Drive$mart Wisconsin Meet; 12-17-11

Discussion in 'Events and Gatherings' started by bradlee, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. bradlee

    bradlee Drive Less When You can - Drive $mart When You Do

    Hello to all D$W/MiHG members and friends,

    Since this will be the last Drive$martWisconsin/MiHG Meet of 2011, we wanted to do something a little different. We’ve worked with Steve Butcher from Andrew Toyota to offer us a unique experience, so next Saturday December 17th we’ll have our Meet at Andrew at 1620 West Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee. We’ve only had one Meet off site (the Culvers in Hales Corners for Meet #3) so we’ll have to be flexible with our traditional format. Andrew will supply beverages and some baked goods but since we always eat well at our Meets, I would encourage you to bring some snacks since we will NOT be having our spectacular pot luck lunch. Steve Butcher and Andrew Toyota has been very supportive of our D$W/MiHG activities including supplying our Milwaukee Auto Show vehicles for the past five years so we are very happy to connect with Andrew with our Meet. More info and directions can be found at:

    We will be able to check out the entire line of Toyota and Scion vehicles but three vehicles will be of particular interest to our D$W/MiHG members; the 3rd generation 2012 Prius, the all new 2012 Prius V and the redesigned 2012 Camry Hybrid. In addition to test drives, Steve will be doing a presentation on the Toyota line and Toyota Hybrid Master Mechanic Jim Hahn will be answering any questions on hybrids as well. We will not be able to do a “lift” view of these vehicles because Saturday is a workday in the service department and viewing is not permitted for liability reasons. This will be a great opportunity to see these great new Toyota vehicles in the atmosphere of a D$W/MiHG Meet. Wayne Gerdes has done excellent reviews of each of these vehicles in the links below (Camry Hybrid, Prius V and Prius 3rd Gen):

    For our first timers, here’s the way things generally work at a meet. This Saturday we’ll begin to gather in the Andrew Toyota parking lot about 9:00 for those that want to show off their vehicles. At 9:30 we’ll begin to gather inside the Andrew showroom and by 10:00 we should be set to begin our introduction round robin and/or a “Fuel for Thought” quiz. We’ll have a short session with Steve Butcher and Jim Hahn and then take a short break for snacks and item sales. We’ll then have a wrap up session and offer some updates, reviews, news, short subjects and door prizes and then break for test drives about 11:30 pm. There will be no Drive $mart sessions at this Meet. Beverages will be supplied but we encourage all attending to bring some baked goods or snacks to share. We will not have any kitchen facilities available at this Meet. Be prepared to be gracious, with the understanding that the agenda usually does not follow the timeline.

    Drive $mart Wisconsin/MiHG Meet, No 35
    Saturday, December 17, 2011
    9:30am to 12:00pm

    Andrew Toyota
    1620 West Silver Spring Drive
    Milwaukee, WI. 53209

    9:00 – 10:00 Outdoor and indoor gathering, discussions and introductions
    10:00 – 10:10 Check- in and registration
    10:10 – 10:45 tentative Introduction Round Robin or “Fuel for Thought Quiz”
    10:45 – 11:00 Steve Butcher, Consultant for Andrew Toyota
    11:00 – 11:15 Jim Hahn, Toyota Hybrid Master Mechanic
    11:15 – 11:40 Open discussion
    11:40 – 11:50 D$W/MiHG updates, spectacular door prizes
    11:55 – Open Test drives

    As expressed earlier, please feel free to bring any co-worker, friend or relative if they are looking for options with their high fuel costs and that would be interested in getting better mpg in whatever they’re currently driving. Our Meets are the best way to get accurate and real life info on vehicles getting great fuel economy and actual behind the wheel Drive $mart training for hybrids and non-hybrid vehicles with some of the best fuel efficient drivers in the World. We’ll also have “spectacular” door prizes, free handouts and interesting displays in addition to our legendary D$W/MiHG camaraderie. This is the Meet that could change someone’s life.

    We’ll also have the following items for sale at the Meet:

    The Accutire Tire Gauge MS4350B for $14.95.
    The Linear Logic ScanGauge 2 with X Gauge for $139.95
    The New Linear Logic ScanGauge-e for $85
    Toyota OEM 1st /2nd gen Prius Electric Block Heater for $39.95
    Bob Sikorsky’s book, “Green Driving” for $14.95
    Bentley 2004-2008 Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance Manual, for $49.95
    Green Slow Moving magnets and stickers, for $1.50 and $3.00

    We thank the 28 members that attended our October Meet, including 4 first timers, and we anticipate still another great and memorable meet. Also we wish to thank all of our D$W/MiHG members across America and Canada for your encouragement and support in the continual growth of the D$W/MiHG, the largest hybrid owners group in North America.

    We hope you can join us for a very different style D$W/MiHG Meet that may be a precursor for new Meets in 2011 at other dealers that have been supporters of our activities in the past six years.

    If we won’t see you next week, on behalf of our Planning Team; Marie, Justin, Wayne, Randy, Ken and Debbie we hope you and yours have a wonderful and fuel efficient Holiday Season and we’ll see you in 2012.

    Questions please call us at 262-691-4349.

    Bradlee and Justin Fons
    & the D$W/MiHG Planning Group
  2. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I wish I could join you guys, Bradlee! Our son will be 2wks old tomorrow and my wife's birthday is the 17th...

    I know you'll put on a spectacular meeting as always. Be sure to take lots of pictures to share here!
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    With Drive$mart WI at Andrew #Toyota in Milwaukee for the Prius v and Camry Hybrid presentation this morning :)

    Bradlee Fons of Drive $mart WI and James Hahn Master Tech at Andrew Toyota.


    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    James Hahn of Andrew Toyota – Master Tech for 23 years presenting on the Hybrid HW.​

  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Steve Butcher of #Andrew #Toyota:

    Q: Who is the Prius v buyer?
    A: New buyers – v is not taking away business from Prius.

    Q: Prius c mpg?
    A: Not released yet.

  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Q: N2 in tires?
    A: No benefit and most will not check if they have a crutch.

    Q: Pressures?
    A: Placard minimum. Max sidewall. Better FE and handling to the limit. Harsher ride.

  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Drive $mart WI at #Andrew Toyota - Q: Pressure? A: Placard is company line. More Load, more pressure. Max SW is max. ^WG
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Q: Pressures in winter?
    A: TSB out to anticipate pressure loss due to temperature. Up slightly from Placard.

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