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My VW/Audi Secret Journey (Area 51)

About a year ago, I heard from someone that there was a secret facility in Tampa that's got in un-released or prototype VW's and Audi's. Since I live in the area.. I decided to look more into it.
Eventually, I found where it was.. Went there at the times that my source told me that they leave the warehouse. It's a white warehouse.. good sized.. It has NO writing or signs anywhere on the building or around it. Just a "No Trespassing" sign. Oh, and the 4 digit street number.
Anyways, the cars leave in around 5-minute intervals. Sometimes theres more cars than other days. They are ALL VW/Audi cars. And most of them have NO badging on them. One day I tried looking over the fence with my camera, and saw a bunch of Audi Q7's getting engine work done or something along those lines.. This was months before it was released by the way. It had camouflage all around it. They have curtains on the inside covering the cars. Looks like they use the place as a shop too.
Now on to the good stuff.. My friend and I went there 2 nights ago, at the time they leave.. and sure enough they are all leaving.. So we follow the cars that come out, then return to see what the next one is.
We follow numerous Passat wagons, Golfs, A3's.. Then a white Audi R8 pulls out, and we follow that. When we return to the warehouse, there is a large man standing outside the gate along with another smaller sized man. They notice us watching then RUN across the street, at the stop sign that I am about to approach. The large man slams his hands on the hood of my car and asks us what we are doing. He looks like he wants to kill us. I tell him we are leaving, and as I try to pull forward he grabs onto my side mirror and sortof jumps on the side of my car. So I had to back up about 100 yards to get away. Scared the ish out of me.
This is footage from yesterday morning. I'd like to know what everyone thinks about this. Everytime I go back, there will be an update in this thread, with some pictures or video. Hopefully, I catch something good next time..
http://media.putfile.com/cars-65
The first car is either just an S5 or an RS5. They might do drivetrain swaps in the warehouse to test cars on different platforms.
The second car is a Wagon that has no badging.. which is weird. It also had BBS CH wheels, I believe. Iv'e never seen them on that car, correct me if I'm wrong. This makes me believe that they might test engines on different platforms.

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Modified by BoBoJoe at 1:18 AM 7-17-2007
 

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Re: My VW/Audi Secret Journey (BoBoJoe)

I would have told the big man to f off if he touched my property (car) on a public street
cool find though
 

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Re: My VW/Audi Secret Journey (BoBoJoe)

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The large man slams his hands on the hood of my car and asks us what we are doing. He looks like he wants to kill us. I tell him we are leaving, and as I try to pull forward he grabs onto my side mirror and sortof jumps on the side of my car. So I had to back up about 100 yards to get away. Scared the ish out of me.

As long as its a public street, do they actually have any right to try and prevent you from being in the area with a camera? Seems to me that big guy is trying to scare you, because they dont actually have any authority to tell you to leave... morover, im pretty sure its illegal to grab onto / jump onto a moving vehicle....
 

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We didn't even have a camera that night..
A few minutes before, one of the Passats came and stopped next to my car, and the guy just stared at us. It's really sortof freaky..
If the big guy pulls that stunt again, I'm calling the cops.
 

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Re: My VW/Audi Secret Journey (BoBoJoe)

That S5 is GORGEOUS. Nice find man http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

I'm calling shenanigans on the whole guy jumping on your car thing though.
 

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Re: My VW/Audi Secret Journey (vwgilly)

people have known about this facility for yrs. For example, spyshots of a T-reg test rear end (w/ spare tire space) and the mk5 Jetta have been posted here on the tex. I remember seeing a sea of New Bugs in a photo from 1997 at that facility.
Its sweet that youve seen it tho...and yeah, those guys are just trying to scare you. Didnt stop you from posting your video, no?
 

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Re: My VW/Audi Secret Journey (BoBoJoe)

Tell him you heard that was the part of town where big guys give free BJ's and you're trollin'. I have no doubt he will NEVER so much as look in your general direction again.
 

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Re: My VW/Audi Secret Journey (BrianGriffin)

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That S5 is GORGEOUS. Nice find man http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

and the jetta sportwagon look slike crap, still.
 
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