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while we are waiting the last hours...

while we are waiting the last hours...

... it's a hard time- the last days without "S"... there is a black hole around teslas newsstream and it's getting kind of boring, while at the same time it's get hot and we all get very nervous.
Maybe we can bring in some fun in the meantime and post cool-Tesla-Videos-which-are-new-to-the-community..
I'll start with this... ok, it's a roadster BUT against a Lambo...
please fix me with your thrilling videos here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV2Vb-5Vi_Y&feature=youtu.be

Brian H | June 18, 2012

Don't forget, tomorrow is the Final Tuesday, GB's Big Finish on the blog.

The author of that video, btw, is tailing (and planning to pass) a Citroen EV that started a round-the-world EV tour a couple of months earlier. He's doing it on his own dime, mostly, and would appreciate contributions, or even sponsorships! Started in Germany, has crossed the US, landed in Seoul on the way to China, now in Tinjian, China.

Wonder when the "pass" will occur ...

Brian H | June 18, 2012

I 3 U!

Till the start of Tesla Summer!

Volker.Berlin | June 19, 2012

Not videos, but very nice and detailed photos (and plenty thereof) of the first production Model S Performance:

"Tesla Founders Series #1 - Owned by TSLA Director Steve Jurvetson"
https://plus.google.com/photos/117433471618932049710/albums/575118318182...
(Photos by Russell Engle)

Volker.Berlin | June 19, 2012

Started in Germany, has crossed the US, landed in Seoul on the way to China, now in Tinjian, China. (Brian H)

Actually, he started in Barcelona, Spain.
http://www.1e-race.com/

vouteb | June 19, 2012

Thanks Volker!

Great pics.

I do seem to like the Sig Red and def not the spoiler.

Brian H | June 19, 2012

Apr. 23 Munich
https://twitter.com/Chargelocator/status/194368130150178816
"Waiting for last service to be done @TeslaMotors in Munich before start"
Apr. 24 - Fribourg
May 10 - Barcelona
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electric-Race/000000000000000

Whity Whiteman | June 19, 2012

Thanks Volker! Great Input, great details..

Brian H | June 20, 2012

Counting down, with nervous stutter:

EdG | June 20, 2012

While waiting, I was looking at this...

Teoatawki | June 20, 2012

@EdG

Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!

Volker.Berlin | June 21, 2012

Here's the link where the live stream of The Ceremony TM ;-) will be available:
http://www.teslamotors.com/model-s-has-arrived

Volker.Berlin | June 21, 2012

(If you are in the Central European Time zone, the event will start at 0:30 early Saturday morning. I think I'll be fine watching the recording after the fact...)

Whity Whiteman | June 21, 2012

from now on it's 1 day 1 hour and 20 minutes... I think, delivery starts with the market bell...
so 3.30PM german time

Volker.Berlin | June 21, 2012

Whity Whiteman, I'd be glad if that count-down were correct, but unfortunately, it's wrong:

The count-down graphics that show the remaining time until June 22, 3:30 pm PDT are broken: They depend on the time/zone settings of the client.

Change your computer's time and/or time zone setting. Reload the page that embeds the counter. The counter shifted by the same amount that you skewed your local time.
http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/website-feedback?page=12

Brian H | June 21, 2012

VB;
That was indeed the official start, apparently. The other stuff on his FB and Twitter pages were preparatory.

It now seems the 14-day lag between his arrival in China and the start of his "driving permit" period is going to defeat his "round the world in 80 days" schedule. I suppose, unlike David Niven, he lost a day at the Date Line, too.

But I'm not sure where the Citroen team is right now. Since it had a 90+ day head start, it's travelling at less than ½ his speed, I assume.

Brian H | June 21, 2012

Seems like only yesterday the PDT countdown said

and now it's about 1/22 of all that!

One for the money ...

Brian H | June 21, 2012

Edit: wrong banner. Should have been:

Whity Whiteman | June 21, 2012

VB: what better time than the marketbell could they choose?

Whity Whiteman | June 21, 2012

I cannot believe, that they doesn't Time ist like this... the countdown Shows in their website targets tomorrow market start

Volker.Berlin | June 21, 2012

Today I received an email that explicitly states: "JUNE 22ND AT 3:30 P.M. PDT"

Besides, the count-down should be the same for all time zones. If I see different remaining times depending on my local computer's time or time zone setting, something is obviously broken.

stephen.kamichik | June 21, 2012

VB....as usual you are correct.

petero | June 21, 2012

Thanks Volker Berlin. Everyday I learn something new. I was enjoying Russ Engle’s photos of “S1” . I liked the etched Founder on the side marker but was surprised by the “285 phase current amplification “ badge. Never heard about that.

Slindell | June 21, 2012

Petero: I think that`s a "P85", as in "Performance 85 kWh"

Volker.Berlin | June 21, 2012

I guess "phase current amplification" is Tesla's way of saying "intercooler turbocharged". ;-)

Brian H | June 21, 2012

Or hand-wound stator enhancement, as in Performance Motors. Betcha.

gjunky | June 21, 2012

For those of you waiting to configure your car and can't decide on a color, take a look at this:
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/21/these-car-colors-attract-the-most-bir...

