2023 TDIfest/GTG discussion thread

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
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I figured I'd preemptively start yet another thread, since there's only a couple of months left in 2022.

Someone suggested an East and West TDIfest. I'm all for something regional, even if it's semi-informal. I know for some of us, like myself, I acquired MORE TDIs since dieselgate (mom has a BEW, CJAA, and EA288 TDI, and I currently own 5 ALHs, a BRM and a CJAA), and always enjoy meeting other TDI owners.
 

Lug_Nut

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idi: 1988 Bolens DGT1700H
wish
fish
fist
fest
There, your wish has become a fest. Enjoy.

What HAS been done before has been summarized.
That doesn't mean that any gathering needs to be this way, but the outlines contained in that thread above can be a guide on which organization can be developed.
 

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
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Medina, TX
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2013 JSW, 2003 Jetta Ute, 2 x 2002 Golf, 2000 Golf
wish
fish
fist
fest
There, your wish has become a fest. Enjoy.
I feel stupid - I had to read this three times to get it.

But seriously though - even if it's not a national TDIfest, I really think we all need to figure out something by way of regional GTGs at the least. More like car meets. Vendor support would be nice, but I'm not really asking for it.
 

aaronjbeetle

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2014 Beetle 6M, 2012 JSW 6M
I'd be down for a meet & road trip, depending on time & distance, etc.

Is there a member map or anything with membership statistics on location?
 

pkhoury

That guy with the goats
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Probably not for privacy reasons, but I'm sure something could be done using google maps for those that don't mind opting in, me included.

Nice cars you have as well - mom also has a 2014 Beetle 6M, and I have a 2013 JSW 6M. Finding her Beetle was literally a needle in a haystack. CPO, 8K original miles, and she flew one way to Pennsylvania and drove it back here. Haven't even done the first oil change yet myself, though she's been daily driving it lately, so I might soon.
 

aaronjbeetle

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Probably not for privacy reasons, but I'm sure something could be done using google maps for those that don't mind opting in, me included.

Nice cars you have as well - mom also has a 2014 Beetle 6M, and I have a 2013 JSW 6M. Finding her Beetle was literally a needle in a haystack. CPO, 8K original miles, and she flew one way to Pennsylvania and drove it back here. Haven't even done the first oil change yet myself, though she's been daily driving it lately, so I might soon.
Dude that is great! My mom has an 02 Turbo S Beetle that should be replaced soon, but its been a great car! 8k miles, that's crazy. Worth the trip for sure.
 

Lug_Nut

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Is there a member map or anything with membership statistics on location?
I recall seeing a map with indicators, but it was years ago and I didn't see it with a quick perusal of the likely threads (past TDI fests).
No doubt the current geographic distribution will be much different.

Residency has had not as much bearing on attendance as might be expected. An interesting venue will entice more participation from further away than a proximate, convenient, but hum-drum one.

Field of Dreams analogy: If you host it, they will come.
 

NewTdi

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NorCal
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I hosted 2 GTG per year for 11 years (about 600tb changes done) and I would be more than happy to help with a 2023 TdiFest somewhere in the center of the country (Colorado maybe).
 
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