Earth Day in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA- S.D. Prius Club

Discussion in 'Local Clubs, Events, and Road Trips' started by Godiva, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva AmeriKan Citizen

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    I went to the S.D. Prius Club road rally and they announced the May 1 Earth Day event in Balboa park and handed out flyers. They said last year three cars participated in the Alternative Fuel Vehicle parade. I sent in my application and hope to see other club members there. Especially since i don't want to spend the entire day until 5 pm sitting by my car. (I need to eat and see the solar panels.)

    But I will have my car (with Dale's decals, Robin Redbreast's hood and console cover and Yoda's 'lightbulb') on display. And I have printed out info for people to read and in the process understand a little better how my car works.

    The last thing I want to do is make a Top Ten Prius Myths list, using the comments on this forum.

    Here are the links I'll be printing out as a handout:

    How it works:

    How the car works:
    http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/tech/environmen...uide_to_hsd.pdf

    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius

    Internal Combustion Engine:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~graham1/MyToyot...lCombustion.htm

    Government:

    IRS Clean Fuel Deduction
    http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=...=130146,00.html

    DMV.ca.gov
    decals: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg1000.htm

    News:

    Yahoo news: Hybrid Car Sales rise 81% in U.S.
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=...wth_4&printer=1

    Hybrid Vehicle registrations increase 81% in 2004
    http://www.polk.com/news/releases/2005_0425.asp

    L.A. Times: Toyota’s spark of genius
    http://www.latimes.com/la-danneil-101503-p...0,7911314.story

    Yahoo news: Gas costs fuel hybrid sales as Detroit spins its wheels
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/u...tspinsitswheels

    Metronews: Mechanics negotiate hybrid learning curve
    http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/business...484&format=text

    msnbc.msn.com: Coveting a Prius, buyers will pay above retail
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7491706/print/...splaymode/1098/

    Articles:

    2004 Toyota Prius Road Test: Familycar.com
    http://www.familycar.com/RoadTests/ToyotaPrius/

    Car and Driver: Fuel Economists Wanted.
    http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?se...article_id=7701

    Finally, a car that really knows how to use its engine
    http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?se...4&page_number=1

    Motortrend: Motor Trend announces 2004 Car of the Year
    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/altern...112_031120_coy/

    Is Toyota Prius most important 2004 model
    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/altern...ws46/index.html

    ars technica: Toyota Prius owners laugh all the way to the bank
    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050...50411-4798.html

    Intellichoice: 2005 Toyota Prius at a glance:
    http://www.intellichoice.com/reports/vehic...hicle_nmb/16211

    Groups:

    PriusChat
    http://www.priuschat.com

    PriusOnline
    http://www.priusonline.com

    Yahoo Groups:
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius/

    GreenHybrid
    http://greenhybrid.com/

    Greencars
    http://www.greenercars.com/indexplus.html

    Tom’s Prius page:
    http://www.fred.net/tds/prius2004.html
     
  2. Samsurfer

    Samsurfer New Member

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    How does a person join the San Diego Prius owners club? Are there dues? Are there regular meetings? How often do you take trips like the rally in April?

    Sam

     
  3. Godiva

    Godiva AmeriKan Citizen

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    Click on "usergroups" in the upper right hand corner. You should be able to find something to join whatever local club you want there.

    It's free.

    There are sorta regular meetings. But I've only been to one so far....the April Road Rally.

    I have no idea how often they do a road rally. They have potlucks and one a toyota engineer came out to talk. I'm really new so don't know much.

    The president is SevMacpete and he will probably be the one contacting you after you join the usergroup.
     
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