NAIAS 2010 (Detroit Auto Show) GTG -- 1/16/2010

VeeDubTDI

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Well, it's time for our third annual North American International Auto Show GTG!

This year, we will be going on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 with a group of folks from all over the country. All are welcomed and invited.

If you'd like to meet up and wander around and check out one of the best auto shows in the country with your TDIClub buddies, POST HERE! :cool:

Here's a list of folks who are attending:
  1. VeeDubTDI
  2. compu_85
  3. Matt-98AHU
  4. validius
  5. otm646
  6. oilhammer
  7. IndigoBlueWagon
  8. Sprocket
  9. Mark of Diesel
  10. paramedick
  11. & son
  12. Growler
  13. Whitbread
  14. Whitbread's girlfriend
  15. BKmetz
  16. PeterV
  17. meganuke
  18. TheSpatulaOfLove ?
  19. and son ?
 
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oilhammer

Certified Volkswagen Nut & Vendor
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outside St Louis (where it's safe)
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There are just too many to list....
Lots of fun. Past episodes included:

Stumping people at the VW display

Causing a ruckus with the word "diesel" at the Transit Connect display

Breaking the Geely HiFun in various places causing them to lock it up and scare us away in broken English

Farting point-blank in tooef's face, only to have him poop his pants with a room-clearing bomb of epic proportions
 

Matt-98AHU

Loose Nut Behind the Wheel Vendor
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Vallejo, CA
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2014 Passat SE DSG, 2005 Passat wagon, 2004 Touareg V10.
LOL

Room-clearing indeed

*wookienoises*
 

VeeDubTDI

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I should also note that Monday the 18th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day... 3 day weekend! :)
 

Matt-98AHU

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VeeDubTDI said:
I should also note that Monday the 18th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day... 3 day weekend! :)
Maybe for you :p
 

VeeDubTDI

Good Ol' Boy, TDIClub Enthusiast
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Excellent! Hopefully you can stay a bit longer this time. :)
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
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'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
I'm planning on not bringing the dog. He's like having a toddler with me.
 

VeeDubTDI

Good Ol' Boy, TDIClub Enthusiast
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Aww, but Parker is awesome. I know how you feel though... nothing you can do with him while you're inside the convention center.
 

Sprocket

Sprockette's hubby
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Location
MI
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Eco Diesel, 2005 Passat Silverstone Grey, 1996 Passat Storm Grey
I'm game. We go every year anyways, why not hang out with some of the coolest people from the club.

I don't think Parker would want to be around Compu_85 again. I think he was stepped on one too many times at Whitbread's last GTG :p
 
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I'm in too, good Lord willin' and the snow don't fall. :rolleyes:
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
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Snow makes it more fun. I may treat myself and cash some Marriott points. I have a backlog from my consulting days that are almost impossible to exhaust.
 

eyeguy

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Charleston, WV
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I've heard of the Hi-Fun debacle or whatever you wanna call it. I always miss out on the fun stuff!! I'd like to try to come up, and if I do, I'm gonna have to remember to try to stay one step ahead of Brian. I've heard the stories!!!!
 
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IndigoBlueWagon said:
Snow makes it more fun. I may treat myself and cash some Marriott points. I have a backlog from my consulting days that are almost impossible to exhaust.
Heh! Not if you've got to move it for a living. :p It also makes for a long stressful drive from the wilds of Kalkaskistan... or back for that matter. :eek:
 

VeeDubTDI

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Excellent, the list is growing quickly! :D It will definitely be a lot of fun this year. Hopefully we don't get thrown out of the show. ;)
 

otm646

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Location
Metro Detroit
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1998 AHU Jetta.
"Bosch Fuel Ejection" Classic.

We won't get thrown out. We'll just use Gutz as a decoy, a giant lanky decoy.
 

Growler

Got Soot Vendor
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Jason, Matt etc, Count me in for the weekend. Boss lady is good with me being gone for the weekend. Ill take my usual place on the couch.

I can be up there Thursday night the 14th if anyone is gonna be home on Friday to hang out. otherwise, I can arrive anytime on Friday.

Let me know what the plans are.
 

BKmetz

Administrator, Member #10
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Location
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2015 Passat, titanium beige, 6MT
WOOHOO!!

That's my weekend off!!! Count me in! Only a blizzard can keep me away.

Have we picked a 'chaos central' location yet? Two years ago it was the Microtel.


:)
 

VeeDubTDI

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Chaos Central will be the Ho3S (House of 3 Stooges) :D

It's going to be a busy place that weekend. There are a couple of local hotels/motels if you need a place to camp out. I think Growler already has dibs on the couch.
 

BKmetz

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thebigarniedog said:
Really? I hear that Tooefer is going :D
LOL...

I can deal with bthooefr.


VeeDubTDI said:
It's going to be a busy place that weekend. There are a couple of local hotels/motels if you need a place to camp out. I think Growler already has dibs on the couch.
With that many obnoxious people in one place, it's a hotel for me. I remember the chaos in the 'party suite' at the Ohio Fest. Send me a PM with the HO3S address so I can start looking for nearby hotels.

;) :)
 
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VeeDubTDI

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Haha, okay... look for a hotel near Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
 

compu_85

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Springfield VA
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Before you choose a hotel let me know the name, I can drive by and give you a "general idea" if the place is a dump or not.

-J
 
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