Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Panorama roof

One of the things I love about my Smart is the panorama roof.  On sunny days it feels like you are in a convertible, but on rainy days (like today) it makes for some cool artsy pictures.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

smart Rally

smart Center Buffalo had its first rally today and Jenny and I were there to take part in the fun. We drove from the dealership to Niagara Falls for a few photos and then back for burgers and dogs.

There were 32 cars that showed up for the rally. By itself a Smart turns heads, but in these kinds of numbers I think we could have caused a serious accident.

There were several people who had already begun to modify their cars but this was one of the most modified I saw.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Theavin' Squirrel!

I was getting ready to hop in my car today and this squirrel was trying to steal my Smart car!

Here he is checking it out - "yep, I'll juuust fit"

Here he's plotting on how to break in - *rubbin his grubby little paws together*

And finally trying to find a stick to try and jimmy the lock!

Luckily I got there just in time, otherwise he would've been cruising around in my car with his little squirrel friends having a great time!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

smart goes to Scooter Club

Wednesday nights the scooter club meets at Open Face Eatery. This evening Jenny and I decided to take the smart car over to the club meet as I thought the other scooter riders might appreciate this ecofriendly transportation. As you can see there were people checking under the hood (well trunk) to see the engine and testing out how roomy it is inside. The Smart dealership might be getting a few calls for orders...maybe I'll get a tee shirt. Heh heh.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Experimental parking

Experiment one with the Smart car was checking if it could be parked in a regular parking space sideways. Yep, the Smart passed with flying colors!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

smart out and about

Day one of having the smart car started like many weekends...a nice breakfast at Jim's restaurant. I should have parked sideways in the space, but decided to take it one step at a time and park like a normy.

After breakfast we went to Wickham farms to pick up some pumpkins or in our case "a biggie" and get some ice cream and apple pie. I was impressed that the ginormous pumpkin was able to easily fit in the back of the car. It puts my mind at ease a bit - I mean if the trunk can handle a biggie pumpkin, it can handle anything!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I finally got my very own smart!

Today Jenny and I headed to Buffalo to pick up my Smart Car! It didn't hit me until we were about half way there and then it hit me...in a few minutes I would have one for my very own! The year of waiting was finally over! (the remainder of the trip I was smiling like a goob and people probably thought I was crazy)

When we got there we were looking around the lot for my car but didn't see it...we walked inside, the dealer shook our hands and pointed to my car that was sitting in the showroom. He then walked me through the ins and outs of the cars functions, I signed the paperwork, and he handed me the keys. Now to get the car out of the showroom I expected some big spectacle - but nope - they opened up the double doors and "zoop" my pint sized car now was outside and ready for me to drive home.

J and I stopped at the Melting Pot to celebrate, and I must say it will take some getting used to people gawking at the car but it is a sacrifice I am more than willing to make.