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TDIFests 2000 - 2003 Discussion from the past TDIFests. Inludes presentations, planning, etc...

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Old May 20th, 2002, 15:26   #1
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Default 2003 TDI FEST Any Volunteers?

Now is the time for any location to decide if they will sponsor, plan, and host the 2003 TDI FEST. You will need to submit your plans to Fred by TDI Fest 2002, so that the next host country or site, can be awarded at the Banquet TDI Fest 2002. Rumors have floated around for Canada, and there is a thread here by Jim Williston for across the pond:
Across the Pond

Serious contenders get your plans together and to Fred by August 15th so Fred can bring them to the Fest.
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Old May 20th, 2002, 22:37   #2
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I would like to see Canada get the chance, especially since this site is hosted there. However, since Fred alone has to make the decision, I think he should not have the pressure from competing groups.
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Old May 20th, 2002, 22:54   #3
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I'm plan on putting together a package for the Orlando, FL, area.

Just to help with, what things should we look out for when choosing a good site?

-Hotel rooms
-Drag strip/Race track
-Stomping ground for the cars shows and demonstrations

Anything I'm missing?
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Old May 21st, 2002, 03:43   #4
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There are no set ideas, racetracks are not a necessity, it has just worked out that way, anything you come up with that is a showcase of the TDI that caters to the fanatic in all of us.
Steve, Fred has help in the decision making, I believe he picks a few attendees from each Fest to help make the decision.

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Old May 21st, 2002, 06:33   #5
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.... Fred has help in the decision making, I believe he picks a few attendees from each Fest to help make the decision.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You're right. I remember that he also ran a poll the last couple of years.
My vote is for Canada.
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Old May 21st, 2002, 06:37   #6
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How about a joint Montreal/Burlington, VT Fest?

C'mon, Vermonters, step up to the plate!
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Old May 21st, 2002, 06:54   #7
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well, since the "fest over the pond" seems to have sprung a leak and sunk, how about beautiful BC? This might satisfy those who thought SLC wasn't really "west" enough, give our northern neighbors a chanch to show off some of the Canadian scenery, and present a real challenge to the mpg crowd. For most USA drivers, it would be a good excuse to do some serious sight seeing through the Canadian Rockies. For Californians, just a quick blast up the coast (turn right at Seattle for some high mtn air).
Would still ove to go to Germany, but doubt it will happen.
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Old May 21st, 2002, 13:31   #8
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Make it Banff & Lake Louise & I'll buy lunch.
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Old May 21st, 2002, 15:24   #9
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What must I have been thinking? Mountains, turbos, there is a bad connection there. I wonder if VWOA would buy me another turbo since I belched one in SLC? It is a cheap way to get a cleaned out intake system, and 3 extra days at lake Louise at their expense seems tempting.....hummmmmmmm.
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Old May 22nd, 2002, 14:51   #10
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Just some ideas/comments that have been relayed to me and some first hand experience: [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

1) Make sure there are enough local people to help out. The lead time is good to get something organized, but remember some peole move, may loose interest, or end up not being able to help out as much as first though. There should be enough people incase the unfortunate happens.

2) Events should be close by. Some people will drive a long way, and not all of them want to do a long drive from location to location.

3) To start with, see what interest others have, what venues might be good. If things look good, get some rough ideas on the availablity if locations/costs etc.

Hope this helps.
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Old July 2nd, 2002, 13:33   #11
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I would like to see Canada get the chance, especially since this site is hosted there. However, since Fred alone has to make the decision, I think he should not have the pressure from competing groups.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The more places to choose from, the better. I haven't had a chance to discuss this with others in the area, but don't feel afraid to come up with ideas guys!
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Old July 2nd, 2002, 14:25   #12
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It would be sooooo cool to have one in Germany.
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Old July 2nd, 2002, 15:43   #13
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It would be sooooo cool to have one in Germany.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">[img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Ya it would. I had hoped it might happen, but I guess TDIs are just too common in Germany and it is a far distance to go to a car GTG without one's cars.... Maybe if VW offered us all a weeks free rental of a TDI...... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

(keeping my fingers crossed)
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Old July 2nd, 2002, 20:50   #14
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Another possible location is the southern coast of California. Last fall there was some talk that the owner of Capistrano VW might be interested in hosting or possibly helping out with sponsorship of a Fest in their area. Some of you SoCal boys might want to contact Miles at CapoVW and see if that offer still holds. After the success of the january 2002 Capo GTG it might be worth a shot. Besides someone has to give those right coasters a run for there money.
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Old July 3rd, 2002, 07:57   #15
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there's talk of doing it in maryland. stay tuned! there is biodiesel nearby as well as places to stay.
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