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Would you like to join me on the Drag Strip?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by brewster, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. brewster

    brewster Member

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    For anyone who would like to take their Tesla to the drag strip in Portland on the 26th October, please let me know.
    Welcome to South Coast Raceway

    It is the intention to have a day out in Portland at the local drag strip for the local Portland Harbour Probus Club. I will be taking them for an 1/8th mile 'Insane' launch and a chat about the Tesla. A start time of 10am with a BBQ lunch.

    There will be a generator setup on site that has 1 x 3 phase 50 amp, 1 x 3 phase 32 amp and 1 x 3 phase 20 amp outlet for charging if required.
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    I have also asked a few businesses around town if Tesla owners could top up at their businesses, (if there are a number of Teslas that require it) so that's another source for a top up charge as well. 3 Phase 32 amp points.
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    A possible scenario may be to travel down the day before. Stay at the 'Richmond-Henty' Hotel/Motel (2x Tesla HPWC 240 v 32 amp). Travel out to the Speedway and do some 'drags', top up charge using the generator on-site or local business. Then travel back home or the 'Richmond-Henty' or another destination.

    Maybe take in some whale watching while you are here or climb some sand dunes with the kids at Swan Lake. (~30 km west of Portland)
     
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  2. Novatec

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    Nice idea, well organised and giving us plenty of lead time. Hope you get good support from the TMC group. Would be nice to visit Portland region in late October, maybe a road trip could be organised from Melbourne?
     
  3. brewster

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    An update to when this will be held.
    It is now going to occur on Saturday 29th October. This is a firm date and coincides with an existing meet at the 'South Coast Speedway'. So full amenity and a lot more people and cars in attendance.

    This is also the weekend of the local 'Upwelling Festival' in Portland, which may attract more visitors to the meet.
     
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