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Old 12-17-2010, 09:09 AM
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Default Congrats to John Blanchard

Congratulations to ASAC Chair, and AS racer, John Blanchard, whose engineering team shipped the first Chevy Volts this week. John called in to the ASAC meetings some times from long term test drives in the Volt. He also brought one to the Runoffs this year.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:37 AM
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Heard on the News today people are complaining these electric cars are too quite. Looks like they are working on a sound system so the people hard of hearing and those that don't look both ways, or the blind can hear them. How about an AS sound chip going up through the gears from every light or downshifting when slowing down.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:56 AM
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Add a synthesizer chip, linked to the tach. You could program it through a speaker to sound like a SBC. Of course, at high rpm, you would want it to sound like Andy's Mustang.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:22 AM
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Congrats John. Maybe an electric Gen 5 Camaro with a nuclear reactor!
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Add a synthesizer chip, linked to the tach. You could program it through a speaker to sound like a SBC. Of course, at high rpm, you would want it to sound like Andy's Mustang.
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It sounds like a joke, but I seriously think there is a future aftermarket opportunity there for electric vehicles.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:40 PM
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Here you go.
http://www.amazon.com/SoundRacer-SRV.../dp/B0037CIIGQ

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It sounds like a joke, but I seriously think there is a future aftermarket opportunity there for electric vehicles.
Absolutely, and not just in the area of sound. You know there are going to
be hotrod style battery upgrades, and reprogrammable controllers and ...
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:16 PM
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What JB does for AS in addition to his responsibilities at work make me wonder when he sleeps. You'll not meet anyone more passionate and more dedicated.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:36 PM
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Congrats JB.
Hard to believe John could be involved with building a car that quiet. Anyone ever hear the green 63?

JB is also a longtime Board member and Facilities Director at Waterford Hills.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:37 PM
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The car looks good John, I hope it's a hit !
When do you sleep,holy !@#$%.
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