Time to time, people come to me seeking advice on what car they should purchase. From now on, I am telling people to buy the new Audi S3. I'm in love with almost everything aspect of this car. The design of the front seats is taking me a bit of time to appreciate, but otherwise, this car is wicked. If you act fast, you can get your name down for one of the Limited Edition models. Check it out:
My garage has been featured on the Facebook pages of Tire Rack and RaceDeck. In fact, RaceDeck has featured my garage a few times, but the latest was back in August of last year. It garnered an impressive 364 "likes" along with a number of complimentary comments. So, yeah, pretty cool.
Tire Rack contacted me back in April of 2013 and asked if I would send them some photos of how I have incorporated their products into my space. I have a few of their tire racks, some jack stands, and tire covers (that I no longer use). So, I sent them a whack of photos, but they also included some they copied from the Garage Journal website.
Not a huge deal, but they chose some photos from back in the early stages. Regardless, it was cool to have my space featured on their FB page. I'm thinking I need to approach these types of companies to see if they would be interested in somehow sponsoring me.
I took a buddy for a spin a few weeks ago in my SQ5. When we were switching drivers, I snapped a very quick little vid of the exhaust sound. Not bad for a family hauler.
EDIT: I took the original clip down, and replaced it with a more comprehensive video that showcases the acoustics of the SQ5's factory exhaust system in dynamic mode.
I feel very strongly that if you are fortunate enough to have "quad pipes", you have a responsibility to keep them as clean and polished as possible. Here's how I manage to keep my quads so clean:
1. Soak area with Adam's Waterless Wash, let dwell, and use small Daytona brush to loosen dirt
3. Use #00 grade steel wool to clean off carbon buildup
5. Follow with P21S Polishing Soap
7. Finish with Griot's Garage Metal Cleaner spray
8. Admire your quads
My son is rapidly approaching 4 years old, high time he learns the fundamentals of proper floor mat maintenance. I use my WeatherTech mats all year, partly because the weather is so unpredictable, but also because they are so easy to clean. I start with a squirt of Griot's Garage Rubber Cleaner and agitate with a soft-bristle brush. After a quick rinse, I clip them to my "mat wall" and blast the crap out of them with my Metro Master Blaster dryer. The entire process takes about 5 minutes. I do it a few times per week. I know...
I was picking up a pizza when I saw a familiar sight. Our 2009 Audi Q7 we parted with last Fall. The new owner lives not too far away. It looked to be in excellent shape still. I had a quick chat with him and he loves it. I peeked inside and I did notice just how much bigger the interior of the Q7 is compared to the Q5. His little guy had about 6-8 inches more legroom in the backseat as compared to my little guy. Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool that these two cars finally had an opportunity to meet.
Since joining the Garage Journal and sharing the story of my garage, my thread has garnered a fair bit of attention. The discussions surrounding my garage have been great, but the thread is now over 50 pages long. So, I thought this website would be a good way of giving interested people a thorough tour of my space without requiring them to tread through 1000+ posts.
For anyone wishing to read my project thread on the GJ, please do so by clicking here.
So, feel free to check out the site and let me know if you have any questions.
Who is Rick?
I'm just a guy who loves his garage, Audi, and detailing so much he blogs about them.
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