: Detroit Int'l Auto Show Jan 20-22
01-02-2006, 10:35 PM
time of year is coming through again for the detroit int' auto show. this year, it is running jan 14 - jan 22. i will be up for the last weekend (20-22) of the show. right now, me and sean (yamaha) are planning on heading up, will most likely meet w/ dave (2loud2k2xd) and waiting to see if nick (projectx515) is coming. im hoping to leave columbus around 1-2ish, get into winsor canada around 5ish, check into a hotel, then out for a night of drinking/strip clubs. sat morn, wake up, drive back into detroit, to the auto show (15 min MAX drive) go to the show saturday, if dave is still up for it, party sat night, and leave sunday.
still waiting to get confirmations from people involved, but this is what im hoping for.
small chance may have to be moved to the 14-16 weekend, but i have to see what work says. my mandatory sat for jan is the 21st, but ill see what i can get worked out.
01-02-2006, 10:39 PM
Evan, fool. I posted about this a couple of months ago. I'm going down to the show on the 14th, and I asked if anyone wanted to meet up there.
Let me know. My father in law is going up on the 14th, which was why I was going. He's been inviting me for three years now, but I didn't want to get my brother in law upset because I wasn't really part of the family then. Anyway, I might come back down the second weekend if that's when you decide to go.
01-02-2006, 10:44 PM
well if you got plans to go on the weekend of the 14th, i can talk to sean and nick and see if they would want to do it then. friday night will def be a drunken night in winsor.
01-02-2006, 10:48 PM
well, it's a 2 hour drive from here, and that's nothing in my book. So I really don't mind coming down both weekends. Honestly.
Sorry for calling you a fool as well.
I don't know if I'm being picked up on the way through for the show the first weekend, so I might not be in the elantra. If you go the second weekend, I would definately have my car. It's up to you at any rate.
01-02-2006, 10:52 PM
i talked to sean and he said he can do the 1st weekend. im gonna talk to work tomorrow, and see what i can do about the 21st, because its my 'must work' saturday. 14th may work out a little better. and i didnt realize how close you are. my drive is going to be 3 hours there.
depending on how many people come up w/ me, i might not have the XD. if theres 4 people or more, im gonna see about gettin my dads kia SUV, so itll fit 5 comfortably, plus luggage.
01-02-2006, 11:25 PM
Cool. Keep me posted.
Everyone else, feel free to reply in this thread as well.
Evan. If you see this cool looking fellow around the show...feel free to go up and say hey to him. It might just be me.
01-02-2006, 11:25 PM
I may go to the show on the 21st, gotta check my work schedule though
01-03-2006, 08:32 AM
just let me know how many tix to get:D the bennifits of working at a dealership where 8 cars are in the auto show. ill be down for some partying and drinking. evan...remember your cut-off point. dont want another episode of "cable guy" in front of all the exd members. lol
01-03-2006, 11:43 AM
I used to go to the NAIAS every year when I lived in Detroit. I even worked there a year or two when I worked for convertible top maker and customizer ASC. I wish I could go this year...
01-03-2006, 04:50 PM
even if you cant get the tickets, it wont be that bad. theyre only like 10-12$ each.
01-03-2006, 06:09 PM
ahhh guy, i work at a dealership that gives anywhere from 8 to 12 cars to the auto show every year. i should know, i get them ready for it. just let me know how many we are going to need. you should know better than that evan. havent you learned it yet. im da man. :D lol
01-09-2006, 07:56 PM
Evan, I'm posting in here to stay away from cluttering keyans thread on his springtechs.
Anyway, I'll go out to a club with you guys, for sure, but I won't go to a strip club. I'll buy you a drink, I'll be a DD if you guys need, but I do have to apologize for being a killjoy in advance, but I don't go to strip clubs, any other club, sure...sorry man.
01-09-2006, 08:09 PM
hey evan, the AUTO SHOW IS ON Jan 14 to the 21st. you got the wrong dates up on the title.
so who's all coming up for this?
01-09-2006, 08:18 PM
I don't think that he got the wrong dates, he was originally planning to go up for the second weekend, and then hang around for a day in windsor or detroit...not sure though.
I'm going to be there this weekend (hoping that I get the time off work)
01-09-2006, 08:36 PM
yeah. orginal plans for 2nd weekend, but work killed that for me. ill bo going 13-15
dave - is it still cool to party sat night?
rob - we'll have to work somethin out about partyin in canada. too bad you dont drink or go to strip clubs. hmm...what to do
01-09-2006, 08:38 PM
Yeah, sorry evan, I feel like I've really rained on the parade.
