Arriving in Anchorage

Trip Day 1.

Today saw us complete our first full day of the trip, despite not actually driving the SRZero at all.  As part of our schedule and logistics planning, we had always allowed the first day of the trip to be getting ourselves organised, and we certainly needed it!

First off, we went to the airport to pick up our rental car which we needed for the first day, after which we headed to the Fedex cargo building to find out the latest with regard to the car and all our equipment that had flown over.  This is something that the team had been worrying about…given the fact that WE had problems getting through customs, we were expecting major setbacks in getting a low-slung, sporty looking EV and associated tools and spares through customs.  We were directed through security and to a wonderful lady called Lisa who excitedly waved a stamped piece of paper in our faces; everything was through customs!  We have yet to see the car and goodies actually through and clear of customs, and we were told to come back the next day (today) to pick it all up…so today is very exciting from that point of view!

Next up was a couple of trips to Walmart to stock up on equipment and supplies…nothing too exciting here apart from having to say that Walmart is awesome!  We should have gone to them for some sponsorship…

That’s it from this blog post as it’s now time to grab some breakfast and then go pick up our 29ft RV and car and equipment!  More to come soon!

11 Responses to “Arriving in Anchorage”

  • Charles H Schulmann says:

    Hi RGET ,
    the photos of the Rockies and Anchorage are awesome ! Wow !

    Thanx best regards from Ladysmith ( Kwazulu Natal ) in cooling
    sunny South Africa , Charles and friends .

  • Bob Baldwin, AEVA says:

    Clemons– Your Anchorage phone is turned off. I’m putting you in touch with Michael Golub at UAF in Fairbanks, who is AEVA member and teaches EV conversions. He will help coordinate your Fairbanks visit. Call me for his coordinates, if you don’t hear from him. He has alerted the Fairbanks Daily News Miner about your team visit. If connections are missed, call me.

    Word about your Alaska visit has been broadcast to Alaska EVA members, and also IEEE members. I’ll see you at 4:00pm today. Anchorage Channel 2 TV has also been alerted.

    Bob Baldwin, Alaska EVA

  • admin says:

    Hi Bob,

    We have spoken to Michael at UAF now and started arranging things for Fairbanks – thanks for all the contacts. Looking forward to seeing you later today!

    Charles, thanks for the support and Alex sends his love!


  • Stephen says:

    When are you guys going to be in Seattle? Would love to say hi when you do pass through.

  • Charles H Schulmann says:

    Dear RGET ,
    I am thrilled to see , it seems , that you have a support team elsewhere organizing
    the relevant coverage with media and contacting the various institutions in the different
    venues , through which you will pass ! This could be a vital part of your journey in terms
    of your mission and vision .
    Again our best regards from Ladysmith ( Kwazulu Natal )in overcast sunless South Africa ,
    Charles and friends .

  • scottdc says:

    We saw you heading north this morning around 7am on our commute in from the Valley. Test run?

  • Charles H Schulmann says:

    Prudhoe Bay is certainly providing a fascinating topography which should test the car’s endurance , with what seems to be a lot of ups and downs in a hilly country side , viewed from a “ virtual ” aerial location , on an internet browser .
    Wishing you all our best regards from Ladysmith ( Kwazulu Natal ) in a cool sunny South Africa , Charles and friends .

  • Charles H Schulmann says:

    Dear RGET ,
    we hope that you are all well and everything is going according to the plan .
    However the location of the PIN with respect to SRzero which is between
    Fairbanks and Anchorage , does not seem to make sense today the 2nd July 2010 .
    We have taken the liberty of copying from the PIN the relevant coordinates as follows ;
    (( Pin 1
    Lat/Long Position = 63.1940, -144.1406
    Date – 28/06/2010 01:57:48
    Speed is 0.0000 mph ))
    Could this be some recorded historical data from when the Car was being transported
    to Prudhoe Bay from Anchorage or is there another little glitch ?

    Wishing you all from Ladysmith ( Kwazulu Natal ) in really sunny South Africa where everybody is bracing themselves for the Soccer World Cup Quarter Finals and the latest saying is ” We Ghana win it against Uruguay ” . Charles and friends .

  • Metin Ali says:

    Dear Andy, wishing you and your team the best of luck the pictures look amazing so so jealous, have fun be safe and drive well… Best wishes from Team Energyexcel!!!!

  • Charles says:

    ermmm… rental car? isn’t that cheating?

    watch out for the pot holes!!

  • Charles says:

    WHAT??? MODERATION?? THAT’S CENSORSHIP!!!! that’s what I’d expect from racing green to be fair

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