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TDIFest 2012 Discussion about TDIFest 2012 on the Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd, 2012) in Ypsilanti (Ypsi), Michigan.

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Old June 27th, 2011, 17:27   #46
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Guys, why don't we pick a town with a track? I'm all in favor of all-TDI track day at Sebring or something...

Though what might be more our speed is setting up a half-day autocross... we wouldn't need much more than a large parking lot, cones, etc. Perhaps we could enlist a more experienced (local to the GTG) SCCA group to help organize and provide equipment?

Dynos are fun and all... but wouldn't we like to be along for the ride?


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Old June 27th, 2011, 17:43   #47
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Maybe near mid-Ohio. Or there are a few great smaller tracks in Michigan (Grattan and Gingerman are two I've been to) that would be great, and we might even be able to get enough people to use it for a day or half-day.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 17:48   #48
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That would be awesome!!
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Old June 28th, 2011, 19:50   #49
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That sounds good! Mid-Ohio is a nice track and 45 minutes from the house. And a hop skip and a jump from Cumblowus (Columbus).
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Old June 28th, 2011, 20:32   #50
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Just dawned on me, duh! My other home when I'm not in Memphis or Ohio. Nashville! Which has Nashville Speedway, and talking about a city with a TON to do!
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Maybe near mid-Ohio. Or there are a few great smaller tracks in Michigan (Grattan and Gingerman are two I've been to) that would be great, and we might even be able to get enough people to use it for a day or half-day.
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.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 04:35   #52
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I was thinking this, too. TDIs aren't exactly well matched with track events. I know I'm the exception. But coordinating it with an event that's already scheduled by another club might be fun, if it wasn't too difficult.
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Maybe near mid-Ohio. Or there are a few great smaller tracks in Michigan (Grattan and Gingerman are two I've been to) that would be great, and we might even be able to get enough people to use it for a day or half-day.

Before anyone gets too excited about renting a track for a day or half day. Somebody should check out prices to rent a track and to buy insurance.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 12:02   #54
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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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How many members had highly modified cars in 2001-2003?

How much has the tdiclub fest grown since then?
1: define 'highly'. Back then most of us were always looking for more. There were fewer (lower percentage) wiling to settle for what VW sold. Search for the video of Gary Miyakawa in his TDI 1/8 mile drag racing Uwe Ross in his VR6 back in 2000 to see what passed for modified TDI back then.
2: the pool of participants in Fred's is greater now, but the ratio of performance enthusiasts to those "good enough for me" members is less now.

I plead nolo contendere to that good enough charge.
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We need a good location with a GREAT night scene, ie: Memphis or Nashville. My vote anyway. :-)
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It should be darted.
Take a map of the USA, throw a dart. Round to the nearest town with a big enough hotel.

I was staying at a hotel in Macomb, IL. Near middle of nowhere. Almost every hotel was booked for a rock collecting/paleontology "gathering". It was interesting to say the least.

Fest then dumps a ton of money into some local economy. (I'm sure Lexington wouldn't notice or not if there was a Fest). It's rural, somewhere 'new'.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 06:16   #58
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TDI fest as the 'big fish' in a small town local economy...
Nearly every room booked by fest attendees...
Sort of like Lake Mills, Wisconsin?
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Perhaps we should add a vote to the thread?
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I vote that Manny arranges all the details for fest 2012.
All in favor?
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