Message from our Founder, Mac McCauley:
The big Tesla rally to Custer, SD, went well! At final count, there were 59 Teslas, to include 4 Model Xs but none of the new, redesigned Model Ss. Several of our club members made the trip. In addition, four cars from our group drove to Devil's Tower, WY before driving back home! Great stuff! The June meeting of the Colorado Springs Electric Vehicle Club is coming up on the Second Saturday, that is, June 11th. Mark it on your calendar. Location:
Country Buffet 801 N ACADEMY BLVD COLORADO SPRINGS CO 80909 (719) 574-1445
Why Country Buffet? Long story follows: Both Wilson and I (Mac) drove out to the R&R Coffee Café on different days and discovered them CLOSED. I peeped in and it is large enough, but the parking lot behind the café is DIRT! If it rains, it would be a muddy mess. Without rain it would be DUSTY. Not good for our fabulous cars. That one factor alone, dirt lot, excludes this location. Okay, I called the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. I finally actually went over there and talked with their group reservations person, Savannah. There is no chance that we can have meetings there during June, July, or August!! They say they make 60% of their income during those 3 months. They say parking is INSANE with tourists parking in their lot and going to hike in the park. Anyway, too bad. Back to square one. We could go to a dusty/muddy R&R Coffee Café (if they are ever open) or somewhere else. We see in the newspaper that Judge Baldwin's in the Antlers Hotel is closing. I have another option. My OTHER group, Palmer High School Class of 1962, has voted to meet in June at the Country Buffet restaurant, which is near the Citadel Mall. If we did the same, we could have BOTH events there! Both events are on the same date, June 11th. Ours is at 11:30 AM and the Palmer group is at 2PM. Having them BOTH at the same location sure simplifies my life! There is a huge parking lot where we could park. I consulted with Wilson and he agreed, so there it is. Country Buffet. Be there or be square! Just park near Mac's silver Model X in the main parking lot. (I will already be there).