9th Annual Detroit Auto Show GTG - NAIAS 2016 - January 16 (aka WINTERFEST)

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VeeDubTDI

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And the auto show weather is now here. After thus far having a very warm winter, the frigid air has settled in. On Saturday it was 50 degrees, today it got up to around 13.

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Yup! Very cold, but no snow.
 

david_594

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Somehow I managed to get this weekend off! I'll be in for some of the events. Probably dinner friday and show saturday.
 

MonsterTDI09

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On the road we are stop in Breezewood Pa
 

VeeDubTDI

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So to confirm, dinner is at The Wurst Bar at 8pm. We can probably go a little sooner if people are starving. A few of us are up in 821 hanging out - stop by if you want. We will head down to the lobby bar around 6:30.

Breakfast is at The Bomber at 7:00am. We will head to Detroit around 8am. Meet in COBO lobby at Joe Louis statue around 9:15, buy tickets and check out the show.

Go karting is tomorrow at JD Racing in Novi. Meet there at 3:45, racing starts at 4:30. We can do Buddy's pizza before or after, depending on what people prefer.
 

Kraiger

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To bad I have to work or I would have come up this weekend too. Ill be there next weekend though.
 

millere5815

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I didn't end up running into anyone at the autoshow. JD Karting still good to go? The 4 of us are here, but don't see anyone
 

VeeDubTDI

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I didn't end up running into anyone at the autoshow. JD Karting still good to go? The 4 of us are here, but don't see anyone
We just got to Buddy's for pizza (right around the corner). Our karting time is 3:45 PM.
 

VeeDubTDI

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Sure!


Passat LED headlights


Volkswagen booth


Sprocket holding up a Buick


Ridiculous Nissan styling


Neat Nissan electric concept


Chevy Bolt EV


bhtooefr testing sleeping in a Chevy Volt... Success!


New Super Duty!


New Chrysler Pacifica minivan


Viper
 

VeeDubTDI

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Miata interior


I have no idea. Toyota something.


Interior of the weird Toyota


Front of the weird Toyota


TDIClubbers!


Hendricks Commando CRD. Very sweet military Jeep.




The engine


Me sitting in an Elio P5! compu_85 is sitting behind me

Mr. Detroit!
 

VeeDubTDI

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Elio engine


Random person in the Elio


I can touch my hands together!


Go karting!


Pit lane.


Final results


bhtooefr (3rd place)


MonsterTDI09 (2nd place)


otm646 (1st place)


Dinner at The Wurst Bar on Friday night
 

pparks1

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I thought the Wurst bar was excellent. I had never been there before, but will certainly go back.

JD karting was excellent too. Glad we went with the change of venues this year.

Thanks for organizing the event. Good times.

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IndigoBlueWagon

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Show was good this year, although the transition to Electric was a bit dismaying. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the new Passat. I just have to wait for one of those stockpiled diesels to reappear. Mark and I had a great day. I was home before 10:00 PM, Uber and JetBlue got it done, although I miss the drive. Next year.

It was great to see everyone, however briefly. Thanks as always to Lawson and Jason for organizing.
 

Jetter_Sprinta

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I'm sorry I missed it. It doesn't pay to be be patient with TSA and savvy tourists loaded with carry ons when the airline shuts the gate >:15 before departure. This year wasn't meant to be for me. On the bright side, I heard Wait! Wait! Don't tell me! on the way home. Of course, they had to rub it in that I missed the show. It's the first question after the ad plays in the clip below. I love the VW reference at the end!

New Chrysler Pacifica minivan
Is this what they're talking about?
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaP...&islist=false&id=463303302&m=463303552&live=1
 

meerschm

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Thanks for the photos.

we drove up to Scranton for a ski race at Montage.

one of these years...
 

MonsterTDI09

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The Monsters had a great time, the new venues were a big hit. It was great to see everyone.

Thanks to Lawson and Jason for organizing.
 
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MonsterTDI09

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Here is some more pictures.



















Buick Avista











Acura concept








 
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VeeDubTDI

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The Monsters had a great time, the new venues were a big hit. It was great to see everyone.

Thanks to Lawson and Jason for organizing.
Thanks for coming! I really enjoyed The Wurst Bar and the electric go karts. I think the electric karts are definitely on the list again for next year. :cool:
 
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