As you may know, Alcoa Aluminum produces the raw materials for the Model S body panels and portions of the frame, as well as for SpaceX vehicles. I was contacted here on TMC by Alcoa representatives, who wished to borrow my car for display at their Board of Directors meeting the last week in June, to which I happily agreed. The car was on display under a tent, and was the subject of one of many presentations to the board. During the lunch break, several Board Members and afterwards many employees drove my Tesla around their (normally 25-mph) campus ring-road. The Alcoa board includes several GM execs as well as the head of Tata Motors, all of whom raved about the car. Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld drove Tess with typical Teutonic aplomb through several 90-degree power steers, and held a sustained Tesla Grin on the acceleration straightaways. I bet he placed an order over the weekend...and I think I need to order some new tires! I had a fantastic time riding in the back seat and sharing the Tesla experience with so many enthusiastic people, each of whom has helped make the Model S a reality for us all. They made me a set of these gorgeous aluminum coasters in their machine shop, and I was given multiple excellent tours of various parts of their facilities. I was utterly blown away by how much is actually done here, from forming ingots, to stamping and joining, to coatings, composition analysis and beyond. Science, engineering and manufacturing is very much alive and well at Alcoa in Pittsburgh. Thank you Alcoa!!!