Hello Elio’ers! Good Tuesday to you. The Elio Motors tour team left Perry, GA and is now setting up for an exciting couple of weeks at the New York International Auto Show. Paul Elio will be kicking off the festivities this Thursday with a press conference at our booth. The press conference will only be open to the media, but our social media team has you covered. We’ll be Periscoping it live starting at 2:45 p.m. EST. Be sure to check our Facebook or Twitter account a few minutes prior to get the link to the LIVE feed. Even though the press conference isn’t open to the public, there will be plenty of time to check out the P5 if you’re in the New York area. The Jacob Javits Center doors will open to the public starting March 25 and will continue through April 3.
Ok, before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s recap last weekend. As always, our #futureliowners did not disappoint. We had a steady crowd both Saturday and Sunday. Check it out…
If you aren’t aware, we were showcasing the Elio at the Family Motor Coach Association Convention in Perry, GA. This is the first time we were at this type of event and it was interesting to see a different perspective. Instead of the Elio being the primary vehicle for most of the folks attending the convention, it would be towed along with their coach. The Elio wouldn’t just help with great gas mileage while it’s being driven, it will also help out the coach’s gas mileage due to a lighter weight being towed. A win, win.
We met Matt, Melissa and their wonderful family in Perry. They live an hour away in Hampton, GA. Matt, who is an Elio Motors shareholder, is a service technician who easily drives 60-70,000 miles a year (wow). He’s been watching our story unfold since the development of the P2 and this was the first time the entire family was able to experience the Elio in person. Matt intends to purchase a new Elio each year, with the previous year’s vehicle going to the next eligible driver in line (Melissa is first!). The eldest girls are excited for their Elios to work through the ranks as well. Little Gena likes the 2 seats, and James Jr. of course likes the red color.
Pictured: Back row – Lesliee, Melissa, Matt, Sarah. Front row – Genavive, and James Jr.
We also had the privilege of meeting retired Army Veteran CJ, who came sporting his reservation holder t-shirt. Here he is next to Elio Motors Vice President of Sales Jerome Vassallo. Thank you for your service.
Upcoming Schedule – P5
|Mar 25, 2016 – Apr 03, 2016||New York International Autoshow – New York, New York – Jacob Javits Center – Times: Mon – Sat: 10am – 10pm (Sun: 10am – 7pm) – Website: www.autoshowny.com|
|Apr 08, 2016 – Apr 10, 2016||Barrett – Jackson, Palm Beach, FL – South Florida Fairgrounds – 9067 Southern Blvd West Palm Beach, FL Times: TBA by Barrett-Jackson – Website: www.barrett-jackson.com|