TGB4 2014 To Go Before 2014 Official Photo Thread

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  1. That_Prius_Car

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    I'll be the first to post my pictures from TGB4 2014. Had an amazing time! Definitely will be coming back next year!!

    I won an awesome prize, a Prius goodie bag, and the bag itself is made from a recycled Prius billboard.

    All in all, Tony, Evan, Russell, and Danny worked really hard to pull this together and I think I speak for everyone who attended when I say that it was really a blast, and full of useful information. We all came together as a community and shared our knowledge and believe it or not, I learned a lot of new things and took lots of notes.

    The photos aren't all in order, but it's hard to do this over the iPhone. Anyhow, hope you enjoy the photos and if you attended, add some photos of your own!
     

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    Oh, and Toyota (Erika) got us ice cream and coffee! That alone was worth everything.
     
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    I'm glad to see Hobbit there! It's good to know he's alive and well. Too bad he's not posting here any more. I learned so much from him.
     
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    I was only able to attend for a few hours on Saturday afternoon, but it was a great time! I enjoyed meeting lots of folks, putting faces to names. Tony's afternoon presentation was very informative! I'd hoped to return this morning for the caravan, but was not able to manage that. I am sure that was lots of fun.
     
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    Cannot wait to get to one of these!
     
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    I can Disable Reverse Beeps (to a single beep) in a Toyota Prius 3rd generation
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    and way your doors will open and more... Please only locals - around New Haven, CT
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    I visited TGB4 2014 on Saturday - it was fun, but I hoped for something bigger, many tips and tricks on how to drive your Prius was already published and mostly for new users, a couple small vendors offered some accessories. I like more events like one and a little bit more advance presentations. I want to say thank you to everybody who made it happend.
     
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    I attended Fri, Sat & Sun, took part in the fun, FREE Ice-Cream, more fun, and learned a whole load of stuff I never realized I didn't know. Met lots of interesting folk, and saw lots of Prii, and although I was jealous, I still love the ChuggyPig! (sorry about the small "WheelSkin" cover, Danny! ) Here are some of the pictures I took on Sunday: IMG_20140921_103551_718.jpg IMG_20140919_120235_154.jpg IMG_20140919_120324_178.jpg IMG_20140921_100924_553.jpg IMG_20140921_101119_628.jpg IMG_20140921_101258_357.jpg IMG_20140921_101358_949.jpg IMG_20140921_101423_443.jpg IMG_20140921_101449_386.jpg IMG_20140921_101505_433.jpg IMG_20140921_101523_498.jpg IMG_20140921_101558_187.jpg IMG_20140921_101616_182.jpg IMG_20140921_101642_697.jpg IMG_20140921_101712_195.jpg IMG_20140921_101811_345.jpg IMG_20140921_101826_561.jpg IMG_20140921_101843_561.jpg IMG_20140921_101918_641.jpg IMG_20140921_102005_420.jpg IMG_20140921_102524_660.jpg IMG_20140921_103225_444.jpg IMG_20140921_103311_210.jpg IMG_20140921_103332_291.jpg IMG_20140921_103347_068.jpg IMG_20140921_103434_106.jpg IMG_20140921_103445_852.jpg IMG_20140921_103539_343.jpg IMG_20140921_100924_553.jpg IMG_20140921_101119_628.jpg IMG_20140921_101258_357.jpg IMG_20140921_101358_949.jpg


    Edit: Sorry, I forgot to say "Thanks to Danny & The Gang who made this event possible by putting in all the hard work organizing everything, and all the Sponsors for making everything happen, and all the presenters who shared such great information! Thanks again, Guys & Gals!!! - Wil & The C.P.
     
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  9. c2-2013_prius

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    Top 10 Reasons to attend TGB4...
    10.
    Session on Prius 101. Very informational.
    9.
    Session on Prius Maintenance; great info on battery life,issues,solutions.
    Great advice on battery technology and live demo for how to service.
    8.
    Future of technology; Great insight for what exists today and where the
    market/technology may head.
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    Input and feedback from Toyota. Glad there was an earpiece present.
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    On site modifications that such as engine block heater that can save you money
    by bringing engine up to temperature etc.
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    Saturdays Open Public Day; nothing like hearing a newbie have an Aha moment! ;)
    5.5 (Ok...so I really have 11 reasons...I couldn't leave this out)
    Tips/Ideas from other attendees and experienced Prius owners
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    Vendors with interesting products and good advice.
    3.
    Free Ice Cream/Hot beverage; thanks Toyota and Kimball Farms
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    An opportunity to meet other Prius owners and compare notes, along with great advice
    from PriusChat members.
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    All of the above supplied by the terrific team who put this all together. Russell, Danny, Tony, Evan all the other great contributors.
    My apologies for anyone I forgot...you all know who you are.

    From all of the above I walked away enthusiastically with a little more knowledge, more things to think about, and questions on what else can I do
    with my Prius C.

