Archive for April, 2011

Fort Pierce Electric Car Rally and drag racing

car shows | Posted by admin April 24th, 2011

Attended the Fort Pierce Electric car rally held by Steve Clunn from Greenshed Conversion. There was a parking lot full of electric cars and conversions that showed up for the event.

The EV GT-40 took second place at the show. This award meant a lot to me because it came from a group of my peers in the area.

After the show we all paraded down to the Palm Beach Raceway for an event put on by ECEDRA. We were just a small event being held in a big night of racing by a lot of groups from classics to the top fuel dragsters. Ron was there with his electric Camero dragsters and Paul showed up with his Porsches. There were lots of delays getting the cars ready to pass tech and even a mishap with a blown controller, but fun was had by all.

I didn’t race the EV GT-40 at this event due to a battery problem but hope to be back at the next event and make a good showing.

Gold Coast EAA at Earth Day Event – Mayor promises charge stations

car shows | Posted by admin April 9th, 2011

Mayor of Delray Beach Nelson S. "Woodie" McDuffie

The Gold Coast Electric Auto Association attended the Delray Beach Earth Day event in Delray Beach on Saturday. At the event the club had four electric cars on display along with the other earth day exhibits. The highlight of the even though was that the Mayor, Nelson McDuffie publicly promised the chapter that public electric charging stations would be installed in Delray Beach before the 30th. Special thanks for this needs to go to our own Charles Whalen who has worked hard with the local government to make this happen by donating the initial equipment for the stations.

Andrew McClary with the Mayor

Showing off Charles Whalen's Chevy Volt

Charlie Malone's 240ZX with a new lithium battery pack

Showing off the cars

EAA Members Discussing Electric Car Tech

Charlie Malone with the new public charging socket.

Andrew Roddy with his new converter box to the new standard charge port

They are faster than a turtle