The Electric Vehicle Meet of the Year!
Thanks to St. John's Ambulance, the scouts for the food tent, and the many volunteers
that made this event possible and safe.
Don Crabtree, the ever-innovative builder from south of the border showed
a brand new lightweight power-assisted tandem recumbent as well as a new
Jr. Drag Bike. A new dune buggy might also have come from the US.
A new kid on the block (didn't get his name) just popped out of the woodwork!
to show his 4.5 HP Etek-motored mountain bike.
He won an inpromptu drag race, with Byron's 36 volt US Prodrive mounted on a Lightning Stealth recumbent
second and E-Bike Bob's E-Go third. Young Mr. Snalam showed his Little Warrior.
A retired fellow named Jack showed his twin-hub-motored city bike.
The German-made Mercedes and everyone's favourite commuter Merida on the left.
Both bikes are available at Christian Mackenzie's site http://www.voltage-ev.com
There were a few new bike and scooter vendors this year, including Motovibe (http://www.motovibe.ca)
and Greenwit (http://www.greenwit.com)
The half-time show consisted of a 3-minute tire-popping smoke show (Optima Batteries car) and a tractor pull.
This year it was Dave Koehn's GE Elec-Trak and
(Randy Holmquist's) new Might-E-Trax.
The stately 90-year old Detroit was available for rides much of the day.
Some electrathon high school race vehicles are photgraphed here.
Cars converted from gas burners to zero-pollution yet useful vehicles were there in great variety.
Harry Snalam and son Andrew showed their peppy new 144-volt RX-7 conversion.
Mr. and Mrs. Snalam are shown beside the renewed RX-7 below.
Al Godfrey's DC-AC powered Posrche 928 was show-ready and perfect.
Some people who asked about the Fiero knew them well as overheating gas cars.
The '98 Ford Aspire from the University College of the Fraser Valley was a very neat conversion.
Factory built electrics such as the Ford Ranger EV, Ford Think (both courtesy of
the City of Vancouver) and the Dynasty IT)
cars were especially popular.
A lot of Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and Civic hybrids appeared this year.
Here are some unusual vehicles the brainchild of one hobby builder who also just popped out of the woodwork!
(It may have been the company called ICS)