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New Tesla Motors Blog post about a couple of possibly record-holding owners

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ecarfan, May 20, 2014.

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  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Great article.

    So...does that mean you're the little boy in the photo with the Porsche?
     
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    Yes, I am the kid standing just to the rear of the driver side door in that black-and-white photo of my fathers 1959 Porsche 356A coupe shown in the Tesla blog post by Hamish.

    I also owned a 1959 Porsche 356A coupe almost exactly like my fathers car. I bought mine in 2005 and sold it in 2013 so I could buy my wife a Model S. In the 8 years I owned my Porsche it doubled in value and paid for the Tesla; that was the only way I could afford to buy a Model S! Here is a photo of the Porsche I sold, which is a recreation of the 1959 photo of my fathers car.

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    In that photo (above) my wife is "sitting in" for my sister, my mom and dad and I are in the same positions as the 1959 photo (and my mom is wearing the same jacket in both photos). Here is the 1959 photo for comparison.

    1958-356A-photo-150-dpi.jpg

    And here is my wife and I with our Model S in front of our house.

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  5. MikeC

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    Your parents are awesome.
     
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    ecarfan,

    As I wrote in the Model S: Clever Vanity Plates thread they have MY favorite Model S plates... Especially since it fits the two so well...

    From one two Tesla family to a yours.
     
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    I loved reading that story. Nice to "meet" the son in the story.
     
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    Aww, what a cute recreation of the 1959 picture! Congrats and best wishes to your family!
     
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    What an awesome story for you and your parents. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Awesome story. Love those plates, too. But the best plate I saw recently was on an S driven by a middle-age lady, which said:

    WAS HIS
     
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    How wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    One of my favorite stories!! You have great parents!! As a female tesla driver I have to say you have an awesome mom!!!
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Ummm...(can't read the blog)...is Mom wearing the same jacket as 55 years earlier? It looks aaaahhhDENtical.
     
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    OP stated same jacket. Kudos to you and your family, full of forward thinkers. i dig the Tesla t shirt BTW!
     
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    Yes same jacket :)

    I am somewhat taller...
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Oops. Well, as with Playboy, I subscribe to this forum just for the pictures....:redface:
     
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    We have enjoyed reading this thread and wish we could meet you all for a chat.

    Robin and Chet
     

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