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02-05-2018 05:38 PM
Jo e Lefors
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Originally Posted by Smart Bob View Post
Yes, corporate sent out Eric Angeloro who drove in the caravan with us in an orange paneled smart from LA area to Boulder City. They had a film crew who went up and down the rows of cars on the dam on skate boards as well as interviewing individual owners. Corporate also sponsored the meet & greet and Smartmadness sponsored the raffle. The former smart Center in Las Vegas did not sponsor either of the 2 Jam on the Dams. Sadly, all of this enthusiasm has disappeared. Sin City Smarts is no more & Jimmy who organized both Jam on the Dams & the Bash on the Bridge has no further interest in getting involved with smart cars as a club. By the way, corporate gave him the orange panels & Madness did some further customization on his car, which he still has.
I was asked and am seriously thinking about doing another event at Hoover Dam with the So Cal Smarties. It would have to be a scaled down event as I doubt that I would get near the participation that took place before. I would not be able to get the traffic on the dam closed as that requires that a permit be purchased and to put a photographer up in a heliocopter near the dam is also costly. I also wouldn't be able to do a raffle as Madness so longer seems to be interested & I don't want to ask Penske-smart West Covina to do more as they have already gone overboard along with corporate by sponsoring a recent 10 year anniversary party and raffle for the So Cal Smarties. If anyone in the LV area wants to get involved with organizing another tour to the area, please let me know and then sign-up to join So Cal Smarties at: www.meetup.com/socalsmarties. Membership is free as long as you own a smart car.
I got to know Jimmy R. pretty well when I had my first yellow/black smart cabriolet and belonged to Sin City Smarts.
I remember him standing on the tailgate of his smart, in the parking lot of the Hacienda Hotel, giving the drivers briefing.
Sadly, I sold the car about 6 months later to cover some upcoming medical expenses. After a few motorcycles in between I bought my second smart.
There isn't any local clubs here as the novelty has passed and the dealership DROPPED the smart brand.
Sounds like Eric Angeloro jumped ship for Cadillac
LOS ANGELES – Cadillac is trying to regain its prominence, and one way to do that beyond producing worthy vehicles is by putting the customer front and center, says Eric Angeloro, a new-age marketer for the General Motors luxury brand. Eric Angeloro
02-05-2018 03:34 PM
Smart Bob Yes, corporate sent out Eric Angeloro who drove in the caravan with us in an orange paneled smart from LA area to Boulder City. They had a film crew who went up and down the rows of cars on the dam on skate boards as well as interviewing individual owners. Corporate also sponsored the meet & greet and Smartmadness sponsored the raffle. The former smart Center in Las Vegas did not sponsor either of the 2 Jam on the Dams. Sadly, all of this enthusiasm has disappeared. Sin City Smarts is no more & Jimmy who organized both Jam on the Dams & the Bash on the Bridge has no further interest in getting involved with smart cars as a club. By the way, corporate gave him the orange panels & Madness did some further customization on his car, which he still has.
I was asked and am seriously thinking about doing another event at Hoover Dam with the So Cal Smarties. It would have to be a scaled down event as I doubt that I would get near the participation that took place before. I would not be able to get the traffic on the dam closed as that requires that a permit be purchased and to put a photographer up in a heliocopter near the dam is also costly. I also wouldn't be able to do a raffle as Madness so longer seems to be interested & I don't want to ask Penske-smart West Covina to do more as they have already gone overboard along with corporate by sponsoring a recent 10 year anniversary party and raffle for the So Cal Smarties. If anyone in the LV area wants to get involved with organizing another tour to the area, please let me know and then sign-up to join So Cal Smarties at: www.meetup.com/socalsmarties. Membership is free as long as you own a smart car.
02-05-2018 03:18 PM
smark
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Originally Posted by Jo e Lefors View Post
I guess we're "HATERS" because we have stated the obvious.
Park Service closed Hoover Dam to the public for Jam on the Dam ll, we only had 120-130 smarts lined up along the Top of the Hoover Dam, helicopter overhead filming and a few other small film crews. One cameraman rode in my convertible filming the "convoy" to and from Primm the day before. Never saw anything about it.

Did corporate smart video the dam event? That would have made a great advertising.

The 2012 Nationals here in KC. Corporate smart chipped in $10k for the Banquet. Our dealership Aristocrat Motor, donated, $5k for the parade of 210 cars. Plus hosted a large bbq dinner, at the dealership.
There had smart train technicians, did demo panel switches. Demonstrate visual technical info on the product. Answered question. Bought in the new EV smart Proto type. The new CEO and her assistants, smart spoke here. It was shown on all 3 TV networks here. Plus the news paper. Why spend all that money. If your not going to promote your brand. The energy for the brand was there.

