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Old 09-05-2012, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Insight owners gather at Green Drive Expo. Sept 15, 2012 SF Bay

O.k. SF Bay area Insight owners who's going to meet up with me at Green Drive Expo this year?

Green Drive Expo Bay Area
Saturday, September 15
10am - 5pm
Craneway Pavilion

We need some Insight representation at the show! (My wife won't let me drive the 2000+ miles to get mine there. So I'm flying in.)

You guys can show off you cars by reserving space in the VIP Owners Showcase and then in between all the other exhibits and test drives Insight owners can have their own sessions on Insight-related topics. As VIP's you get some cool swag, plus the reserved space on the show floor. (Normally $20, but use the code IC12, to get $5 off VIP status)
Become a VIP - Bay Area

As a sponsor of the event, Mile Hybrid Automotive will be there with their Insight battery.

Plus Bumblee Batteries will be there with their Insight MaxIMA battery, so you want to talk to them for sure.

What do you guys want to talk about? I'll start the list.
Reply with more topics and I'll update it below.
Topics
- Introductions
- Battery Maintenance
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- group photo with Chelsea Sexton

There's lots more happening at the show like:
-- the first consumer test drives of the Toyota RAV4 EV
-- Chevy Volt test drives
-- CODA electric sedan
-- Chelsea Sexton, of "Who Killed the Electric Car" fame will be on hand to speak in the afternoon.

So who's in?
So far:
* Willie Williford
* kiktkit201
* jdkoos
* ericbecky
* insight for life
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Eric:
Sounds interesting. Another Adventure. 10+10+10hr. trip.
I'm not show quality........So maybe no VIP.

I'll think about it tomorrow.
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Tempted. Will check the schedule to see if I'm available

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The VIP Owners Showcase isn't about "show quality". It is about being unique and proving that green transportation is viable. It's about dispelling myths.

Just owning an Insight makes you eligible.

People still have a lot of misconceptions about hybrids.
ie you have to replace the batteries every two years and it costs $5,000.
They are not reliable, etc.

Any Insight , whether dinged up and dirty, or missing parts is just fine.

Most people haven't even seen an Insight up close, much less a group of them all in one place where they can actually talk to the owners!

Plus, it's where we can hang out and talk to each other and share experiences and learn a thing or two.

You should see how scuffed up my Insight was at the Madison show. But we have a row of 4 of them together and that was very cool! You never see that where I live.

Willie, you are a madman if you make the trip.

You will be one of the hearty few who has made it to the Madison Green Drive Expo AND the Bay Area Green Drive Expo. (I'll have to think of some extra to present you with if you show up.)
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And............The "Tour Del Sol 2006".

That's where the "madman" started.
I'll be in SF, see you there.

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Turbocharged Insight in the VIP Owner's Showcase. This is going to be cool!
We have red covered.
Now we need some more colors.
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Turbocharged Insight in the VIP Owner's Showcase. This is going to be cool!
We have red covered.
Now we need some more colors.
Got my day off for the 15th. I'll bring my camera and of course "The Hulk" . See you there Willie and ericbecky
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Citrus? Excellent!

Blue and Silver left. Those should be easier to find.
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Im thinking about going. Have to talk to my wife. Btw I have silver!
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Has there been a blue one at any of the North California meets? I don't recall if I've seen one in any of the pictures.
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