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marathon advertising for Tesla Model S

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Dan5, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Dan5

    Dan5 Member

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    I tend to run alot of marathon type races and noticed that they give out Dodge, GM, Ford shirts at these events and I see a few people wearing them during the race.
    Do you think Tesla would have a problem if I made my own shirt that said:

    "Tesla Model S

    ALL-ELECTRIC

    0-60 in 4.4 seconds

    300 mile range

    This just made gasoline obsolete"


    Given, I'm not a world class athlete (middle of the pack at best), but it could get the word out to other people
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I think that they'd probably be happy to post on their facebook page a pic of you wearing it.....
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yeah as long as you're not producing and selling them, I can't see it being a pro
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  4. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    Actually, I just ran the Miami marathon, and the Leaf was a MAJOR sponsor of the whole event, including the expo the day before with test drives and everything. Probably means that they've done some marketing and determined that marathoners are likely to be potential EV buyers.

    I say go for it!!
     
  5. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Probably means that Nissan is confident that a Leaf can manage 42.2 km. :wink:
     
  6. EV_QC

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    I also run marathons! I just ran Boston last year. Cyclist or runners, we all want to breathe cleaner air so there should be a lot of people interested in EV's
     
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    I ran the Rotorua marathon last year. I agree, anyone who enjoys an outdoor fitness activity wants clean air going into their lungs. Perhaps Nissan is on to something.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    If you do it, Dan, make sure you're in good enough shape to talk for half the race. Lots of people will want to learn more.
     
  9. NigelM

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    Is there a correlation here? Maybe marathon runners don't suffer from range anxiety! :wink:
     
  10. Dan5

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    During the first few miles, I'm talking to the people next to me (trying to find someone to keep pace with)- you really don't open up until at least mile 3. Trying to get into the NYC one this year, but will definitely be wearing it for the Broad Street run and the ING Philadelphia half marathon.
    These are the shirts I was looking at ordering:

    T-Shirts - Custom T-Shirts - Shirt Screen Printers - Design Online at CustomInk
     
  11. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Tesla essentially spends no money on advertising and relies on customers and fans to spread the word. They would encourage you to make a shirt and more (and not sell them).

    Nissan and the LEAF sponsor Lance Armstrong and did a commercial with him about cycling and "following tailpipes"
     
  12. jcstp

    jcstp Active Member

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    Is this ok as text?
     
  13. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    I've run the NYC marathon 3Xs and run about 5 half-marathons/year. If you are near NYC, one way to get guaranteed entry into the marathon is to join NY Road Runners, run 9 of their scored events + one volunteer activity. I run ~ 20 of their events each year. Your shirt idea should have a photo of Model S. :cool:
     
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    When Kevin and I did the LEJOG last year, there was a cycle version going on at the same time. We got a lot of thumbs up from that crowd.

    Also on my first trip down to Cornwall, the only group to give me some recognition was a VW Bug load of surfers.
     
  15. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Sure...but if all that is going on a shirt you're going to have to run really slow for someone to be able to read it!
     
  16. jcstp

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    That's a good excuse when you don't run so fast! :biggrin:
     
  17. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    If you don't add 'as quick as' 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and 'up to' 300 mile range then some people will feel mislead:smile:
    Just kidding. I like it.
     
  18. AnOutsider

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    Not if he doesn't mention price :smile:
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  19. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Add an asterisk and a bunch of fine print?
     
  20. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Haha that's an interesting way to win the race: have everyone running behind you trying to read the small print down by your a$$
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