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Dream Cruise-Not one Tesla seen

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by 100%power, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. 100%power

    100%power TESLAU2

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    F62DBEC7-F704-4EDA-BDB7-DB378DE26556.jpeg The Dream Cruise in Motor City ended in a great success for all the other car mgf new, old,specialities autos. I road up the full 32 mile cars showing ,not one other single Tesla did I see, I also ask my stepdad to watch for and the same. I really thought this year would be like past. Waiting for that yearly invite , nothing happen ,won't make mistake next year. The 45 thousand different cars and 1 1/2 million spectators. Not one person ask me question on my model S, I felt really out numbered, only we had small show of support. Next year decided I will set it up.
    More to come ,planning, event for 2019 . Want to be involved,questions just ask.
     
  2. Utahken

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    Come to the national drive electric event in Ann arbor on September 16th. The dream cruise is just to congested (and noisy).
     
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  4. Utahken

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    I'm a member of Michigan Electric Auto Association, and they help sponsor the event.

    There are a lot of Tesla owners that go with their cars and we talk to people about the benefits of EVs. It is quite fun. Many other EVs too. The local bwm dealers usually brings an i3.

    You can register here, or just show up.
    National Drive Electric Week Event - Ann Arbor
     
  5. The Duke

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    I went to "American Graffiti" in Modesto, CA.
    While I enjoyed the day I was honestly worried someone would toss a beer at my car. Especially when I blew by a blown GTO on their short exhibition run. Those guys do NOT want to learn a new technology.
    But only attending electric events will not get the word out.
     
  6. KFORE

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    I was thkthink about driving my Model 3 along Woodward but thought the old car enthusiasts would not appreciate it. Did you get any hate?
     
  7. ElectricTravel

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    A couple of friends of mine and I were there with my Model S. We did not-quite-one complete lap, starting a little before 13 Mile in Royal Oak, north to Pontiac, and back south to 8 Mile. We got there later than planned, so we only cruised from 4:00 until it got dark around 9:00 and didn't get to sit on the sidelines (except for a little bit Friday night).

    The autopilot was really convenient; the car just crept along in the right lane as I checked out all the cars in the street and on the sidelines. My friend in the back seat was taking pictures, and eventually realized I could pull out my camera and take some pictures from the driver's seat, too.

    I didn't notice any Tesla hatred. The most common things people said were:

    Rev it up! (ha ha)
    Do a burnout! (not really possible)
    Do a launch! (fair enough, but there's nowhere near enough room, plus mine's not quite as impressive as a Dual Motor in that respect)

    I'd encourage others to roll through in the future. This was my first time at the Dream Cruise and I felt like it had one of the widest ranges of cars I've seen in one event before. While there's lots of old American cars, I saw quite a few modern cars as well as Japanese and European cars, so I didn't feel out of place at all.

    There was at least one other Red Model S out there--Autoweek caught it in the background of this picture. I know it wasn't me, since I have different wheels.

    https://autoweek.com/sites/default/files/styles/gen-1200-675/public/44115144471_9571fe64c4_k.jpg?itok=s7JTkO41
     
  8. Russell

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    You should do a Summon. Get out of your car and have it follow you as you walk down the street.
     
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  9. Lasttoy

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    I was in Detroit last summer. Not one super charger. Went to casinos and to charger in Canada.
     
  10. ElectricTravel

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    Ha, that would have been great! Someone needs to do this next year.
     

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