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Old 02-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Midwest Renewable Energy Association Fair - June 19-21 2009 Custer, WI

Hi everyone!

You need to make it to the MREA Energy Fair! It's June 19-21, 2009 in Custer, Wisconsin.

This is a BIG fair with LOTS of cool things at it, including an alternative car show (which I will be demonstrating at! Ryland too, I would imagine!)

See details here:
Midwest Renewable Energy Fair

It would be a great place for Ecomodders to meet up at! There is camping available there as well!

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Was there last year for half a day. It was very cool.
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Aww, I won't be in america. I wonder if that girl from hybrid fest will be there.
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Aww, I won't be in america. I wonder if that girl from hybrid fest will be there.
I bet she will be there, everyone who is anyone is there, over 20,000 people should be there this year, that is more people then populate the city I live in.
I'll be there with my green commuti-car and maybe my blue citi-car as well, friend of mine should be bringing his electric trike again.
Had a beer this evening with 3 of their staff and they said they are still looking for more electric cars, they get two passes in to the fair for the weekend (normally around $20 each) just send an Email to info@the-mrea.org
This is event tries to have something for everyone and for what you can learn is extremely affordable without extra fees for any of the workshop/classes, music or anything, you can talk to everyone and learn it all.
They also have great beer.
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They also have great beer.
Just remember to bring your own glass! The commemorative beer glasses run out fast!
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The show was lots of fun!

I dragged the Electro-Metro and the Electric motorcycle up to the clean car show to display for the whole event.

Fellow Ecomodder Ryland was there both as a hard-core volunteer AND showing off his all-electric Commuta-Car.

Last year, I lost my voice talking to people for three days straight! Now, I have a stereo installed in the Electro-Metro with MP3 playback. I recorded an MP3 file of me talking about the car, and let that run on repeat on the car stereo all weekend. It saved my voice. I still talked to tons of people, but my car could talk to them too while I was away looking at the rest of the fair!


A headless man examines the Electro-Metro's motor, while anothe man listens to the "audio tour" through the window



Ryland shows off the Commuta-Car


Boyscouts check out the electric banana. Both Ryland and I took it for a spin. Of course I didn't take it onto the interstate the way Ryland did.


The last thing you would expect to see at an energy fair! It is however Natural Gas Powered!


Vectrix - all electric motorcycle. (List price: $10 Grand)(No I didn't get a test ride, yes, I did try too!)


Leaning three wheel motorcycle


Electric converted tractor for organic farm.

For more photos of the fair, please visit:
http://gallery.me.com/benhdvideoguy#101501

PS! Ryland, if you are reading this, the First Aid Tent hijacked my good yellow EV Charging extension cord! Guess I will have to be back next year to get it....

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