to fix these on my own, and them being european; i am virtually guaranteed things going wrong……..but regardless, the desire lives on…and i can’t get rid of it.

my top 5 ‘cheap’ classic cars i want…….WHAT are you guys after? Do you already own a ‘modern’ classic euro car? any stories?

1. Audi 90 (B3): Not sure why i want these so much, but i think it stems from my experiences with one back in the year 2000, when i bought a used 1993 Volvo 850.  During my test drives, I had also driven a 1995 Audi 90 quattro….and i LOVED it…it was so much better than the Volvo.  But it was also $15k, i bought the Volvo for $9k.  I still have an eye out these days…looking for that old woman selling her 90 Quattro.  I’m hoping i can find a REALLY clean one for less than $2500…..unmodded, unabused…i think it’s possible.  It’d be fun to throw these around in the winter…and to use as a utility car….

2. Audi 4000 Quattro: While looking for Audi 90s, i started seeing these 4000s popping up….for cheap.  like $1500 for those weird 80s boxy Audis….with quattro.  They’re sort of like buying an Audi quattro coupe….but not really….Either way, they look very german, and i really dig em.  Similar to the 90, if i find an old couple selling their unabused 4000 quattro, i’ll be so tempted to buy one.

3. BMW 3-series E30: Yeah it’s all played out now, because every european car enthusiast knows about the $2000 E30 that you can find on craigslist, so now you have thousands of people looking for these E30s….but they really are a cool eurobox to pick up cheap and drive around for kicks; the biggest problem is how many people are looking for em……

4. Alfa Romeo GTV6: Such a cool car, i still remember one of my best friends in 3rd grade used to get dropped off by his mother in one of these….and i loved it then.  They look much smaller in real life now than i remember them to be back then…but they make a helluva noise still.  It’s tough to find a ‘cheap’ one in good condition, but i think it’s possible.  I know Brad from Automobiliac picked his up cheap….and it looks great.   An affordable way for an american to get a very cool Alfa Romeo for sure…(look at the one in the picture below; it is the HOTNESS)

5. VW Corrado: Another car i always wanted.  Unfortunately all the kiddies into VWs have bought lots of them, abused them, modded them poorly and distastefully, and most of the 2nd hand Corrados i see are quite broken.  Even more unfortunately, when i do find ‘clean’ Corrados…i’m pretty sure they WILL break soon after getting it anyways.  So it’s a car i look at, but i would NEVER buy unless i become trained as a mechanic, because they are always proned to breaking…..

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foto of the day. quattro.

can’t go wrong with the Audi Quattro.

photo from the flickr page of: Stijn Sloen


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foto of the day. 01192010.

oh yeah….AUDI QUATTRO cutaway!

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art of the day.

from our good mate and very talented Rob Ijbema. You can find a whole lotta work by him at:

http://car-a-day.blogspot.com/

click on foto 2 times to get HI-RES version (wallpaper worthy…really)

audi quattro art rob ijbema

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foto of the day.

click twice for hi-res!

audi-quattro-rally

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