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bennelson 05-15-2009 11:04 AM

Citicar Get-Together Adventure!
 
Hey everyone!

I am at the Hilton in Columbia, Maryland at the first and only EVER Citicar World Gathering.

Yesterday morning, Rich came over to my house pulling a trailer with his Citicar on it. We loaded mine up, picked up Mark (who has a CommutaCar) and hit the road!

Cars loaded up leaving Milwaukee.
http://gallery.me.com/benhdvideoguy/...12423974040001


We drove through the night from Wisconsin to Maryland.


Here, Rich tightens the load at a rest area in Indiana powered by a wind turbine.
http://gallery.me.com/benhdvideoguy/...12423973810001


We were the first ones in. Unloaded the Citi's and went to go find breakfast.

Our cars did not make it our here unscathed. I lost one of my (expensive LED) taillights, and got some scratches and a crack in the body from the tie-downs, tarp, and bungie cords.

Also, my parking brake popped loose, and my rear driver side brake is leaking fluid!

It's tough to find a hardware store around here!!!! Columbia is nothing but a big business park! Just finding a breakfast restaurant this morning was a stretch!

See the rest of my fun photos from yesterday at this link:
MobileMe Gallery

I brought my still camera and video camera to document the event.

robbiewt 05-15-2009 01:08 PM

How long is this event going to last? Columbia is one county north of me.

bennelson 05-15-2009 01:55 PM

Friday, saturday, sunday!

Come on out!

robbiewt 05-15-2009 02:05 PM

I'll be there.

robbiewt 05-15-2009 07:53 PM

Here are a few pictures.
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/DSCF1117.jpg
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/DSCF1119.jpg
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/DSCF1121.jpg
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/DSCF1122.jpg
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/DSCF1123.jpg
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/DSCF1125.jpg

bennelson 05-15-2009 09:54 PM

Hey Rob,

Thanks for stopping out and taking those photos!

I have LOTS more to upload!

We drove the Citicars, Commutacars, and the Electric Jetta to Bob Beaumonts house. It must have been hilarious to see these cars zipping around!!!

http://gallery.me.com/benhdvideoguy/...12424794720001


http://gallery.me.com/benhdvideoguy/...12424793900001
In the above photo, Bob Stone explains how they had a special car carrier that could load up the cars sideways. That way they could ship more for less money!

We brought out the Citicars on a ten-foot trailer, turned sideways to make them fit!

TomEV 05-15-2009 11:48 PM

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Here's a few more pictures...

Ryland 05-16-2009 02:19 AM

I wish I could be there, but I have to work and I have plans to install 20 new windows in my house.
I also have a busted leaf spring in my commuta-car, busted it at a stop light in the middle of the intersection, looks like I have to get some custom made unless someone else has source.
If you can get some detail photos of body repair as that is what I'm doing on my Citi-car... whole body replacement.
I would have had those shirts done already but it's been busy at work and my shirt designer is moving, so it will be a few weeks before you can get
"Americas best selling electric car" shirts.

bennelson 05-16-2009 09:03 AM

Rich's car was the hit of the party at Bob Beaumonts house!

Everyone swarmed his for photo opps.


http://gallery.me.com/benhdvideoguy/...12424787280001

Gotta go! Off to a plastic repair workshop!

Ryland 05-16-2009 10:29 AM

If you get a chance could ask Bob Beaumount what happened to the Electric HMV Freeway that he received in exchange for my green Commuta-car, according to the son of HMV Freeway they made 3 of their 3 wheeled single person "cars" in electric and one of them went to commuter verhicles and HMV Freeway received my green commuta-car.


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