01-09-2006, 08:49 PM
whats the deal w/ no strip clubs? since your married?
remember - different area code, it doesnt count.
and youre not touching them?!?!?
01-09-2006, 08:58 PM
Well, for now I'm not going to get into a huge thing about it, maybe later I will start a thread/poll about who thinks it's being unfaithful in marriage to go to a strip club.
However, I will say a couple of quick things. :hijacked: I didn't go to strip clubs when I was in a different hemisphere (she was here and I was in Australia), so I'm not going to be persuaded now. I think that it's cheating to think about another woman when I have a perfectly great one at home. And lastly, I'm a christian and I just don't believe that going to strip clubs is apropriate.
I'm not going to stop being friendly with people just because they want to go, I'm not that kind of all self righteous guy that's going to try and guilt you out of going. If you want to go, it's up to you, and I won't change my opinion of you either. I'm also not going to try and preach to you either, just makes people pissed off. I'm going to try and blend in as much as I can, without compromising my beliefs.
So, like I said, I'll hang out with everyone up until the strip club, then I might go and do some other stuff for a while, and maybe come back and hang out a little longer when you're done there. You're a cool guy evan, I'd hang out with you twice in one night, haha.
01-09-2006, 09:12 PM
ah gotcha. ill leave it @ that
01-09-2006, 09:19 PM
this saturday night, well see. maby ill bring kelli to the auto show with everyone else that shows up. and im not down with going across the border either. i have no probs getting into canada, but coming back to the USA, i always get harassed by the border patrol and held up an hour or so. so party in the USA, not out of it.
and strip clubs when your married or with someone IMO is also a bad idea...unless the other person is cool with it.
so your coming up this weekend?
answer your phone evan..ring, ring. :)
01-09-2006, 10:30 PM
so that it? no one else going? auto show or up for party? you guys suck
01-09-2006, 10:32 PM
Some of us here in Fort Wayne are caravaning from our Solo2 region here. Who knows, might see you guys up there. I think I am going to buy one of the black xd shirts and where it to the show. So if you see me say hello!
01-09-2006, 10:33 PM
If it gets to you in time.
I'm definately going to wear my XD shirt now that you've said that. What a great idea.
If you see me, say hey!!
01-09-2006, 10:36 PM
ill most likely wear mine, but probably be covered by my jacket
jason - when are you heading up? im tryin to get a few people together for a windsor party night friday night
01-09-2006, 10:45 PM
will be bring my wife. She loves going to strip clubs with my friends but with her having a little bun in the oven, we try to stay out of heavy smoking areas. One thing that sometime makes me wonder, she loves going to the clubs and analyze the girls but we can never get one of them to come hoe with us in bed....hehehe, just joking!
I would love to hang with you guys but I might also be riding with the solo2 crew to. Do not know yet.
As for the shirt...should get here. I orderedmy calendar and lis.plate cover and in 3 days it arrived. Very cool!
Well, hope to see other XD shirts out there and if I do I will def. say hello!
01-09-2006, 10:50 PM
We should have some sort of way to say hello, so that you're not confused or scared when someone walks up from behind you and says hello. I've never met anyone besides felix, (and I've seen many pictures of Evan). Maybe if we just say hey, then our screen name or something. Or maybe we can all just post pictures of ourselves in this thread so we know who to look for??
Sorry, just like trying to eliminate awkwardness.
01-09-2006, 10:51 PM
well, if you decide you want to come over to windsor and hang out @ the strip club, ill be @ the million dollar saloon....basically, come out the tunnel, hit the road, turn left, hit the strip, its to the right. youll find parking garages everywhere. just ask someone if you cant find it. they were friendly last time
and if i remember right, i dont remember much/any smoking. ill have to check into it
01-09-2006, 10:54 PM
In Ontario, it's Illegal to smoke in Restaurants, pubs, clubs and places like that. I would imagine that it's illegal in strip clubs as well. Check it out though, there should be pleanty of information online.
01-09-2006, 11:14 PM
see jason...illegal to smoke in clubs
and heres a map i found of the area and clubs..
01-09-2006, 11:15 PM
well, check the bylaws in windsor first.
