TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

So 10 years ago today, this happened

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by dpeilow, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    • Like x 10
    • Love x 2
    • Informative x 1
    • Dislike x 1
  2. Rolf68

    Rolf68 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2015
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    France
    Happy "birthday" Roadster ;)
     
  3. ModelX

    ModelX Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Messages:
    922
    Location:
    Orem, Utah
  4. jelloslug

    jelloslug Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    It's funny to read some of the old comments:

    "$60 million in funding to put an electric motor in a Lotus Elise?

    The review calls the guy "a modern day Preston Tucker." How appropriate! And it will be just as successful.

    You guys are smoking crack if you think this car makes sense or will succeed. After Ed Begley, Jr. buys his, who will buy the next one?"
     
    • Funny x 2
  5. ElectricLove

    ElectricLove Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2013
    Messages:
    365
    Love it, thanks for sharing this, back in those days I could only DREAM about actually driving or owning a TESLA, I've been so fortunate to have a couple Roadsters up to this point and even to be driving a Model S as my daily driver... The world has evolved so rapidly, charging infrastructure, # of EV on the road, freaking AUTOPILOT! All these changes indicate a dramatic change and new era of automobile innovation and it should excite anyone who uses a vehicle for transportation!
     
  6. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,401
    Those comments would be funnier if there still weren't people saying essentially the same things about Tesla. The urge to naysay is strong with some.
     
    • Like x 1
  7. jelloslug

    jelloslug Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Lots of people still think that Tesla has only made 8,000 cars total and is on the brink of going bankrupt at any second.
     
    • Funny x 2
  8. Electric Joe

    Electric Joe Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2015
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    Howell, MI
    But let's remember that Ford is a very well established automaker (arguably the most established in the USA) and there are people who say their products are so terrible that the company is about to blink out. Haters will hate, as the kids say. It's more important to listen for a signal in the noise than to focus on the volume of the noise!
     
  9. slcasner

    slcasner Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    563
    Location:
    Sunnyvale, CA
    David, thanks for the reminder. I remember that evening well, but somehow I keep thinking it was the 20th. Maybe conflating it with Apollo 11.
     
    • Like x 1
  10. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    Very telling that this anniversary passed without a peep from Tesla on their social media.
     
  11. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,401
    Well, I suspect they will make a big social media deal of their updated secret master plan, which will likely mention the anniversary.

    But, like everything Tesla, the USMP is late. Perhaps that's what you meant by "telling".
     

Share This Page