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Tesla Mule 1 - Where it all Began!

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by wiztecy, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Vger

    Vger Active Member

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    Great story and find!
     
  2. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Here is Mule 2 at the factory - the first prototype that looks like a Roadster.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1388875282.523651.jpg
     
  3. tdelta1000

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    I think it would be a great baseline for the new Roadster.
     
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    The text in that article (indeed, the whole site) desperately needs copy-editing, yikes.
     
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    Agreed. It reads like it was written by either a non-English speaker or a 4th grader.
     
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    Whut you be talked aboot? Eye phelt it wuz veery well ridden.
     
  7. Jurjen

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for reading the article, well my article, on the Mule1. These comments were completely justified, since we accidentally uploaded the draft of this piece and not the finished article. Our bad, we are fixing it. It was a correct assumption that I am indeed not a native English speaker (As a matter of fact I'm Dutch), but that doesn't mean that I can be held to a lower standard.

    So thanks to everyone for their constructive comments and the compliment by Vger, much appreciated!

    Jurjen
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Welcome to the forum! Your positive response to the ... less than kind ... critiques of your article is a breath of fresh air. Kudos!
     
  9. ecarfan

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    Juries, welcome to the forum. I suspected the article was written by a non-native English speaker and I appreciate your efforts to correct the grammar and sentence construction. I freely admit I cannot write anything in Dutch without the assistance of Google Translate and even then the result would be terrible!

    And I apologize if I inadvertently insulted you with my reference to 4th grade writing skills. :)
     
  10. wiztecy

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    Thanks ecarfan for putting this article and pics together as well as for joining TMC! I'm more of a content person rather than a person critical of spelling and grammar myself, I've been around enough girls who were the same way and they enjoyed the sugar coating rather than the ingredients of my homemade deserts.

    Looking forward in reading more Tesla articles coming from you!
     
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    This is early enough that Elon might not have been with Tesla yet. I remember Martin saying in a talk (TEG could find it) that he was the only one who was willing the cut up the new car they just bought.
     
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    Alignment knocked out of whack...
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    The drivable "mule" (modified Elise)

    - - - Updated - - -

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/723-The-drivable-mule-(modified-Elise)?p=6109&viewfull=1#post6109

     
  13. Mark77a

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    +1 Well done Jurjen
     
  14. Jurjen

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    Thanks Mark/Brian, critique enables improvement. It's true that Elon was not involved in this stage of the development.

    There will be more Tesla stuff in the future. Thanks for the warm welcome at this forum, i'll be around!
     
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    Inadvertent?


    Thank you Jurjen for posting an amazing review of Tesla history. Really nice to be able to go back again without having look up a lot of references myself to check to see if my memory is accurate (which I am certain it would not be).
     
  16. Chillout

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    Goed bezig Jurjen!
    Good job :)
     
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    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    you should maybe also try to copy paste the posters name correctly. :)
     
  18. ecarfan

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    Darn auto correct! :)
     
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    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

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    :biggrin:
     

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