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You've been waiting and now it is here... InsightFest 2019 - More Power: K Swap, Lithium and more! Columbus OH Sept. 6,7,8

Please share this post, and if it helps make it easier I also
- posted on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/569907246839316/
- posted on my web site http://www.evpowers.com/2019/03/27/insightfest-2019-more-power-k-swap-lithium-and-more/
I know not everyone does the whole forum thing.

What: InsightFest, the national gathering of Insight owners.

Where:
Columbus, Ohio/ Marysville, Ohio

When:
- Friday, September 6 ( King Collision. Columbus)
- Saturday, September 7 (King Collision. Columbus)
- Sunday, September 8 (Honda Heritage Center & Museum. Marysville)

King Collision Auto Repair. 2882 Brice Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
Honda Heritage Center. 24025 Honda Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040

InsightFest 2019 is a weekend filled with Insight conversation and camaraderie. See old friends and meet new ones. Put names with faces. Sell the parts you've accumulated. Buy the parts you need. Share your knowledge. Learn something new.

DETAILS
On Friday and Saturday InsightFest home base will be at King Collision and Repair in Columbus, Ohio.
A big thanks to their owners for allowing us to be there!
- Demonstrations and discussion
- K Swap discussion (Insight's stock engine replaced with K Series Honda Motor)
- Lithium discussion (Insight's stock battery replaced with Lithium battery)
- General Maintenance
- Buy and sell swap meet
- Insight-only car show
- Much, much, more

On Sunday we'll be switching it up as we head over as a group to an amazing event at an amazing location: Eibach Meet at the Honda Heritage Center and Museum.(Approx 50 min from the hotel.)
Eibach Meet is a H-U-G-E Honda/Acura event. People come from around the Midwest and beyond to show off their Hondas. Everything from bone stock daily drivers to the craziest customized Honda you can imagine. Here's an article with photos from a past Eibach Meet Midwest
We'd love to flood the event with our Insights and I've talked with event manager to get 20 spots for us.
Space is limited, so no guarantees we'll be able to get any more than that, so the sooner we register, the better! You must arrive together with the group in order to park together.
Cars will be on site from 10am-3pm
The Eibach Meet itself is on the grounds of the Honda Heritage Center & Museum which houses a great Honda Museum with incredible displays.

No additional cost to attend the Eibach Meet as a spectator, but there is an additional $22 cost to park with our InsightFest group in the show area and display your Insight.

REGISTRATION FORM
Click Here to Fill out the Registration Form
Cost:$60 per person
optional additional $22 fee to park with our InsightFest group at the Eibach Meet portion of the weekend (Sunday)

Step 1) Fill out the Registration Form
Step 2) Pay via PayPal to this account: [email protected]

Registration fee(s) must be paid in order to attend sessions, have car onsite at InsightFest, buy/sell items, attend Eat & Greet, attend Saturday dinner, or other associated aspects of the weekend as deemed by the organizers. Events are rain or shine. Fees are non-refundable.

Registration closes Sunday, August 31st at 10pm Central time, or sooner if necessary.

Food
Other than the Friday night Eat and Greet, in general, the registration fee does not include food. Food costs will be on your own. There are restaurants nearby as well as great food delivery options. There will likely be group orders, but you will need to pay for meals.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with previous InsightFests, as well as those who are helping make InsightFest 2019 a reality!

Sponsors for InsightFest 2019 include:
* EV Powers | Hybrid Battery Service & Repair. Prius Insight Civic. 56 Corry St, Madison, WI
 

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SCHEDULE*
Last updated 3/27/19

Friday
10am Setup
11am Registration/Welcome/Housekeeping
Noon First session
1pm My Hybird Battery is Failing, Now What?
2pm How I K Swapped My Insight
3pm How I Did My Lithium Conversion
4pm
5:30pm Eat and Greet (Hosted Event)
Return to hotel for informal discussions, hanging out, and offsite fun

Saturday
9am Fixing Wet Seatbelts
10am What to do with Spare Honda parts?
11am Project Updates
Noon Lunch Break
1pm K Swap panel discussion
2pm
3pm Lithium panel discussion
4pm Last session at King Collision
6pm Dinner, Awards, Prizes

