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    German court considers first diesel driving ban on an autobahn

    A German court is considering the first diesel ban on a German autobahn. It's in German, but Chrome will translate the article for you...
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    12th Annual Detroit Auto Show GTG - NAIAS 2019 - the FINAL Winterfest!

    Well folks, it's time for the 12th annual and final Winterfest GTG, as the North American International Auto Show will be moving to summer starting in 2020. WHEN: The first public day of the show: Saturday, January 19th, 2019 As usual, due to the large number of out-of-towners, this event will...
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    11th Annual Detroit Auto Show GTG - NAIAS 2018 - January 20 (aka WINTERFEST)

    Happy October, everyone! It's that time of year when I'm happy to announce our 11th annual Detroit Auto Show get-together, aka "Winterfest!" :cool: WHEN: This year's GTG date: Saturday, January 20th, 2017 (first public day of the show). You'll note that it's a week later this year than...
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    TDIFest 2018 planning discussion

    TDIFest 2018: Life after Dieselgate What is required to host a Fest? Hotel with affordable room rates (sub $150/night) Group activity space (usually a hotel with a conference center or other area where we can congregate for extended periods of time) Event ideas (auto-cross, drag racing, group...
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    10th Annual Detroit Auto Show GTG - NAIAS 2017 - January 14 (aka WINTERFEST)

    Happy October, everyone! It's that time of year when I'm happy to announce our 10th annual Detroit Auto Show get-together, aka "Winterfest!" :cool: WHEN: This year's GTG date: Saturday, January 14th, 2017 (first public day of the show). Due to the large number of out-of-towners who frequent...
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    Raffle drawing at 3pm.

    Folks, the raffle drawing is coming up at 3pm outside in the tent. You MUST be present to win. :)
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    Friday night Wisconsin fish boil - alternate menu

    The Friday meet & greet is featuring a traditional Wisconsin whitefish boil. This menu includes whitefish, corn on the cob, potatoes, and onions. There will also be a soup and salad bar with two soups and a variety of salad and topping choices. What is a fish boil...
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    Official TDIFest 2016 Event Agenda!

    The long wait is over and we have solidified (for the most part) the event schedule. Please note that this is still a draft, and changes may be made between now and TDIFest. Event Agenda Friday, September 2nd: 7:00 - 10:00 AM: Breakfast for guests who stayed on Thursday night (complimentary...
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    TDIFest 2016 logo and t-shirt design

    TDIFest 2016 logo: Click on the thumbnail for a larger version of the image. This year's t-shirt is a special design that incorporates all of the logo designs from all previous TDIFests: Click on the thumbnail for a larger version of the image.
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    Free t-shirt w/ registration ends on Sunday, 8/14

    Heads up - the free t-shirt with registration deadline is the evening of August 14th. If you register for TDIFest between now and then, your group will receive complimentary TDIFest t-shirts. If you register on August 15th or later, your order will not include a free t-shirt, but we will have...
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    Limited hotel space remaining

    Today is the last day to book hotel rooms under our guaranteed group rate, which for regular rooms is a $30/night savings, and for suites is a $40/night savings. At 6pm central time, any unsold rooms will get released to general sales, and the hotel will start calling people on their waiting...
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    Head-to-head fuel economy: 2012 Passat TDI DSG vs 2016 Passat 1.8 TSI automatic

    We were out in Michigan visiting family this weekend, and we took Jason's dad to the local VW dealer to pick up a brand new 2016 Passat SE 1.8 TSI gasser with the tech packages. Immediately after picking it up, we went on a 100 mile drive to the family's cottage for Independence Day...
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    Dieselgate: Volkswagen to Spend Up to $14.7 Billion to Settle ...

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/volkswagen-spend-147-billion-settle-allegations-cheating-emissions-tests-and-deceiving Court long form notice (summary of settlement)...
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    Who's Registered?

    It's that time! Here is the official list of this year's TDIFest attendeeds (in no particular order). If your name doesn't show up on this list, and you think it should, send me a PM! You may not have paid, or there may be some other problem with your registration. If your name is in red...
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    TDIFest 2016 registration is now open!

    After a bit of delay, TDIFest registration is up and ready to go! Step 1: First things first, please read our TDIFest wiki page at http://wiki.tdifest.com Step 2: Purchase a TDIClub membership at http://forums.tdiclub.com/payments.php ... a "contributor" level allows you and children under...
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    Lodging Information

    TDIFest 2016 is being hosted in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin at The Lodge at Leathem Smith. All hotel reservations must be made by phone. When calling, tell them you're with TDIFest and they will help you create a reservation. Be sure to decide what type of room you'd like and familiarize yourself...
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    Who is taking the SS Badger to TDIFest?

    The SS Badger is the only coal-fired steam ship operating on the great lakes, and serves as a car ferry between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The trip is approximately 4 hours and saves travelers from the east from having to go through Chicago. http://www.ssbadger.com/ Fares...
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    Spied: new Ford F-150 diesel test mule

    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/01/28/ford-f150-diesel-spied-video/ Autoblog suggests a 3.0 V6, which would put the F-150 head-to-head with the RAM 1500. :cool:
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    TDIFest 2017 location discussion

    Here is a thread for people to discuss possible locations for the 2017 TDIFest. What is required to host a Fest? Hotel with affordable room rates (sub $150/night) Group activity space (usually a hotel with a conference center) Event ideas (auto-cross, drag racing, group scenic drive, etc.)...
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    9th Annual Detroit Auto Show GTG - NAIAS 2016 - January 16 (aka WINTERFEST)

    Happy October, everyone! Fall is officially here and it's time to announce our 9th annual (can you believe it's been that long?) Detroit Auto Show get-together! :cool: WHEN: This year's GTG date: Saturday, January 16th, 2015 (first public day of the show). Due to the large number of...
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