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National Plug-In Day in Sarasota

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  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Just a heads-up....

    This years NPID will be celebrated with cars, exhibitors and vendors for a fun day out at Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota on Sunday, September 29th.

    More details to follow, but if you're interested in taking part drop me a PM.




    (Declaration: I am a board member of, and affiliated with, Mote Marine Laboratory, a 501C3 research and educational facility)
     
  2. MissErol

    MissErol Model S #9221

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    Count me in Nigel as a spectator. Already on my calendar and looking forward to it.
     
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    It's a little far in advance to know our travel schedule, but if we can make the Sarasota event, Robin and I will be there.
     
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    My son and I are planning on attending (again) - you guys put on one hell-of-an event!
     
  5. Nickjhowe

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    Since Fort Myers will be open it should be an easy trip across, so I'll try and make it - if the travel schedule accommodates.
     
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    Penciled in!
     
  7. MissErol

    MissErol Model S #9221

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    Looking forward to seeing you again Crystal. My daughter and I really enjoyed you at the Ft. Myers meeting. Thanks again for the new technique on how to close the frunk. Lol.

    Nigel is this an event where most people stay the weekend or just drive up for the day?
     
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    Update:

    vendors and exhibitor spots are filling up nicely. Larry has a list of thoise willing to show their private cars; we look good for Model Ss but another Roadster wouldn't hurt. (Jordan, you still planning on coming?)

    This will be on Sept 29th at Mote Marine Aquarium: http://mote.org/energy from 10.00am-4.00pm. We have food and refreshment vendors this year (after last year being killed by the heat) and we'll end with a joint drive to the Beach House on Longboat Key for dinner, a few beers and a beautiful FL sunset.
     
  9. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    I am still planning on it, but as we get closer to the date, Sarasota is looking further and further away and Orlando is temptingly close :-D
    I need to get the Roadster in for its annual, maybe I'll schedule it for the next Monday and stay for the evening if the service center is open...
     
  10. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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    Nigel, Chris Sharek sent out an e-mail with the list of EVs chosen to be displayed, so I opted to have my wife display our S at Temple Terrace this year. Only problem, I have to work that day:crying:

    PS, could use a Roadster up here tho.
     
  11. NigelM

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    Oh, shame. We just decided today to put you in by the new HPWC!!
     
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    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    Speaking of HPWC, will there be any charging locations for our ancient Roadsters? I will definitely need something after coming across from Satellite Beach.
     
  13. NigelM

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    Options: we could put you on the Chargepoint spot and you can stay plugged in all day. There's free ones all around Sarasota and you're welcome to plug in at our place (we're not far from I-75) if you need to top off.
     
  14. Larry Chanin

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    I believe that last year Warren brought both of his cars to the Temple Terrace event. Maybe he'll do the same this year.

    Larry

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    When your plans are firmed up those who plan on attending the event please shoot me an email at [email protected]. Let me know if you would like to join us in our post-event EV rally to the Beachhouse restaurant.

    Larry
     

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    My wife and I will be there! Looking forward to seeing everyone (again)! :big smile:
     
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    Hey Steve, glad to hear the two of you will be there. See you next week.
     
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    #18 First Impression, Sep 29, 2013
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    National Plug In Day event in Sarasota today Sep. 29th 2013

    First and foremost I would like to take this opportunity to thanks Nigel and Larry for making this event possible and for allowing me to display their cars.. My detail studio was one of the sponsors for this great and fun event where I was introduced to some really nice people (more Tesla owners :smile:)
     

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    #19 NigelM, Sep 30, 2013
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    Huge thanks to everyone who took part! We estimate over 500 visitors, numerous EV's (~45) including 12 Model S and lots of fun with vendors, sponsors and drivers. David from Tesla was doing Ride & Drives in Model S and that was definitely the hit of the day, even the Chair of Sarasota County Commission took a ride and was still grinning and talking about it her speech. Lots of press and 3 TV stations! :-D

    Photos: http://galleries.heraldtribune.com/default.aspx?id=365148#/0
     
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    We had a great time yesterday. Thanks Nigel, Larry and Mote Marine!

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