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FalconNinetyD

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In an article on the Model X today: Tesla Shows Gull-Wing Electric SUV Ahead of Model S Sales - Businessweek
it was mentioned that actor/producer Jon Favreau is on the Model S waiting list. I also remember hearing that ex-NBA player and former co-host of the now defunct SpeedTV "The Car Show", John Salley was on the waiting list.

I think some celebs driving around in Model S's would be great free advertising for the company...
 
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dsm363

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Maybe they can do an ad campaign with celebrities saying "I am a Tesla" or something. Ok, maybe there is a reason I'm not in advertising:smile:
 

vfx

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There were celebrities driving the EV1, the Prius and the Roadster...there will be some driving the Model S.


Toyota orchestrated a groundbreaking celebrity campaign seeding Hollywood. Not as organic as it seemed on the outside.
 

FalconNinetyD

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According to this WSJ article, world renown Biologist Craig Venter is a Roadster owner and is also on the Model S waiting list...

(Venter was on the cover of Wired magazine a while ago)
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"It's pretty cool driving with no tailpipe," says J. Craig Venter, the biotechnology entrepreneur and a Roadster owner. Mr. Venter says he is in line for a Model S because he wants an electric car he can drive from his institute's campus in San Diego to Los Angeles, and bring some other people along. The Model S will join a collection that includes some motorcycles and a 2006 Aston Martin convertible, Mr. Venter says.

The Aston "doesn't get great gas mileage," he says. But "it sounds great."
 

AnOutsider

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April 21, 2012Thanks @Tesla Motors for the awesome tour. I can't wait to own the Model S next year!

Wonder if he tried to get higher up the list... Being a celeb's gotta have some perks, no?
 

BYT_P1837

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Cue "The Sound of Silence" ...

BTW, Leno has a Volt - not that it has done much to improve its demand.

Doesn't Leno also have a Roadster? I remember seeing him drive one on his car show. Leno's Garage I think it's called? Yup, here is the link: Jay Leno's Garage - 2010 Tesla Roadster 2.5 | Tesla

EDIT: He keeps calling it a "Tesler" ;) I can't find anywhere if he actually purchased one, but he really seemed interested in doing just that at the end of the video.
 
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SoCalGuy

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Well, for what its worth, Fisker Karma owners include Leo DiCaprio, Taylor Lautner, Ashton Kutcher and the Biebs. Colin Powell and Al Gore are also owners, as are a number of sports and music folks.
 
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smoothoperator

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Well, for what its worth, Fisker Karma owners include Leo DiCaprio, Taylor Lautner, Ashton Kutcher and the Biebs. Colin Powell and Al Gore are also owners, as are a number of sports and music folks.

Yea I think Fisker has more "celebrity cred" than the Tesla, at least in my part of the country. Two biggest questions I get are "Is it a Lotus?", if they know its electric (usually because of the Access stickers) they ask if its a Fisker....Kinda weird but true.
 

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