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I propose a "Owner of the Year" award

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by artsci, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. artsci

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    The Broder incident and the team led by Aaron that's recreating the Broder trip got me to thinking. Why doesn't Tesla establish an "Owner of the Year" award in honor of the owner(s) who do the most for the Tesla and EV community each year?

    To start it off, at least unofficially, I nominate Aaron, Ben, John, Jack, and the rest of the team that gave their time and commitment to the cause. George, are you listening?
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I like this idea.
     
  3. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Sounds fun but I'm not sure how you'd ever get past the TMC forum Mods. Seriously.
     
  4. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Great idea! We should consider such an honorary title here on TMC too for folks who are on here.

    Ben's my main man for all his efforts in spreading awareness and knowledge of Tesla and the S!!

    Aaron and others are up there too now.

    If we can do the Golden Globes instead of the Oscars, Jim (ModelS1079) is my nominee in the Comedy category ;)
     
  5. Vger

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    Interesting idea! The prize could be dinner with Elon and the other execs. :biggrin:
     
  6. JakeP

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    +1, GG! No, make that +3!!
     
  7. quartzav

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    Sounds over the top. I like it! :biggrin:
     
  8. NigelM

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    Don't forget Dave Metcalf and his son Adam - first 400 milers. Plus the OP said "Tesla and the EV community" so the research needs to go a little further than this weekend despite the great publicity raised #TeslaRoadTrip.
     
  9. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I'd think the criteria should be: What owner made the most impact to the general public acceptance of Tesla Motors (and EVs in general).
     
  10. artsci

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    I like this for the award criteria. It seems there are several ways this could be done. Tesla Motors could set up the award and chose the winners or it could be done through TMC.
     
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    Actually I would favor tesla remembering who the earlier purchasers are and when wildly successful paying them back in someway. Like a steep discount on gen 3 car or whatever. All the early purchasers took a large risk and believed in the company putting their money where their mouths are.
     
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    :confused: ....
     
  13. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Well, I guess if there was going to be a swimsuit contest or something :)
     
  14. DriverOne

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    I think Al is suggesting that the TMC mods would win easily.
     
  15. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Ah. Well, that's easily solved with two categories: Professional and amateur.
     
  16. Beavis

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    You will need various categories to honor everyone that has contributed to the cause.
    Model S Owner of the Year
    Roadster Owner of the Year
    Longest Road Trip
    Best Blog Post
    Best Tweet
    Most Miles on a Single Charge
    Lifetime Achievement Award
    Best Use of the Supercharger Network
    Best Insult in Reply to a J. Peterson Blog
    Outstanding Achievement in Developing Apps
    Outstanding Contribution by a Non-owner
    Moderator of the Year
    Outstanding Use of Humor (in a Post, Tweet or Blog)
     
  17. aronth5

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    #17 aronth5, Feb 17, 2013
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    Great idea.
    Since it is very difficult to pick one person why not a Tesla Hall of Fame?
    Identify several individuals each year who have gone some above and beyond.
    Certainly Ben, John, Jack and the rest recreating the Broder trip are great candidates but there are so any others.

    And then course we would have to have the Hall of Shame. Just kidding but it would be fun! My first two nominees are JP :mad:and Mr Broder:mad:
     
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    I love it. Great idea, artsci. Perhaps there should be an awards dinner at or around the time of the TM annual meeting. It would be a great opportunity for everyone to get together and celebrate what TM and its owners are accomplishing.
     
  19. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Yes, exactly. Sorry, I should have made that a little more clear.
     
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    Thanks for remembering Dave Metcalf's 400 mile odyssey, NigelM. His was one of the first real time road trips all could follow while it happened. I've been disappointed that the promised blog co-written with J.B. Straubel never showed up on the Tesla Motors website. Tesla has been very busy in the last 6 months . . .
     

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