I'm still in my post-fest uphoria. Just got done editing and uploading my pictures.
Everybody noticed this New Beetle with its super wing. The owner states it improves his fuel mileage by about 10%.
The rarest diesel powered car that showed up was this Saab. The owner figured out a way to legally sneak it into the country.
Here is a photo of the engine without the black plastic cover.
If you see this 2.2TiD trunk badge wave hi.
This group shot was interesting. Only about 2/3 of the cars at the fest are in it. There are about 20 cars parked behind the lift in the parking lot. Another dozen are parked on the street. About 10 cars are down at Topel's Garage getting worked on. At least 10 more cars are down at the city building waiting to get chipped. If every car was in the photo, the lot would not have been large enough to hold us all.
Here is how we got the group photos. This bucket lift was about 40 feet up. Several of us were brave/stupid enough to go up in this thing. It was actually very stable.
Ah. Here it is, the TDI Ralley car all shined up for the masses to get close and drool over.
Dieselgeek checks the play in the shifter after tweaking the short shifter linkage in the ralley car.
The engine bay of the Ralley car. It looks very stock for the most part. We could tell you what has been done to it but then we would have to kill you.
Some photos of the banquet. My wife and I sat next to Mr. & Mrs. Velvetfoot. Karl snuck the hat on his wife Joanie and I snapped the picture.
Mr. & Mrs. Metalnerd were at the next table. It's not often we get to see Chuck in a suit and tie so I thought I would get a picture just for the record.
Kerma the nozzle guru is on the left. The man in the middle rode in from out west on a sharp BMW motorcycle. Sorry guys but I forgot to get your names for the photo.
PeterV got the "Bug-Power" award this year. Peter and his wife Julie looking VERY
dapper in their matching blazers.
Fred and Peter with the Bug-Power award.
My fourth TDI-Fest and I FINALLY got a picture of myself with Fred. The bribe had to be in small unmarked bills and in US dollars but it was worth it.
Jonathan Bartlett always seems to get a bunch of awards at every TDI-Fest. Maybe it's because he has BEEN
to every TDI-Fest. Oh yeah, Jon is known as "LUG_NUT??
" on the forums now. Whatever Jon...
Velvetfoot and Tomo. Besides Fred of course, Velvetfoot, PeterV, and Jon Bartlett (AKA Lug-Nut
) have been to every TDi-Fest. Tomo has made 5 out of 6.
As I was checking out of the hotel this morning I noticed this sign in the lobby. Hmmm... How did Karl qualify as guest of the day? I know, he did it by finally checking out and leaving! Karl brings joy to people where ever he goes, or is that goes away!
Last and least, we come to the last picture. Some things cannot be explained. They defy logic, order, and natural law. They exist and you have to accept that. Here is one of those things.
The wife & I had a wonderfuel time at the fest. My gratitude to our hosts who pulled it off. I hope to see everyone next year, where ever TDI-Fest 2006 is going to be held at.