Don't Miss TTAC's Detroit-Area (Southfield) Meet-Up Tomorrow

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

If things seem a little slow around here today, it’s because I’m in the Detroit area, away from the productive calm of my office sanctuary. I’m in town for quite an exciting event: tomorrow, I’ll be conducting an extended interview with the industry’s most infamous executive, “Maximum” Bob Lutz. And though I can’t extend an invite to Lutz Farm to TTAC’s Best & Brightest, I can offer the next-best thing: an exclusive post-interview debrief. If you’re going to be in the Detroit area tomorrow, hit the jump for more details. If you can’t make it to Motown, but you have a burning question for Mr Lutz that didn’t make it into the relevant thread, go ahead and leave it in the comments here.

Starting at 6:30 tomorrow evening (8/25), I’ll be at Copper Canyon Brewery in Southfield (click the link for directions). If you’re free, I encourage you to come on down, say hi and join the conversation. We’ll have a few beers, talk cars and the car business, and I’ll share some of my thoughts on my meeting with Maximum Bob. I always have a great time chatting with our Detroit-area readers and commenters, so I hope some of the usual suspects, and possibly a few new faces, stop by.

Finally, since it occurs to me that this will be the third Detroit-area TTAC meet-up, and because I know we have quite a few readers from my adopted hometown of Portland, OR, I thought I’d take this opportunity to gauge the interest in holding a PDX meet-up sometime. If you’re located near Portland and this sounds like something you’d like to do, either leave a comment or drop us a line at our comment form and we’ll take it from there!

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  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Aug 24, 2011

    A note about directions. Copper Canyon Brewery is a bit hard to get to. It's on what's essentially the service drive to the Northwestern freeway but you can't get to it from the highway. Either travel west on 11 Mile Road from Lahser (which everyone pronounces Lasher) and follow the road as it curves around Shaarey Zedek synagogue, or take Telegraph and turn off onto the service drive where the car dealer is located, just north of Toys R Us and go south. BTW, while the bar is indeed in a valley (of the Rouge River's middle branch), copper country is 600 miles north of Detroit in the Keewenaw Peninsula.

  • Seanx37 Seanx37 on Aug 24, 2011

    Is someone buying the first round?

    • Robert.Walter Robert.Walter on Aug 25, 2011

      Sure, round here, it is always the first guy who asks that question!

  • Mikey Mikey on Aug 24, 2011

    It would be a nice little 5 hr cruise for the Mustang. However its not looking like top down weather. Maybe next time eh.

  • MBella MBella on Aug 24, 2011

    I'll be there.