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About andre-martin hobbs

I started this blog just recently because I have so much fun modifying my MK1 TT... that I need to let the world know! And it's also a good reference when looking back at my mods. Ciao for now! Andre

1st time out of storage… Post Covid!

Yep, I took the TT out for a drive yesterday evening, almost 1 year after storing it for winter. Covid struck us all and I found myself very busy at work with no time to enjoy long drives. So the … Continue reading

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2017 season almost finished!

Yep. It’s time to think about storing the TT again. 2017 is almost over, with just 1000 kilometers more than last year. I havent had much time to ride it So I’m making every minute count and shot these pics … Continue reading

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12 years later, I’m still at it!

Yes, my beloved is 12 years old now! But I’m still working at it to make it better, this year again. Although some of you probably think I’m destroying an already perfect car (which is true) my goal is to … Continue reading

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What does it feel like to drive an F1?

Driving a Formula 1 on a race track is a one in a life time feeling. Right? Here are my thoughts… Continue reading

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Audi TT MK1 – Cluster replacement

Hey fellow folowers, It’s winter time in Quebec and my TT will be stored for months. So I’m taking a few weeks to make tweaks and simple repairs in the heat of my garage. Upgraded audio (double din radio) and … Continue reading

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Flat bottom Steering Wheel with active controls… on a MK1 TT??

After installing a Flat Bottom steering wheel in my Mk1 (and comfort blinkers), my goal was to have the radio controls and Bluetooth phone and handsfree functions working directly from it. It’s easier said than done, believe me! I searched forums … Continue reading

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Is the Audi TT a chick car?

We have all heard or read comments from people saying that the TT is a “haidressers” car, much like the Mazda Miata and Volkswagen Beetle. Now I certainly don’t think so and my opinion on this is that you should … Continue reading

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Audi TT 8S Babes

This is the third generation of the TT! Let’s see what pictures users around the globe will post online… Keep coming back for updates! For MK1, MK2 and videos, go to the Audi TT Babes landing page. Enjoy!

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How to create your own 5 or 6-speed Open Metal Shifter

Hey guys! Due to popular demand, here are instructions on how to make your own Audi TT 8N 5- and 6-speed Open Metal Shifter! It’s a lot of work, but you can’t go wrong with these very detailed instructions. (thanks to metal-designer … Continue reading

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Plug & Play comfort blinkers on a MK1 TT, yes it’s possible!

Hey guys, I am in the middle of a crazy project. My goal is to get the steering wheel audio controls to work with the OEM radio. Not an easy task! Why the OEM instead of something newer? Call me … Continue reading

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