Hero of the Day: Allroad, Allday and Allofthenight

Off the grid and in the grit.

This guy, whose wagon upholds the Quattro way. Most circa-2000 Audi A6 Avants roughed it by rubbing up on some curb outside Miss Parsley’s School for Gifted Children, or maybe by hitting that puddle one time. This specimen, spotted in the rapidly gentrifying thicket between the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is closer in spirit to its contemporary A6 Allroad—albeit without that model’s lifted body and Tupperware-clad wheel arches.

In cities, plant life thrives off of the carbon belched forth by passing diesel trucks and buses. Wedged between the BQE and the Navy Yard, this Audi is surrounded by weeds that we estimate to be between five and seven minutes old. That right there is truth in engineering. Hero.

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