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Roadster Rally in LA 6/6/09

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  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Tesla Motors' "Roadster Rally" to Commemorate 500th Delivery and Anniversary of First Retail Store

    Someone take lots of photos.
     
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    #2 TEG, Jun 4, 2009
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    SWAG for participants?:
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  3. DrTaras

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    I'll be there and hope VFX will be there too!
     
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    #4 TEG, Jun 6, 2009
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    It sounds like this was a big event, and we will probably hear a lot more about it soon.

    Twitter / chelsea sexton: My kid and I got passenger ...
    Twitter / Jon Faiz Kayyem: Just joined 40 other Tesla ...
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    Tesla Heaven on Twitpic
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    (VFX 3rd from the bottom left I gather)

    Tesla rally Santa Monica to Malibu hope we don't run out of j... on Twitpic
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    Riding up to Malibu in the Tesla roadster rally w @benweiss &... on Twitpic
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    There is an event at Chris Paine's place tonight... I wonder if the Rally will end up over there?
     
  5. graham

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    Wow! That looks like it was fun!

    I hope they do something like that up in Northern California some day!
     
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    #6 TEG, Jun 6, 2009
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    Very cool!
     
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    #8 TEG, Jun 7, 2009
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    Maybe you should contact Tesla (on the owners forum?) and push a bit for a Bay Area event? It would be great to see the 'norcal' owners get together in force too.

    A few obvious ideas of venues would be:


    1. Start in Sausalito, come across the Golden Gate bridge (photo op!), go down Lombard Street (photo op...) and end up at the Legion of Honor museum?
    2. Start at the MP store, drive up Sand Hill / Highway 84 to Alice's restaurant for a large gathering , then up 35 to 92, and back down around to San Carlos for a factory tour?
    3. Lawrence Livermore Discovery Center -> Tesla Road -> Lake del Valle?

    Graham, maybe you should create a vote topic here, then present the results back to Tesla?
     
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    Awesome!!!

    Too bad I missed out on this one. Working, packing, etc.

    I would've been the only one with an Electric Blue Tesla!
     
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    For a better look at vfx's car:

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    #11 TEG, Jun 7, 2009
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    I don't see anything there, dpeilow.

    How about this:


     
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    Noice video ... just one minor objection ... the Penske car at about 3:07
     
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    #14 doug, Jun 8, 2009
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    That was the SSC Ultimate Aero. The guy who made the video probably did a google image search, that car came up because they were calling themselves a "Tesla killer".





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    They clearly had some professional photographers getting some great photos of the event. I am currently in Tesla overload after having viewed all of that.

    Going so long on just tease photos, then getting something THAT perfect, is just a real shock to the system for a Tesla addict like myself.
     
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    #17 TEG, Jun 8, 2009
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    Yeah - great event for the owners and online fans (just looking at pictures) alike!

    It was billed as an event to commemorate the 500th delivery, but I will always remember it as the event to celebrate VFX getting his Roadster!

    ABG called it a "Roadster Convoy", but I call it a "Roadster Roundup", given the horse pen they herded them into for the photo of the day!
     
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    Hey Elliot,

    Great pix!

    Can you talk more about how you found the cars different?
     
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