    Additionally I went on the prius caravan from Kimballs in Littelton Ma to Jaffrey NH.
    Hobbit gave me advice on how to get on the sweet spot at higher speeds....much to my luck as I drove the exact course back to Kimball's
    for an Apples to Orange comparison I was able to hang back and watch his technique in use...so of course, watch and learned I tried.
    While I might have been tempted to draft Hobbit, I refrained so not to be too close and see his words "Have you checked your distance"! ;)
    Here's my apples/orange comparison.
    Total Distance one way: 34.48 miles:
    Apples(Littleton/Jaffrey); 66.X Mpg (pretty good)
    Oranges(Jaffrey/Littleton); 78.3 (must have been that lesson from Hobbit!) :)
    Thanks for the tips Hobbit. I bet your MPG was higher than mine!

    Thanks everyone at PriusChat and their associates for creating such a great event, and all who worked tirelessly on it,
    and lastly, all of you great people who attended.

    Regards,
    Susan Murphy
     
  10. HAWAIIANBUILT

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    Hey there TGB4 2.0 / Prius Chat Folks !!!

    :):):):)

    This was definitely NOT an event to have missed !!!

    It was a privilege meeting MANY of you at the event !!!

    Many thanks to you all who I've had the honor in sharing the Vendor Section of the venue. I was happy to introduce to you several of the products on both days and the products featured / to be featured in the Prius Chat Store.

    With so much great information exchanged, stories shared, and warm folks we've connected with I am definitely looking forward to another visit to Boston next year to catch up on some of great sightseeing !!!

    Here are some of my pictures taken throughout my trip there to Boston from Southern California.

    En route to Boston from Long Beach, California on Tuesday 09-16-14 on the Red Eye ...

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    With Ed and Sarah (Sorry for the blurry pic!)

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    After arriving into Boston, the following day I met up with Danny & Russell for the TGB4 2.0 walkthrough at Kimball Farm in Westford !!! This place was beautiful !!!

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    After all the preliminary items were in order, it was time to get Danny's Prius modified and detailed for the show !!!

    New Side Mouldings !!!

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    New Custom Clazzio Leather Seats !!!

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    Rear Seat Installation Before ...

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    And After !!!

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    Detail Time ... All Shiny !!!

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    The following morning was the first day for TGB4 2.0 !!!

    Early morning setup ...

    Of of the TGB4 2.0 Official Vehicles !!!

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    Various Sponsors represented on the Banners !!!

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    Vendor Area

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    Eleven International / Clazzio Section

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    Audio / Video

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    Danny's Prius Setup

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    Prius Chat Represent !!!

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    The Hybrid Haven Represent !!!

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    Five:AD Wheels Represent !!!

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    After everything else was setup, we were Open for Business !!!

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    Prius Chat folks everywhere !!!

    Led by our hosts ... Danny & Russell !!!

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    The folks listening attentively to one of the many great informative sessions ...

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    Erica from Toyota National Headquarters also joined us for an Open Forum !!!

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    Paul's presentation while Russell took spy shots !!!

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    Tony shared some great information for MPG conscious folks !!!

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    The Hybrid Haven also presented !!!

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    After the great presentations, Toyota had purchased ice cream for all !!!

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    Grasshopper Yogurt for All !!!

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    Then it was time for the FREE Raffle !!!

    Everyone lined up to take part !!!

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    So many great prizes for all the Sponsors !!!

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    Congratulations to Joe as he was the Grand Prize winner of the Clazzio Leather Interior !!!

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    After a good night's rest, it was Day 3 of the event !!!

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    Vendors getting more love ...

    The Hybrid Haven

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    Danny from the Prius Chat Store ... what a busy guy !!!

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    More great informative sessions !!!

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    After the day was done it was time to clean up ...

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    And it was time to enjoy Kimball Farm !!!

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    I wasn't able to attend the Caravan : Kimball to Kimball the following day, there will be pictures posted of that day by other great Prius Chat attendees soon !!!

    Here are my favorite pictures taken throughout TGB4 2.0 ...

    Breakfast with the guys ... Evan showing his Pride !!!

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    With The Hybrid Haven Family !!!

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    With fellow Southern Californian now Bostonian, Ernest and his family !!!

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    With Danny enjoying his New Custom Clazzios !!!

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    With Toyota National Headquarters' Erica and The Hybrid Haven Family !!!

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    Cheers with the guys !!!

    With Ed, Russell, Tony, Evan, Danny, and Paul !!!

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    This is dedicated to my TGB4 Brothers Danny & Russell :


    You guys have created something outstanding for our Hybrid, PHEV, and EV communities alike. PriusChat and TGB4 is at the forefront in delivering the latest technology and information for all owners and enthusiasts alike. We are all thankful for your support and generosity. Here's to another great successful "To Go Before" !!!

