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***IMPORTANT NOTE***
If you're reading this on a Vortex Media Group website other than Fourtitude, check for an 'Audi Forums' section on the main menu page. If they are there, you can view the 'Audi Sport' forum via that section. If not, your username and password will work on Fourtitude as these forums are networked.


For 2011 we have big plans regarding the evolution of Fourtitude. Much of these changes will begin this summer though one change we plan to implement next week (and before the 24 Hours of Le Mans) is the return of a feature whereby we invite a special guest to visit and take part in our forums. Given the timing and the 24 Hours of Le Mans little more than two weeks out, we figured there’s no better focus to start with than Audi Sport and perhaps no better individual better suited for that task than factory driver of Audi R18 #3 Allan McNish. Luckily, Mr. McNish was kind enough to agree to immerse himself here for a few hours.

On Tuesday May 31 from 4-11PM UK time (11AM-6PM USA-EST), Allan McNish will log on to the Fourtitude discussion forums as ‘Allan McNish’ in order to field questions in our Audi Sport forum. Allan will be checking in throughout that time block via Audi Connect as he travels from London to Scotland in the back of a new Audi A8.

Those of us here on the Fourtitude staff would like to formally invite all of our current readers and anyone else to ask Allan questions about himself, his team at Audi Sport or the 24 Hours of Le Mans. All you need in order to take part is an active user account on our forums. If you don’t have one already, you can create one in a matter of minutes and all you need is an active email address with which to pair the account.



At the end of Allan’s visit, we’ve asked him to pick what he believes to be the two most interesting questions or comments fielded to him during his stay. To the best and most interesting commenter we’ll ship an autographed copy of ‘Truth in 24’ in DVD format, signed by Allan and his teammates Tom Kristensen and Dindo Capello. To the runner-up we’ll ship a McNish Tartan wool scarf identical to the one pictured on Allan’s iconic racing helmet.

As we’ve said in the past with previous guests, we ask you to be polite and welcoming to Allan. In addition, please understand that while he’s one of the best we’ve found for answering all of our own in-depth and sometimes geeky questions, he still can’t tell you confidential information and the like. Please bear that in mind.

Also, we’ve disabled the private messaging function for Allan’s account because he’s got just a few hours in his busy schedule for this visit and we don’t want to fill that up with private messages whereby the rest of the forum doesn’t get to interact. In that regard, please understand that he won’t be responding to the forum’s private messaging system.



After Allan departs we’ll be announcing the winner of the prizes and will do our best to make contact with you in order to obtain a shipping address. Please make sure that you are either regularly checking in on the forums for contact via private message from one of Fourtitude’s staff or that the email associated with your forum registration is an active one.

Following Le Mans, Fourtitude plans to invite even more special guests into our forums, guests who might include motorsport personalities like Allan, Audi executives, tuners and more. We know there are a lot of Audi enthusiast discussion forums on the web but we invite you to hang out and check in more on Fourtitude. Not only does that participation help us grow this website and improve our content even further, you’ll be able to interact with many of the key personalities behind Audi that we’ve been lucky enough to get to know over the years.

For now, please feel free to begin posting questions ahead of Allan’s visit next Tuesday. Given he’ll be there for several hours you’ll likely be able to interact with him but having a healthy mix of topics ahead of time will assure we all get to pick his brain as much as possible. We also would like to sincerely thank anyone ahead of time who help spread the word about Allan’s visit.

Useful Links
Fourtitude Audi Sport Forum - Where on our forums that Allan will definitely be visiting.

AllanMcNish.com

Allan McNish on Facebook

Allan McNish on Twitter

Allan McNish on Fourtitude
 

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I think this is incredibly cool. I'll be there. Think he has any advice for a newbie 24 Hours of Lemons driver?
 

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If I've learned nothing else, it's that a fast driver in a slow car can still whoop yer butt. I have witnessed Boris Said race in an Isetta. Well, maybe that's not the best example, because it's slow and ridiculous, besides Auberlin kicked his butt. Weight probably played a part.

Back on topic, all our team drivers are ACNA members, one is our chapter president and three are on our board. Truly Audi brought us together to for Sheen's Machine and the Torpedo of Truth Jetta Vr6. Don't ask.
 

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Well done, guys!
 

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I think this is incredibly cool. I'll be there. Think he has any advice for a newbie 24 Hours of Lemons driver?
Ask him while he's here! Allan is an incredibly nice person - watching him take time to interact with fans and other people on a weekend when he's also got a serious race to go run (like the video says, an entire F1 season in one day) really points to the kind of guy he is. He's also very involved with getting people in to motorsport and helping out those who are new - through things like partnering with the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School to supporting youth karting in his native Scotland.

How cool would it be if Audi of America showed up at a race with some clapped out old Audi and those three guys. Might be an interesting experiment. ;)
Hmmmm..... Notes for next meeting with Audi USA staff, I think...

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Mcnish! Ive been a long time fan, I bought truth in 24 and watch it religiously :thumbup::thumbup: Good luck this year :thumbup:
 

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Haha. He might.

How cool would it be if Audi of America showed up at a race with some clapped out old Audi and those three guys. Might be an interesting experiment. ;)
Something tells me whomever is in charge of their insurance might not be happy with that. :D

Speaking of Audi drivers, you have that video of me and TK? My wife keeps asking :wave:
 

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Just got word Allan will be joining us again on Wednesday. Will post finalized hours tomorrow but am excited about the news.


Nate, I do have that vid. Shoot me an email and I'll give you a place you can download it. BTW, your bro and Rocky are in it as well.
 

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another classic for this thread. you have to just love McNish's intensity. :thumbup:

 

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If you guys haven't headed over yet, the comments from Allan are very cool. :thumbup:
 
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