All Blog Posts Tagged 'Texas' (9)


If I hadn't lived in Texas all my life, I wouldn't believe such a place exists - like Lilliputt, or Animal Farm. You'd think a fifth-generation Texan could navigate here. Yeah, right.

When I applied for Bruiser's plates, I received a confirmation that said they would be ready in two weeks and (I THOUGHT it said) they would email me when they arrived, and I could pick them up at the main tax office in downtown Ft. Worth, never mind that the sub-courthouse where I pick up my normal… Continue

Added by Monty on April 2, 2009 at 2:53am — 4 Comments

Braille Rallye in Texas

The TSBVI and CenTex smart Club Braille Rallye was a grand success!

We had 16 smart cars and their families show up for the event. They did a quick background check, signed in and awaited their navigators.

While waiting for the start of the race navigators and their families from the school's Parent Weekend got to check out the smart cars! Lots of questions of course, curious looks, and cries of "I want one" were heard.

Two other… Continue

Added by Rmichael on November 16, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

ABC of Texas and the smart Braille Rallye

CenTex smart Club is proud to announce that All Blind Children of Texas (, a non-profit organization helping blind children gain a sense of pride and self-worth,

has joined the Austin Downtown Lion's Club ( in sponsorship of the TSBVI Braille Rallye. The first 5 smart car drivers to register to participate in the Rallye will recieve the unique ABCTX Braille/Print "Touch Life" wristband. ABCTX is coordinating the Braille Rallye press… Continue

Added by Rmichael on October 25, 2008 at 8:45am — No Comments

CenTex Kirby Lane Meet

Another great, but small, meet in Central Texas. We met at the New Kirby Lane Cafe location in NorthWest Austin.

We had 3 smart enthusiasts join us this time and boy were they excited to meet up and talk about the smart car.

Seven smart cars joined us for brunch. Although they sat us at different tables some planning occurred for our next events. A continuation of our FourTue (Fourth Tuesday) meet at Central Market was planned. Braille… Continue

Added by Rmichael on October 11, 2008 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

Pure Leg Room

I have a reservation for a Passion Coupe pending 14 mths out. The Dealership got an orphan Pure Coupe in and we purchased it. My question is about the seats the drivers seat doesn't go back as far as the passenger seat and I really need the extra leg room. There is about two inches more that the seat could move back and I don't know why it wasn't used. It seems both seat should go back until they touch the motor inclosure shelf.

Added by Maurice & Mearlyn on October 5, 2008 at 1:28pm — 4 Comments

CenTex smart Club Adventure! Vineyard tour and tasting

CenTex smart Club sponsored a winery tour right here in our own backyard (the Texas Hill Country) on Saturday August 16th, 2008. It was a (grape) smashing success with a total of 8 smart cars! Four of our smart cars

met at Central Market (Central Austin spot) with with Sandy bringing along her dog. All four Central Market smarts received a prize for attendance, a giant role of Smarties candies.

The original 4 smarts were joined en route by… Continue

Added by Rmichael on August 16, 2008 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Austin smart Scene, 23 smarts

Wow, for our first Central Texas run a count of 23 cars made it to the first photo op (although 24 had made it the meeting place). You shoulda seen 23 smart cars driving the down University of Texas drag! We were turnin' heads and minds. I love one of our bumper stickers on Baby Benz (Pat's smart) that read, "you're SUV makes you look fat". We had a great time. An official club is in the works, created by people, unlike me, who know what they're doing with car clubs and plenty of runs… Continue

Added by Rmichael on July 19, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Orphan list (one of a kind experience)

I almost didn't blog this for fear of being flamed but here goes.

I was only on the orphan list (had my reservation) for one month before I got my smart car. Everyone on the Round Rock Center's orphan list got an email last Sat. morning stating that they had a smart that was not ordered (reserved) and therefore not orphaned but available unencumbered and first come first served. I got the email 30 min after it was sent and I was out the door with all 4 kids and partner in tow 30 min… Continue

Added by Rmichael on July 5, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

The waiting game

How long have you waited to get your Smart? Unfortantely, I signed up in April and was told it may take up to six months. I'm still holding out hope that it won't be that long. I saw some people waitied over a year before taking delivery of their Smart.

I wonder why its taking so long for Smart cars to make it to the States. There are plenty of well established Mercedes dealership here and I would think that Mercedes would have no trouble running things smoothly. I haven't gotten a… Continue

Added by Chris on June 16, 2008 at 6:21pm — 30 Comments

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