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The Audi Quattro Book: Buying, Repairing and Tuning by Dave Pollard

UK publication published by Haynes in 1998, 176 Pages, B/W and Color Photos, 8 1/2 X 11 inches, ISBN 1 85960 403X

We do not carry this book, check your internet book stores to locate this item.

CONTENTS: A Brief History of the Four Rings, Road Car Heritage, The Competition Connection, The Quattro in detail, Quattros in Colour, Buying a Quattro, Tuning, Security, Appendix 1 (Work shop procedures and safety first), Appendix 2 (Chassis Number Interpretation), Appendix 3 (English/American Terminology), Appendix 4 (useful names and addresses).

Audi Quattro by Laurence Meredeth

Published in Jan 2001, Hard cover, 175 pages, Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 10.00 x 7.76

Engagement Rings,
Queue Quattro,
The Audi Rally Game,
A Name that Counts,
Lord of the Rings,
On the Road Again,
Quattro for All, Index


Audi "sport" Quattro,

Art and Car edition, by Jurgen Lewandowski,

160 pages, ISBN 3-517-01155-X

German and English Text, limited to 2500 copies,

Really nice book! Measures ~11X13 inches,



Blame it All on Group B,

Big Nose,

The End of an Era (The competition years of the Sport Quattro by Herbert Volker),

The Pikes Peak Story by Herbert Volker,


Includes a copy of Christen Geistdorf's 1985 San Remo Rally Road Book with co-pilot driving instructions.

The Appendix has the details and specifications on the 214 Sport Quattros, including chassis numbers and info on the 20 competition "RE" Sport Quattro S1's including license registration numbers.


Audi quattro, the development and competition history, or "quattrophenia" by Jeremy Walton

Guild Publishing London, 1984, Editor Rod Grainger, Printed in England by J.H. Haynes, 265 pages, B/W text and photos, 7 1/2 x 10 inches

Very nice technical rally book, out of print, tough to find etc. It has some intimate details on the Audi quattro during development and competition up to mid 1984. According to the author: Audi Sport's Roland Gumpert supplied much of the competition development history, Jorg Bensinger fathered the quattro project and supplied early development info. R&D Audi chief Ferdinand Piech supplied the usual anecdotes. Dr. Fritz Inra who acted in a senior engineering role at Audi, supplied much needed information. Thomas Ammerschlager from Audi reviewed the manuscript to ensure technical accuracy.

    Chapters include:
  • Forward by Hannu Mikkola
  • Author's Introduction
  • 1: Who are Audi?
  • 2:The Quattro concept: Catalyst & reality
  • 3:Born to Compete
  • 4:Weighty Progress
  • 5: Bizarre!
  • 6: The Lady is a winner
  • 7: Spreading the legend
  • 8: Short sensation!
  • 9: Contagious Quattrophobia
  • 10: Quattrophenia
  • 11: 1983: the Tough one
  • Appendix 1: 1984 Quattro action
  • 2: Mechanical Specifications
  • 3: Production and Sales
  • 4: World Championship rally record:1981-83 seasons
  • Index


Kimberley's Rally Team Guide No. 1

Author: Klaus Buhlmann

Published by Buhlmann & Kimberley's 1984

28 Pages: Great Booklet, Photos in B/W and Color

8 1/2 by 11 inches. Soft Cover ISBN: 094613217B

A modest book with a low page count, but one that is packed with over 30 great color photos showing the Audis in competition. Includes 20 B/W photos of the cars, drivers and some of the Audi Sport personnel.

Details on Audi Sport History, Nice section on Audi Sport Rally car Driver information including: Hannu Mikkola, Stiq Blomqvist, Michele Mouton

The Audi Quattro development history and details.

Audi 80 Group 2 details.

