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Model S Celebrities

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mcornwell, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. mcornwell

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    #1 mcornwell, Feb 10, 2012
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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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    I remember seeing Dominic Monaghan of Lost fame say on Top Gear US that he was on the reservation list.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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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:
     
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    There were celebrities driving the EV1, the Prius and the Roadster...there will be some driving the Model S.
     
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    Toyota orchestrated a groundbreaking celebrity campaign seeding Hollywood. Not as organic as it seemed on the outside.
     
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    I suppose they will drive up to the red carpet to come out of the falcon door... ;)
     
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    Yeah it's pretty hard to look graceful on the carpet in a long dress getting out of the Roadster. :)
     
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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) cover12_08.jpg

    "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."
     
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    Wonder if he tried to get higher up the list... Being a celeb's gotta have some perks, no?
     
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    Cool, I'll have my Model S before Seth Green... ;)
     
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    #13 W.Petefish, Apr 24, 2012
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    Something like this:
     
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    We are Tesla, hear us, well actually, you don't hear anything and that's part of the point... ;)
     
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    Cue "The Sound of Silence" ...

    BTW, Leno has a Volt - not that it has done much to improve its demand.
     
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    #16 BYT_P1837, Apr 24, 2012
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    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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    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.
     
  18. 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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    The S yes, Roadster no. But the Roadster is old news anyway. If it's more than a week it's old news.
     
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    As soon as it's left the editor's desk it's old news...
     

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