Sunday
8:30am Gather in Best Western parking lot
8:45am Leave for Eibach Meet
9:45am Arrive at Eibach Meet (Honda Heritage Center & Museum)
11- 3pm Vehicles on display, Tour Museum, Informal sessions
3pm InsightFest ends
6pm Unofficial afterparty for anyone still staying the night. Location TBD

*All times, topics, and locations are subject to change
 

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Where to stay for InsightFest 2019

Official Hotel
Best Western Executive Suites - Columbus East
1899 Winderly Ln, Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Mention "InsightFest 2019" for the Group rate
$99 per night
Room with 1 King or 2 Queen
Indoor Pool, Complimentary Full Breakfast
3.5 miles from the Friday/Saturday Events

Camping
Looking for someone to please research this for the group.
Contact me at 608-729-4082 to discuss
We will post your results here.

Past InsightFest Links
InsightFest 2018 – 5 Year Anniversary (Madison, WI)
InsightFest 2017 – Transmissions and More. (Madison, WI)
InsightFest 2016 – The Big One (Indianapolis, IN)
InsightFest 2015 – Summer Camp Edition (Sauk City, WI)
InsightFest 2014 – Inaugural Year (Madison, WI)
 

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What is the registration deadline? I'm currently planning on signing up but will need to get a few things sorted out first.
 

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"Registration closes Sunday, August 31st at 10pm Central time, or sooner if necessary."

You've got plenty of time for now, but watch this thread.
If I need to close things early I'll try to give some warning.
 

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Should've read closer. Thanks!
 

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This is awesome - count me in!

Any thoughts about having Lightning Talks? 5 minute slots where folks sign up to talk about their personal (or business) projects? For example, I'd like to hear about @Mario's dash project, hear @snikrepretep's main and side projects, things @mudder is doing, @jime's mods, etc. If these are done earlier it will give an opportunity for folks to continue discussions later in the event.
 

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This is only 2 hours from me... I may have to make the trip and bring some extra TLC's for anyone that needs them. Could even install. Will have to check my calendar.
 

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34 hours "driving" time, and 2263 miles. Can these bones take the punishment. Time will tell. I haven't missed on yet.
 

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Only 1457 miles for me. I'll be there. Look for a funny looking green car.

Road trip, Willie? Anybody else want to join a caravan from the West?

Sam
 

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It's about 4 hours from me which is totally doable, but I have to work Friday night in Ann Arbor so I'd already be an hour closer. It's quite tempting, but the earliest I could arrive would be around 1am Saturday.
 

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About 6 3/4 hours driving normally so probably an 8 hour drive hypermiling.
 

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Sam, are you going to paint the extension?
And will that make you able to cruise at 75+, where I like to cruise?
 

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It'll be about 800 miles for me. Barring something unexpected coming up, I'll be there. Hopefully there'll be someone (or more than one) person coming from my part of the MW that I can cruise with.
 

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I'd be willing to meet up with people in VA to drive up, except that I probably drive too slow for everyone's taste. :D

Sam, are you going to paint the extension?
And will that make you able to cruise at 75+, where I like to cruise?
Oooh! I forgot he had 3-wheeler's old boattail! Definitely something I'd be interested in looking at at InsightFest.
 

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Sam, are you going to paint the extension?
And will that make you able to cruise at 75+, where I like to cruise?
Sorry, I can't. My brakes get hot when I keep having to slow down to 75. :)

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I'm in.. Cu all there.

Signed up, recommended hotel booked, flight booked, esta applied for :)

I'll probably need to post some stuff over for the event, any volunteer willing to hang onto it for me, and send it back after i've gone.?
Saves hassle with gadgets on flights.
I don't want the BCM replacer prototype and a case full of OBDIIC&C units confiscated at checkin!!!

I'm arriving on 4th and leaving on 11th Sept (7 nights) so hope to look around nearby as well before and after InsightFest..

Anyone up for taking me around locally in an Insight to some sights?
Happy to pay for fuel / burgers /beer and repay the favour in my area if anyone ever comes over here to the UK.....
 

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I'm arriving on 4th and leaving on 11th Sept (7 nights) so hope to look around nearby as well before and after InsightFest..
If you are interested in military aviation, the US Air Force museum is 75mi away in Dayton OH. It is huge and immensely interesting to those who love flight.
 
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