I been watching lately, on You Tube. How the Europeans embrace the the smart car. Large smart time events, and rallies. Reviews on the forfour. The mono colored Brabus fortwo. Real ones, Taylor made exclusive. With actual Power. NA got none of that here.
02-05-2018 02:10 PM
Smart Bob I saw some of the videos that were shot for Jam on the Dam, II. I believe they are on U-tube.
02-05-2018 01:20 PM
Jo e Lefors
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Sad... a day late. A Dollar short. All the king horses, and the king men. Won’t bring the smart brand, successful here again.

No advertisement from the from the mother ship. On the new model. Lack of a variety of product. One niche vehicle. A ED now, only offer, at limited dealerships. Where’s the forfour, I would have bought, in a heart beat?

smart videoed the whole 2010 National event here in KC. The largest event in NA. Corporate was here. They did nothing with it, to promote brand, when smart was at least selling cars here.
I guess we're "HATERS" because we have stated the obvious.
Park Service closed Hoover Dam to the public for Jam on the Dam ll, we only had 120-130 smarts lined up along the Top of the Hoover Dam, helicopter overhead filming and a few other small film crews. One cameraman rode in my convertible filming the "convoy" to and from Primm the day before. Never saw anything about it.
02-05-2018 06:43 AM
MB DNA Due to technical difficulties there is no winner YET.

But, if you registered you may still win the C 43 by a random drawing.

Seems that the high level of participation in the Last Fan Standing game may have outstripped their technical capabilities - broke the computer?

https://lastfanstanding.mbusa.com/

The good news is,
the Mercedes-AMG C 43
is still in play.


The bad news is, when you try to achieve a technological first, things can sometimes go wrong. In this case, there were just too many of you. Every eligible registrant will be entered into a random drawing to pick the lucky winner, who’ll drive away in the Mercedes-AMG C 43.

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page as soon as he/she can be reached and confirmed. So sorry again for the hiccup and thanks so much for your fantastic enthusiasm.
02-05-2018 06:28 AM
Miss Mercedes When I first read the post the #1 post didn't have any text. I thought I missed something super secret!

I added West Covina to both platforms. Took all of 30s of my day.

I missed that C 43 campaign, guess that what happens when I don't use social media on the weekends!
02-04-2018 02:28 PM
Mister_smart_LA
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Originally Posted by Optimist View Post
For anyone who thought otherwise, please note the latest confirmation.


Mr-smart-LA says once again that he is participating in a smart corporate
driven request: " This challenge is for ALL smart center's to get more involved in social media. It's to organically grow our brand and generate more discussion and friendly interest in smart. "


Someone stands a chance of winning a prize,,,,I'm an Optimist, but I bet it's not going to be one of us.
Mercedes-Benz is running a marketing campaign for today's Super Bowl game, to win a Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe. "Last Fan Standing." Using platforms other than television commercials to promote the brands and/or models.

It starts in just a few minutes over one hour from now. The "last fan" with his/her finger on the C 43 literally wins the car. It's just a fun campaign, done via mobile phones. It's about being more active via the newest and latest forms of media, and challenges have been issued out. For more information, visit https://lastfanstanding.mbusa.com/

MB is doing their part, smart is doing its part, getting more active.
02-04-2018 01:41 PM
jimvw57 Ok, lets calm down here.... Mr-smart-LA has been an avid member of this site for about 5 years, he has always helped out when he can for owners that were having issues with their cars or with repairs that might not have been done correctly. A world of information! I am located in Minnesota, so there probably isn't much chance I will drive to West Covina for an oil change, but I still can support a valued member of this site.

I don't get any advertisement from the local dealer, even though they know me and treat me well when I stop in. I get more information from on here than anywhere else. If Mr-smart-LA has the insight to bring it to our attention, I see nothing wrong with that. He is posting in the correct section If you choose to not participate, that is your option. we don't need to get negative about MB policy when Mr-smart-LA doesn't have much control over it.

I don't see this as any different than someone asking to vote on a page for their relative to win a contest.
02-04-2018 01:17 PM
Optimist For anyone who thought otherwise, please note the latest confirmation.


Mr-smart-LA says once again that he is participating in a smart corporate
driven request: " This challenge is for ALL smart center's to get more involved in social media. It's to organically grow our brand and generate more discussion and friendly interest in smart. "


Someone stands a chance of winning a prize,,,,I'm an Optimist, but I bet it's not going to be one of us.
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