Submitted by Rt. 66 on March 11, 2014
Yesterday, I had a number of chores to do. Now that I have my two-week-old MS-85, I looked forward to these mundane tasks. First a stop at the bank, then on to the wine store to pick up a few bottles of my favorite white wine. I placed them carefully in the trunk, secured in a cardboard box. Last thing I had to do was hit the barbershop. Naturally the discussion with my barber centered on my Tesla. He had to see the car and I of course offered a demonstration ride. I explained to him that the car had no transmission, but that acceleration was rocket like. As soon as we were clear of the parking lot we blasted off. At first all we heard was the hum of acceleration, but in an instant that sound was replaced by crashing bottles. My barber said at least he couldn’t smell any wine. I knew better. I pulled over, raised the rear hatch and the smell of Sauvignon Blanc and broken glass welcomed me.
I took the car home and after rinsing and scrubbing for an hour, cleaned up most of the mess. This morning that new “car smell” had been partially replaced with a 2012 cheap Sauvignon Blanc. So for all of you out there, make sure there is no wine in the trunk when you get the urge to floor it.