:)

petero | June 21, 2012

Slindell. "P85" makes sense, thanks for the info.

George B., tomorrow you are a hero, delivering 10 cars, production has begun. So, starting Saturday 6-23-12, how many "s" can we expect to be coming out of Freemont?

Brian H | June 21, 2012

Yes, the delivery dates (months) so far don't appear to provide for much delivery mojo during July or August. Is that just "expect little, so you won't disappoint"??

David70 | June 21, 2012

Gjunky,
I guess I'm getting green (or brown). Was brown included in the study?

Brian H | June 21, 2012

The 'Last Day' begins:

Brian H | June 21, 2012

gjunky;
condensed findings and recommendations:

A study recorded the frequency that birds left their mark on cars in five cities around the UK, and found crimson motors were targeted the most.
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Green cars were found to suffer least, followed by silver, while white vehicles escaped more often than black in the analysis of 1,140 cars in Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol over two consecutive days, to see whether colour made a difference to birds.
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Researchers who compiled the results found 18 per cent of red cars were marked with droppings, blue 14 per cent, black 11 per cent, white 7 per cent, grey/silver 3 per cent, and green 1 per cent.
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Leading car polish experts Autoglym said the damage to vehicle paintwork arose not from the acid or alkali in bird faeces, but from paint lacquer softening and expanding to form an uneven mould around the dropping which produced a dull patch. Grainier textures from seed eating birds produced the most blemishes, so pigeons are worse for motorists than seagulls.
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Advice on removing bird deposits from vehicles

1. Remove at the earliest opportunity

2. A moist cloth should be used - Autoglym Bird Dropping Wipes are ideal - to gently lift the deposit from the vehicle surface.

3. If the deposit is dry or doesn't lift easily, place a moist cloth over it for ten minutes to soften the deposit

4. Dispose of any cloth or wipe used to remove bird droppings immediately and carefully wash your hands, as bird lime can harbour diseases.
______________________
Signature Red is target #1??
Which reminds me, the "other red" is apparently called Sunset Red. Target #2??

Jason S | June 21, 2012

I noted that study and despaired. Ok, not really.

Maybe just need to keep some moist cloths in the frunk?

Brian H | June 22, 2012

And now, 1 less 1 2 go 4U:

Brian H | June 22, 2012

I can't believe I 8 the whole thing ...

Epley | June 22, 2012

Anyone notice the SECOND Model S in the background behind Steve's car?

"Tesla Founders Series #1 - Owned by TSLA Director Steve Jurvetson"
https://plus.google.com/photos/117433471618932049710/albums/575118318182...
(Photos by Russell Engle)

Epley | June 22, 2012

In fact, some of the shots are of the second Model S...

petero | June 22, 2012

BrianH. I have enjoyed your posts showing the time banner. Not to be critical but what makes you think George B, Elon M, and all, are going to deliver the “S” at exactly 3:30PM? If they are late, will you post a negative time banner?

Sorry, rhetorical questions. Time moves very slowly when you are waiting. That said, I will miss the live broadcast. It seems my priorities are a bit out of synch with my wife’s.

Crow | June 22, 2012

That's when the website says they will be delivered.

Volker.Berlin | June 22, 2012

epley, in his comment below the pictures Russell states that "Next to [Steve Jurvetson's car] is a Signature Red Beta Vehicle I did not photograph." In fact, I agree with you, a few shots show the Beta vehicle.

jbherman | June 22, 2012

I'm guessing that there will be a speech or two and possibly an additional presentation/celebration starting at 3:30. I doubt the keys to the first car will be handed out just as the party starts. They'll put in a little drama. I would!

jbherman | June 22, 2012

I should have said fob instead of keys!

cerjor | June 22, 2012

Petero- Like Einstein said: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.”

Brian H | June 22, 2012

Not long 2 wait now:

Whity Whiteman | June 22, 2012

82 Minutes to go! Go go go--- more than two years of waiting...

prash.saka | June 22, 2012

There should be a behind-the-scenes-getting-ready-peek live webcast ... just so that we can start the party. :)

- Prash.

prash.saka | June 22, 2012

@Brian. Thanks for posting all the milestones.

But, seriously, do you get any other work done dude?

- Prash.

c2tb | June 22, 2012

cerjor, I think that was LL cool J in "deep blue sea"

Epley | June 22, 2012

I'm with Prash--how does Brian H do it? (I've loved seeing the countdown). Brian?

Brian H | June 22, 2012

I look at the clock and figure whether I'll be able to access the site at an interesting numerical sequence. Sometimes I miss and have to wait for another. Nothing magic about it! ;)

Volker.Berlin | June 22, 2012

You could have made your life easier by tampering with your computer clock... Actually that way you should even be able to create "impossible" displays. ;-)

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