TDIClub Enthusiast, Vendor
- Jul 29, 2001
- Versailles, Kentucky
- 2015 Audi Q5 TDI, 2000 New Beetle
The tent idea was used in Portland with success. It was used again in Ypsilanti successfully.Yup the pig roast was great. If there was a tent and tables/chairs that would be perfect, in fact a tent could be used for the whole event with classes being held there with actual cars on hand rather than a traditional classroom or standing at the side of the hotel by the door as we did in KY for the Engine class...
The pig roast in KY was strictly a dealer event. We tied it to TDIfest because they wanted to be a part of it. I thought it worked out well with one small exception that occurred due to a lack of communications.
As for the engine class, that was an unplanned offering. I had an engine that needed it's new piston/rods installed. Frank Irving offered to do it for me, and agreed to let folks watch. Frank is a natural teacher, and it turned into a class......
As I've said many times, my favorite fest was Wisconsin. We were in a Holiday Inn near the highway. We drove to the next town over for the events. Used a local garage and taught by doing. MANY cars worked on by a few folks. Other activity based in a small town hall and civic park. Banquet in a free-standing facility that specialized in events like weddings, etc. wives had local, quaint small towns to go antiquing/shopping. Cheryl liked this one best, too.