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Model S Salute

Discussion in 'Model S' started by NJS1207, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. NJS1207

    NJS1207 Member

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    I recently learned that folks who drive Jeep Wranglers exchange some sort of secret greeting when passing each other the road. As we start hitting the streets in our Model Ss, what will you do to acknowledge fellow Tesla drivers?
     
  2. jerry33

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

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    In the Jeep, and some other vehicles, the drivers can see each other clearly but in many cars you can't really see the driver so greetings don't happen (even in unusual cars where drivers typically interact with other drivers). I don't know how visible the driver in the other Model S will be.
     
  3. domenick

    domenick Nerd

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    I would vote for a single blink of the emergency flashers. Button easy to touch quickly and no need to see driver.
     
  4. contaygious

    contaygious Active Member

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    I like that idea.
     
  5. AndyM

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    How about a flash-to-pass? Easier to do without taking one's hands off the wheel.
     
  6. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    I like the emergency flasher idea. It's unmistakeable.
     
  7. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    There is an EV hand sign going around here in CA.

    Too hard to accurately describe but it's 3 digits. Thumb and it's two adjoining fingers.

    If you were to look at the tips they would form a triangle. (signifying a generic plug)

    The action is a wrist move like a tennis swing (plugging in action)
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Surely you know someone who could provide a video clip ... no?
     
  9. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    I'm intrigued by the three finger tennis swing move.
     
  10. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    But Tesla would like a proprietary plug-in move of hand salute gesture :cursing:
     
  11. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    Driving my Volt around town, most other volts have been exchanging a quick beep of the pedestrian alert horn. All other EV's, a simply wave is exchanged (EV's are still pretty rare around here, so we all acknowledge each other on the road, regardless of brand)

    I would think that a simple wave wave would be easiest for the Model S, but I do like the idea of the emergency flashers.
     
  12. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Given the amount of chest thumping and nastiness (myself included) over the past couple months, the Model S secret hand shake should be the middle finger! :biggrin:
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Good one! Thanks for the morning laugh.
     
  14. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Even better would be two middle fingers forming a T but that might lead to safety problems with steering or lack thereof.
     
  15. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    It's better than the "Vee-Dub" I throw up every now and then.

    633492560763073750-vee-dub.jpg
     
  16. wycolo

    wycolo Active Member

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    > It's better than the "Vee-Dub" I throw up every now and then.[ElSupreme]

    Eww. Palms foreward might be less gyncological/invasive. But nice gloves, nice assistant!
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    v12 to 12v Active Member

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    The flash-to-pass is used by Porsche 911 drivers.
    This conversation reminds me of the old Fiat X1/9 greeting. They could make their pop-up headlights wink... that is, until they stopped working all together.
     
  19. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    The NSU Ro 80 drivers (the one with rotary piston "Wankel" engines) held up a number of fingers equal to the number of rotary engines they went through.
     
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    vfx Well-Known Member

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