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

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Old September 1st, 2002, 21:23   #1
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Default Big thanks to this years organizers of TDIFest

Just wanted to send out a big thanks to the organizers of this years TDIFest. All the work Ripster, Hondo, Gwilli, and IrishchickyTDI did along with their helpers was awesome.

Also like to thank DieselGeek, the Vagcom guys and others who donated stuff to the auction. Along with some money left over from organizing the even, just over $1000 was raised for the forums and more importantly over 100 people had a great time. I wish I could post some digital pictures, but my camera is still a 35mm;( I’m sure we’ll get more pictures from others in the morning.

Thanks again MI for a great hosts. !
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Old September 1st, 2002, 22:18   #2
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I PITY the poor fools who organize GTGs!

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Old September 1st, 2002, 23:09   #3
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Where did you get internet there?
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 03:39   #4
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High Speed Internet was one of the criteria for the Hotel and a big factor in choosing the Hilton.
More pictures and write up once we all travel and get home. Thanks Fred, sure was great to see that TDI wagon pull up to the Bio truck. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 05:56   #5
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I must add my thanks too, hopefully your hard work will pay off even more divedends with a nice Wall Street Journal article.

Sam
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 06:28   #6
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I'd like to echo Fred's comments as well-thanks to all who put this event together!!! I had a great time!
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 13:50   #7
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Ditto what VWDerf said!
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 14:37   #8
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Kudos to all you guys for doing an excellent job on this years fest <standing ovation> [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

Can't wait till next year's fest [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 14:58   #9
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The 'Fest was definitely an overachievement in terms of what would have been acceptable. You folks set the mark for future 'Fests. I think it was all inclusive, the weekend offered something for everyone. I hope I can make it out next year!

It was also terrific to meet the very excellent members of Fred's that have helped me along the way. Even that guy who didn't notice my name tag until it was pinned to my pants.

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Old September 2nd, 2002, 15:12   #10
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Simply Outstanding!!! Thanks again!
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 17:31   #11
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Very nicely done folks...Linda and I enjoyed our first Fest very much. We caught a few pic's of the action.

Saturday, 7:00 am, time to wake up.

http://pics.tdiclub.com/members/alco...0001%20web.jpg

Saturday, 8:00 am, staging for the run to the track.

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They're at the light!

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TDI's lined up with the track in the background.

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Wacker starts a busy busy day.

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The Rally Car.

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Joe Rappa's new ride...'83 Quantum TD.

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Sunday breakfast buffet...yum!

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Professor TDIMeister.

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Fuelling up for the MPG rally...tilt!

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Staging the first wave for the MPG rally..."Whaddya mean no AC!"

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No longer a bean virgin.

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Thanks again Michigan group!
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 18:53   #12
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Alco, and any who took pictures, please send them to me on a cd so that I can compile them onto one large cd. We will then produce them, with proceeds going to Fred's TDI Page. Thanks.
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 18:54   #13
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Thanks to all the planners for a really nice first fest for us. The tech session was fun and interesting. All the events were enjoyable but I liked using cb radios, the convoys to get there and the long one to the racetrack. It was fun seeing others working on their cars at the racetrack and having people stop to offer advice and encouragement for our starter problem.

It took a bit of effort to convince my husband that we should attend the fest but he must have enjoyed it as he talked about it almost to Dearborn. He really got a kick out of Jonathon geeting the 5.0 at the track.

Pretty quiet at the hotel tonight without all you tdiers to chat with.
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 19:00   #14
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I 5771st what Fred wrote!

Great job, even if I did spend a great deal of Saturday helping Garrett (of all people [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] )!
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Old September 2nd, 2002, 19:06   #15
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We had a great time. Thanks to the organizers! Also, thanks to Mother Nature for the gorgeous weather.
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