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Old September 26th, 2019, 15:05   #76
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How about one in VWs (hq) backyard? It wasn’t here in 2009, but we were.

VOA, with their relocation to Herndon, have a building (no doubt with conference rooms), and a multistory parking garage that could provide show space or parking space.

We could show them from our grass roots perspective that there is still a strong diesel community out there still.

The last one in this area back in 09 was fairly well attended, wasn’t it? Their HQ is a stone’s throw from Dulles airport, if that matters, which means there are a bunch of hotels in the area as well as restaurants.
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Old September 26th, 2019, 15:32   #77
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Have you read any of the Posts in this Thread? We used to have a very active group in the area......no longer most have moved on and don’t even have TDI’s anymore......the guys who planned that one Drive Electric now.......we can’t even get 3 guys together for lunch these days so off hand I believe you have 2 chance Slim and None......Good Luck this is coming from a guy who has attended all but 2 Fests .......
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Old September 26th, 2019, 16:31   #78
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How about one in VWs (hq) backyard? It wasn’t here in 2009, but we were.

VOA, with their relocation to Herndon, have a building (no doubt with conference rooms), and a multistory parking garage that could provide show space or parking space.

We could show them from our grass roots perspective that there is still a strong diesel community out there still.

The last one in this area back in 09 was fairly well attended, wasn’t it? Their HQ is a stone’s throw from Dulles airport, if that matters, which means there are a bunch of hotels in the area as well as restaurants.



If you want one, offer to do the work, and you might get a few hints and a push to get started.
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Old October 2nd, 2019, 09:01   #79
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I'm going to see a few people at the West MI GTG this weekend. I'll see if we can brainstorm a few ideas.

Considering the time and work it takes to organize a full on TDIFest, and that the same people who did all the work year after year got burned out, I was thinking on how to avoid that. What I have in mind is a scaled down TDIFest, a TDIFest-light so to speak. This would be more of an informal weekend GTG, with a national invite instead of local. Events would have to be scalable depending on attendance. This means that instead of vendors bringing lots of inventory and have booths, they might just offer fest weekend discount codes and only take online orders. No formal banquet. Car show? Sure, but it would be more of a 'cars & coffee' type event. No formal judging or trophies and expect to put some money in a donation jar.

Because TDIFest is a fundraiser, there would be active solicitations and the expectation that attendees would make donations in some amount. The details of that would have to be worked out. Maybe a simple admission fee would be work.

All input is welcome. I'll have a much better idea of how this 'TDIFest-light' might work after this weekend after I talk to some long time fest organizers.

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Old October 3rd, 2019, 03:44   #80
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I say sounds like a fantastic idea, more like a basic car meet type of thing. Good part about that is it would not be hard to host, just need a location and an open parking lot.
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Old October 7th, 2019, 15:59   #81
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I'm one of the people that lived on this site for years and now I lurk occasionally.
Off topic, I'm so sorry Chris passed. I was unaware. I purchased two TDIs from him and the experience was the easiest, friendliest car buying experience EVER! Not to mention the pretzels! RIP Chris
Like others here, I would love to participate in a Northest Fest if possible. and like others, I will fail in the organization process. But I can tell you this site accounted for all my evenings years ago and provided me with more information than my head could handle.
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Old October 7th, 2019, 16:01   #82
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OH BOY!!!! Sorry!! Forgot to edit my Sig....
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Old October 9th, 2019, 14:01   #83
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Now 3 years since the last TDI Fest in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin...
At the time I would have never thought that I was attending the last TDI Fest in 2016. My wife and I are headed back to Sturgeon Bay for the GTG on Oct 19.

All these years when we were riding together and I saw a TDI on the road, I would give the wifey a soft TDI punch and I said "TDI" and then pointed to it. Sorta like a punch-bug thing. Let's just say, my wife's "TDI bruise" is now gone since we hardly ever see TDIs on the road anymore where we live, that is, besides mine.

Um, totally kidding. No wife bruising has ever occurred in our marriage.
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Brian, I wish I had a bit of free time at Kirk's to discuss...I was in the garage, riding an impact gun removing the beam axle bushings on my son's car. While I don't have the avocado-sized doo-dads to try a timing belt at a GTG, the bushings were fun enough.
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Brian and I did have a chance to talk, and I like his ideas. I'm betting we can get Fred on board and if it happens, I'll be there for sure.
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Brian and I did have a chance to talk, and I like his ideas. I'm betting we can get Fred on board and if it happens, I'll be there for sure.
Me too!
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 18:10   #88
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I definitely will show up...
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Old October 27th, 2019, 18:56   #89
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Keep me in mind to be notified if a TDI GTG is going to occur. I'm in Birmingham, Alabama. Not sure if I could make. It depends on the distance. But would like to be notified.
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I definitely will show up...
Me too! And I'd probably buy a TDI and take it to the Fest!
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