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Old 01-10-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default 1/14/06 - CT/NY Audi Group Winter Gathering - EPL, Stratford, CT (Updated info - Pizza!)

The CT/NY Audi Group will have a Winter Gathering this Saturday, January 14th in Stratford, CT.

The event will take place at European Performance Labs, at their new location in Stratford, CT, easily accessible off of I-95.

The owner, Tony Chick, has been custom tuning Volkswagens and Audis for many years now. He has become quite popular with his custom tuning of setups which fall outside of the pre-packaged tuner kits. Two and a half years ago, Tony took 1st place in the first "European Car 1.8T Challenge" when tuning his own car. Since then, he has expanded his knowledge, software tools, and electronic hardware tools. He recently purchased a Mustang AWD-500-SE all-wheel-drive Dyno and outgrew his previous shop location.

Jan 14th will be a casual day, with a general Meet and Greet of enthusiasts. EPL will provide Pizza, refreshments, Q&A on custom chip tuning and hands-on demonstration of how a load bearing dyno functions.

There will also be a raffle for a 3-pull dyno session. The raffle will take place around Noon for those present.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 14th. 10AM-3PM
WHERE: 726 Woodend Rd, Stratford, CT

New: Pizza served around Noon! Mmmmmmmmmm!

For more info on the CT/NY Audi Group, please check out:

Details will be updated on our site, and posted to the Audi forums. I will also put all updates into one post on the AW Events forums, so you can bookmark that if you desire. Here's a link to that post:

Hope to see many of you after the Holidays.

Mark P

Here are photos of the new shop...

Upon first moving in:

Having the walls and ceilings/rafters painted white for better lighting:

After painted walls/ceilings:

New exhaust evacuation system added, also allowing for bi-directional car orientation:

Dyno observation window (safety glass) from indoor area:

Floor before paint:

Floor after paint - brightens up shop & easier to clean:

And just in case you were wondering what the car was under the cover:

From Hartford & the North:
Take I-91 South to Exit 17 for Rt-15 (Wilbur Cross / Merrit Parkway)
Follow Rt-15 to Exit 54 (this is the 95 connector in Milford)
Follow the connector to I-95 South
Follow I-95 South to Exit 30 for Surf Ave (& Rt 113)
Turn Left onto Surf Ave [Go 0.2 mi]
Turn Left onto Lordship Blvd [Go 0.6 mi]
Turn Left onto Woodend Rd and arrive at #726 [0.5 mi]

From New York & the West:
Take I-95 North to Exit 30 for Lordship Blvd (& Rt 113)
Turn Right onto Lordship Blvd [Go 0.7 mi]
Turn Left onto Woodend Rd and arrive at #726 [0.5 mi]

From New Haven & the East:
Take I-95 South to Exit 30 for Surf Ave (& Rt 113)
Turn Left onto Surf Ave
Turn Left onto Lordship Blvd
Turn Left onto Woodend and arrive at #726 [0.5 mi]

Here are some maps, at 3 levels of zoom:

Mark P

'14 Audi Q5 TDI, Glacier, S Line, Sport Int, Nav, B&O, Tow - website - 11k miles
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