    Cheers and I'll see you soon at TGB4 3.0 !!!

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    Thanks All for a Wonderful Time! Great pics - hope to post ours soon!
     
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    Many thanks for sharing such a splendid collection of photos - I wish I'd taken more during the sessions but next time I'll try to remember that my camera is not just for making phone calls and sending texts - thanks Rodney! ;) - Wil
     
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    Phantastic!
    On Saturday I was able to increase my MPG by 5 with just one tip I learned.
    This event paid for itself.
    A great bunch of folks.
    I hope I can make the next one in ??????????. (somewhere)
     
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    Glad you enjoyed Saturday, though Friday's agenda was probably more what you were looking for. After thirteen years of sales in the US and eleventy-seven posts in PriusChat, there's a whole lot of info out there for everyone that's "already" published, but seeing it or hearing it in the flesh is just another way to spread the word or reinforce the message. As you can see in the posts in this thread, there were many experienced folks who picked up some new knowledge. I got a great deal out of the two days.
     
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    I - Marty Goldberg - went with my wife ("Unplugged") to TGB4 2014. I attended as an official representative of the Advantage Toyota Scion dealership, located in Valley Stream, NY.

    Both my wife and I had a blast (in spite of our being unable to attend the Saturday events). I don't know where to begin... the info we both gleaned (about our 2013 Prius Plug-in and about Prii in general), the opportunity to meet other enthusiastic Prius owners in a picturesque country setting with ideal weather, seeing and playing with some Prius after-market gizmos, being informed about alternative methods to have Prius service performed, being part of the historic Prius Cavalcade Through the New England Countryside, chilling informally with awesome folks including those who made it all happen: Danny, Tony, Kevin, and Russell, and on and on.

    TGB4 2014 was most definitely worth the trip in our Plug-In from Valley Stream, NY (around 3 1/2 hours without traffic)... we can't wait to find out where TGB4 2015 will take place; we hope to attend that event as well.

    I have several pics and vids to post. Check out
    for a Google-generated "movie" of pictures taken at the commencement of the historic Prius Cavalcade Through the New England Countryside.

    Here's yours truly. Advantage Marty, fueling up - nay,
    plugging up - before our trek from Valley Stream, NY to the TGB4 2014 event in beautiful Westford, Massachusetts (note: while we've had our Plug for over a year, this is only the 3rd time we've plugged it in):


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    Here's my coveted TGB4 2014 All Access Badge, with the complete 3-day schedule printed on the reverse:

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    We can't imagine a more gorgeous venue for the event:

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    Using a Prius as a generator: You betcha!

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    Here are the TGB4 2014 organizers (and PriusChat experts) along with Erica from Toyota Motor Sales USA, addressing the captive audience:

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    There were plenty of Prii at the event:

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    and finally (for now), here's a GIF comprised of pics taken at the commencement of the Cavalcade:

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    And many thanks to Mark, Randy, Gorge and Nancy who helped with the public service project. This should keep the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association supplied for several educational and outreach events!
     
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    These are my first days official pics thread pics

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    Looks like it was a great event for Prius enthusiasts.

    **Comments That Will Offend Many To Follow**

    But I had to laugh at one of the suggestions pictured for "Working to Achieve Higher Mileage".

    Listen to calmer music.

    No doubt it might work. I wouldn't argue that.

    But come on? Enough opponents of Prius, site riding in one as being like riding an elevator in the Old Folks home.

    I don't care how much MPG I lose, I'm not adding the calming music to the equation.

    I know, I know, some people really, really enjoy maximizing their MPG with their Prius. And more power to you.

    But for me? There becomes a ridiculous line that sometimes get's crossed. And for me? Whatever I drive I want to be the soul of that vehicle. I don't want the vehicle becoming my soul. If after driving my Prius I have to check for drool on my chin, I think I'd rather just drive it.

    You would be surprised how many people I've surprised by demonstrating how "normal" you can drive a Prius. Some people seem surprised that it CAN go from 0-60 at all. And I always have to defend that "Yes...it can go legal speed limits easily, and reach them relatively quickly".

    I'm not going to proliferate the perception that we are all a bunch of tight wad eco nuts, trying to get from Point A to Point B through some osmosis affect of the "Force".

    How close are we to having a vendor at next years 2gob4 selling a CD entitled "Music Achieve Higher Gas Mileage With"? By the way, IF it sells well, I want a cut or at least an aknowledgement in the liner notes.

    I say ROCK ON! Listen to what your soul wants to hear.
     
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    "Listen to calmer music" - really? I'm sure that would work for some folk, but I'm reminded what the legendary Enzo Ferrari was reputed to have told a customer when he was asked why the Ferrari he'd just purchased didn't have a decent sound system installed: "…Sir! when you own a Ferrari, most people who drive them want to hear the sound of the Ferrari engine, so the question of a sound-system has never crossed my mind!" ;)
     
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