Heres little report from me for Monday as that was the day I went
Sunday was apparently quite windy by all accounts.
Monday started off fairly poor weather wise with a small amount of misty rain, I arrived at around 9am and got to our stand just as it was being opened up, after a bit of jiggling about with the vehicles we settled down with an electric Berlingo, Electric 106, both seemed to get a good amount of interest, a Prius, Terrys oxgene that he did the "end to end" on, Three electric bikes and an electric motorbike making a total of 8 vehicles on the stand 7 of which were pure electric, all in all for the first time we've shown there I thought was quite a reasonable turn out
I bought along a couple of huge 8 metre telescopic masts and hung some spinning flag things off which looked quite good and meant you could see the stand from pretty much anywhere on the site
had a couple of comments saying if we put generators on them we could charge the vehicles
Terry had organised rotor sheet which I duely signed onto so that we each took a turn to man the stand while others could then look around the show which is always a good idea and means its not left to just a couple of folk to man the stand all day and they then dont get a chance to see the rest of the show, well worth doing I think in my book as it avoids all the "I've been sat on this stand all day" comments
My slot was over lunch and thus once set up and got the genny running charging the berlingo I shot off to have a snoop about the rest of the show ground to see what else was on show.
Pretty much every kind of vehicle/club is on display with the only Alfa's being absent but I expect they broke down trying to get there
, a reasonable auto jumble was taking place as well and a large amount trade stands selling pretty much anything you could possibley want from tools to gaskets, although very little for EV's appart from cable and connectors etc
The arena when I went past was hosting a stunt show with some guys doing some really high jumps and other tricks on motorbikes,trikes and quads. it also appeared that some of the clubs where going round the arena area as well, but it appeared that this needed to be booked in advance so maybe next year the BVS will have a silient drive round
Returning to our stand just before 12 you could'nt help notice a good few people looking about at the EV's and asking a good lot of questions, we met a couple of local chaps, one who has finshed a home conversion and looking at insurance (Hi Dennis) and another chap whos very interested in converting and both will be coming to this months southern area meet.
I think I could have sold my two folding bikes three times over, lots of folk very interested and several took them for a spin around the grounds, of course one was sporting my new LiFePO4 Ping battery, which so far I havent managed to flatten as I generally get bored of riding the bike and go home
I'm not sure how many memberships we may have taken (if they sign up) but I know of at least two making enquiries while I was about
All in all a lovely show with just the weather for the whole weekend being a bit of a downer but Monday afternoon the sun came out and it was blistering but sadly I think the whole weekend weather had put a lot of folks off as I felt it was a lot quieter than last year (I was on a different stand last year) when it seemed to be packed the whole time.
I took a couple of pics that I'll post up later.
Big thanks to Terry for sorting the show out and also to those who attended displaying their vehicles
Hopefully we will be back next year with a bigger and better stand with even more EV's on it