What to expect?!

SSTDI

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2002
Location
New Haven, CT
TDI
none :-(
I've never been to a TDI fest. I was curious what some people's past experiences at TDI Fest have been? What's your Favorite TDI Fest Story...
 

Lug_Nut

TDIClub Enthusiast, Pre-Forum Veteran Member
Joined
Jun 20, 1998
Location
Sterling, Massachusetts. USA
TDI
idi: 1988 Bolens DGT1700H, the other oil burner: 1967 Saab Sonett II two stroke
The most eye opening experience has been in meeting the nicest, most eloquent, well mannered people and not their "trolling", inane, bandwidth wasting, screen name alter egos. Some of the more villified posters I found to be personable, knowledgable, and a pleasure to be around.
I don't agree with all the opinions of all the people that I've met through Fred's, but there isn't one that I dislike.
Perhaps they, (and I?), are on their (our) best behavior only for the duration of the festival, but it's the people, not the location, not the events, that really stand out for me.
YMMV
 

danix

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2000
Location
Raleigh, NC
TDI
None now. Former: 2011 335d, 2010 Jetta TDI, 2003 Jetta TDI Wagon. 99.5 Jetta TDI, 98 NB TDI, 3 different black 96 Passat TDI wagons.
I think discovering that most of the Playboy bunnies drive TDIs ranks right up there. They are known to get into heated debates over stupid things like which oil is best, Upsolute vs Rocketchip, suspension choices, etc.

It gets pretty ugly with their shoving, hair yanking, and ripping of clothes, but eventually they all end up happily au naturel in the hot tub with the rest of us.
 

tdipoet

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 4, 2002
Location
hooksett, nh
TDI
'11 Jetta TDI
Each fest has its own flavor, but there are a few constants: a lot of chatting and getting to know the people that you know online already, meeting new folks, getting to see some fantastic cars and mods you may never have even thought of, and of course lots and lots of diesel fumes.
 

MITBeta

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Location
Boston's Metro South-West
TDI
2001 Jetta TDI, 2004 Sprinter CDI Passenger (Mid/High), former: 1996 Passat TDI Variant
Each fest has its own flavor
This year's flavor, apparently, is beer. With a fantastic brew pub across the street from the fest, plus a number of breweries in and around the city.

Yummy. Please drink responsibly.
 

105Uphill

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2000
Location
Danielson, Ct. USA
TDI
98 & 99.5 Jettas Black
I assume that there are vendors on Sat. and Sunday. I live in CT. and would like to come up for one day so I am not interested in the tours of Boston since I can go anytime.

I am interested in meeting the people and seeing the technology. Is there a listing of vendors that will be there? I apologize if it's posted and I am just missing it.
 

tdipoet

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 4, 2002
Location
hooksett, nh
TDI
'11 Jetta TDI
we do not yet have a final vendor list, sorry. i will work on getting one posted ASAP.

the show and shine on sunday will be the designated time for the vendors as well. refer to the schedule here.
 
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