Green Drive Expo SF Bay Area - 9/17/11

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  1. cwerdna

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    Ok... here's yet another thread on it. Post here if you plan to attend. Perhaps it can be a mini-meet. :)

    I'll be there. From other threads, it sounds like efusco and F8L will be there too along with (of course) ericbecky. The upper left of Green Drive Expo - Bay Area has a link to get FREE admission. :)

    I'm not a morning person so I doubt I'll be there as it opens. I'm also not sure how long to spend there. Perhaps others can chime in about how much time to set aside.

    Erica (Prius Team) http://priuschat.com/forums/toyota-...-in-hybrid-ride-drive-tour-2.html#post1381564 said there will be PHV Prius test drives there. :)
     
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  3. Rae Vynn

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    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this year. :(

    Carry on.
     
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    Doh! I realized there's a time conflict w/this and taking my parents to the airport. It seems I'll have to take them there way early so I don't miss too much of the expo.

    Hope I can arrive at the expo by 1 pm and that I won't miss too much and/or have enough time to see things. Thoughts? Should I try to take them even earlier? Their flight is from SJC at 2:45 pm. Right now the plan is to pick them up at 11:30 am. I'd probably leave from SJC at 12 pm. It takes about an hour to get to Richmond from SJC airport.

    Anyone interested in seeing my mom's 07 NAH? I could take that instead of my Prius w/ScanGauge II.
     
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    Yep. I'll be there.

    And just like at Madison, I'll be signing autographs.*


    *$25 per autograph. Please provide your own pen. And paper. Cash only.
     
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    now i want to head up there just to see it... i wanted to see it last time but was busy.
     
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    Oh man, that sucks!!

    Tony will be there, and I won't? :Cry:
     
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    Me me me, I'll be there too!!!!! Sorry to hear you won't make it, Rae. :-(

    cwerdna, if the NAH is Nissan Altima Hybrid, I think we would be interested in that! I'm not sure I've ever seen one in person. Timing might be tricky though, to exhibit -- those cars need to be parked on the show floor before we allow people into the exhibit hall. I'm not sure we can fudge that one. I'll let ericbecky think on that one. :)
     
  10. cwerdna

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    Yes, it's the Altima Hybrid. Ok, I'll try to bring it since I need to pick up my parents from their house anyway. I wasn't planning to exhibit it and unfortunately, they're unwilling to pay big bucks to move their flight (it was ~$50/each roundtrip between SJC and Vegas) so that I can arrive at the show earlier. Changing it would make it cost WAY more.

    If I bring it, it'll be parked amongst wherever everyone else has to park. If I don't see you, do come find me so I can show you afterward. There are tons of NAHs running around Nor Cal. On the outside, they don't look any different other than the hybrid badges. The interior isn't that different other than the left gauge not being a tach but rather a kW meter. There's also an EV mode (ICE off) indicator and a blue cold ICE light. The rear seats don't fold down either.
     
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    I'm struggling to make it. The girlfriend is not too happy that I want to attend the show on her birthday weekend. :(
     
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    Can we get a roll call going?
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    2. kiettyyyy (exhibitor)
    3. efusco
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    Put me down as maybe for now. I should know one way or the other over the weekend.
     
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    I'll be there for sure now. The GF gave me the go ahead but you can bet your ass that it will never be forgotten. I'll be paying for this for years. :)
     
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    F8L... bring her along. We don't bite. Much.
     
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    Lets just say she thinks I'm weird for being so into hybrids. She wouldn't have fun. She may go down to LA to visit her parents instead. So that's means i'll be at the ice cream party!
     
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    cproaudio Can we get a roll call going?
    1. scottism (exhibitor)
    2. kiettyyyy (exhibitor)
    3. efusco
    4. cwerdna
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    A definite maybe
     
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    Thanks for starting the roll call post! So far, it looks like:

    cproaudio Can we get a roll call going?
    1. scottism (exhibitor)
    2. kiettyyyy (exhibitor)
    3. efusco
    4. cwerdna
    5. cproaudio
    6. TonyPSchaefer
    7. Linda
    8. F8L (maybe)
    9. XS650 (maybe)
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    Things aren't looking good on bringing it. :( I mentioned it to my mother and she didn't want me to bring it with the excuse that other people are "dirty" (i.e. they sit on the floor and will sit in her car). :rolleyes:

    She covers her front and back seat bottoms w/towels to keep them from getting soiled as it is but even that isn't good enough... :rolleyes:
     
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    I plan to be there since it's so close to home (Oakland). I picked up a VIP pass (gratis to those who did it last year), so I'll probably camp out all day.

    If anyone is interested in dinner on Friday or Saturday, I have some ideas for places in Berkeley to try.