Upcoming events

    • November 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Laurel Oak Country Club | 2700 Gary Player Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34240


    On Sunday, November 24, starting at noon, we will be having a club luncheon at the Laurel Oak Country Club at 2700 Gary Player Blvd, Sarasota.  Enter at the main gate, drive to the guard building and tell the guard that you are attending the Tesla luncheon at the club house. From the guard building drive to the 4-way stop and continue straight.

    We will be cutting off registrations for this event on November 20th.

    After lunch, we will serve as the audience for a live podcast featuring Zachary Shanan and David Havasi. They will be discussing current Tesla news and developments. After the podcast, they will be taking questions from the audience.

    About Zachary Shahan


    Zach is the director and chief editor of CleanTechnica. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. You can find his work all over the internet, including on Scientific American, Reuters, The Economist Group’s GE Look Ahead, ABB’s Conversations, the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, Renewable Energy World, TreeHugger, and several other websites.

    Zach is a new club member. He lives in Sarasota with his wife and daughters.


    About David Havasi


    David was born and raised in Michigan, the youngest son of a "Big Three" auto executive and a teacher, his childhood was immersed in Detroit's rich auto culture. Being both a performance car enthusiast and environmentalist, he had long felt the need to reconcile his love for cars with their negative affect on the environment. Before Tesla came along, there was a direct correlation between how fun a car was to drive and how bad it was for the environment. David was a member of the Tesla team for almost seven years and served in a number of roles while helping develop Tesla's sales/delivery presence in the Northeast and Florida.

    David lives in Sarasota with his wife and daughter. 

    Important note about registering

    Please select the registration type corresponding to one of the four entree selections.

    Please read the registration instructions above the "Register" button. You will have to register multiple times to select individual entrees for your guest(s).

    Open to the public

    This event is open to the public, but both club members and non-club members must register at our website and pay in advance for their lunch to get on the admittance list.  We will check names at the door.  You will not be able to register and pay at the door. You can only pay online at our website. If you cancel, payments are non-refundable, unless the event is canceled.

    For non-members, we collect emails to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.

    About the event

    The price of the meal is provided at actual cost. The registration fee includes the cost of the meal, gratuity, sales tax, and online payment transaction fees.  There is no markup for profit.

    The luncheon will start at approximately noon. There will be a cash bar with individual checks for your bar bill. The lunch is a sit-down meal. Dress is business casual.

    The podcast will begin at approximately 1:30 pm and will be about 30 minutes in duration. It will be followed by questions from the audience.

    Charging

    The Sarasota Supercharger, with 20 - 120 kW charging terminals, is less than 10 miles from the Country Club.

    Overnight Stays

    For attendees wishing to stay overnight, the Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota University Park/Lakewood is across the street from the Superchargers. 

    Comfort Suites Sarasota - Siesta Key is about 6 miles from the Country Club and has two Tesla destination chargers. 

    • December 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Homestead-Miami Speedway | One Ralph Sanchez Speedway Blvd Homestead, FL 33035
    Register


    Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts and Lets go drag racing!!!! 

    December 6th Friday night racing at Homestead Miami Speedway!

    Plan to meet up for a fun social and early dinner at Sonny’s B-B-Q at 4:00 pm.  It's a Supercharger location so it's programmed into your navigation system!

    The track opens at 6:00 pm, racing starts at 7:00 pm and the track closes at 11:00 pm.

    Cost for drag racing is $20 if you register on-line and $25 at the gate.

    Register on-line for the track here.

    If you have questions contact Denise at grantcounsels@aol.com, Tel: 954-540-1159

    Open to the public

    This club event is open to the public, but we request that in addition to registering at the track, that you also register on the Florida Tesla Enthusiast (FTE) website to permit us to get a headcount of participants. Responding to a Facebook invitation is not sufficient.

    For non-members of FTE, we collect emails to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.




    • December 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Whole Foods Marketplace | 3490 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, Florida 32608
    Register


    Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the Gainesville Cars & Coffee

    Join us once again for a combined event with Florida Tesla Enthusiasts and Gainesville Cars & Coffee. We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to both meet other car enthusiasts as well as other Tesla owners and those looking to learn more about Tesla. Our previous event in combination with the Gainesville Cars & Coffee was a great success with an excellent turnout from club members from all over the state and lots of interest from the attending public.

    The Gainesville Cars & Coffee meet is free to attend. We will be joining them for their December 8th event from 9 AM to 11 AM. Cars will be parked in the lot on the west side of the Whole Foods building next to the covered patio area. Free coffee and parking will be provided to attendees. Following the Cars & Coffee event, we will be reserving the Whole Foods patio area for a continuing brunch/lunch Tesla club meet-up. The Whole Foods Patio pay-by-weight hot bar will be open offering breakfast and lunch items for sale.

    The Gainesville Tesla Supercharger is also located in the parking lot of the Whole Foods where the event is being held.


    The 10 - Supercharger Terminals are located in the Whole Foods parking lot nearby where the Cars & Coffee meet is held.  The location of the Supercharger Station is programmed into your Tesla's navigation system. 

