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Old July 2nd, 2011, 12:02   #54
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Originally Posted by Lug_Nut View Post
Utah 2001: Salt Lake City had an SCCA autocross as an optional event. ONE fest attendee participated.
Michigan 2002: Grattan was used in the Michigan fest as an optional event. THREE fest attendees went.
Toronto 2003: Mosport was used at the Toronto fest as an optional event. TWO fest attendees went.

These were events set-up, run, AND INSURED by others. There is no way that a group like TDIClub could afford the financial cost of even a half day event.
There's a reason why the 2004 Boston fest organizers chose to NOT have a driving competition event, and that was historically low turnout at prior events.
How many members had highly modified cars in 2001-2003?

How much has the tdiclub fest grown since then?

I am not in favor of having the club organize and pay for something that only 1-3 members participate in. I realize your are being practical here, but when I've attended autocross it's typically $10-$20 to race around cones in a parking lot all day... not too expensive.

A track would be a luxury... but it is not necessarily out of the question. We would simply have to find a track day that has already been organized by a larger club who doesn't mind sharing. The Audi car club rents out tracks from time to time and will allow pretty much any car to get involved for a couple hundred bucks.

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