The official podcast of Audi Club North America, Unfair Advantage is recorded for Audi enthusiasts by Audi enthusiasts, talking about brand topics with personalities from around the Audi enthusiast community.
Tom Kristensen, "Mr. Le Mans", talks biography, documentaries, F1 "Drive to Survive" and Le Mans 2023
Over the summer we caught up via conference platform with Audi Sport and Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen for a chat about his biography "Mr. Le Mans". The book is as much about the man as it is about racing, which led to a conversation about documentaries like "Truth in 24" and the "F1 Drive to Survive" series by Netflix. We also got Tom's take on Le Mans 2023 and Audi's return.
"Mr. Le Mans" is published by Euro Publishing. It can be found here and possibly with autographed copies ( https://www.evropublishing.com/products/mr-le-mans-tom-kristensen) and can also be found on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Mans-Tom-Kristensen/dp/8797260304).
Jamie Orr, Automotive Importer / YouTuber / Brand Ambassador, and The Mystery of the Audi RS2 with the 1.6-liter VIN
When a mysterious RS2 pops up for sale in South Florida with a VIN saying it's a 1.6-liter 80 front-wheel drive, importation expert and well connected man Jamie Orr and quattro Magazine Editor George Achorn do some sleuthing to get to the bottom of just what the car is.Think we can't get nerdy with background on the Audi RS2 Avant? Think again.
Aaron Plante, Rear Spoiler Columnist, on RS e-tron GT Naming Craziness
Aaron Plante enjoys raising eyebrows from his back-of-the-book Rear Spoiler column in quattro Magazine. For the upcoming Q2_2021 issue, he joins editor George Achorn and casts a critical eye at modern electric car naming practices, messing with engineering-based nomenclature, and the problem with too many prefixes and suffixes. The pair also look back at the history of e-tron concepts and products, and the significance of owning one of these cars.
Ivan Schmatov, Audi Sport Designer and Instagram Entrepreneur
By day, Ivan Shmatov is a designer at Audi Sport in Ingolstadt. He's worked on racecars like the R8 LMS GT3, R8 LMS GT2, and liveries for Audi racers in Formula E and Le Mans. In his free time, he's also @sell_porsche_to_buy_porsche on Instagram where he takes on commissioned jobs of sketching cars for enthusiast owners be they Audi, Porsche or whatever. quattro Magazine editor George Achorn catches up with Ivan to learn more about Ivan and both his roles as professional designer and enthusiast for an article in the upcoming Q2_2021 issue.
Andrew Bennett, Owner of 2Bennett, at his Vintage Audi Specialist in NorCal
Following Monterey Car Week 2019, quattro Magazine editor George Achorn swung by 2Bennett Audimotive in Davis, CA to take a tour of their massive facility dedicated to the restoration, maintenance and augmentation of mainly vintage Audi models. This recording was waiting for the accompanying story in the pages of quattro, and that goes into circulation this week to member subscribers with our Q2_2020 issue.
Peter Birtwhistle, Designer of Sport quattro, Talks Audi Design in the 1980s
On the eve of his new book becoming available, former Audi designer Peter Birtwhistle catches up with quattro Magazine editor George Achorn to chat about his long career in design, and offer a window into Audi in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Buy Peter's book on Amazon HERE: https://www.amazon.com/English-Car-Designer-Abroad-Designing/dp/1787114708/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=peter+birtwhistle&qid=1583297874&sr=8-1
Love Audi, but...
Huge Audi fan and owner, tons of content about events and news. But the audio quality every episode is awful. Desperately need better mics/editing. It works also help to break episodes into segments and tube them. Otherwise things feel very drawn out.