REV!2007 Report

Posted Saturday June 9th, 2007 11:30pm by Jeremy Whyte

The 12th annual Ride Electric Vehicles show (REV for short) was held today at Spanish Banks in Vancouver near UBC. VEVA members and friends gathered in the west parking lot near the beach with their tents and a wonderful variety of electric vehicles. The weather was very damp but our spirits weren't, and there was a good turnout of the public visiting the show, with a number of people really going out of their way to come check it out.
The word got out via the website, posters and flyers, email campaigns, word of mouth, and a couple of media plugs. John Stonier was plugging the show on CBC 690 "The Early Edition" on Thursday morning. At least three media crews were there today covering the event with cameras and reporters, including the Knowledge Network and Fairchild TV. Upon discovering all these electric vehicles, the common reaction from the public was, "AMAZING!"

Some highlights of the show:

The whole event was topped off with a barbeque feast for all the attendees at Don Chandler's house.
Many thanks to Don and his family and others who hosted the barbeque, those who brought beverages, and Haakon's partner who bought food and cooked. Also big thanks go out to all the volunteers who helped to set up in the morning, clear up at the end, tow vehicles, and got the word out to people and the media.

It was another successful event and everyone really enjoyed it. Look forward to next year's REV show, which will be held in Burnaby.

Check out some photos from REV!2007.

Check out Doug Brown's REV Blog