The lineup has changed a lot over the years, so here’s the notable vehicles that did their time with me and have left the lineup.
Zygmunt – 1984 Audi 5000S Wagon
Zygmunt joined the lineup on June 28, 2018 when I flew out to Michigan and drove him home on a two-day, 1,000-mile road trip. He replaced Wendell, the first wagon who was retired earlier in the year. Unfortunately Zyg never reached his full potential – On November 28, 2018, while heading home from work, I was rear ended at highway speed while stopped at an offramp, sending Zyg and I into oncoming highway traffic, fully crushing the entire rear and cargo area. While he took the hit as well as he could, he would never be able to recover from the damage and was deemed a total loss. I bought back Zyg for use as a parts vehicle and is currently helping the rest of the fleet live on.
Greta – 1989 Audi 100E
Greta was purchased September 21, 2016 outside of Boston. She was an original owner vehicle up until 2014 when sold to a second owner who neglected some care and maintenance. Greta did come back to life well enough to be part of Wolfsgart 8 Alpha Class and become one of the main show cars 2017 and 2018. Greta is the very rare “E” trim level which was only sold in 1989 in limited numbers which is why I originally bought her. However, of the show cars, she was the most used. Being a car that saw New England winters she had the most engine bay and underside corrosion and required several major repairs that did not make sense when we had Edelweiss, our other Alpine White 100, which was in better shape. So in November 2018 I made the tough decision to combine the two vehicles and make one ultimate 100 “E” style vehicle. Greta still lives down the street as a parts car to keep Edelweiss, Greis, and Ottmar going when they need something.