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Old October 16th, 2017, 06:04   #181
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Thanks to Kirk, Linda, and their family for hosting the GTG. My first there and I had a great time. Nice to see IBW whom I've known for years from my New England homeland and meeting a lot of new folks. Nice also to have my beat-up fat fives refinished for the winter tires.

Late night for me, as I was second to last on the RocketChip list. I'm looking forward to Jeff getting my RC5 Euro ECU back to me soon.

Thanks Kirk for driving my car and addressing my vibration issue (or not an issue); Also taking me for a ride in Mike's Jetta.

Prayers are with Frank. He and I were texting a lot during the GTG. I was hoping to meet him for the first time; maybe next year.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 22:03   #182
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Brought Frank home from the Hospital tonight (he's feeling better, thanks to good medication), and he's off to Missouri with wifey to recover, hope this doesn't set him back for too long.

Despite the rain, I thing we all stayed reasonably dry Saturday, enjoyed the turn-out. It was great to see Paramedick and Growler again! And like I said before, the "Longest Distance Driven to this GTG Award" goes to Paul (Pkhoury) all the way from Texas!

It was great to see Peter there as well, appreciate you making the time to drive all the way out from the far east!

Thanks to Jeff (Mister Rocketchip) for scheduling and managing another full day of tunes for us Michiganders.

Thanks to all my "local" friends for helping out and pitching in:
- Gordy P.
- Dan B.
- Doug V.
- good ole Matt Whitbread
and special thanks to my sidekick and best TDI tech Jordan!

Hopefully next year, we'll have a drier forecast - look forward to Fall of 2018 for the next one.

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Old Yesterday, 17:57   #183
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Big Thank you to Kirk and Linda for hosting, I had a great time meeting the group, didn't even noticed it was raining! The food was excellent as well, and what a great bunch of dieselheads.

The TDI Toyota was Sweet! Thanks for bringing it!

Thanks to Jeff for the waking up Sarge with the Stage 3 tune with Launch Control. WOW is that Fun! it works awesome.

Thanks again!
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Glad everyone had fun. Sad I wasn't able to make it, but traveled lot for work that week already and took the opprotunity to sleep in and not drive for 5-6 hours round trip on saturday. Really wished i would have been able to make it though. Really looking forward to coming up next year.

But a big thanks to Kirk and everyone involved for keeping the community together. Cheers!
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