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High Voltage Hot Rods

car shows, High Voltage Hot Rods | Posted by admin June 16th, 2012

I am very pleased to announce that after a lot of hard work, I am putting together a new car company to carry on what I started with the EVGT-40. I have pulled together a great group of people to start this new company and look forward to putting more electric cars on the road. As more develops I will be posting here on my blog. I would also like to really encourage everyone to Like our new Facebook by clicking here and hitting “Like”.

High Voltage Hot Rods will be focused primarily on building replicas of iconis automobiles.  We currently have business partnerships to deliver and EV Cobra and and EV 55 T-Bird.

 

If you have come to this site after seeing the EVGT-40 and want us to build a great performing electric car for you,  please bookmark HighVoltageHotRods.com.  The site is under construction but will soon be featuring clips from our television show and information on our cars.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with a sales representative please click here.

 

 

2012 International EV Expo in Tampa

car shows | Posted by admin March 2nd, 2012

The EV GT-40 makes the front page of the Tampa Bay Times

Festival Flea Market Annual Holiday Car Show

car shows | Posted by admin December 9th, 2011

We had a great club turn out at the car show and made a big impact. We had 6 electric cars make it to the show this year and made a lot of heads turn. The day was filled with a lot of great questions and the belief by many of those attending that this is truly the way to the future.

The EVGT-40

The Gold Coast EAA Shows Up and takes up almost a whole row

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Delray Beach Public Charging Stations Open

car shows | Posted by admin May 5th, 2011


The dedication ceremony for the city of Delray Beaches new charging stations was today. I attended the event by driving the EVGT-40 and got to test out the J-1772 connector at my first public charging station.

We had 7 electric cars at the event including 3 new Chevy Volts. My EVGT-40 was at the center of attention again as they set up the podium right in front of it.

Our own Charles Whalen gave an excellent speech despite not being prepared to speak. Not only did he donate the equipment, but also handed the vice mayor a check to pay the first years electricity which should be less than $500. A fraction of the cost they already spend on lighting.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

First time charging the EVGT-40 at a public charging station

A good crowd

A job well done Charles Whalen!

The car is videotaped by the local news

The EVGT-40 is featured in a story on NBC West Palm Beach local news

car shows | Posted by admin May 4th, 2011

Evan Axelbank of NBC Channel 5 West Palm Beach News called on me this evening and asked to do an interview.  They  were doing a pre-story on the opening of the new charging stations in Delray Beach which officially open tomorrow.   Evan and his photographer came out to my home and interviewed me about my car and how having the charging stations will impact owners of electric cars.  I got a chance to take Mr. Axelbank for a ride and give him a taste of what driving an electric car feels like.

You can read the story on the Channel 5 web site by clicking here.

The story aired on the 11:00 news.

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

Palm Beach Supercar Supershow

car shows | Posted by admin February 27th, 2011

Feb . 26th Palm Beach Florida – West Palm Beach Super Car Super Show

My son Andy and I and the  EV GT-40 attended the Palm Beach Super Car Super Show along with Andrew Roddy and his electric E-Box.  We were joined at the show by Paul Little and his electric conversions.  In all we had a total of 8 electric cars at the show and took up a pretty nice area right in the center. We made a great impression as we sat in among the ultra expensive and iconic super cars. (Yes, if you are paying attention, there were three Andys.)

Flagler Drive

Cars Lined up on Flagler Drive

Builder Andrew McClary with the EV GT-40 Electric Car

Andy McClary with the EV GT-40. He gets his license next year and already has his eye on the car

The EV GT-40 was a big hit and drew a lot of crowds.  The major parts of the car was labeled up along with illustrations to show how an electric car works.  Andrew Roddy had his electric E-Box with and AC Propulsion Systems motor and controller right next to the EV GT-40.   The cars drew larger crowds than the Ferrari and Lamborghini which was sitting next to it.  This I think caused some disappointment to the owners of those cars which were a lot more expensive than my electric Gt-40 replica.  By the end of the day both myself and Andrew Roddy were horse from talking all day to people with questions.  They all had questions and a real interest in the cars.

EBox and EV GT-40

Andrew Roddy and his E-Box along side the EV GT-40

Checking out the car

Motor controller and Charger

Everyone had questions

EV GT-40 Electric Car

People spent quite a bit of time inspecting the car

EV GT-40 Electric Car

Car enthusiast looking it over

The E-Box all electric car by AC Propulsion - Andrew Roddy owner

An Electric Lamborgini Replica

Notice the EV Logo

12" Warp 9 in the Lamborgini Replica

2005 Ford GT-40

Ferrari

Dual 12" electric motor Porshe - Paul Little

280HP x 2 - All Electric


Cars lined up along Flagler Dr.

Exotics and Race Cars

Dancer gracing the grandstands


Drag Racing Rolls Royce

One FAST Rolls Royce

Leather Covered Nitros Bottles

A very good showing of electric cars

Even speed boats

Very Cool Looking Chair

Porsche

A Local Dance group takes the stage

Drag Racer

Lotus

Lotus Interior

Lamborgini

GT-40 Replica

Performance Power Racings GT-40