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Parade Mode

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ChadS, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    My Roadster has been in a few parades. Electric cars are generally great for parades because they are quiet, don't pollute, are easy to modulate at low speeds, etc. Unfortunately, despite the fact that the Roadster is a convertible, it is hard to stand up in it without standing on the seat as the windshield rakes back over the floor.

    The pano roof on the Model S makes it a perfect parade car. Just open the roof, slide the passenger seat all the way forward:

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    Step in to the back seat, et voila, you are parade-ready. Lots of room, things to hold on to, no leaning, etc:

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    I think it's clear that Tesla has the lucrative parade market all locked up.
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Epic pic is epic.
     
  3. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Awesome. It looks like you're about to slay that charging cable!
     
  4. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Yeah, I should photoshop in something a little more threatening than the charging cable. (It's my son in the pic; he was happy to take a break from studying for the GRE).
     
  5. jcstp

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    parade mode, or good place to put a cameraman or photograph
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That's an awesome picture! You should redo that picture in front of a green screen or something. I'm sure the photoshop experts here could have a lot of fun with that by adding an invading force behind him.
     
  7. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Indeed!

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  8. Doug_G

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    "Redmond Man Electrocuted in Bizarre Sword Accident"
     
  9. SCW-Greg

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    Ha! Love it. I'd be wearing the same thing (It's a Norsk thing).

    Hey, thanks for stopping by PDX / the Cheesecake Factory this week to meet us all. Sorry I didn't get down to your end of the table to hear more stories. It was great to see your car though. :)
     
  10. Zextraterrestrial

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    I needed that hat and sword for halloween! My chin braids are getting quite long and viking - like

    Awesome pics!

    I can't wait to get up that way with my S.
    (Washington rocks!)
     
  11. mcornwell

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    Our friend, John Peterson...

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  12. mhpr262

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    That is Narsil, the sword Isildur used to chop The One Ring (and some fingers) off Sauron's hand.

    Christ, I really need to lay off the fantasy novels and movies a bit ...
     
  13. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    As I suspected, JP must be a blood sucking leech (a.k.a. a vampire), since he doesn't have a reflection on the hood of the car!
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    @mods - The severed head is a bit over the line, IMO.
     
  16. jerry33

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

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    I dunno, it appears as if it was severed right on the line.
     
  17. JRod0802

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    I agree.
     
  18. Zzzz...

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    I disagree.

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    Wow, nice! Thanx for posting!
     
  19. mcornwell

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    As much as most of us dislike Mr. Peterson, I don't think anyone here really wants to see his head on a stake, and no one is going to mistake my 45 second Paint Shop Pro job as a threat to him...
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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