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

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Old September 14th, 2000, 08:04   #1
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Hi Everyone. There seems to be a lot of different topics discussing the same item. Where to hold TDI Fest 2001. Here is the plan of "approximatly" where the events will be held. A big determing factor is a co-ordinator, so we will deal with this once the general location has been determined. My overall plan was to shift the location close to the West coast for those that couldn't make it this year and in the middle after that. Perhaps 2003 it will be in Europe, but well see as that is still far away. Anyway in point for here is the plan:

* 2000 - East Coast
* 2001 - West Coast
* 2002 - Central
* 2003 - Europe?

The voting booth has western "regions" for people to vote on. The poll will close on September 18th. Once the region is figured out I'll be activly looking for a co-ordinator.

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Fred

PS Even people many people at TDI Fest thought this would be a good idea.



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Old September 14th, 2000, 09:16   #2
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As stated in the thread I started, I will be more than happy to be the coordinator should the location be determined to be Arizona.

Between myself, babybenz, 2000 TDI Lover, morty and Arizona Mike (who all LIVE here) and Stealth TDI (who resides in El Paso but has volunteered what time he can) I think we have more than enough resources to facilitate the Fest successfully.

Also - there has been a lot of talk about Phoenix being "hell on earth", and hot in the summertime. Although we are a very warm climate, The temperatures during the first weekend in September are hardly a reflection of what Arizona IS during mid to late July (In essence, "hell on earth") which is technically "summer."

Arizona Mike - by all means, I'm not insulting your intelligence. Again, I've been here for 6 years and in that time (this year being the obvious exception) I don't think it has ever been 110 during the beginning of September.

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Old September 14th, 2000, 10:41   #3
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For those of us who don't reside in deserts, the break-off point for when the heat becomes intolerable is less than 110* F.

My vote (and my wife's vote) is for a more temperate west coast area like the Pacific Northwest or Northern California. I hope to make a cross country run next year, anyway, and it would be good to be able to hit the TDIFest on my route.

Just my 1/50 of a dollar.

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Old September 14th, 2000, 11:00   #4
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EVL DZL, (Kevin) no offence taken, I agree. September is not as hot as the peek of the summer heat that we get. I am just concerned that most would better enjoy visiting this area when their home state / country is in the current state of being a frozen tundra and Mickey is slapping the D.S. out of the snow bunnies. Most of the events are outside and I try to limit my activities in this heat to tubing down the Salt River. I believe Valois has an excellent idea of making it a semi-annul event. This way when it's held during the summer season we could take a break from the heat to attend at the other location. The only other concern I see is the other members living in the Midwest / Central states will want a fest in their location too. Either way I support any location / season that is decided.
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Old September 14th, 2000, 11:14   #5
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It looks like we can all agree on one thing - We each have our own 1/50th of a dollar!!

I guess I'm biased because I live here and don't mind the heat (during any time of the year.)

As far as being fair, I think the west coast is more than fair for 2001. Alternating (east, west, central, etc.) gives all those the joy or grief of travelling to exotic locales.

Anyhow, I agree - wherever it is, I'll support it.

Kevin
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Old September 14th, 2000, 15:26   #6
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Well the west coast is probably a good idea,
but please consider that Arizona would be closer than California, probably less expensive, and expenses determines many of our members ability to do things, once they
make the trip. Dry Heat will probably not be unbearable, Wilmington was almost 90 and the humidity was 100% at times. High temps always scare folks, just like -20 scares others, but with low humidity, they both are fun to play in. I would hope it would be a central location in the West, which will put it closer to the midwest, east, and Eastern
Canada. And with as large as we have grown,
once you pick a place, some will not like it or make it there, but you forge ahead with the best site with with most help, and it will be a success. The first one broke the ice, the next ones will have to live up to and exceed those in the past, I do not envy
the planners
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Old September 16th, 2000, 10:49   #7
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2 days left to get your vote in one where you live, if you haven't already.

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Old September 16th, 2000, 20:10   #8
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Hey guys, I just got home. I can see the beach from my house, and you know what? The weather is absolutely perfect. No stifling heat or humidity. 78 degrees outside. I'm in shorts. I'm not sweating. The People in Califonia may be phony, but the weather's for real! I vote for Aptos, CA.


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Old September 16th, 2000, 20:34   #9
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how bout firebird int'l raceway in phoenix- its bout 3 miles form my house so I could easily attend-plus there is a fantastic indian casino with a great buffet right down the road. OK the casino and food arent that great but its better than nothing. HEHE
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Old September 16th, 2000, 20:34   #10
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Oh yeah, and another thing. I'd de willing to donate time and effort to getting things rolling. I got ideas. The wheels are spinning. I'm takin' names and writin' down numbers, yep, yep. Seriously, I do know who runs the show at Laguna Seca. Monterey County parks. Got da name and da numbah. I think The old Marina airport would work for Autocrosseses or drags. BTW, they run go-kart races there. I got a friend who's got a friend who's a semi-cool cop (cops are never totally cool [sorry any of you pro-cop types out there, no offence intended]) who's got a radar gun and might be able to afford other favors. I'm not exactly sure how to deal with this hotel and sponsor schmoozing stuff, but I do know how to bug people who do.

Hell, we got a whole herd of Winnebagoes! We're givinemaway!

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Old September 16th, 2000, 20:51   #11
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The stuff out here isn't any more expensive than Willmington. Unless you want to rent or buy a house. No B.S.
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Old September 16th, 2000, 20:58   #12
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GassinGerhard: What are you trying to say about the weather? It makes me wonder why I ever moved out here when I was born in Calif. Don't get me wrong, it's a dry heat.

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Old September 17th, 2000, 00:00   #13
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It says "Very Hot"
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Old September 17th, 2000, 06:40   #14
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Lets see......108 F is today's high in late September. I don't care HOW dry the heat is, since heat that much higher than my body temperature cannot possibly be any good for me. I suppose that is why a place like this is air-conditioned everywhere except outside, where we would be spending a fair amount of time.
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Old September 18th, 2000, 11:12   #15
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Well, looks like it will be in either UT, CA or AZ. Thankfully there are a number of people who have volunteered to head this up in each of the above stats. I'm waiting for some more replies coming at the end of the coming weekend, and then we will have to determin in which of the above states this will happen in.
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