[urq] UPG 2008

Todd Phenneger tquattroguy at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 5 17:38:03 PST 2007

Fully agree about the finances of RA.  I wasn¹t really thinking about that.
I¹m all for an Auto-X.  I used the run the Auto-X circuit locally with my
4kq.  Was always head to head with a guy that was REALLY Smooth in his A4
1.8t.  I¹d love to do an Auto-X.

As for participants.  I see your point, but I think we need to be careful
with who we exclude.  I agree we don¹t want a WaterFest type event.  The
FOCUS needs to be the ur-q.  But where is the line.  How many Guests are
allowed?  1-2-5.  What if a GUEST wants to come in their own car because
they are from a different part of the country and you want to meet up with
them at UPG?  

Anyhow, just thinking out loud.  No issues with keeping the urq the focus.
Just don¹t want that to get in the way of anyone else wanting to SHARE the
spirit.  Even if they don¹t currently own an ur-q.

From: <QSHIPQ at aol.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 14:32:07 EST
To: <tquattroguy at yahoo.com>, <ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com>, <urq at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [urq] UPG 2008

Accomodating other folks isn't a problem, having a waterfest-type audi event
loses the focus of the urq, and adds huge logistical issues to an ur-qfest
IMO.  It's easy to identify the urq owners, you just require a VIN for
registration, you don't have to bring it.  Having done events before, you
need to weed out participation from visitation.  Many venues these days have
a limit as to participants, including spectators.  My own thinking is that's
not a bad thing.  
I'd love to see a Road America Event as well, but given the cost of 'any'
track in the USA, I see reality eclipsing that vision.  Realistically,
exceeding a couple hundred for event costs, doesn't sound realistic to me.
An ur-qfest at RA (assuming we could get a date) at 150 cars would be in
easy excess of 500per participant.  Again, I think an autocross and some
good road rally's are more realistic in budgeting fun per dollar.
Scott J
84 ur
83 ur
.5 x 83 steamboat ur

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