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Mission for 2007 Accomplished: Convert an ICE to an EV.

Hi my name is Manny. In March 2007 I picked up a nice '69 VW pan with upgraded disc brakes,shocks and an electric motor already mated to the tranny. I also acquired a '71 pan/'74 SuperBettle ICE based/'79-'80 styled Bradley GT2 (non-electric version with an '88 title.) from eBay. Took pretty much the whole month to get legal (not me, I was born here) with the DMV and CHP. Now the fun begins. Update: EV completed in December 2007

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Awesome Electric T-Rex Lightning Vehicle

T-Rex dropped by to show off their incredible Electric Reverse Trikes today to the Electric Vehicle Association of America. We all met up at the Kearney High School parking lot.

I had the pleasure of meeting the Chairman, Richard Groome, whom I'll end up naming a puppy after for his letting me drive one the Bad Boyz from the high school, up the I-805 freeway and all of Mira Mesa Blvd to the hotel he was staying at. Map of the route at end of this post below.

Richard Groome of T-Rex with open top Lightning, Keith (Lightning Bug-E) and yours truly.
Here's a video of the parking lot experience; excuse the Expletive ( I guess that's why I'm not a new anchor.)

Frackin' Sweeeeet.

Lloyd, Bob and Keith trying to harness some Lightning.

T-Rex will be coming out ( I kid you not) with a version for women called a She-Rex.

Here's the best part:
I'll post more pix as I get them from the freeway ride taken by passenger Joey G.
This man-machine had no problems what-so-ever of eating up freeway speed traffic.
Turns out quite a few cars either sped up or slowed down to take pictures of our 3 T-Rex caravan. Thundersky Lithium batteries held up all day long, we didn't even see a dent on the meter.
Scenic Route to Hotel.

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Yeah, I care about the environment as much as the next guy. And yeah, I'm a nerdy geek. But, when it comes down to it, what really made me spend my free time and money on this endeavor, is knowing that: every time I put in any gas in my car, some money (a penny is too much) is going to people that want to KILL our kids.
"You don’t have to be a military strategist on the order of Sun Tzu or Carl von Clausewitz to understand: It is a bad idea to fund your enemy’s war effort. But every time we fill the tanks of our cars with gasoline we put money in the pockets of terrorists intent on killing Americans."
Clifford D. May

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