TDIFest 2012 coming to Ypsilanti, MI

VW Derf

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The location of TDIFest 2012 finally has been selected. Yes, it is a the selection is a little later than normal, but it is now official that TDIFest 2012 will be coming toYpsilanti (Ypsi), Michigan on the Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd, 2012).

Congratulations to the great proposal submitted by Lawson (VeeDubTDI) with the support of this year’s crew:

Chad (Airwolf)
Jason (Sprocket)
Alicia (Sprockette)
Mike (manual_tranny)
Joel (MrVermin)
Bruce (paramedick)
Andrew (GeekDrew)

The selected hotel is the Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwys-ann-arbor-marriott-ypsilanti-at-eagle-crest/) and hotel reservation details will be coming soon, probably in the new year. TDIFest registration will be opening up in the spring.

Once again, congratulations to this year's organizing committee and hope to see you in Michigan.
 

Sprocket

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Isn't Ann Arbor the home of one of the automotive magazines?
Why yes it is...Car & Driver! I also know the brother & father of the Editor-In-Chief, Eddie Alterman.
 

PeterV

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Good to see another Mi area Fest. Lots to do there also.
 

xtu1963

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Wow, you really picked a "garden" spot for 2012! Also, why are you having it in Kentucky two years in a row? I can make fun of Ypsi since I attended Fletcher Elementary school for two years.
 

VeeDubTDI

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It's not in Kentucky two years in a row. 2010 was in Portland, Oregon; 2011 was in Lexington, Kentucky; 2012 is going to be in Ypsilanti, Michigan. :confused:

But yeah... the location is sweet and the hotel looks great. We're going to do a little hotel preview at the 5th annual Auto Show GTG (weekend of Jan 14th). See the thread in the Mid-West forum for info.
 

compu_85

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It's not in Kentucky two years in a row. 2010 was in Portland, Oregon; 2011 was in Lexington, Kentucky; 2012 is going to be in Ypsilanti, Michigan. :confused:
I guess there's some back story here... A nickname for that area of MI is Ypsitucky, during WWII a lot of people moved from Kentucky to that area to work in the factories.

-J
 

VeeDubTDI

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Lots of logistics to figure out. What we had in mind may be more trouble than it's worth.
 

mwalters

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Cool - will be my second fest I'm actually able to attend!!

ps. I may be able to give a hand, since I am fairly local...just let me know what needs to be done.
 
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VeeDubTDI

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Why yes! yes it is... I just can't remember what the link is ;)
 

Dodoma

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Congratulation for selecting a site for 2012 get together. This will give enough time for oldpipoo, oilhammer, wingnut, etc. to participate.
 

VeeDubTDI

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10 hours isn't too bad. Dodoma, hope you plan on making it, too! :cool:
 

MonsterTDI09

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Congratulations :) to VeeDubTDI and the crew.

I will be there, I had great time last year it's only 8hrs 590 miles.
 

Stinkyfingers

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Why yes it is...Car & Driver! I also know the brother & father of the Editor-In-Chief, Eddie Alterman.
Last I looked, Automobile Magazine was in Ann Arbor as well. And Ypsi has the nation's last Hudson dealership, Miller Motors, which is now a museum dedicated to cars built out at the old Willow Run bomber plant. It also has a Deja Vu for you love shack geeks and a coffee house-motorcycle repair shop called Cafe Racer. Washtenaw County even has SEVEN breweries, one of which is right there in Ypsitucky.:eek:
JohnD
 
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