EVents 2005 07 12
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Unless otherwise posted here, or sent out over the SEVA Maillist each Monthly Meeting is Held on the Evening of the Second Tuesday of each Month commencing at 7 p.m. or there about. Meetings are held at the Church of the Nazarene at 44th St. NE, and 3rd Ave NE, just behind Dicks Drive In on 45th. Their fire damage has been repaired, and they welcome us back. We encourage visitors and members to help support this free venue with the purchase of some fine coffee and other refreshments downstairs at the Mosaic Community Coffee House.
July 12th 2005 Minutes
Very Nice EVening... Although we had 18 folks show up, and we missed Dave Cloud, Alastar Dodwell, Rich Rudman, Greg Rock, and others... we did get a lot done.
We talked about John Frost reminding us of the Eco-Fair on Vashon Island on August 5,6,7 Open invitiation for EVs and old hippies....
We talked about Bruce Meland and the publishing of our old poster "Gasless in Seattle" which was a re-make of the Sleepless in Seattle movie poster from 1995. We let Bruce know that we didn't need any "Credit" for such a creation ...after all. (don't want to get Meg Ryan, or Tom Hanks lawyers riled up...)
We talked about Honda's new generation of hybrids coming in 2006,07 which will operate more like Toyotas system, i.e. electric ONLY at slow speeds.
We mentioned that Alastar has a used GEM for sale, for $4000.
John Lussmyer brought a NiCad cell, one of over 100 he bought, and is going to install in his Sparrow.
Our resident Auto Writer, Terry Parkhusrst brought a brand-new Honda Accord Hybrid for show-n-tell. BOY was it FAST, nice Leather interior too...Ya see... these do not have down-sized gas engines like the Insight. The big 3 ltr V6 stays, so the Electric Assist is like a turbo -BOOST...
But most of all... We got ALL excited about the Lazy-Boy Electric Chair Challenge Sep. 24, and 25 at Seattle Pacific Raceway, dubbed "Electric Lounger Race" Seems that Terry even saw a reference to the race in one of the prestigious local Collector Car papers. So this race is REAL ! Not to mention $1,000.00 to the winner... Our contact, Chuck Lyford, says that his friends Chip Hannauer, or Billy (the Kid) Schumacher, both famous Hydro Pilots, are "looking for a ride" as they say in the racing biz. I have to get with him and get more particulars on race course, voltage limits, current, etc. Obviously Dave Cloud, or Roy LeMeur, or Father Time could build a 70 mph E-Lazy-Boy... but that might not be what the organizers are looking for.