On June 25, 2020, over 40 club members had an informative and entertaining Virtual Meetup and Happy Hour with the hosts of the YouTube channels “Rich Rebuilds” and “The Electrified Garage to chat about servicing Teslas.
Back in 2016, Rich Benoit, an IT manager, and Tesla enthusiast was curious if he could re-build a totaled Tesla. In doing so, he created his YouTube channel, “Rich Rebuilds” with videos about buying, repairing, and mining Teslas for spare parts. Fast forward to the present, and now Rich is an Internet sensation with over 700,000 subscribers and more than 2 million annual views.
In 2018, Rich partnered with a former parts manager for Tesla, Chris Salvo, to open up their repair shop, The Electrified Garage. Chris is also the founder of EV Tuning, an online store that sells parts and accessories to electric vehicle owners.
Chris, a Florida Tesla Enthusiast club member, is actively investigating the feasibility of moving down to Central Florida to start up a new Electrified Garage here in the Sunshine State.
Joining Rich and Chris as a co-owner of The Electrified Garage and staring in Electrified Garage videos with Rich and Chris is Chad Hrencecin. Chad is a former Senior Service Technician with Tesla.
The Virtual Meetup was a lot of fun with Chris and Chad joining us remotely at their garage in New Hampshire and Rich joining with a separate feed.
Above is one of the several screens of participants in the Virtual Meetup. Chad and Chris are shown in the center top row of screens. I want to thank Angelia Link, show to the right of Chad and Chris for organizing this great virtual event.
We plan on having a second Virtual Meetup with Rich, Chris, and Chad on July 16 at 6:00 pm. Stay tuned for details.
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