[urq] The revolt is on!

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Mon May 19 09:30:42 PDT 2008

As I read these threads after a weekend dash to NYC for Pizzo's wedding, a  
marvelous coupe GT ride, CIS and all, thumbs up from a few new audi  
drivers....  To come back to all this is same old....  Mike, I wasn't  the only one 
(even on this list) that knew about the blow out sale at Audi  Ag.  I venture it 
wasn't broadcast here, because some folks in the know  might be selfish?  The 
very words below, supports my thinking that it's  possible this list might have 
lost touch with more than reality.
I am at total disbelief at the attitude here, sorry to be the  messenger?  
It's not Audi's job to inform you of the parts blowout, it's  your passion that 
dictates that knowlege.  Don't expect any help from Audi  here, any help from 
ACNA, or any help by your registered ownership.  I've  had q's since 91, 
several urq's in my name over the last 15, and don't think for  a minute it means a 
darn thing in regard to passion.
What I've been advocating in my posts (maybe better worded by M Dawson) is  
that the reality of what Audi did is a given.  The 5 minutes to bitch and  
lament is gone, and I see no words here in the last year posted that would  
motivate Audi to even consider a reversal to our good fortune.  I feel  I'm an urq 
enthusiast with an extensive resume in all aspects of that  enthusiasm.  I 
could care less what Audi chooses to do with parts  support.  I have been actively 
rooting outside the dealership NLA crap for  years.  The fact the last year 
it's recently been an epiphany here on this  list doesn't surprise me anymore.
Audi is out of urq parts support?  So what?  If that's something  new to 
anyone here, you must not have needed many parts.  The reality is,  this is going 
to get a lot more expensive as time moves forward.  And the  reality is, Audi 
owns every right to the trademark and the heritage.  I  love seeing the rally 
footage and the homage to the urq in new ads.  As  I've presented prose that 
Audi has ventured far from their roots in the latest  generations of quattros, 
these visions remind me that not all has been lost in  the last 25.  
The days of convenient urq parts are gone.  We can bitch about it...  or 
start to advocate, plan and face many of the realities that this is a  challenge 
that has been met by hundreds of other collectors before us.
My .02
Scott J
In a message dated 5/16/2008 7:26:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
mdeltergo at hotmail.com writes:

your applause sounds a lot like just one hand clapping to  me.  Not sure how 
their 'chance" for parts was allocated.  Sure  seemed like a secret to me.  I 
have had at least one fully  registered/insured UrQ for the last 17 years, 
sometimes more, and in that time  have never had less than 2 other registered 
Audis, usually 3, and have been a  member of ACNA the whole time and I never got 
the call about parts being  available or last call.  I must have been sleeping 
next to Mike  H.


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