I was covering the 2012 pre Rose Bowl events (Pep Rallies for Wisconsin & Oregon on 12/31 & 1/1, respectively). I took the 704 bus from Union Station to Santa Monica, & passed the Tesla Motors store on Santa Monica Blvd (near 405 fwy). I noticed the maroon Model S in the showroom. I got there late (took 2 hours from Union Station to S. Monica!!) at 4:45pm, just as the rally ended (3-5 pm). As I got on Santa Monica pier & went down, I noticed a silent car going by. It was a Tesla Roadster, maroon colored. I got this quick pic You need special permission to have a car on the pier, so I'm trying to figure out what was going on. Was there a Tesla Motors demo for the Wisconsin pep rally? Was it a VIP who had free run on the pier? Anyone know who it belongs to? More of my 2012 Rose Bowl coverage at JUMPLIVE - Real Time Photo-Video Updates/OffRoad Racing Collection: 2012 Rose Parade/Bowl 2012 Rose Bowl [ pre-event ] with emphasis on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) Outreach. I did an interview with some U of Wisconsin engineering majors, who were involved with Hybrid cars (tailgating at Rose Bowl). I kept running into Mechanical Eng majors from U of Wisconsin & Oregon, videos will be uploaded over next 2 days..