First Citicar World Gathering in Columbia, Maryland

by Benjamin Jones on May 18, 2009

Citicar World Gathering

This past weekend was the first (and only) Citicar World Gathering in Columbia, Maryland. If you don’t know, the Citicar was a small electric vehicle built in the U.S. between 1974 and 1983 before it was sold off and turned into Commutacar.

In attendance were three EcoModders, two of whom brought their own Citicars down to the event from Wisconsin.

Citicar World Gathering

As of this writing the event is still going on, so we can be sure we’ll hear even more once the EcoModders in attendance head home, probably even including some good videos from our HD video wizard, Ben Nelson.

Congrats to all the Citicar aficionados for a successful event!

Citicar World Gathering

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1 Ben May 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

The Gathering was a blast!

We drove a parade of our cars to the home of Bob Beaumont, the creator of the Citicar. You should have seen his eyes light up at the site of it.

The orange Citicar, belonging to my friend Rich, was the hit at Bob’s house. Rich’s is in great original condition, and it quickly became the car to gather around for photos.

We also held a few, ahem, UNofficial events in the empty parking lot across the street from the hotel, including doing laps and drag racing.

Seeing a Citicar burn rubber is a site that must be seen to be believed….

I am gathering media materials from other attendees to design a video and photo DVD for both attendees and those who couldn’t make it as rememberence for this once-in-a-lifetime unique experience.

Expect to see a few Citicar videos in the near future on my YouTube Channel.
-Ben Nelson

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