Detroit Meet-Up: 4/27/11, 7 PM
You’ve probably noticed by now that things haven’t been quite up to speed here at TTAC, as both Bertel and myself are here in Detroit to meet with a few OEMs as well as our corporate overlords (who are actually quite nice people, as corporate overlords go) on the northern side of the border. Oh yes, and we’re making one other acquaintance: each other. Though Bertel and I have worked together for getting on three years now, and he’s been my right-hand man since I took over the reigns here at TTAC, we’ve never actually met in person until now. Needless to say, we’ve had a lot to catch up on, and frankly picking through the post-New York and Shanghai auto show media dead zone is nowhere near as interesting as being regaled with Bertel’s “too good for publication” tales.
The good news: if you’re in the Detroit area tomorrow, you need not wait as long as I did to meet TTAC’s managing editor, as both Bertel and myself will be taking up positions at the Detroit Beer Company (downtown Detroit, directions at the link) tomorrow (Wednesday, April 27th) starting around 7PM, and you are all invited to come down, sip a beer, grab a bite and talk cars. We’ll be hot off TTAC’s first-ever visit to the RenCen, and if the past is an indicator, it could be another three years before TTAC’s Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor are in the same place at the same time again. So drop your mid-week plans, and come down and say hello to your friendly, not-so-local car bloggers. After all, we’re anxious to meet you, the readers who make TTAC possible… and one of the most vibrant auto-oriented communities on the web.
I'm assuming your profile pics are woefully out-of-date and you both look much older and more haggardly at this point. Can you guys have red hats on or flowers pinned to your lapels or something. Or should I look for the two guys staring into laptops at the bar? Joking aside, I might be able to make it. But one of the perks of working at a Japan based auto-supplier is meetings with people in a 13 hour different time-zone- i.e. meetings that start at 8:00 at night.
Would love to join, but beer, thunderstorms, darkness and motorcycles do not mix well.
Sorry- it looks like I got meeting'd. Maybe next time guys.
Sorry for not making it. I got stuck at work. I really wanted to meet Herr Schmitt. If you guys are still in town tomorrow night I'd be happy to come out.