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Old 05-16-2009, 11:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Bob will be back again tomorrow, I'll try to remember to ask him!




We took the cars across the street for a photo shoot and run laps in circles.



I was also a troublemaker and instigated drag races.
TomEV drove my car while I video'ed. Tom and my car won both heats!


Rich did a donut in his and I squeeled my tires enough to actually leave rubber in a few places. I also did a turn fast enough to make my driver side door fly open and my water bottle flew across the parking lot!

Woohoo - Fun day!

Another Citicar showed up and that guy also brought an electric motorcycle!
Of course I had to take it for a spin!!!!


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EDIT: Hey Ryland. Thinking about it right now, your green car is a Commuta-Car, NOT a Citicar. Those were two different companies. The rights were bought from Bob Beaumont to do the Commutacar, but he wasn't involved with it otherwise.

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Rich's car was the hit of the party at Bob Beaumonts house!

Everyone swarmed his for photo opps.
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Citicar went out of business. Commuta Vehicles Inc. was a different business that bought rights from Sebring Vanguard and built the CommutaCars.
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drag racing

Here is a comment from one of the other attendees, posted through the Citicar Yahoo Group:

" One "unscheduled" event was especially interesting to me. There were 4 C-Cars that participated in the "unofficial and unscanctioned" highly charged C-Car Drag Races on the 500 ft. "track" near the hotel."

Yep - you know you want to see Citicars drag race. I will try to get the video up soon!
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Looks like it was a successful gathering.
We won't know whether the gathering was truely successful for a few months. The Citicars all now must return to the parking lot they were hatched in and lay their eggs. Hopefully most of the eggs will survive the attacks from the predators like HumVee's, Wranglers, and the inevitable environmental attacks on their hatchery habitat from Exxon spills.

Mother nature needs time after this wild frenzied spawning. Love making sessions are just the first step in the fertilization of the Citicar eggs.

Thanks to Jacques "Ben Nelson" Cousteau, we soon will have full documentation video of the Citicar mating practices that will be posted on YouTube. A WORLD SCIENTIFIC FIRST!!! Never before have Citicars been filmed mating in the wild. There might be an Emmy in this one.


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Well, if you are into nature documentries, then here is a rare photo of a Citicar cross-breeding with a Kewet!



These cars are small enough to put three in one parking space with room to spare!

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Here is a video of Bev Stone test-driving a 1980 ComutaCar.

Bev is the wife of Bob Stone, who was the right-hand man of Bob Beaumont, the Founder/Inventor/Entreprenuer behind the Citicar.

This is at Bob Beaumont's house. We drove the Citicars from the hotel to his house. It was a blast!

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Here is a video of the "Cruise Night" to Bob Beaumont's house.


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