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View Poll Results: Preferred date:
Sat. Sept 29 5 100.00%
Sat. Oct 6 0 0%
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Old July 18th, 2018, 23:32   #1
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Default GTG: Milwaukee, WI @ West Allis Auto Club, *Rocketchip attending* - Sept 29, 2018

EDIT 8/2/18 - **Saturday, Sept 29th** date has been set and confirmed with Jeff @ Rocketchip.
Time: 10am - ?? (let's try and wrap up any 'major' work by 6pm if not sooner.)
Location: West Allis Auto Club, 1721 S. 100th St, West Allis, WI 53214




It's been a few years since I hosted a GTG, and since I have several TDI's in the family that need to get tuned I've contacted Jeff @ Rocketchip to see if he would be able to attend a GTG in the Milwaukee, WI area. Jeff's available dates are either Saturday, Sept 29 or Oct 6. I'm open to either date so I figured I'd throw it out to the TDI community and see if one date is better than the other. I have tentative permission from the West Allis Auto Club (which I'm a member of) to host this event at that location again.

The West Allis Auto Club is a working car club with shop facilities so light mechanical work would be allowed given space is available. We do have two hoists in the shop but availability may be limited, if you expect you may need use of a hoist, you should schedule that with me ahead a time. Any fluid changes will require a small fee be paid (~$2) to comply with our hazardous waste disposal program as we are required being considered as a 'shop' by the city.

Everyone attending will be required to sign a liability release waiver just as we did in years past. The Auto Club also asks that everyone attending either bring a bag of canned goods or a cash donation for the local food pantry.

We have a grill at the club if someone is willing to play chef. I'm willing to provide brats/dogs or something to put on the grill. Pot luck for side dishes??

Due to our insurance policy, the club rules are that no consumption/open alcohol is permitted in the building while work of any sort is being performed. Sorry it has to be this way, but this is a hard and fast rule. If you are of age and not performing any work, you may consume your own beverages outside but are asked to be responsible. Anyone that is obnoxious/intoxicated will be asked to leave.


NEW tune list:
1) 6x6man - 2001 Golf
2) 6x6man - 2003 Jetta wagon
3) Jim R. - 2002 Jetta
4) Jim R. - 2003 Jetta wagon
5) Nathan C. - 2004 Jetta wagon
6) John S. - 2004 Golf
7) John S. - 2004 Jetta wagon
8) tom318 - 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI
9) DetailguywithaTDI - 2011 Jetta TDI wagon
10)

**Note: This is just a list of the people that are looking to have new tunes performed, not the order in which they will be performed, that will be decided by Jeff the day of the event.


Update to prior tune list:
1) Fix_Until_Broke - 2003 Jetta
2) scurvy - 2006 Golf (??)
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Old July 19th, 2018, 18:33   #2
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Two GTG's in less than one month both with a tuner......not so good.

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After much thought and turmoil on when to have the cruise/gtg, I've decided that one fall gathering would work best for most. This way it gives everyone plenty of notice on when the cruise/gtg will be held and can make necessary plans to make it to the cruise/gtg. Plus it should be close to peak fall colors that weekend.
Your more than welcome to invite a friend that is into cars, but doesn't have a TDI. I figure the more the merrier.

Our shop will be the meeting spot for the cruise/gtg.
203 Keel Ct
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Our shop is 60x90 and has a 2 post lift for anyone that would be interested in getting underneath their car or just make it easier to rotate tires, change pads, bleed/flush brakes, etc. Please no major work unless I approve it.

Start time is 9am and we usually have a 15 minute meet and greet before we leave for the cruise. The cruise usually takes between 3-4 hours depending on route/speed if you just wanna come for the gtg portion or if there is someone that would be there tuning cars. You can figure we'll be back between 12:30 and 1.

If you can please bring a dish to pass(can be cookies, chips, water, soda, napkins, plates, plasticware, etc) for when we get back from the cruise and get the grill going to cook some burgers, brats, and if you wanna bring something else to put on the grill you're more than welcome to.

EDIT: Unfortunately Jeff at Rocketchip had to cancel his trip here due to a family obligation that came up. If things change I'll keep you guys and gals updated.

Feel free to pm me or ask here if you think others might be wondering the same thing. I look forward to seeing everyone this fall.

