It was clear to Audie from the start that Lifestyle was going to be a much different club experience. For starters, the club was run like a military unit. Everyone attended meetings and was dealt a paddle swat if they were late or had dirty white walls. The club was already setting standards, and their President was dictating how the club cars should look. This strict coda helped to make Audie a more focused builder, and he was proud to be a member of this group of Lowrider enthusiasts.
The Malibu was stock yellow, but after talking with some of the members who had custom paint on their rides, Audie took the car to Gary Baca for a makeover. The once yellow car came out of Gary's garage with a Candy Red paint job, and would soon return to this shop area, Baca's Customs, for further color inventions. Unfortunately, a rough chain of events left him needing to make a change. The club's leader left the club to handle personal business, leaving Audie in charge. With the club in disarray, Audie was dealt another blow when he was rear-ended in an accident with the Malibu. It was going to cost too much money to repair, and insurance wouldn't cover custom paint back then, so he was forced to sell it. Without a car, Audie was forced to step away from Lifestyle Car Club, a decision that he ultimately did not want to happen. He was in the same boat as many other members were at this time, as they could not continue to rebuild or change over the looks of their cars to keep up with the clubs rigorous standards. Back then it was also common to be in a car club for a few years, get married, and then leave the club because of family responsibilities. Though Audie hung around the club for the next few years, he did not have a car. Eventually, he felt the need to build another car, so he found a 1965 Buick Riviera and went at it again. Once the car was altered to his satisfaction, he named it "She Devil," and it would go on to be featured in Lowrider Magazine as a centerfold. The Riviera was also part of the Peterson Museum's "LA VIDA LOWRIDER: Cruising the Streets of Los Angeles" exhibit in 2007/2008, and was also featured in the Los Angeles Times' coverage of the Lowrider Museum exhibit.
After the Riviera was built and finished, Audie came up on a1978 Diamond Jubilee Lincoln Mark V, which was for sale by a fellow club member. Since the car was almost complete, Audie decided to buy it and finish working on it. Audie put the car together and added his own touch to the Mark V, which he called "Ruby." Soon, this luxurious ride would be sit tandem next to his Buick in the garage .The Lincoln would also be featured down the line in Lowrider Magazine's "Ford Special Edition" issue.
In the many years that Audie has been in Lifestyle, he has held many officer positions. During Audie's second year in Lifestyle, he became Sergeant at Arms, a position that required him to supervise and police nearly 70 other members.
After all the years he dedicated and committed to the club, his experience has allowed him to anchor the position of Vice President for the past ten years. In order to control a car club that has been in existence for close to 35 years, an officer of his stature has to deal with personality issues, egos, taking care of founding members' traditions, generation gaps, politics, favoritisms, and family responsibilities. How does he do it? He's a V.P. with a SGT. at Arms mentality.