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    Anyone else get this gift certificate for jeans from Tesla?

    Yup. I got this today too. As a Model S owner, I was offended by the Tesla marketing effort until I checked out the Luxe Performance website. After I saw what Luxe was offering for sale, then I really started laughing. The thought of my husband in those dumpy blue jeans sent me into...
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    Rewriting History??

    TEG, please explain why I should accept a lie. I understand why people have chosen to exclude Martin and Marc from the history of Tesla, but I see no reason for me to accept the lie. I think that our children deserve to have the truth known.
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    Rewriting History??

    As I predicted over a year ago, history has been rewritten. At that time, members of this forum assured me that I was over reacting, and people would always know who really founded Tesla. I am quite disappointed that members of this forum have chosen to "not get worked up" about this. Maybe...
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    EV Meetup @ Bucks

    TEG, you forgot the mention that your Ranger EV was there too! If you look at the photo, TEGs Ranger is just to the left of the Tango. It was really cool seeing all FOUR EVs in one spot.
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    Bay Area TMC forum meet

    Martin can be there on Aug 23. The kids and I might show up for a little while. Carolyn
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    Bay Area TMC forum meet

    Can girls come too? :rolleyes: Carolyn
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    Martin's Speaks in Marin

    For those of you interested in hearing Martin speak, he will be the keynote speaker at the Alt-Fuel Road Show at the Marin County Fair this year. His talk will be July 3rd at 6:00 pm at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium. Just a guess, he will be talking cars. :biggrin: Marin County...
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    What will Martin do Next?

    Sorry to mislead you! Martin's current obsession is getting rid of the ground squirrels and other creatures that were living in our tool shed. However, he and Marc are investigating new companies. Some ideas I like more that others, but most are very interesting. As I have said before, I...
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    Eradicating Gophers and Squirrels

    Martin's current obsession is getting rid of the ground squirrels and other creatures that were living in our tool shed.
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    Seems Martins car is finished now

    Martin, you left out the best part, even our kids could not talk about the car! Talk about paranoia!
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    Seems Martins car is finished now

    Funny how Mr. Siry never answer my question about how Martin's car is being shipped. However he got into a rant about how unfairly HE has been treated. If Mr. Siry ever needs to feel untreated fairly, he needs come live at my house for a day! Are all of the Founder' Series owners being...
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    Decoding Tesla Roadster VINs

    Way back when, Martin wrote a program to calculate the VIN number of a vehicle. I will see if I can distract him from his current "obsession" to comment on this issue.
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    Seems Martins car is finished now

    Martin has had an interesting thread on his blog today where he talked about P2 (or the lack there of). Check it out if you have not seen it already. Tesla Founders Blog
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    Roadster in Iron Man movie

    I liked the plot of Iron Man. The big, bad evil man (Obadiah Stane) stole Tony Starks design and passed it off as his own. The good news is (without spoiling the movie) Tony Stark (the little guy) triumphs in the end!
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    Seems Martins car is finished now

    How foolish of me to miss the obvious! And I assumed that he was on the phone making sure Martin's car got loaded on the next available plane without a scratch. I have a few other conspiracy theories of what else Tesla has up their sleeves, but Martin will not post them for fear that I would...
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    Seems Martins car is finished now

    WOW! This is great news!:biggrin: However, it appears that Mr. Siry has lost Martin's phone number and email address, since he can only give us updates through the media. If any of you run into Mr. Siry, you might want to inform him that Martin has his own blog at teslafounders.com, and he...
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    Roadster in Iron Man movie

    Iron Man What, no comments about the Roadster's appearance in Iron Man? What's wrong with you guys. I expected you guys to be all over this. Even our 8-year old noticed the car in the movie, and we did not remember to tell him to look for it.
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    Martin and Earth Day

    Neither one of us have been back to Champaign since 2004 when we were there to settle the last of my parent's estate. A lot has changed since we left, but luckily Murphy's Pub was still there waiting for us with a cold beer. We are returning in September when Martin picks up an Alumni award...
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    Martin and Earth Day

    For those of you that happen to be in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, area on April 24, Martin will be a speaker at the University of Illinois' Earth Day Celebration. He will be speaking at 6:00 pm at Loomis Lab. The title of his talk is "Doing Something Worthwhile."
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    Saleen S5S Raptor (concept)

    Hoch val, TEG! Along those lines, here are some other proposed car names...... Gro’th Civilian transport (for the min-van version of course) K’t’inga Voodieh
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    P1 and Elon at Jay Leno's Garage

    I was reading the comments on this Jay Leno video JayLenosGarage.com. I noticed Dan Frederiksen commented on a post by someone named “Jennifer,” however, I could not find the original post from Jennifer. Does anyone know what it said? Why was it removed from Leno’s site? I am very curious...
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    Stanford Magazine article

    My notes have JB as employee #5. I am not sure when the other employees came into the "sand box" to play.:tongue: But you are correct that Mike, Mac, Gene, Phil, and David have all worked very hard at building Tesla and deserve recognition. However, there is/was an entire staff involved. If...
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    Stanford Magazine article

