Houston Smart Car Club's Q1 09 Meet & Greet!

Well, the first meet and greet for 2009 has been completed! We had 11 Smarts show up with a total of about 19 people for a nice viewing of our cars and lunch at Chuy's. For those of you that do not know Chuy's, it is a local Tex-Mex restaurant that serves up hot salsa and a creamy jalapeno dip that is one of my favorites. (If you are really health conscientious, try the Elvis chicken fried chicken. A chicken breast battered in potato chips and deep fried! Mmmm!)

We are a motley crew of Smarties in all different sorts of professions but we have one thing in common, we all love our Smart Cars! Many of the upgrades and aftermarket modifications were discussed including -
GPS installation
Wheel and rim swaps
Muffler modifications
LED lights
Speaker upgrades
Sirius addition to the stereo
Window tinting

As we are not officially a group yet, I would like to ask all of you to come up with a name for our club. It should be shorter than the "Houston Smart Car Club" and would be nice if it were a catchy name or accronym. Daniel has suggested we make a sticker for our windshields so we can identify ourselves easier. (As if we don't already stick out as it is.) So if you also have an idea for a logo, please post it along with your idea for a name for the club. We will vote on the name at our next meet and greet, possibly in April of 09.

Everyone has suggested that they would like to meet up somewhere for the showing of our cars, then drive to another location together for a quick bite and/or a few drinks. I think this would be a great idea; the thought of 20 Smart cars on the road going somewhere just brings a smile to my face! So I will look for some place where we can do just that. Look for future posts for time and location.

Thank you to all for attending to make this meeting a fun one; it was wonderful to meet you all!
Stay Smart!

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Comment by Jenna on January 13, 2009 at 1:38pm
Houston Pocket Rockets ?
Comment by Jenna on January 12, 2009 at 2:27pm
The meet & greet was a lot of fun. I enjoyed meeting everybody. Can't wait for the next one (or my Smart)! I like our ideas for the next meet. The logo is a good idea too. Once we pick one, I can always make a template on the computer for it.

I have a couple of pics from Saturday, but I'm not sure exactly where & how to post them.
Comment by Tommy Wong on January 12, 2009 at 1:53pm
By the way, does anyone have a good picture(s) that we can post from our event? Say, something with the Chuy's sign in the background? Silly me, I forgot to bring the camera.
Comment by Wendy on January 12, 2009 at 12:09pm
It was a wonderful time. Three of us there, including Tommy who organized the meet, are still waiting for our Smarts. We all gathered in the parking lot for at least 45 minutes chatting and looking at the cars as they arrived. The hostess was so enthused she came up to us in the parking lot and told us we made her day. One of the owners gave her a brochure and information card . . . she HUGGED the cabriolet and said she LOVED the cars.
All in all, I am enthusiastically awaiting our next get together. And I hope that I'll have Sparky by then to drive!
Comment by SE TX on January 11, 2009 at 6:09pm
Another thnx Tommy, for picking up the ball and running with it. My wife commented on our way home that we should have done a drive....so I guess this is another vote for meeting in one place to meet and greet, and convoying to another place to eat.

Mike
Comment by Spdyii on January 10, 2009 at 8:52pm
Thanks Tommy! It was great. I'm looking forward to the next meet.
Comment by Dave Andrews on January 10, 2009 at 6:07pm
A big thanks to Tommy for getting us all together. I like the caravan part.
Dave

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