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Larry's Most Excellent Party

Discussion in 'Florida' started by NigelM, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Those of us with the inside scoop know that it was actually Mary-Ellen's excellent party! :biggrin:

    Well Larry and Mary-Ellen threw open their doors this afternoon and allowed a bunch of Tesla loving folks to come and eat all their food and drink lots of their booze. Plenty of TMC-ers there: I saw Keith and Mike and Steve and Bill and Ken and plenty of names I forget to mention :redface:. Even our (newish) Service Tech/Ranger Aaron came down from Tampa with his wife to meet everyone. (He wouldn't be drawn on an official opening date for Tampa Service but he did say "soon...")

    There were at least 6 Model S and at one time we had 5 Sig reds parked outside. One Roadster owner drove from Naples and another S owner came down from The Villages (Larry and Mrs Larry are very good company so people drive a long way to their parties!)

    I didn't get very good pics, but here's a few for now and I'm sure that there'll be quite a few adding to the thread:

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    Thanks again Larry!

    (P.S. Yes folks, mine was the dirty one! Didn't have time to get it washed this week...)
     
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  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Very nice!
     
  4. Anzir

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    Very cool! Florida Tesla-ites (Teslans?) know how to do it.
     
  5. xhawk101

    xhawk101 Active Member

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    Great party Larry and Marry Ellen! Thank you for the hospitality! Nice to meet many of the local tesla motors club friends in person. What a bunch of great people.

    Great to know Tampa service center opening soon.


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  6. SCW-Greg

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    I'll add mine to TEG's... +2 !!!
     
  7. Trixie

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    I've been trying to figure out what the best name is....Teslaens, Teslites, Teslans, Teslers, ????? Let me know when you figure it out.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Teslanauts perhaps. Observe my (due for an update) signature.
     
  9. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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    Thanks Larry and Mary Ellen. Hope this starts a trend. Love seeing all those Ses parked together.
     
  10. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    The word "fleet" comes to mind and that brings to mind "Red 5 standing by". ;)
     
  11. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Thanks Nigel for starting this thread and thanks for dropping by. We really appreciate it.

    What a blast!! So many Teslas and so many new friends!

    This event marks shifting gears from obsessing about getting a Model S to actually driving one with friends!

    Here's a few photos:

    Larry's Model S Delivery party.jpg
    Beware: Tesla obsessive lives here!


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    Tesla Partyware


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    Thanks to Mike and Doris we served nothing but the best


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    Eva and her immaculate White Roadster


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    I told my neighbor Dick that the party was Tesla dressy casual


    Micheline and Harris Black Beauty.jpg
    Micheline & Harris' beautiful black Model S


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    Model Ss as far as the eye can see

    Larry
     
  12. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    Congrats Larry from your friend(s) on the east coast! No one deserves to enjoy that car as much as you.

    This picture is totally awesome. Model S taking over Sarasota!! ICE's beware!!
     
  13. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi Steve,

    It was great to see you again.

    If I can get sufficient advance notice from Tesla on the official opening celebration of the service center, I'll try to organize a club event nearby.

    Larry

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    Hi Klaus,

    Thanks for coming it was a blast! I believe Aaron said that about half of the Model Ss in the area were there.

    Besides attending the service center opening celebration we've been considering a local rally at the duPont Registry in Tampa if there is interest.

    Larry

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    Thanks Josh, that very kind of you to say.

    We'll as you probably know we've started a club charging network to tide us over until Tesla rolls out the Supercharger network. So after we get comfortable in the knowledge that we can charge at a club members' home, we'll be visiting you folks over on the East Coast, and hopefully vice versa.

    Larry

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    I'd also like to thank all those TMC members who are not Florida Tesla Motors Club members that contributed to this thread. Your encouragement is sincerely appreciated!

    Regards.

    Larry
     
  14. SCW-Greg

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    This is epic! Wish I could have been there, and not just for the weather!
     
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    Looks cool! Can't wait to get mine and join the party....but it will stand out a little as it is white!!
     
  16. ClearwaterBchSteve

    ClearwaterBchSteve P445 / VIN 1794

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    I'm glad your party was a great success Larry. I really wish we could have been there. We'll hopefully make the next event (and by then we should have our own Model S). Steve & Robin
     

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