7th Annual DETROIT AUTO SHOW GTG - NAIAS 2014 - January 18

VeeDubTDI

Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
Joined
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Location
Springfield, VA
TDI
‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
It's that time of year again - time to start planning our 7th annual Detroit Auto Show (North American International Auto Show) get together. We had 36 people attend last year and more have expressed interest for this year... let's see if we can get it over 40! :cool:

Be sure to bring your snow tires and winter clothing - guaranteed to be nice and chilly! :)

WHEN:
This year's GTG date: Saturday, January 18th, 2014 (first public day of the show). Due to the large number of out-of-towners, the GTG will likely spread to the day before and the day after the show - at least for dinner on Friday night and breakfast at the Bomber on Sunday morning.

http://naias.com/ for more information on the auto show.

Included in the auto show activities will be Go Karting at www.kart2kart.com in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

LODGING:
Once again, we will be shacking up at the Ypsilanti Marriott. It's a 40 minute drive from the COBO Center, it's a great place to stay, and Ypsi is an awesome town with awesome food (and not far from Ann Arbor).

Pricing is the same as last year, at $119/night + tax. We have 15 rooms set aside, so there is guaranteed availability through December 31st. After that, no promises.

CLICK HERE to make your hotel reservation!

PAST EVENTS:
2013 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=363999
2012 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=337168
2011 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=301041
2010 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=264188
2008 - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=199701

WEEKEND ITINERARY:
Times are approximate and may change due to any reason (especially since the event is 4 months out)

Friday, January 17th:
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Meet & Greet @ hotel
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Dinner @ Sidetrack/Frenchie's
10:30pm - midnight: Hang out at hotel, socialize, sleep, etc.

Saturday, January 18th:
7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast @ The Bomber
9:15am - 2:00pm: Meet @ Cobo Center lobby & auto show
3:00pm - 6:30pm: Go Karting & Pizza @ Kart2Kart & Birthday party for compu_85
7:30pm - midnight: Hang out at hotel

Sunday, January 19th:
Brunch @ The Bomber (can't get enough!)
Drive home

Who's in???
  1. VeeDubTDI (VA)*-
  2. compu_85 (VA)*-
  3. bhtooefr (OH)*-
  4. Matt-98AHU (CA)*-
  5. deegingerkid (CA)*-
  6. BKmetz (IL)*-
  7. IndigoBlueWagon (MA)*-
  8. car54 (VA)*-
  9. tomo366 (MD)*
  10. MonsterTDI09 (NJ)*-
  11. MonsterDog (NJ)*-
  12. Nash_TDI (KY)*-
  13. psst1997 (KY)*-
  14. airwolf (MI)*-
  15. GeekDrew (OH)*-
  16. 99.5GOlf (OH)-
  17. 99.5GOlfette (OH)-
  18. mlemorie (MI)
  19. Sprocket (MI)-
  20. Sprockette (MI)-
  21. pparks1 (MI)-
  22. Mrs. pparks1 (MI)-
  23. Mr. Pink (MI)
  24. Hoosierine (MI)-
  25. Mrs. Hoosierine (MI)-
  26. TheSpatulaOfLove (MI)-
  27. TheSpatulaOfLove Jr. (MI)-
  28. PapaPerk (MI)-
  29. Chris Brown (VA)

Head counts so far:
Friday night dinner @ Frenchie's in Ypsi 24
Saturday morning breakfast @ The Bomber in Ypsi 19
Saturday auto show @ COBO Center in Detroit 25
Saturday afternoon go karting @ Kart 2 Kart in Sterling Heights (and pizza!) 25
Sunday morning brunch @ The Bomber in Ypsi 17

Auto Show 2014 Attendance Questionnaire

Please fill out the above questionnaire if you are attending this GTG. Thanks!
 
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VeeDubTDI

Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
Joined
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Location
Springfield, VA
TDI
‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
I wish I could say I'd come, but my boy may still be in the hospital.... :(
Two more [minor] surgeries yesterday.... argh.... :rolleyes:
Here's hoping the little one returns home soon!
 

Matt-98AHU

Loose Nut Behind the Wheel Vendor
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Apr 23, 2006
Location
Gresham, OR
TDI
2001 Golf TDI, 2005 Passat wagon, 2004 Touareg V10.
Requested reply to thread here :p

Of course we're going!
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
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'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
I'm in. I'll see if I can drag anyone else out of sunny January in New England. PeterV, are you listening?
 

VeeDubTDI

Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 2, 2000
Location
Springfield, VA
TDI
‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
I updated the first post with room pricing at the Marriott. I should have a reservation link by the end of the week.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
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'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
IBW, of course. Or some other likely contender. If you're interested in going we should talk.
 

VeeDubTDI

Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 2, 2000
Location
Springfield, VA
TDI
‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
I'm gonna go ahead and put Zanis down for this one. :D
 

tongsli

Top Post Dawg
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Jan 31, 2000
Location
Baltimore, MD
TDI
2000 Jetta TDI, 2004, Jetta Wagon TDI PD
I'm in!
Lito you can ride/drive with me if you wish! room share also if interested!
Thanks Tom! I'm expecting JoAnn to come along so I think we're set for as far as the room arrangements :cool:

Besides, you don't want to see me with my CPAP mask on :eek:
 

Sprocket

Sprockette's hubby
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Location
MI
TDI
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Eco Diesel, 2005 Passat Silverstone Grey, 1996 Passat Storm Grey
Count us in too :)

You will also like the new faster cars at Kart2Kart!
 

VeeDubTDI

Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 2, 2000
Location
Springfield, VA
TDI
‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
Yeah I've been looking forward to trying the new karts, since the old ones were beat to hell. :cool:
 

deegingerkid

Beware the Ginger! Vendor
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Mar 9, 2011
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The Left Coast
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"Blurple" 2000 New Beetle 5M 2006 Jetta has been SOLD
Obviously, I'm in as my name is on the list. Obligatory reply. :D

Be there or be square. This is always a good time. :p
 

pparks1

Veteran Member
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Location
Westland, Michigan
TDI
2013 Passat TDI SE
VeeDubTDI,

Please go ahead and add me to the list of people who are coming. I live about 20 minutes from Ypsi, right between Ypsi and Detroit.

I'm not certain I will be able to make the actual auto show itself on Saturday, but I plan to attend the get together/dinner on Friday night and hanging out.

I also plan to attend the go-karting and social events on Saturday as well.
 

VeeDubTDI

Wanderluster, Traveler, TDIClub Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 2, 2000
Location
Springfield, VA
TDI
‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
Sounds like a plan! Looking forward to meeting you. :cool:
 
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