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Attention Hybrid Car Owners
and anyone interested in Hybrid Cars

Sunday July 17, 2005
Milwaukee, WI


Madison Hybrid Group invites you to attend
our 2nd Annual Miller Park Hybrid Car Event!


Have fun meeting, tailgating and talking with hybrid car owners. Ask questions, find answers, show off your car, and, oh, yeah, watch the Brewers take on the Washington D.C. Nationals.

Last year 33 people responded and all the Toyota and Honda hybrid cars
were represented. This year there are some new hybrids to add to the mix and we hope they come, too.

Schedule of Events
10:00
Meet at the staging area in Wauwatosa.
(Same place as last year. Click link for map. http://tinyurl.com/7eywa )
11:00 Leave the staging area as a group and take a short drive to Miller Park.
11:15 Enter the “Giants“ Parking Lot as a group. ($6 per vehicle.)
11:15-1:00 Tailgate: Food, conversation and fun. (provide your own food, chairs, etc.)
1:05 Game Time

Cost: $10 per ticket which includes
-One Terrace Reserved seat in our Group's block of seats*
-One FREE hot dog
-One FREE soda
-One entry into our drawing for two FREE tickets to a Monday-Thursday
game. (Non-Cubs)

Payment in full is due no later than June 11th.

To attend please respond via this thread, PM me, or contact me via the email address in my Profile. Please include the number of tickets needed, names of people attending, and the year, model and color of the car you are bringing. Also include where you want the tickets mailed. (Kids age 2 and under, sitting on an adult’s lap, are free.) I reply with the address where to mail the check.

Please help publicize this event any way you can to make the event a success.
I have a poster available you can print out and give to hybrid owners.

Thank you!

A member of MHG has created a temporary webpage for the event that will be updated as new information becomes available. Here’s the link: http://www.geocities.com/johnson487682/mhg/.

*Anyone paying after May 11. Miller Park will not guarantee that your seats will be in the same block as everyone else's However, there were a lot of empty seats around us last year, and given the Brewer's track record, it probably won't be an issue this year either.
 

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There has been an update to the payment instructions.
After checking with Miller Park, we will now need turn in at least part of the money earlier than first reported.

UPDATE 4/19/2005
50% of the money must be turned in by May 11th and is non-refundable. The remaining 50% is due June 11th. (An alternative is to simply pay in one installment May 11th.)


I have updated the original posting to reflect the corrections/changes.

I have uploaded a corrected/new version of the promotional poster. A few additional wording and layout tweaks were made as well as correcting the name of the city where we will have the staging area. (Wauwatosa, not Waukesha.) I also added my mailing address to the poster.

Lastly, a member of MHG has created a temporary webpage for the event that will be updated as new information becomes available. (see the “p.s.” at the end of the original post.)
 

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Be sure to...

...get your names up on the "Groups Attending" board!

We should have an Insight Mariners day here in Seattle.
 

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Madison Hybrid Group. Deposit for July Event is due May 11.

O.K. everyone, it’s less than a week until we send in the initial deposit for the Brewers Hybrid Car Event.

We need a head count and at least half the money by next Wednesday, May 11 so that the ballpark will hold our seats.

If you have already committed to coming but have not sent your money, please send it ASAP!

For the rest of you still not sure about coming… c’mon it’s only 10 bucks and it will be fun…I promise.

So far we have Insights, Accords, Civics, Classic Prius, 2G and Prius coming. We are still looking for an Escape or RX 400h, or Highlander to attend. If you have one, or know of someone who is getting one, we encourage you to come and join us!

As always, the more the merrier!

Reply to this thread, PM or email me for the payment instructions (address, etc)
 

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Madison Hybrid Group sends out a big “Thank you” to the 32 people who have responded so far to the Madison Hybrid Group get-together in Milwaukee.

Because of you, we have over a dozen cars coming and 6 different hybrid models represented.

And we still have room for MORE…

If you are interested in joining the 32 of us please contact me and send payment no later than June 11th. Check the original post for more payment details.

We welcome all car owners to attend.
 

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All told, we now have 42 people coming to this event.

Even though it was way past the deadline, today we were able to add another Insight owner to the list of attendees. The owner heard about the event from this website. Thanks, InsightCentral!

Hybrids represented at the event will be:
Insight, Accord, Civic, Escape, Prius, and Highlander.

The only hybrid not represented will be the Lexus. There's always next year!

Hopefully we'll get some good photos to share.
 

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Thank you to all the members who participated in the 2005 Madison Hybrid Group event in Milwaukee last Sunday. Although it was hot as blazes, the event was a big success.

A few of us drove in a hybrid “convoy” from Lake Mills to the Wauwatosa staging area. By the time we arrived in Wauwatosa, a other members were already there taking pictures and were deep in hybrid car discussions.

The trees next door provided a bit of shade for our initial greetings and soon we were on the way to the stadium parking lot.

I was pleased that the caravan of hybrids from the staging area to the stadium went well. We didn’t lose anybody - even though I had to stop to reconfirm directions part way through the drive.

While tailgating I had many engaging conversations, learned new things, saw people sharing tips, and ate some good food. Mmmmm…and that Prius-powered blender for making daiquiri’s is a welcome addition to any gathering. There were longtime members present and newbies too. It was nice to connect in person with people that we usually “see” only on the internet or via email.

Thankfully the seats in the stadium were out of the direct sun, and the occasional breeze helped keep us cool as well. The game was fun and the Brewers won!

A few members were not able to participate in all parts of the day’s events, but most people stayed until the end. I had to leave abruptly and apologize for not being able to properly say good bye to most members. (My sons wanted to “run the bases” after the game and I belatedly found out we had to quickly get in line.)

As we returned to our car, a few members were still in the parking lot. Some jet fighters in formation flew overhead as part of a Milwaukee air show; a big bonus that my kids loved.

On the way out we also met a Hummer owner who said he was getting 9 mpg and he let us take a few photos of an Insight next to his Hummer. A pleasant hybrid car discussion ensued.

Members have begun posting pictures of the event on http://www.GreenHybrid.com in the “Share” section. Take a look and feel free to add your own.

We are always looking for ways to make the MHG events even better so feel free to send suggestions.

Thanks again for everyone who came, as well as everyone who helped plan the event.

I look forward to seeing you next year.

Our next local Madison Hybrid Group event will be in September. The date is not yet determined.

As always, if you want to be notified of our events by email, drop us a line with your name and year/model/color of your car.
Email address: MadisonHybridGroup at gmail dot com
 
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