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Get Amped Tour: Palo Alto, 8/11-8/12

Discussion in 'EVents' started by Kipernicus, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    Noticed there was no thread for this event.
    Even though I've driven at the Fremont event, I'd like to go again to see the colors and static display car (if any). Hopefully they won't turn me away if I just show up and beg :love:
     
  2. DLM270

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    I missed the Fremont and both Palo Alto events, and have signed up for the August Palo Alto 'Get Amped Tour.' I have seen many of the Model S cars on the road here in Fremont, and can't wait for my Test drive.
     
  3. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    #3 MikeK, Aug 1, 2012
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    I would love to go to this one as well, just as with Kipernicus, to see the colors in person again. I don't even need to go for a ride, although I certainly wouldn't object. If anybody has a guest spot available and would be willing to let me tag along, I would appreciate it. I'm also happy to ride in back and record a video of your drive if you'd like. I have an HD camera. Please PM me if you would be willing! Either day, any time.

    [Edit: Thanks to a generous TMC member, I am all set to ride along!]
     
  4. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Just discovered that the Aug 11th Palo Alto event is covered in an email sent out 2 weeks ago...for "cities near you". Was expecting more noise here when the invitation went out. Unlike all other upcoming events, it's already full...
     
  5. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    It may be full because they have invited Model S reservation holders internationally including me.
    It's only a 15 hour + plane ride from Sydney.:eek:
     
  6. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Wow. Well, if that's where the space went, then that's fine with me. ;) There will be more opportunities later in the year, I'm sure.
     
  7. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Is this event at the Palo Alto headquarters again, or is it elsewhere in Palo Alto?
     
  8. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    It's at Tesla Headquarters.
     
  9. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Thanks!
     
  10. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    If someone has a slot open, I'd be really happy to be someone's guest. I don't need to be in the car for the test drive, unless you want me to run video or the g-force/acceleration app on my iPhone. Just PM me.
     
  11. CapitalistOppressor

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    LOL.. I didn't even know there was a g-force app for my iPhone. I just downloaded G FORCE by y lao and look forward to testing it out :p
     
  12. J in MN

    J in MN S60 P12635

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    It would be great if you could use the g-tac app in the Performance version so we can compare against my results in the Standard version. Please make sure that the calibration is accurate, i.e. when the app makes a sound to indicate reaching 60 mph, the speedometer must also read 60 mph. If, they don't agree, then it would be helpful to know at what speed it beeped.
     
  13. stephenpace

    stephenpace VIN S00219

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    How does G-Tac compare with PocketDyno? It's free, but it hasn't been updated since 2009, and has mixed reviews. But G-Tac hasn't been updated since 2010 and has similar mixed reviews.
     
  14. J in MN

    J in MN S60 P12635

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    Well, once it works, there is not much to update.

    PocketDyno has a nice calibration feature.
    G-tac shows a graph of the whole run and can record deceleration (i.e. Regen) as well.
     
  15. mulder1231

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    Mike, are you going as someone's guest, or you're just planning to show up? And what day/approx. time are you thinking this weekend?

    I'm planning on showing up with my badge from last time. I just want to hang out a little and see the color choices again.
     
  16. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Going as a guest. My host's drive is at noon on Saturday, but I'm planning to arrive as early as I can manage and just watch the cars come and go. If there's a static display car again, I have a few things I want to try out on that car too. I'm bringing a water bottle (for ddruz) and a USB stick of music. Rumor has it that they will have a large number of cars at this event, so I'm hoping for a good sampling of colors. I guess we'll see an announcement soon on Facebook. (Come on, blue, gray and white! :))
     
  17. gg_got_a_tesla

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    #17 gg_got_a_tesla, Aug 8, 2012
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    From FB TM:

    EDIT:
     
  18. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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  19. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Erik, I checked with Tesla. They have no problem with reservation holders showing up to check out the cars - the ones driving and the one on static display; they just don't have room for rides (let alone drives) as they are booked to capacity on that front.

    I'll show up with my family to look at the Green one again!
     
  20. gmontem

    gmontem Model S P01707

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    I'd love to drop by the Palo Alto Amped event just to check out the cars, but where in Palo Alto is it, and how do I prove to them my reservation status?
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