Experience


Race Day Agendas

There’s lots to do and see! Both Formula-E and RUSH X have full schedules for your enjoyment.

CELEBRATE THE TESLA ENTHUSIAST EXPERIENCE

  • Enjoy conversations with Tesla owners, enthusiasts, and experts who share a love for Tesla
  • Meet and speak with Tesla-enthusiast guest speakers, including Nancy Cartwright, Rich Rutherford, Frank van Gilluwe
  • Listen to “unplugged” acoustic music by Rik Avalos, long-time Tesla employee and musical prodigy
  • Share your experiences with the Model S and/or Roadster — and maybe the Model X that you will have in mere months!
  • Enjoy “eVIP” treatment all day
  • Watch some crazy-fast Formula E races with exclusive seating reserved for RUSH X attendees
  • Share and improve your Tesla knowledge
  • Watch interactive Tesla aftermarket demos and view and purchase accessories
  • Participate in contests and competitions for cars and owners
  • Have fun!

Here is a snapshot of some of the exciting things you will be able to eXperience at RUSH X:

AN AMAZING EMCEE 

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright is a name you’ve seen and a voice you’ve heard thousands of times. She is most-famous for being the voice of Bart on The Simpsons. She is a proud Tesla owner and enthusiast. She’s also an author, performer, entrepreneur, mentor, honorary mayor, and the recipient of countless awards, including an Emmy and an Annie. Nancy will guide us through the day, tell us a little about herself, introduce speakers and keep everyone in order! “Aye, Caramba!”


EXCELLENT MUSIC

Rik Avalos

Rik Avalos

We are thrilled to welcome Rik Avalos to RUSH X! Rik will be performing three 45-minute “unplugged” acoustic sets throughout the day. Rik has been a singer and songwriter since 1988 with his band 7’s Fears. We can’t wait to hear his vocals and guitar skills! Incidentally, Rik is also the extremely popular Human Resources Manager for Tesla Motors.


LIVE PRESENTATIONS

Enjoy our exclusive tent and get interesting and helpful information from industry experts!

Rich Rutherford

Rich Rutherford

We are pleased to announce Rich Rutherford as a guest speaker. Known for some of the most thrilling driving in films, Rich Rutherford knows a LOT about driving. As a champion drifter, former race car driver, and veteran of the Long Beach Grand Prix, RUSH X is excited to have Rich share some of his “how to” knowledge with the attendees of Rush X.

 

Frank van Gilluwe

Frank van Gilluwe

Mr. van Gilluwe is a long-time Model S owner and fan. He created the popular TeslaTap.com site, which covers current and future features, undocumented technical areas, humor and more! He has made a number of additions and modifications to his own Model S, and helped others get the most out their cars. He and Kim Rogers co-authored the comprehensive guide, Tesla Model S – Best Car Ever!.


EXHIBITS
We bring the world of electric vehicles to you! Stroll through the EVillage to see exhibits. Get your hands on all the latest modifications and Tesla / EV related products and services first hand!


CLUB MEET UP
Meet up with your club and show your team spirit!  This is a great time to say “hello” and catch up with your regional club happenings.  


ROADSTER ROUND UP
Take it back to the classics.  This is where it all began, the Roadster.  From original owners to new owners, come together to connect with your Tesla roots.


TESLA TABLE TALKS
Gather with you fellow Teslaficiandos as we talk, laugh, and debate our favorite Tesla topics. Talk your way through an afternoon of energetic synergy.


SPECIAL DISPLAYS & RAFFLES
See some of the coolest accessories and products around, and enter to win! 


Local Attractions


Take a Trip to Catalina Island

Take a Trip to Catalina Island

Now is the ideal time to enjoy a little Catalina Island Time. The island’s never looked better and she’s in picture perfect shape for summer. Cruise across the beautiful Pacific Ocean from the Port of Long Beach to the magical island of Catalina. Slow
down, relax and enjoy all the things you love to do. Explore the oceanfront shops in Avalon, dine on local island cuisine, tour the island’s vast interior to see wild buffalo and dramatic coastline vistas. Hike trails to hidden harbors and inlets or discover the crystal blue waters teeming with colorful fish by kayak, sailboat or snorkel. It’s all waiting for you on Catalina. Just an hour away from Long Beach. When you’re on Island Time, you’re always having the time of your life.


Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Meet more than 11,000 animals in over 50 exhibits as you explore sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.

Touch over 150 sharks in Shark Lagoon. Feed colorful birds in Lorikeet Forest. Touch sea jellies in the Arctic & Antarctic gallery, and explore environmental issues in the Ocean Science Center.

The Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100
www.aquariumofpacific.org


The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Book the Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship, and see restored areas that have been under wraps since the final voyage in 1967, including the Isolation Wards and the aft Machine Rooms.

