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Old 02-27-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default Quattro Gecko/Lizard Emblem?

I was wondering if any of you have the quattro gecko/lizard emblem on any of your Audi's?
If so, where did you put it? Do you have pictures?

Also kind of interested to hear if anyone knows the backstory behind this little guy. I know he is supposed to represent the "sticky feet" of a lizard being like quattro, but that's about it.

Here is what one looks like.
http://media.photobucket.com/image/a.../AudiGecko.jpg
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I think it has something to do with the 25th anniversary or something to that effect. not 100% sure...

not sure i want that on my car tho...
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looks way too busy on the back there. The less badge the better.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
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Audi actually put that on their cars? If you look at that photobucket stream in the link above, they show the badge with it's packaging. Doesn't look like an Audi part to me.
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Audi actually put that on their cars? If you look at that photobucket stream in the link above, they show the badge with it's packaging. Doesn't look like an Audi part to me.
I agree w/ Mellow. Although the Gecko is supposed to be a sign of good luck. Maybe those with plastic water pumps should get one from Audi to place on their engine covers until enough water pumps get built.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
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I'd put this sticker on the back of my car before the Gecko...

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Old 02-27-2011, 06:39 PM   #7
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^^^ Bruce, I'll never get tired of seeing that photo!
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #8
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My good old B5 S4, what a fine ride, sigh... I have not put a dive sticker yet on this car though.

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pic I took from Indonesia (Wakatobi)
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pic from Fiji (Bull Shark)
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The Gecko was a 2-page cover spread in the Audi Magazine Canada, 4/2010

The feet represent the 1986 Torsen Diff

The brain represents 2010 torque vectoring

The torso represents the 2010 crown gear diff

The spine represents the "combination of mechanical and electronic systems..."

The tail represents the 2008 Sport Diff



yada yada yada
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Quattro Gecko/Lizard Emblem?
That's GEICO!
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nice pictures Bruce. Are you a diver as a career or just hobby? and how was Fiji? expensive? I want to go there on vacation in 2 years
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My good old B5 S4, what a fine ride, sigh... I have not put a dive sticker yet on this car though.

Bruce

pic I took from Indonesia (Wakatobi)
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pic from Fiji (Bull Shark)
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Hey Bruce...that Clown Fish picture could easily be on the cover of any dive magazine I've read.

My wife and I love to dive. We almost did Figi on the honeymoon. We have to get there someday. I've been 20 feet from a bull shark in Turks and Caicos at 85 feet when we were diving a 2,000 foot wall. That will be a memory I will never forget.

Great pics!!!
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diving just a hobby for last 8 years. Fiji was fun, been there twice. Airfare was more than going to Hawaii. Generally cheaper than Hawaii.

my divetrip website:
www.tlcpropmgmt.com/divetrips

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I like clownfish. I can watch anenomefish for hours. I shot many pics of them to get some decent ones. I wound up cranking the shutter speed up, as those little things are always darting around in the anenome. That Bullshark pic was about 6 ft from me. This was from a two tank shark dive off the south end of the main island of fiji (check link) near island of Beqa. http://www.aquatrek.com/beqa_diving/...ark_diving.cfm

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^^^ Bruce, I'll never get tired of seeing that photo!
Did you order up a resonated Milltek?

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