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Reactions from the public

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by bolosky, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. bolosky

    bolosky Member

    May 5, 2009
    I've gotten used to people taking pictures or videos of my car, waving, giving me thumbs up, cupping their ears (as if to say "where's the noise"), and of course asking me about the car. I even had the entire staff of a Jiffy Lube abandon their posts when I stopped at a nearby store.

    Yesterday, however, I had a new one. Someone pulled up beside me (at 60 MPH) and held up the cover panel from a wall socket. Pretty amusing.

    What's the most unusual reaction others have gotten?
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Apr 2, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    #2 Doug_G, Jul 20, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
    People regularly drive into a parking lot where I've stopped, do a few circles around the car, and then drive out again. (I've been told that this happens at least several times a day at our office.)

    When I stopped at a local Starbucks the other day, the car was swarmed by most of the staff of the SportCheck store next door.

    A few times I've been waiting at a stop light, and someone pulled up beside me, rolled down the window and asked me about the car. The green light is the fun part. One guy, after asking a few questions, said, "wanna race?" At that exact moment the light went green... :biggrin:

    But by far the MOST fun happened when the car was delivered. This enormous enclosed car carrier rig pulls up to our house just after suppertime. The rumbling diesel brought everyone out of their houses to see what was going on. Parents, kids, dogs, you name it. It was an instant street party! Everyone was entertained watching the driver shuffle the cars to get mine out, and also of course gawking at the two Roadsters. Yes, two... by some semi-coincidence the Toronto store's demo car was charging in my driveway at the time.

    Here's part of the crowd admiring the cars...


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  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Nov 28, 2006
    Stanford, California
    Nice thread topic. I like the dejected looking kid in the photo.
  4. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

    Nov 22, 2006
    New York
    Get him a toy Roadster!
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    May 17, 2009
    Las Vegas, NV
    He's probably thinking "Man! It's going to be 12 years at least until I can drive that thing"
  6. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

    Dec 2, 2007
    Woodland Hills, CA
    I think in Canada you can drive when you're 12 so he's only got about 7 years to go! Or maybe that was for snowmachines (snowmobiles) :tongue:

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