Bummer. I've never been to Flying L, but it's about 15 miles from where my ranch is.FWIW:
We struck out coming to terms of facility use with the Flying L Ranch in Texas so that venue is off the radar. We had one more "suitable" location and have visited it, but they have a reserved booking over Labor Day 2018 and we would not be able to fit in. It's a relatively small location, but very nice.
Consequently, Mike Stewart and I are running out of gas and energy in trying to set up a Fest for 2018 and it is getting too late in the planning. If someone else has a "plan" for 2018, please go for it.
We never really had a working Fest nice drive out there but my least liked Fest....If TDIfest truly is dead, I'm interested in its resurrection and can easily get it planned out to be held at rotary park here in Lake Mills again. Not too far away from Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin which offer some things to see. Also its only about 20 miles away from the southern end of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive which is 115 miles of twists and turns and ends only miles away from Road America in Elkhart Lake..just food for though.
Finish it up and bring it to Sturgeon Bay. I really don't think there is gonna be any more fests just local gtg's. To a certain point, dieselgate has broken the clubs membership back. Sad but true how many times have you read here in the last couple of years........I loved myTDI but the buyback was just to good to pass on. Then all interest in 2009+ TDI's is lost and the older cars are getting long in the tooth or just disappearing due to attrition.Tom,Time for DC-Balto. again. I'm building Mk5 CR in PD cars.
Not going to happen.....the core group basically did that....and no one wanted to step up in areas where they wanted the event so in essence the same few people did the last 5-6 Fests! and they also have lives....now days there is a huge struggle just to have local GTG’s.......I spent from 1997 to last year as a die hard except for a couple middle age periods ( 2008 Chevy HHR SS and 2013 Jetta Hybrid) now IMy suggestion is to restructure the TDIfests to something that is less labor intensive to setup. Make it more of an informal gathering with fundraisers of sorts for the site. Pretty much one giant GTG that can still fund the site.
Tesla still hasn't delivered them yet? Didn't they start taking reservations for it in like 2015? I don't know how they stay in business with a crowd funding business model like that.Not yet. We can configure any time but we decided to wait because we're considering buying a house. Two offers fell through, so we're back to the drawing board. The Model 3 will come soon, though.