Summer Party is on for 9/19!!!!!

Re: Summer Party is cancelled - new date is 9/19.

Postby Housewiz » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:18 am

Guess 9/19 is still Summer. Are you guys still interested in a get-together?
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Re: Summer Party is cancelled - new date is 9/19.

Postby fwilliams » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:41 am

Thanks again .
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Re: Summer Party is cancelled - new date is 9/19.

Postby 1southcarolina » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:54 am

Is the summer party still on for 9/19/2015?
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Re: Summer Party is cancelled - new date is 9/19.

Postby Housewiz » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:23 am

The Party is on - join in the fun.
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Re: Summer Party is cancelled - new date is 9/19.

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:17 pm

I'm planning to drive up from South Eastern PA. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Summer Party is on for 9/19!!!!!

Postby EtnaInst » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:45 pm

Barbara and I are planning on driving up from Ithaca, NY. What are the hours, and should we still bring some dish to pass (a dish containing food!)?

I can post a reminder on the other forum and on the Tufts e-mailling list.
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Re: Summer Party is on for 9/19!!!!!

Postby Housewiz » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:47 am

The party hours are 8 am til the last vehicle pulls away. Yes - please bring a dish to pass.
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Re: Summer Party is on for 9/19!!!!!

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:22 pm

Turnout was light but it was a beautiful day and a nice event. I came home with some nice Elec-Trak goodies like I ususally do when I visit Steve.

Thanks to Steve & Dianna for hosting! We have to promote it better next year.
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Postby EtnaInst » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:17 pm

Yes,* many* thanks to Steve & Diana!

Bruce Laumeister, the manager of the Elec-Trak project at GE "back then", arrived from Vermont and had some very fine artist's renditions of proposed GE electric cars from about 1969, before they began to make the tractors. One of the models was a "dune buggy" version with open sides and a "totally cool" styling. He talked about driving the prototype "Delta" electric car around at night, since it was a "secret" project. While the Delta prototype was somewhat box-ish (for ease of manufacturing the prototype), the drawings showed models that would be considered up-to-date today.

He also explained how GE had a massive labor strike just when they were starting up Elec-Trak production. The resulting lose of momentum was a problem that just wouldn't go away... He felt that a Lithium-Ion version of the Elec-Trak could be a real winner today.
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Postby Jeff Antonucci » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:32 pm

I agree a Lithium Ion powered Elec-Trac would be amazing. It might really have a 3-4 acre range with enough cells. It would cost a fortune though. Maybe once Tesla's battery factory is at full speed the price will drop enough to make it feasable.
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