On Saturday, July 12, 2008 there was an HHO gathering in Van Nuys, California at Woodley Park where several vendors and consumers showed up to talk about hydrogen on demand for their vehicles. A fellow named Carl W. had emailed me about this event on Friday that he planned on attending the next day as he wanted to check it out to see if it was real or not.
I heard back from Carl over the weekend and he has reported that the event was indeed real and helpful and the attached photographs of the event are courtesy of Carl W. (so many thanks Carl!). Carl stated that even several mechanics were on hand to help talk to consumers about the installation process of these HHO kits.
According to Carl, there were about 15 vendors at the event selling their hydrogen generators for cars for between $150 and $600 depending upon the manufacturer. Several HHO kits seemed professionally presented along with some other functional kits that were more for go than show.
The HHO Gathering kicked off a noon and Carl stated a man named Ozzie (known for his Water4Gas HHO eBooks) seem to be behind organizing the event. Refreshments and cold drinks were also to be had at this venue.
In April 2008, I had talked about the 2008 Hydrogen Booster Rally, the first of its kind, coordinated by Larry Jarboe taking place from Maryland to the Florida Keys and back. This was the first HHO event that had showed up on my radar (another rally is planned for the Fall this year).
Now, with the HHO Gathering in Van Nuys, California it looks like the hydrogen on demand industry has gone bicoastal. As word catches on (like it surely will) one can expect more of these workshops, gatherings, rallies and other venues to be popping up nationwide. It’s only a matter of time until the average consumer will take notice of HHO generators as a way to reduce gas mileage and thumb their noses at those selling foreign fossil fuel.