Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Coolest EV?

That's right, B.O.B. received an award for being the "Coolest EV" at the 39th Annual EV Show and Rally in Palo Alto, California on Saturday, September 24, 2011.  But those who know B.O.B. already knew he is the Cooolest.  Approximately 40 Electric Vehicles were on hand for the Event which featured free rides in Teslas, and the T-Zero.  Plus there were factory EVs on display also, such as the Nissan Leaf.  The weather was perfect this year, but show attendance was down, as there were a lot of other events going on locally.                                                                                                                                         Sunday on the way home, it rained, getting the truck and trailer filthy, fortunately B.O.B. was tucked away clean and dry.  The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield is a must stop, the down side, I ate a pound of jelly beans before the day was over.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

EV Show and Rally

This is what B.O.B. looked like the last time he
attended this show.  Think anyone will recognize
him now that he has had cosmetic surgery?
This years event is again at Palo Alto High School
in Palo Alto, California on Saturday,
September 24, 2011.  Hope to see you there.

B.O.B. at Green Drive Expo

 The weather was perfect on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Richmond, California at the Craneway Pavilion.  B.O.B. was one of only four electric conversions.  Most of the vehicles were factory produced, and most were hybrids.  Very disappointing.  This is the only indoor event that we have done, at least no sun screen needed.
 The public attendance was low, not sure if it was the location or the lack of promotion.
 Out of all the shows that B.O.B. has attended, he was
touched the most at this show.  I got tired of saying please do not touch the car.  One gal even opened the door and was going to sit in the car.  I asked her if it was her car, she said no, I told her it was mine and to please not touch.  Some people just do not have a clue.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Green Drive Expo

B.O.B. is on the move again.  Saturday, September 17 he will be in the VIP area of the Green Drive Expo being held at the Craneway Pavilion, in Richmond, California.
The following Saturday, September 24, B.O.B. will participating in the EV Rally in Palo Alto, California.  Stop by one of the events and say hello.

Chico Concours d'Elegance

Sunday, September 11, 2011 found B.O.B. at the Chico Concours d'Elegance for the third year in a row.  This was a nice gathering of about 200 vehicles at the beautiful Butte Creek Country Club.


The beautiful young lady by the $205,000 AMG is a Chico State student who was babysitting this fabulous car.  I think B.O.B. was a little jealous he doesn't have gull wing doors.  But he did manage to win a First Place Award.  Seems the Battery Operated Bug is a winner in any crowd.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Electric Racing

One day we will be watching cars race around the track and there won't be the deafening roar of engines or the smell of exhaust fumes.  EV4U is preparing to be involved with road racing.  Drag racing was never my favorite, but throw in some twists and turns, a nice straightaway and lets get racing.  The photos are from a recent trip to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.

The Miata Spec races were really fun to watch, but not as much fun as cruising up Hwy 1 in our own Miata.