Since we have folks potentially coming from San Clemente in the south, and Long Beach in the NW, i am thinking to have a meet and greet at The District of Tustin. It has lots of parking (behind where JT Schmidt is), and some eateries, Peets Coffee, and whatnot. We can line up all our Teslas :biggrin:. Unless others have a better idea for a location (The Spectrum? Can be a bit crowded). A specific date to follow (i am traveling a few weekends this month so it would need to be May 11/12, Memorial Day weekend or the first weekend of June).
The District or Spectrum would work -- as you said, the Spectrum can be pretty packed on the weekends but should be able to find parking, perhaps in the lot with the GE Wattstation chargers.
Another alternative (selfish :tongue would be to meet and park at Fashion Island -- not sure how far some of the guys are coming from but obviously the Tesla HPWC is in one of the downstairs Fashion Island parking lot. That lot does get pretty full on the weekends but it would depend partially on the meeting time.
Any of those weekends you mentioned could work for me. May 12 is Mother's day so that may hurt the chances for some to be free but no date will be perfect.
Apoclyps -- since you started this -- do you want to just throw out a specific date and time that works for you and we'll see what kind of a head count we get.
I wanted an outdoor parking lot so that we can see our glorious cars in sunlight, and it would be cool to see a row of Teslas.
The District has no chargers but plenty of open parking spaces.
The Spectrum has 4 GE Wattstations, as you mentioned, and they are outdoors. They charge $2 per hour block (eg, you charge for 45 minutes, you get charged $2...you charge for 61 minutes, you get charged $4).
Fashion Island might not be a bad idea (although we wont get to see our cars in sunlight with underground parking). We can initiate our gathering in the Tesla store, and maybe have a Tesla Rep entertain us with a Q&A session. We can then go grab a bite to eat or something. 2 Level 1 (110v) and 2 level 2 J charges on top floor near Forever 21 (Chargepoint; $1/hour), and 1 Roadster and 1 S charger on bottom floor of garage.
I forgot about Mother's Day. Memorial Day weekend, people may want to test out their Model S's on a road trip, so now I am thinking June 2nd. This will give some May delivery folks time to get their cars as well.
I called the Tesla Fashion Island Store to see if they can host a Meet and Greet event at their store. They will get back to me to see if they can accommodate us (don't want to be intruding into their Sunday sales duties). Might mean a meet before their store opens at 11 am. Will let you all know.
For now, let's pencil in a Sunday June 2nd meet-up. Probably around 10/11am. More to follow.