Here's a link to last years cruise/gtg: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=480490
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Old July 19th, 2018, 22:29   #3
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Yes, I realize 3L3M3NT has an event planned for Oct 20th. I'm not trying to detract from his event, I'm sure the cruise will be spectacular with the colors at that time of year, worth attending for that reason alone. I just have five TDI's in the family fleet that are in need of being tuned (just added two in the last few weeks.) I'm sure Malone is a fine product, but I'm just loyal to Jeff at Rocketchip since he has tuned both my '99 and '01 Jetta's already and I have been very happy with the results. When Jeff had a schedule conflict for Oct 20th come up, I decided to reach out to him to see what dates he would be available. So, I hope you can make one or both events. Hanging out with a bunch of fellow TDI enthusiasts for the day, what's better than that.
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Old July 19th, 2018, 22:41   #4
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Yes, I realize 3L3M3NT has an event planned for Oct 20th. I'm not trying to detract from his event, I'm sure the cruise will be spectacular with the colors at that time of year, worth attending for that reason alone. I just have five TDI's in the family fleet that are in need of being tuned (just added two in the last few weeks.) I'm sure Malone is a fine product, but I'm just loyal to Jeff at Rocketchip since he has tuned both my '99 and '01 Jetta's already and I have been very happy with the results. When Jeff had a schedule conflict for Oct 20th come up, I decided to reach out to him to see what dates he would be available. So, I hope you can make one or both events. Hanging out with a bunch of fellow TDI enthusiasts for the day, what's better than that.

So what your saying is.... you want to sponsor a WI GTG so you and your family can get Jeff in town to do tunes for you and your family.

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Old July 21st, 2018, 07:12   #5
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Hmmm, October 6th, isn’t that the day before the Packers pass the torch to the Lions?
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Old July 21st, 2018, 21:11   #6
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Why yes, I do believe it is.
WEEK 5 ∑ Sun 10/07 ∑ 12:00 PM CDT

Packers AT Detroit Lions
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Why yes, I do believe it is.
WEEK 5 ∑ Sun 10/07 ∑ 12:00 PM CDT

Packers AT Detroit Lions
You didnít disagree with me about Packers passing the torch, something fishy here. Either youíre not a Packers fan or this is a set up
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 22:58   #8
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Yup, I'm only a fair weather Packer fan. The whole 'take a knee' thing turned me off football last year. I much prefer the winter Olympics.
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Yeah, politics can sure take the fun out of entertainment
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Either date works for me. Would love to come back - the West Allis Auto Club has a great shop! I could use some tweaks to my RC1 and hopefully take care of a few maintenance items at the same time.
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Two GTG's in less than one month both with a tuner......not so good.
What's the issue?
How is it not good?
Totally different style events.
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I won't be there. Have an event planned elsewhere. I'd close the pool sooner so people can plan. You'll have a better turn out. And I agree about Jeff and his tuning skills. Many others leave a lot to be desired.
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I won't be there. Have an event planned elsewhere. I'd close the pool sooner so people can plan. You'll have a better turn out. And I agree about Jeff and his tuning skills. Many others leave a lot to be desired.
Jason,


Sorry to hear you won't be able to make it. I'm leaning hard to just locking in the Sept 29 date for this event. Everyone that has voted in the poll has gone for that date and I know I've spoken with a few others that have not voted yet that the 29th works better for them also. I'm going to confirm with Jeff and the Auto Club board next week and will make the decision then.


I also want to confirm with Jeff how many new tunes he needs to have commitments for to make the trip worth while for him. I think we're currently at 7. I know a few people were hoping to have existing tunes tweaked.
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Hi guys, new to the forum but been driving a tdi for the last 7yrs. Just bought another one and JasonTDI informed me about this event. Im interested in getting a tune for 2015 wagon and getting to know some local TDI enthusiasts.
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Hi guys, new to the forum but been driving a tdi for the last 7yrs. Just bought another one and JasonTDI informed me about this event. Im interested in getting a tune for 2015 wagon and getting to know some local TDI enthusiasts.

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Welcome to TDIClub, there is a wealth of knowledge contained within, and some pretty great people willing to help each other out. Looking forward to meeting in person.
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