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Old October 12th, 2016, 10:46   #1
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Arrow 10th Annual Detroit Auto Show GTG - NAIAS 2017 - January 14 (aka WINTERFEST)

Happy October, everyone! It's that time of year when I'm happy to announce our 10th annual Detroit Auto Show get-together, aka "Winterfest!"

WHEN:
This year's GTG date: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 (first public day of the show). Due to the large number of out-of-towners who frequent this event, the GTG will start on Friday evening and conclude with breakfast at The Bomber on Sunday morning.

http://naias.com/ for more information on the auto show.

Based on positive feedback from last year, we will be returning to JD Racing's all-electric indoor go karting facility in Novi, Michigan.

LODGING:
Once again, we will be staying at the Ypsilanti Marriott. It's a 40 minute drive from the COBO Center, it's a great place to stay, and Ypsi is an awesome town with awesome food (and not far from Ann Arbor).

Hotel pricing is $136.00 per night for concierge level rooms (to avoid the hockey kids). We have rooms available on Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th. If you would like to extend your stay beyond these two dates, let me know via PM.

Hotel booking deadline is December 19th, 2016. After this date, any unsold rooms in our block will be released to general sales. If you're interested in attending this event, please book your room before December 19th.


PAST EVENTS:
2016 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=449238
2015 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=423489
2014 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=394477
2013 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=363999
2012 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=337168
2011 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=301041
2010 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=264188
2008 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=199701

WEEKEND ITINERARY:
Times are approximate and may change due to any reason.

Friday, January 13th:
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Meet & Greet @ hotel lobby bar
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Dinner @ Arbor Brewing Company in Ypsilanti
10:30pm - midnight: Hang out at hotel, socialize, sleep, etc.

Saturday, January 14th:
7:00am - 8:00am: Breakfast @ The Bomber
9:00am - 2:00pm: Meet @ Cobo Center lobby & auto show
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Pizza at Buddy's Pizza in Novi, MI
4:45pm - 7:45pm: electric go karting at JD Karting (on track at 5:45pm)
8:30pm - midnight: Hang out at hotel, dinner, Cards Against Humanity, whatever!

Sunday, January 15th:
Breakfast @ The Bomber (can't get enough!)
Drive home

Who's in??
  1. VeeDubTDI (VA) ✓
  2. compu_85 (VA) ✓
  3. tomo366 (MD) ✓
  4. bhtooefr (OH) ✓
  5. TheSpatulaofLove (MI) ✓
  6. 251 (IN) ✓
  7. BKmetz (IL) ✓
  8. IndigoBlueWagon (MA) ✓
  9. PeterV (NH) ✓
  10. Jetter_Sprinta (MA) ✓
  11. r90skirk (MI)
  12. validius (MI) ✓
  13. otm646 (MI) ✓
  14. MonsterTDI09 (VA) ✓
  15. GeekDrew (OH) ✓
  16. JasonTDI (WI) ✓
  17. Sprockette (MI) ✓
  18. Sprocket (MI) ✓
  19. Kitambi (TX) ✓
  20. Mark W. (WI) ✓

Auto show 2017 attendance questionaire - we request that every attendee fill this out: CLICK ME!

Please fill out the above questionnaire if you are attending this GTG. If your name has a check mark (✓) next to it, then you have already done the survey.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 10:54   #2
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I will be present!! Hotel booked!
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Hooray!
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I'd host a soirée if you booked a hotel near me, ya goof. Regardless, I'll be around for some of the events.
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Hey Lawson - I might give this a try as I'm only about 3 hours away. Not sure if I'd only show up for Saturday or stay overnight. I'll decide by Dec. 19th and let you know. - Robert
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I'm in!

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Just under two months to go before the hotel block gets released.
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Gonna do what we can to make it happen this year. Missed out on last year, which would have been my 20th NAIAS in a row... Kinda bummed I broke the streak!
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I'm in. Peter V too. Going to drive this year. Jetter may be joining as well. Flying was easy, but not as much fun.
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I'm in. Peter V too. Going to drive this year. Jetter may be joining as well. Flying was easy, but not as much fun.
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I booked the hotel. The "which car to take" discussion has begun. I'm excited!


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Nice! Flying just isn't the same. The potential for a blizzard adds excitement!
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You mean like this? (from 2012)


Doesn't look too bad, but 8 hours of that can get tiring.
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