Audi Sport Boss Roland Gumpert, Reinhard Rode,

Audi Sport World Rally record 1981, 82, 83, and 84

Includes Driver Team members, Vehicle License number, and finish placement in the rally with DNF details

Audi Quattro by Alan Henry

Available for $55.00, Contact Us to Purchase

Published in 1984 by Arco Publishing in NY

ISBN 0 668 06144 8

156 pages, B/W, some great Rally car photos

9 3/4 X 7 inches


Four Wheel Drive Predecessors

Competition Work

Quattro Development

Making the Audi Quattro (view of the factory assembly line)

Audi Quattro- on the road

The Audi 80 Quattro

The Quattro Sport

The Treser Quattro

The Quattro triumph in the R.A.C. Lombard Rally

The Quattro in the USA

Technical Data: Audi 80 quattro, Audi Quattro, Audi Quattro Sport

In Like A Lamb, Out Like A Lion-The Story of John Buffum by Tom Grimshaw

"Stunning career of international rally race champion, as told by navigator and co-driver, Tom Grimshaw.

Available for $75, Contact Us to Purchase

Published in 1994 by Tabby House, Florida USA

ISBN 1881539024

301 pages, mostly B/W, with some color Rally car photos

6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches

RALLY by Reinhard Klein

Available for $495, Contact Us to Purchase

Text by David Williams, Michel Lizin and Helmut Deimel.

Published in 1998 by Konemann

ISBN 3-8290-0908-9

1970-1997 Rally Information. 395 pages, Large Heavy Hardback book, ~11X13 inches

Hundreds of great Large Color Photos, and many excellent B/W photos.

Text in English, German and French


Foreword by Bjorn Waldegard


A stare, two hands

The signal

What is a rally?

The development of Rallying,

Rallying Today

Technical Rules

The Rallies: Monte Carlo, Swedish, Portugal, Safari, Catalonia, Tour de Corse, Acropolis, Rally of Argentina, New Zealand, 1000 Lakes/Finland, Sanremo, Australia, RAC, Ivory Coast, Morocco, USA, Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, Poland, Austria.

The Early Beginnings

Rallying in the 1960's, 1970, 1971,

Ove Anderson (driver), 1972, 1973,

Jean-Luc Therier, 1974, Timo Makinen, 1975, 1976, Cesare Fiorio, Sandro Munari, 1977, 1978, Bjorn Waldegard, 1980, Walter Rohrl, 1981, Ari Vatanen, 1982, Michele Mouton, Mechanics, 1983, Hannu Mikkola, 1984, Rauno Aaltonen, Stig Bloomquist, 1985, Timo Salonen, 1986, Henri Toivonen, Peugeot 205T16, Audi Quattro S1, Ford RS200, MG Metro 6R4, Renault 5 Turbo, Lancia Delta S4, 1987, Markku Alen, 1988, 1989, Miki Biasion, 1990, Carlos Sainz, Co-Drivers, 1991, 1992, 1993, Juha Kankkunen, 1994, Didier Auriol, Safety, 1995, Colin McRae, 1996, Tommi Makinen, 1997, Statistics, Photographic Credits.

Drive It! The complete book of Rallying

By Stuart Turner & Tony Mason

Available for $155, Contact us to Purchase

ISBN 0 85429 374 4

First published by Haynes Publishing Group, UK in 1978, reprinted in 1979-1988

Hardback, 8.5X11 inch, 125 pages. This book has the working details on rallies and how they are run. Some details on the classic rally courses with a couple of Audi Quattro photos. A few photos showing the inside of the Audi Sport spare parts truck.


Introduction: page 6

1. The History: 7

2. Types of Rallies: 13

3. How and where to start: 25

4. Personal Equipment: 30

5. Group therapy: 36

6. Car preparation: 39

7. Rally Driving: 50

8. Rally Navigation: 59

9. A Rally Diary: 77

10. How to organize a rally: 87

11. The classic Rallies: 99

12. Teams and service Crews: 107

13. Sponsorship: 116

14. Crystal Gazing: 124-

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