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TDIFest 2009 Discussion about TDIFest 2009 coming to Washington, DC (Dulles)on the Labour Day weekend (September 4-6th, 2009) .

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Old October 1st, 2009, 09:14   #31
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TDIFest Chicagoland
Are you sure Chicago would want us? Most don't even want the Olympics
http://www.chicagoansforrio.com/
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Old October 1st, 2009, 09:19   #32
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Hell, I wouldn't want the Olympics either. Talk about a total cluster-F.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:20   #33
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I'm pretty sure Chicago can handle a few hundred TDI's. After all were not asking that a stadium be built. I'll bet some of the heavily modded TDIs would like Lake Shore Drive closed for the event, though. Hmmm high speed driving with a view...nice very nice.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 13:26   #34
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I'm pretty sure Chicago can handle a few hundred TDI's. After all were not asking that a stadium be built. I'll bet some of the heavily modded TDIs would like Lake Shore Drive closed for the event, though. Hmmm high speed driving with a view...nice very nice.
Being Chicago, I'm sure anything can be arranged for a price Anyone know if Obama owns a TDI?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 15:00   #35
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Being Chicago, I'm sure anything can be arranged for a price Anyone know if Obama owns a TDI?
Very astute observation. You must have been a Chicagoan, if not we can make you an honorary one...for a price of course.
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Illinois is the midwest...we have had them in the midwest before......
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Very astute observation. You must have been a Chicagoan, if not we can make you an honorary one...for a price of course.
I was there for a couple of years in the late 70s. The blizzard of 79 was an interesting example of the way the machine failed to work. I laughed every morning at the Trib headlines pillorying Bilandic for the way he mishandled everything...
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I don't know about the feasibility of a full-fledged TDI Fest in Germany (I'm a transplant from Canada myself and my stay in Germany will end soon), but I have floated the idea of a guided tour itinerary of Germany on rented Diesel cars and visiting some places of interest for car/TDI lovers (e.g. auto museums, factories, VW's Autostadt in Wolfsburg, etc.). If there is serious interest, it can be made to happen...
It might be worth polling to see what kind of interest there is? Perhaps a trip to Wolfsburg & Autostadt and who knows what else? I'm guessing scheduling a time would probably be one of the tougher items (besides the $ factor).
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http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=119588

Someone other than myself this time will have to start a new poll to demonstrate initiative and serious interest to do something like this.

Sorry to bring this thread OT, but as a one-man committee I'm not proposing a German TDI Fest, just a long-time member offering a guided tour of the places I've already been
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Illinois is the midwest...we have had them in the midwest before......
So?
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 07:29   #41
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Chicago is NOT BFE Lake Mills, WI.

BUT, unless you went way, way, way out a rally would suck. And traffic is a disaster on Labor Day.
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Hopefully some folks will step up so we can have it a place we havent been.
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We haven't been to Chicago.
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nor the Bronx,
Okeechobee,
Branson,
any of the dozen Springfields or Manchesters.
There are many more places that the fest hasn't been than it has, so the argument "we haven't been there before" is silly. It is plainly obvious why that consideration is not part of the site selection criteria.
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I have been to the Autostadt, the VW museum, the Audi plant in Neckarsulm and some Castles too. My company has some very specific machines in the VW plant that I would love to go and work on but who knows!
If you get a chance if you have not been go to the VW museum and the Autostadt. I got to sit in the R8 Lemans car the R8 Audi. I tell you though, just checking the "peoples" cars on the streets was quite a head turner. I go every year and am looking forward to this years trip. When I go, I will let you know and maybe we can meet for a tall one!

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