The Autobarn in Evanston hosted an evening social event for current and prospective Leaf owners last evening, 8-27-13. Beautiful Horderves from Whole Foods were provided as well as light refreshments.
Many of the Autobarn's Leaf owners filled the outside display area with their cars, reminding me of the numerous car club events I have attended over the years...VW diesel, Volvo, Morgan, Jaguar and Aston Martin to name a few.
The press was there as were the master technicians and employees ready and willing to answer any questions. Several prospective buyers were given the opportunity to test drive the car. I noticed one complete family, (father, mother and three children,) heading to the parking lot excited for the opportunity to experience the Leaf on the road.
The crowd was quite mixed showing, I think, the broad appeal of the Leaf. The owners, myself included, were most helpful in praising the virtues of of the Leaf...how could it be otherwise!!
As if this weren't enough, Mr. Richard Kirkpatrick, General Manager of the Evanston Autobarn, also provided several valuable door prized as well as hats and sunglasses for those whose names were not drawn from the door prize box! I took a hat and my wife who is a "judge of hats," was as impressed with the hat as I was with the event.
Thank you Mr. Kirkpatric for making this happen.