Friday, January 23, 2015

Allen Tries the Elio

Allen in the driver's seat of the Elio prototype
A while back, I discovered an interesting car online; the Elio.  It is not yet in production; the first cars are now scheduled to come off the line in mid 2016. It is a three wheeler that is expected to seat two people (one behind the other), get 80+ MPG and cost $6,800.  It interested me enough that I signed up on the waiting list (I'm number 12,149) and last Friday I drove to Tucson to see the prototype.
Martha, Mike, and the Elio
 My old navy buddy, Mike, and his wife Martha are full time RVers wintering in Tucson, so I swung by his place and Mike, Martha, and I checked out the Elio prototype at the Tucson Mall.
Three view of the Elio

1 comment:

  1. Hello Allen - I'm trying to located any 1967 USS Damato WestPac crew to notify them that I came across a deck log entry that would likely make Damato eligible for entry onto the Veterans Administration list of vessels exposed to agent orange. That would make all crewmembers onboard at that time eligible for VA benefits and potentially disability payments if the have come down with any of the 14 or so AO related illnesses. If you know of anyone of your shipmates who would be interested in following up on this, please have them contact me at

    Thanks - Brad Davidson
    USS Brinkley Bass 1970-73