    What goes on the banner of the fan club is not my decision, but I think it is a great idea! However, I will see if I can convince camera-shy Marc to pose for a picture. With Martin's and Marc's permission, I will post the pictures here on the TFC website, and the administrators of the site...
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    Stanford Magazine article

    This is why I have made it my campaign to make sure that Martin is not deleted. I would appreciate any help that I can get from all of you as the truth begins to get distorted in the future. Thanks. Carolyn
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    Stanford Magazine article

    Nuff said. Mark my words. Martin and Marc are no longer the founders. Let the re-write begin.
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    Stanford Magazine article

    As predicted, the re-writing of Tesla history has begun. Looks like JB and Elon are the new founders.
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    The drivable "mule" (modified Elise)

    Yup. That's Martin. However, he only uses the Sawzall if he can not find the chainsaw. The chainsaw must not have been in the back of the car that day. :rolleyes:
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    What will Martin do Next?

    That is right! I told him he could buy one, but he could not actually ride it on the open road. He would have to sit on it in the garage or tow it on a trailer behind his jeep. We have seen too many bikes down on Skyline. I did let him sit on a motorcycle while we were at the Peterson...
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    San Jose Mercury News Article

    Of course they would. Peter and Linden are Elon's cousins.
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    San Jose Mercury News Article

    Here is another question for you. If Tesla laid off most of the executive staff because they are top-heavy, as Mr. Siry stated in his interview with the Mercury News, why did they eliminate the ones that they did? I mean you have a car like Tesla that sells itself. Why keep the VP of...
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    San Jose Mercury News Article

    http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_7937510?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com&nclick_check=1 According to this article, "Tesla as an organization was very top heavy," Siry said. According to my count, there may be only two or three technical VPs left at the end of the next few...
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    Martin's Blog is Live - Teslafounders.com

    For those of you interested, check out Martin's new blog on the recent events at Tesla. Tesla Founders Blog
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    Solar Installation

    My understanding is that it is totally based on our historical usage. To do this, I would have to disconnect the system for a year or more, run my usage and my bill through the roof, and then reconnect based on my new usage. Meanwhile, our solar system would just sit there for a year doing...
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    Solar Installation

    Here is my opinion. We moved into this house 2-1/2 years ago. Almost immediately we replaced the energy guzzling, 1982 refrigerator with an Energy Star one. We replaced almost every incandescent light bulb in the house with compact fluorescents. We had light-blocking curtains made and...
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    What will Martin do Next?

    Yup. We all live in fear of our daughter. She rules the house, if not the world.
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    Solar Installation

    Further update on our solar system. I just received our second letter from Southern California Edison threatening to cancel our connection to the grid because our system is TOO BIG. (Our installer is all over this.) I find the idea that the utility would want to disconnect us because we are...
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    What will Martin do Next?

    I would not be so quick to bet. We have talked about all sorts of ideas, and just like the pre-Tesla days, some ideas are more interesting than others and not all are in the EV world. In fact, some are not even in the transportation business. As for the VentureOne car, I can almost promise...
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    Solar Installation

    The roof is barely two months old! This is warranty work! Also, it did not leak before I had him install a new roof.
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    Solar Installation

    Just a side note to my remodel. my new roof leaks! Yes, the roofer who tried to scam me is coming back. Pity him if he tries to pull another fast one on me. I have already talked to my lawyer. Carolyn
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    Martin's Blog

    Yup. The house in Northern California is without power until at least Wednesday according to PGE. We run a generator up there but do not have internet connection because the repeater on the other hill is without power. Martin had me post the announcement because I flew to Southern California...
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    Martin's Blog

    Martin's Blog is now up and running. Tesla Founders Blog. Please visit and say "hi." :wink:
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    David Vespremi No Longer with Tesla Motors

    I think that Roberta and I should go to dinner and compare notes.:wink:
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    Random unanswered questions

    Yup. We have a good time!
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    Solar Installation

    Telsa was well underway when the Audi was crashed. Z3. He still owns it. It is my favorite car in our "fleet" to drive. That is the family car in Northern CA. You just do not know Martin! This additional vehicle has absolutely NOTHING to do with Tesla. It is just about Martin (and I...
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    Solar Installation

    Our system is typical in that we feed to the grid and watch the meter spin backwards. We did not install a battery system. We are still waiting for the time of use (TOU) meter, but I am in no hurry to get it while I have all of these workers here with their power tools. The plan is to charge...
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    Random unanswered questions

    Bad news. Martin does not have any free time yet. He has a 4-year backlog of projects that I have been patiently waiting for him to get time to do. :biggrin:
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    Solar Installation

    A while ago, I was asked on the Fan Club website to chronicle our solar installation. Unfortunately, I dropped the ball. I have been a little busy lately. The good news is that we activated the system just a couple of weeks ago. I ended up getting quotes from about 8 solar installers...
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    The Sci-Fi connection

    Not only is the Roadster prettier than the Aptera, but I think Martin is prettier than their CEO. A completely unbiased opinion:wink:
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    Martin Eberhard no Longer Part of Tesla Motors

    Chris, Don't forget about the egos involved, as well.
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    Martin Eberhard no Longer Part of Tesla Motors

    I once ran into an early employee of Paypal who told me about the real founders, Peter and Max, and he also had some things to say about the "fake founder." You connect the dots.

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