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    Open to the Public

    This event is open to the public, but you must register for free at the Florida Tesla Enthusiasts (FTE) website to permit us to obtain a headcount for the restaurant. Responding to a Facebook invitation is not sufficient.

    For non-members of FTE, we collect emails in order to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.

    • December 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • True Food Kitchen | St. Johns Town Center, 5205 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246
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    Meet-up at True Food Kitchen at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville


    Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the True Food Kitchen at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville for brunch, for lots of good fellowship and “Tesla Talk.”  The local Tesla Store Manager and members of her staff will be in attendance to provide a brief presentation.

    Open to the Public

    This event is open to the public, but you must register for free at the Florida Tesla Enthusiasts (FTE) website to permit us to obtain a headcount for the restaurant. Responding to a Facebook invitation is not sufficient.

    For non-members of FTE, we collect emails to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.

    Each guest will pay individually at the restaurant.

    Here’s their menu.

    About the restaurant

    True Food Kitchen is a restaurant and lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well-lived.

    It is located a short walk from the Tesla Store also located in St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville.

    Electric Charging

    The Jacksonville Supercharger Station is located only one mile from the restaurant.



    • December 17, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Cob & Pen | 1221 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803
    Register


    Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for Happy Hour at Cob & Pen

    This is a Tuesday evening event from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

    Join us for some drinks, good company and "Tesla TalK". 

    When arriving ask for the Tesla table.

    About Cob & Pen

    The owners of Pen & Cob incorporated Lakeland’s affinity for swans into the name of their establishment. A male swan is called a cob, the female a pen.  They describe themselves as a gathering place for all to enjoy, experience, and educate themselves in the arts of craft beer, boutique wine, fine food, and keeping good company.

    Cob and Pen inhabits a towering Tudor structure that once was part of a large residence. A portion of that home that dates to the early 1900s was moved in 2014 to its current site in the historic Dixieland neighborhood of Lakeland.

    Open to the Public

    This event is open to the public, but you must register for free at the Florida Tesla Enthusiasts (FTE) website to permit us to obtain a headcount for the restaurant. Responding to a Facebook invitation is not sufficient.

    For non-members of FTE, we collect emails to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose.

    Electric Charging

    The Brandon Superchargers are located about 31 miles to the west.



     



    • January 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Whispering Oaks Winery | 10934 County Road Oxford, FL 34484

    TENTATIVE EVENT IN THE PLANNING STAGES: 

    This event is in the planning stages and the registration process is turned off.  Club members with questions or suggestions are encouraged to contact me, Larry Chanin at lfchanin@gmail.com


    Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for a lunch buffet at Whispering Oaks Winery in Oxford.

    We will be starting this event at about noon with a presentation from the local Tesla store.

    Each person must register on this website and pay in advance for the buffet.  The price will include the cost of the buffet and all associated fees and taxes.

    It will not be possible to pay at the event.

    The names of each person that registered and paid on-line will be checked at the registration desk.

    At about about 1:15pm to 2:30pm a lunch buffet will be served consisting of:

    • Salad Bowl with choice of Two Dressings
    • Potato Salad
    • Grilled Chicken Quarters
    • Hamburger add sliced cheese tray
    • Relish Tray with Slice tomatoes, onions, Lettuce and pickles
    • Blueberry Cobbler
    • Ice Tea, Lemonade and water Station on side

    Each guest will receive one drink ticket for a complimentary beverage; beer, wine or soda after that there will be a Cash Bar.

    About Whispering Oaks Winery

    Whispering Oaks Winery is located on a large farm in the rolling countryside west of The Villages in Oxford.  They have 40,000 blueberry bushes on the farm, and naturally specialize in blueberry wines.  

    Open to the public

    This club event is open to the public, but you must register on the Florida Tesla Enthusiast (FTE) website to reserve a seat and pay for your lunch. Responding to a Facebook invitation is not sufficient.

    For non-members of FTE, we collect emails to notify registrants if things change. We never use this information for any other purpose. 

    Electric Charging

    The winery has 8 full-capacity (16 kW) Tesla Connectors.

    The Ocala Supercharger is located about 21 miles north of the winery.


    • January 18, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    TENTATIVE EVENT IN THE PLANNING STAGES: 

    This event is in the planning stages and the registration process is turned off.  Club members with questions or suggestions are encouraged to contact me, Larry Chanin at lfchanin@gmail.com.

    Hang out with Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for fun at Drive Shack in West Palm Beach.

    If you are interested, please pencil this date in on your calendar.  More details to follow.


    Drive Shack is the ultimate entertainment spot with all the elements needed for a great time! You can expect three levels of cutting-edge interactive golf, chef-inspired food options, multiple bar and lounge areas, a retro arcade, and the perfect space for big and small events. From happy hours to weekend brunches, birthday parties to group outings, Drive Shack is your one-stop destination to play, party, chill, and celebrate. So come on over, and LIGHT IT UP!

    • February 08, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • February 15, 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • Port Everglades | 1850 Eller Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


    This is a MEMBERS-ONLY event. Non-members can view an excerpt of the event description below.  If you are not a club member and are interested in attending this event, please apply for membership by clicking: Join Us

    After your membership is approved you will have access to all the Members-Only features of our website, including being able to register for Members-Only events.

    Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts aboard the beautiful Sky Princess Cruise Ship on February 8, 2020, for a 7 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Last January we had such a blast cruising the Caribbean that we decided to plan another cruise aboard the spectacular Sky Princess, the newest ship in the Princess fleet.

    Click here for the Sky Princess Video

    Departing:   Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) on Saturday afternoon, February 8, 2020, at 4:00 pm and returning on Saturday morning, February 15, 2020 at 6:00 am.

    Ports of Call:  Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and St. Maarten.

    Click here for the Ship’s Itinerary

    Rates:  Princess Cruises is offering us a promotion for a select group of staterooms. Inside staterooms start at $769 per person, Ocean View start at $1059 per person, Balcony staterooms start at $1,149 per person, Mini-Suites start at $1,399 per person.  All staterooms have an additional charge of $136.80 per person for port fees and taxes.  A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.  The deposit will be about 10% of the total stateroom fare (not including fees and taxes).  The balance of your fare is due November 10, 2019.

    Please note that rates and availability are subject to change.

    If our group books five staterooms, the first and second person in each room will both receive an onboard credit of $25. With more booked staterooms, we may also receive additional benefits, such as Specialty Dining credits.

    UPDATE:  We currently have more than five registrations for this event.  If at least five of them promptly confirm their booking with Princess Cruises and pay their deposit, we will receive the onboard credit of $25 for the first and second person in each room. 


Past events

November 17, 2019 MEMBERS ONLY: A Special Afternoon with Mr & Mrs T on Tour
October 19, 2019 Ceramic Pro Sarasota is hosting a Tesla Cars & Coffee Event – Oct 19
October 04, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Join US for a Weekend Getaway at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys
September 21, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Blue Ridge Parkway Tesla Drive hosted by Tesla Owners Club of NC Triangle - Asheville, NC
August 29, 2019 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at Tatts & Tacos Beer Garden for a meetup and car display
August 01, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Join us for a cocktail reception, dinner and a private viewing of "Revenge of the Electric Car" at CinéBistro in Sarasota
July 14, 2019 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the Gainesville Cars & Coffee
July 13, 2019 MEMBERS-ONLY: Join us in a parade to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
May 18, 2019 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for a lunch meet-up near the Delray Supercharger
April 20, 2019 Join us for a lunch meet-up after the Sarasota Earth Day event
February 03, 2019 Cars & Coffee for Tesla enthusiasts featuring Trevor Page, Founder of Model 3 Owners Club
September 29, 2018 Join Us to Celebrate the Opening of the Altamonte Springs Supercharger Station
August 25, 2018 Join Us to Celebrate the Opening of the Tampa Hyde Park Supercharger
August 04, 2018 Join Us to Celebrate the Opening of the New Fort Myers Supercharger Station at Dani Dr
July 21, 2018 Blake Fuller, Pike’s Peak Record Holder, to speak at Luncheon at Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota
June 23, 2018 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts to celebrate the opening of the Aventura Mall Supercharger Station
April 07, 2018 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts & Tesla for a Cars & Coffee at Ace Cafe Orlando
March 24, 2018 Gulf Coast Maker & ComicCon Festival
March 24, 2018 Come join us at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
February 25, 2018 ECO FUN FESTIVAL - Clearwater
February 04, 2018 Cars & Coffee Event to View a New Model 3
January 20, 2018 Celebrate the Opening of the West Melbourne Supercharger Station
January 14, 2018 Baygrass Bluegrass & Craft Beer Festival
December 01, 2017 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts for Dinner and Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs
October 28, 2017 Join Florida Tesla Enthusiasts at the Seaside Farmers Market
September 22, 2017 Celebrate the opening of the Sarasota Superchargers at Stonewood Grill
July 08, 2017 Tesla Weekend Social followed by Club Meet-up & Lunch
March 04, 2017 Meet-up for lunch at Brio Tuscan Grille Naples
September 02, 2016 Dinner Meet-up at the Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort
June 24, 2016 Join Florida Tesla Enthuiasts for a meet-up at 1 Hotel South Beach
April 30, 2016 Lunch at Kona Grill plus tour of Siesta Key Rum
April 01, 2016 FTE Members Only Event with Public Viewing
March 30, 2016 FTE Public Event
March 29, 2016 FTE Mixed Event

Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, Inc. is an enthusiast club and 501(c) 7 non-profit organization. It is registered with the Florida Department of State and is also registered to do business in Florida as Tesla Owners Florida.

The use of the trademarked name "Tesla" in our club names is strictly for the nominative purposes of description and identification as granted by the Lanham Act for fair use of trademarks. Its use is in no way intended to imply any business affiliation with Tesla Motors, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Our club participates in the Tesla Owners Club Program. While it is recognized and sanctioned by Tesla Motors through the program, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, a/k/a Tesla Owners Club of Florida, is an independent enthusiast organization and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors, Inc. or its subsidiaries. TESLA, MODEL S, MODEL X, MODEL 3, POWERWALL and the “TESLA,” “T” and “TESLA and T Flag” designs, and certain other marks, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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