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TDIFest 2007 Discussion about TDIFest 2007 that happened in Montréal, Canada.

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Old September 5th, 2007, 10:59   #16
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Harold and Tom, thanks for the company on the road! I certainly enjoyed the ride, dispite traffic and customs BS.

Jason, thanks for the company at Fest. It was great to see you again.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:05   #17
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Thank you so much to All who worked so much to make this TDI Fest a great experience. We are looking forward to next year's. Dean is thrilled that his car now runs correctly. We also saw some Montreal which was great fun. The TDI letters in the parking with us in the middle became my desktop screen - fun idea. Connecting a face to a name was fun.
What can I say - it was a fun weekend!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 18:47   #18
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Approximately how many people/cars showed up overall?Even though I wasn't able to attend,I would like to thank everyone who made this possible for all of their tireless work.It's people like this that make this club a great resource for everyone involved w/ TDI's. Hopefully someone will take the reins for TDIFest 2008,and I'll be able to finally attend one.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 22:26   #19
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...I would like to thank everyone who made this possible for all of their tireless work.It's people like this that make this club a great resource for everyone involved w/ TDI's. Hopefully someone will take the reins for TDIFest 2008...
I can assure you...they were quite tired!

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...It's people like this that make this club a great resource for everyone involved w/ TDI's...
Never a more true statement uttered...it honestly comes down to the people that plan and run this event. If they don't do the work, nobody gets to enjoy a TDIFest.

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...Hopefully someone will take the reins for TDIFest 2008...
Indeed...
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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:02   #20
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I had a great time too. It felt short this time though. It maybe had to do with having gotten to know so many people. There's not enough time to spend with everyone to connect properly.

And then there was going into Montreal TWICE - what a city. I love it there - the old french part in particular. It's funny how the French language did not get in the way, and it was like going to Europe by just hopping the fence from New England.

Thanks everyone who helped put this shindig on. You really helped to put on a great show. The scavenger hunt was great. As was the slow road course! Sorry I missed the technical talks, but I did the breakfast ones and it was GREAT to see VW has now figured out that we are worth their attention. Great to see the '08 Jetta with the new piezo injection under the hood.

Can't wait for TDIfest in '08 - where?

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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:21   #21
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BG: Yes, for some reason this fest did seem shorter... So many new and old friends to spend time with now

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Old September 8th, 2007, 17:20   #22
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It was a great weekend--I was tired until Wednesday. Thanks everyone for all the hard work, and I think things came off really well. I'm game to go wherever the one in '08 is..George and I are discussing shipping versus driving a TDI to the west coast. Is that allowed?
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Old September 8th, 2007, 18:02   #23
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Old September 8th, 2007, 18:07   #24
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How many tanks to Portland in a B4V? Two, perhaps?
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Old September 8th, 2007, 18:11   #25
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Is Portland that far north of Kennebunkport?
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Old September 8th, 2007, 21:07   #26
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Just wanted to say thanks to the staff for all the hard work going into the tdi fest montreal. It was my first time at the fest and my girlfriend and myself had a great time. It was great to learn some more info on the tdi's ,as i still have a lot to learn! Thanks to those who answered my silly questions at the fest.
I also appreciate the great raffle prizes i won, oil change and filter, also the smog .2o5 nozzles, looking forward to getting them installed soon! And my scavenger hunt trophy for first place wooohooo! For those who didn't participate i reccomend it for the next fest it was fun!
I have 1 suggestion for the next fest, advertise in the local papers on that friday and saturday, should increase the turnout, more exposure, and better for the vendors!
thx again everyone
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p.s oh ya I won 5 gallons of bio diesel also! lol
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Old September 10th, 2007, 05:42   #27
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I have 1 suggestion for the next fest, advertise in the local papers on that friday and saturday, should increase the turnout, more exposure, and better for the vendors!
The fests were begun as a means to raise desperately needed funds to allow the continuation of the free aspect of TDIClub.com.
What to charge for a gate admission to a public parking lot or hotel? How to estimate the number of prople that may or may not show for a speaker presentation? Will the kitchen staff be able to instantly increase the number of servings for an influx of hungry mouths?
The car show is miniscule by typical VW car show standards. Other than inviting the public to this one event, to what else could they be invited?
This issue has been debated previously at earlier fests. (search for: 'fascism at the fest' for one such debate.) No clear direction or policy has yet been decided on how to increase awareness AND increase fund raising.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 20:47   #28
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The car show is miniscule by typical VW car show standards. Other than inviting the public to this one event, to what else could they be invited?

Invite them to join the tdiclub , the fest is a great place to get more members,there were thousands of other tdi owners in mtl
that did not know about the fest, that could be alot of new members.
it's not so much the general public we want as just other tdi owners!
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