01-09-2006, 11:23 PM
As requested. here is a couple pick of us. I made them attachments so they are not so big on the thread here. Both of us red heads cannot miss us. And as for someone saying hello from behind me, it is ok, I dont scare that easy....just watch out when I turn and swing! Just kidding! I would not be alarmed if some one came up seeing me wearing the black t from here, filll free to!
At Thanksgiving 2005:
At 2005 work xmas party:
01-09-2006, 11:37 PM
I'll be wearing the white t with the cartoon xd's on the back, and some sort of long sleeve shirt underneath, either red or blue. No I don't plan my wardrobe that far in advance, but those are the only long sleeve shirts that I have that will go under that shirt.
and this is me in Enland in May.
01-09-2006, 11:43 PM
just ordered, hope it makes it by next week. This is what I will be wearing to support or site!
And why not, when we stop at the hyundai area, maybe they will check us out...never know!
01-10-2006, 12:01 AM
hell, i may take some EXD cards for the guy at the hyundai booth
01-10-2006, 10:23 AM
drop em on every elantra in the parking lot (Except the ones you recognize from here, of course)
01-10-2006, 01:08 PM
i will, but its just gonna be on one floor unless i feel like trekkin up all the steps and stopping at a single level (parking garages near by go up)
01-12-2006, 02:38 PM
Well, I just had an idea. How about everyone who is going from the site (All 4 or 5 of us...haha) can arrange to meet at say, midday or something. We could meet at the hyundai area (I've never been, but I assume that Hyundai will have an area with all their cars in it...if not, call me stupid).
Let me know what you guys think
01-12-2006, 02:42 PM
that works for me. say 3pm next to the elantra?
more than likely (caus i know how hot i was last year wearing my coat) ill have on my EXD t-shirt (if i can get the oil stain out of it) and a grey columbia overcoat. probably an indians hat (white) with a script I backwards.
01-12-2006, 02:55 PM
I'll say, 3pm next to the elantra sounds great. If this warm weather continues as well, I won't even have a jacket.
01-12-2006, 02:59 PM
true. i like to wear my jacket so i can carry all my stuff and not have to hold onto it (wallet, cell phone, keys, camera, freebies @ the show, etc etc
01-12-2006, 10:47 PM
so you are saying to meet at the Show at the Elantra...the Elantra the Hyundai would have at the show? Just to make sure I understand you both correctly.
01-12-2006, 10:48 PM
yeah. That would be what we're saying
01-12-2006, 10:50 PM
Sounds cool. I am going to give you a pm about a supension question. Hope you might have an answer.
01-18-2006, 06:46 PM
My fiance and I will be there on the 20th. We are staying in Woodhaven for the night and may do some gambling in Windsor the night before the show. I have been drooling over the Azera for a few months now and can't wait to see it up close and personal...also the new Challenger concept is another one that I want to see.
01-18-2006, 07:05 PM
take lots of pics guys for those of us who can't go!
01-18-2006, 11:17 PM
oh yeah, I have a couple 256mb stick for the dig. cam and should be able to get around 500 or so pic. I think that should be enough. Well, see you guys that will be there around 3pm at the Hyundai area. I received my hat and tshirt on tuesday, so I will be represent'n!
As for the Azera, doesn't your dealer have it yet? Just curious, because we have it already at our dealership and it is a very nice ride.
See you guys saturday!
01-18-2006, 11:26 PM
Oh, J-son...you know that Evan and I went last weekend, right? We were looking for you at 3 on saturday, but couldn't see you. I'm pretty sure that we made it clear that contrary to the title, it was going to be the 14th that we were there.
01-18-2006, 11:31 PM
did you get pics rob!?
01-18-2006, 11:34 PM
ohhhh, I thoght you guys saw that I would be there on this sat. So sorry for the confusion on my part! Whooopsy! So will you guys still be going this sat? Just curious?
:hand: me=dumb ***
01-18-2006, 11:59 PM
:hand: me=dumb ***
Not at all!! This has been a confusing thread all along. I'm not going back this weekend, I'm going apartment searching in Hamilton. Evan said he might go back, but I'm not sure if he will or not. Sorry for the confusion
and cypher, Evan got a few hundred photos, I believe. Check with him to see if he's got any to pass on for you.
01-19-2006, 12:07 AM
oh well, maybe I will catch up (not what you put fries in) you guys another time. Maybe the big hyundai meet in the summer...who knows.
01-20-2006, 06:29 PM
i was up there. i wish i would have read the thread before i went. :(