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(877) 342-0738
www.queenmary.com‎


Battleship IOWA- Pacific Battleship Center

Battleship IOWA- Pacific Battleship Center

Celebrate the American Spirit at the Battleship IOWA educational museum & attraction – the West Coast’s only Battleship open to the public and the 2013 winner of the SSHSA museum ship of the year. Considered one of the “Best Cool Exhibits to See with Your Kids”, your tour takes you on a journey through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War to experience the life of a sailor on the lead ship of the last class of gunships. Walk the wood decks of a battleship and see areas such as the 16” guns, 5” guns, missile decks, bridge, mess areas, and the world famous Captain’s Cabin – with the only bathtub installed on a battleship for a President. Known as “The Battleship of Presidents”, IOWA has hosted three Presidents – Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush – and numerous dignitaries during almost 70 years of service. Battleship IOWA is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet prior to World War II and an area rich in maritime history. The Battleship IOWA museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.



Long Beach Hydrobikes

Long Beach Hydrobikes

Hop onto one a hydrobike for the most fun you’ve had in a long time! You, your friends and family will enjoy views of Long Beach in a whole new way. You will see unique, native wildlife, the Naples canal, picturesque million dollar homes, stop for a bite to eat and get a little exercise at the same time! Alamitos Bay map is provided. Dogs ride for free! Our double bikes accommodate two adults, children can sit in the middle and your family can peddle away to fun!

110 N Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 546-2493
www.lbhydrobikes.com


Restaurants:

For your evening at leisure, we're recommending a few restaurants:


King Fish House

King Fish House

Fresh fish couldn’t get the better than King Fish House. There’s so much to be passionate about – the freshness, the flavor, the variety, the surprise.

100 West Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Get directions‎
(562) 432-7463
www.kingsfishhouse.com


Alegria Cocina Latina

Alegria Cocina Latina

Come to Alegria for a fascinating tour of Spanish and Latin American Cuisine. Chef Walter Cotta has created a unique and select menu just for you. The foods of Spain and Latin America are rich in flavor, reminiscent of distinctive herbs and spices, which, when combined created many delightful dishes. We use only the purest ingredients with the highest quality of produce, fresh vegetables, choice meats and fresh seafood, delivered daily. Every item on the menu has been specially selected for its flavor, with every detail, from portion size to table side presentation.

101 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3388
www.Alegriacocinalatina.com


212 Patio Bistro

212 Patio Bistro

What makes 212 Patio Bistro so special? For starters, all of our food is made from scratch. When you bite into one of our omelets or benedicts you’ll be able to taste just how fresh our ingredients are. hile you are eating and drinking, you can sit inside or in our outdoor patio with its feng shui fountain and cheerful garden. Either way, you’ll enjoy terrific ambience and a true feeling of community.

2708 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 439-8822
www.212patiobistro.com


L’Opera

L’Opera

Considered one of Long Beach’s best Italian restaurants, L’Opera is a local favorite. Celebrating over 23 years of award winning classic and modern Italian cuisine, Owners Terry Antonelli and Enzo DeMuro believe in a warm and elegant approach to fine dining. Chef Walter Cotta shops at local farmer’s and produce markets throughout the week to insure the best quality ingredients. His menu includes a number of vegan and gluten free items that are sure to please all palates. Their pastas, raviolis, focaccia bread, sauces and desserts are homemade. Zagat rated L’Opera as one of the top Italian Restaurants in the United States for 2012.

L’Opera
101 Pine Ave.
Long Beach , CA 90802
(562) 491-0066
www.lopera.com


Beachwood BBQ and Brewing

Beachwood BBQ and Brewing

BBQ, the great divider, the true American cuisine, differing from region to region, appreciated by millions, is the gateway to endless dialogues about technique, authenticity and even meaning. Like our fellow debaters, we have an opinion, like it or not. The Beachwood Way is our interpretation, our vision, our take on BBQ tradition

210 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Get directions
(562) 436-4020
www.beachwoodbbq.com


555 East American Steakhouse

555 East American Steakhouse

Local’s favorite steakhouse

555 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
Get directions
(562) 437-0626
555east.com
www.555east.com


The Sky Room

The Sky Room

The prestigious Sky Room is located atop the historic Breakers Hotel and is considered the best restaurant in Long Beach, CA. The historic Breakers originally built in 1926 operated as the first West Coast Hilton. Since it’s opening, The Sky Room has continued to be the best restaurant drawing an enthusiastic clientele of local guests, Hollywood celebrities, politicians and world-renowned personalities of the time.

40 South Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.983.2703
theskyroom.com
www.theskyroom.com


Boathouse on the Bay

Boathouse on the Bay

Welcome to The Boathouse on the Bay, a Long Beach restaurant offering spectacular water views, amazing sunsets and an outstanding Long Beach dining experience. The Boathouse On The Bay prides itself on culinary creativity and a healthy dining experience for all guests. We hold our kitchen to the highest standards of excellence so that our guests can enjoy prime steaks and seafood from only the finest sources along with the freshest sushi and oysters. Unique specials and innovative seasonal menu options are served daily.

190 Marina Drive
Alamitos Bay Landing
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 493-1100
www.boathouseonthebay.com


For other dining options, visit www.visitlongbeach.com/restaurants-dining

Praise from some of our past Tesla-User Events.

"The Mount Wilson brunch and drive was just fabulous! It was so well organized and great fun. A beautiful day with super people. Memories were made. -- Kari D."