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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 September 4th, 2012, 04:26   #466
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Great fest, everyone!
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Old September 4th, 2012, 06:31   #467
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Agreed,

Great Fest Everyone!
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Old September 4th, 2012, 07:12   #468
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Amazing First Fest! I couldn't have asked for more. Here's hoping I spread my good luck to everyone else at the raffle next year!
Thanks to all the organizers and Jeff (RocketChip) for tuning my car. I'm ready for next year already!
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Old September 4th, 2012, 15:51   #469
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BlueCTTDI and I made it home about 2am this morning. I had such a great time, cant wait until next year!
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Old September 4th, 2012, 21:23   #470
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Just got home! Had to detour down US 220 to I 68 because I 70 was closed at the PA/MD border all evening. There were some torrential downpours in Ohio but otherwise we had a good trip.

Thanks again to all of the volunteers and attendees who made this year AWESOME!!
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:22   #471
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I broke up my trip home. Going through Ontario, n8ronJ and I maintained about 100 kph until the QEW. That's when we saw Mr. Chill go by us at 130 kph, so we kept up with him for several kilometers. I felt like I was driving in Deutschland again. n8ronJ took the Lewiston (wrong) Bridge into the U.S. (can't read delay signs???), I took the Rainbow Bridge (nice view of the Falls), and Chill went toward the Peace Bridge. Stopped at my aunt and uncle's place south of Rochester for the night, and then got home early Tuesday afternoon in time to spend 3 hours on the lawn mower (Ugh!)

I had a great time at my first TDI Fest, and can envision my going to future fests. It was an honor to get second place in the Show-n-Shine modified category. Fred told me I was beat by one point by Sprocket's 2005 Passat TDI. He deserved it! Beautiful Passat. Maybe if I had that LSD installed I could have garnered those two extra points. Next fest.

I got 56.0 mpg on the way to the fest. I expect to have achieved even better on the trip home, as my fuel gauge was at the "half" mark at 677 miles. Outstanding!!! I'll fill up when the "orange light of love" comes on; hoping to surpass 900 miles on this tank.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:32   #472
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All I know is, between that ALH-powered Vanagon, the AHU-powered A2 GTI, and that A6 avant TDI, my weiner is sore.

Anyone notice there were not any new Jetta sedans present?
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Old September 5th, 2012, 06:00   #473
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There was one......he had to leave early for medical reasons.....
Better get that Weiner looked at
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Corey and I were talking on the way home about the absence of MKVI Jetta sedans. I saw one white one in the parking lot and that was it. I think it bears out the hypothesis that new Jetta sedans are not purchased as often by VW die-hards.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 07:25   #475
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Not my Favorite car.......
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Actually, I remember seeing one of the Green Taxis was a current Jetta TDI sedan. Along with a few Priuses.
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I had a great first Fest!! Especially after taking home the 1st place trophy for the Radical class! Thank you to everyone for making it such a great weekend, and all the kind words! It makes all the hardwork and late nights well worth it! Now I have to try and deflate my head, I have been floating around on cloud 9!
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Old September 5th, 2012, 13:29   #478
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Just got home! Had to detour down US 220 to I 68 because I 70 was closed at the PA/MD border all evening. There were some torrential downpours in Ohio but otherwise we had a good trip.

Thanks again to all of the volunteers and attendees who made this year AWESOME!!
Got home about 1:30 this (Wednesday) morning. Did a detour by Oilhammer's to get serviced, skid plate and FrostHeater installed. Would have been home earlier except for this. I hit it about 9pm.
NORWICH -- A portion of Interstate 70 in eastern Muskingum County was closed for nearly 11 hours beginning Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident that resulted in a tractor-trailer overturning along the highway.
Fortunately after spending an hour creeping along for about 5 miles I could jump off onto US-40 and take it to I-77 and back down to I-70. Road was clear at that point, still it slowed me down by about 1.5 hours.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 14:27   #479
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I am also still floating in the Clouds!! I never in my dreams Thought I would win Best-In-Show I thought I had a chance to win OEM+ because I worked my butt off on the car the week before!! It has never looked as good as it did this weekend!! Love This car and this group of Folks!!! Thanks from the Bottom of my heart!! This was one of my best Fests ever and I have been to all except 2!!!
I needed this time away as I have suffered several Heartbreaks this year with the loss of 2 of my Best Friends......"Griff" and "Sammy" and I actually got visit several of the Local Museums and found The Bomber Restaurant!! What a great time!! Thanks again to Fred for this wonderful site and the organizers!!
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The CB helped me steer clear of the accident - glad I have it. I also used Waze to reroute me and got updates from car54 who was stuck in the backup for 3 hours before being turned around and redirected.

The trip home yielded 48.7 MPG on the MFI, which will probably translate to 46 MPG pencil and paper.

It's also pretty shocking that I probably would have won the best MPG award had I taken my time getting to Fest. I decided to go quickly rather than efficiently because I figured someone would have gotten in the high 50s.
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