When Our Audi Technicians Dream of Audis

Posted 7/20/17

No, our Audi mechanics don’t spend day and night repairing Audis, though we do sometimes dream about them. We also watch TV, and lately we’ve been binge-watching the British police and science fiction drama “Ashes to Ashes.”

Are we British? No, we do love to repair European cars, but we are proud to live in Cincinnati. We have to admit Europeans happen to make beautiful cars across the pond, and, it turns out, sci fi crime dramas that keep us up at night. We can’t get over the classic 80s depictions (it feels like we’re 10 again). We also can’t get enough of Gene Hunt’s classic 1983 Quattro. Twist our arm, we’d “”Fire up the Quattro” anytime!

The Original eBayed for Charity

Back in 2014, the BBC actually eBayed the original Audi Quattro from the show for £15,000 (about $18,500). Proceeds from the sale went to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.

The car was retrofitted with several Audi repairs, but still has the original bullet holes in its panels (from the 2010 finale of the show). The car was one of the two Quattros used for filming. The car received 48 bids and was finally bought by an employee who worked for the production company at the time of filming. Now, that’s work we wouldn’t mind taking home.

A poll in Auto Express magazine named the car number 4 in the top 40 most famous TV cars of all time, beaten only by Knight Rider’s KITT, the Dukes of Hazzard Dodge Charger and Magnum PI’s Ferrari 308 GTB.

If only we had a time machine installed in the back of a Delorean, or better yet, a 1983 Audi  Quattro.

Interesting Trivia to Impress Your BMW Technician

Want to bust your mechanic on some auto shop BMW trivia? We’ve got you covered. Otto Werke, a German engine maker that built airplanes for Germany during World War I, was started by the same guy who developed the 4 cycle engine and started BMW. His engine was widely admired by the Red Baron. Those early airplane engines made airplane history. In fact, a BMW-powered biplane hit 32,000ft in 1919. BMW switched to making cars when the Treaty of Versailles banned Germany from making planes. BMW broke the world record for fastest motorcycle in 1937. It hit speeds of 173.7mph, and had bodywork that completely covered the rider.