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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Lol. Who needs facts. We all know Tulsans are smarter, fitter, and just better.
    And more humble. They'll be the first to tell you they have the best humility in Oklahoma, if not America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I had a client in the late 70s that was an all-electric car company based at around I-40 & Meridian. They converted those small AMC coupes into electric cars. They were just too far ahead of their time.
    If anyone hasn't seen the documentary, Who killed the Electric Car?, we could have had them a while ago if the car/oil and gas industries and the federal government hadn't killed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankrutka View Post
    If anyone hasn't seen the documentary, Who killed the Electric Car?, we could have had them a while ago if the car/oil and gas industries and the federal government hadn't killed it.
    In this case, that is BS. The battery technology was not yet developed enough to give enough distance or light enough weight. The fact that gas cars were Cheaper, went farther and were more developed technology doesnít mean a big conspiracy. I swear, people ignore basic economic behavior and available technologies in favor of good conspiracy theories. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I had a client in the late 70s that was an all-electric car company based at around I-40 & Meridian. They converted those small AMC coupes into electric cars. They were just too far ahead of their time.
    Unfortunately the batteries was the hold up, as all they had was a 35 - 40 mile range at the max. The other downfall was the owner was a crook and stole any outside investment money they had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellaboo View Post
    Unfortunately the batteries was the hold up, as all they had was a 35 - 40 mile range at the max. The other downfall was the owner was a crook and stole any outside investment money they had.
    I donít know about the crook part, but when all you have is R&D costs and no income, everybodyís money goes fast. Thatís why when people come on here and pontificate about how a company should do this or that, they often have no clue as to the costs and risks of being a pioneer. It takes lots of money, your own and othersí, with no guarantee of return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    I don’t know about the crook part, but when all you have is R&D costs and no income, everybody’s money goes fast. That’s why when people come on here and pontificate about how a company should do this or that, they often have no clue as to the costs and risks of being a pioneer. It takes lots of money, your own and others’, with no guarantee of return.
    Well, JS took $10,000 from shareholder investments and rented a motorhome. Took his family on a nice trip out west.
    He then moved to Arizona and went by another name. Anyway, back to topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellaboo View Post
    Well, JS took $10,000 from shareholder investments and rented a motorhome. Took his family on a nice trip out west.
    He then moved to Arizona and went by another name. Anyway, back to topic.
    Can you remind me of the company name? They were out across from Sheplers on the north side of the street. They converted AMC Pacers to electric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover View Post
    Can you remind me of the company name? They were out across from Sheplers on the north side of the street. They converted AMC Pacers to electric.
    JMJ Electronics - They did have a little converter that would produce 110v from your car... it had some issues but did work.

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    Thanks. I remember now... the ElectraCar. We produced their marketing material way back then. A lifetime ago. Before Macs and Photoshop. I was still young. LOL. They may still owe me money
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    Not to be confused with the Electra 225, lol

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    We had a 59 Electra 225. Great car... very fast and BIG fins. First car we had with a padded dashboard. Made us feel really safe

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    OKC was briefly featured on last night's episode of Shark Tank (S11 E17). They were showing an update of Press Waffle Co and used footage of their opening in OKC at The Collective. The opening shot was of the Wheeler Ferris wheel with the skyline in the background, and while the focus of the blurb was the restaurant, it was still neat to see our city on TV looking beautiful.

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    20:40 on the band of the video link below features (2 minutes/30 seconds) on Press Waffle Company's Oklahoma City location opening.

    https://abc.com/shows/shark-tank/epi.../17-episode-17

    You may need to adjust for the link for your TV service carrier to view this episode.

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    Brookings study on the economic impact of COVID features OKC (and Tulsa): https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-a...t-of-covid-19/

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    Not the happiest subject, but pretty favorable descriptions with great photos and videos of OKC:
    https://apnews.com/fc3fd61524f39e9fb2962c8db22d00d8

    "...
    The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau estimated the city pulled in $14.4 million from the WCWS last year. This year’s projection ranged between $23.6 million and $27 million.

    Sue Hollenbeck, director of sports business for the bureau, said the Bricktown neightborhood will take the biggest hit without fans coming for the championship over the better part of a week.

    “They’d eat at all the restaurants, go to the bars, get on the water taxi, do the shopping,” she said. “Anything and everything they could do, they would do when they weren’t at the stadium.”

    David Southard, owner of Jazmo’z Bourbon Street Cafe, said his Bricktown restaurant with 70 employees is closed. He said the WCWS has been good for business for the past 20 years but it won’t be part of his plans to reopen this spring.

    “It brings a lot of people in from all over the country,” he said. “The hotels are full. Often, we get reservations for large groups, two hours before they come, and it’s 20 people.”
    ... "

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    none of the city though.
    Oklahoma City, the RENAISSANCE CITY!

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    Not okc but Tulsa gets a shout out

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/am...xt/ar-BB12RZrJ

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    Not sure how exactly that puts Tulsa in a positive light. If I wanted to move to another city I personally would put off at the thought of programs having to pay people to move there.

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    Not sure how exactly that puts Tulsa in a positive light. If I wanted to move to another city I personally would put off at the thought of programs having to pay people to move there.
    Not really any different than city/state governments shelling out millions in incentives for companies to move to their city/state. They're "paying people to move there". In this case it's private money and instead of targeting companies they are targeting individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG918 View Post
    Not really any different than city/state governments shelling out millions in incentives for companies to move to their city/state. They're "paying people to move there". In this case it's private money and instead of targeting companies they are targeting individuals.
    It sounds different to me but then again that’s just me.

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    does appear to be a bit of begging people to move to/live in Tulsa, vs. typical tax incentives that are more on the back end targeting the companies.

    Whatever works for them as I'm all for growth of the state overall, but I sure hope OKC doesn't go down Tulsa's route. The optics don't look too good.
    Oklahoma City, the RENAISSANCE CITY!

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