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Heading cross country!

Drove from Kentucky to New York last week to pick up my daughter in Hoboken for my co- pilot. As I was exiting the freeway for JFK, I hit something in the road that blew out a tire and bent the rim. Called tesla service at 7:am Monday morning. They had a new tire and rim on by 9 am. Left JFK supercharger at 9:45. Stopped in Hoboken and on to Newark, De. Full range charge and left with 258 miles. Pulled into Somerset sc with 11 miles rang left. Somerset to Macedonia in 3 hrs. It was snowing so the leg to Maumee, Ohio was slow. Got in at 2:30 am and couldn't get to the supercharger because of the snow that hadn't been plowed. Went to a Hampton inn 1/2 mile away and called Tesla. The guy told me to get some sleep and he would see what he could do. I went back to the sc at 8 am and it was clear. Are these guys the best or what! Headed out to Mishawaka with temp at 6 degrees. I'll keep you up to date if there is interest.

The excitement is building!! Plenty of pics and video PLEASE!!

Need photos leaving Barstow.... Number of MS'????

We just arrived in Hawthorne. The chargers are awaiting your arrival it is a a beautiful 70F degrees. I was reminded by my wife that before we left the house we printed off a flat stanley for the kid on another thread who is trying to get flat Stanley to visit all of the superchargers. We photographed flat Stanley at Tejon and at Hawthorne. We will be passing flat Stanley off in hopes that he gets to visit many a supercharger on the return trip. I will post the pics as soon as I can find the instructions for posting pics in the other threads.

My fast lady is there anything I can get for you before you arrive?

Wow, I'm proud of the entire Tesla community!! Way to go everyone!!

OK I'm on pins and needles. Scanning news reports locally... Nothing concerning.

Updates, myfastlady! Please.

Those local to LA please post the emails for the local news channels and I'll start an email campaign.

Anybody know how to post pics from an iPhone?

"Save You Money!"

When I think back over the last 48 years of my life, it occurs to me that entire industries exist - and thrive - SOLELY because we want to believe in a better, brighter future.

Knowing this, they continuously and relentlessly assault the consumer with every manner of clever scheme, message, and marketing device designed to make us believe that, somehow, some way, their product is going to "save you money" or make your life better.

Then, once they get a foot in the door, the message all-too-often becomes:

"How can we best screw the customer?"

Especially bad among these are companies whose schemes and products involve the usage and saving of energy.

There are too many examples to list here, but I would like to point out that, while perhaps not as despicable as some of the others, "big auto" is not without guilt here.

Today, we fire a warning shot across the bow of traditional automakers. What's the message?

"The days of fat, lazy automakers that fail to innovate are numbered."

Today, we give the idea of complacency in the auto industry a good, hard shove towards the exit door. Today is also a backlash against every gimmick that ever "came down the turnpike.”

Today, we ring the bell of progress.

And today, we openly declare that, despite the disingenuous companies and individuals who prey upon our sincerest hopes, we still believe the future can be a better place.

Today we recognize and thank Tesla for respecting the customer, for delivering quality products, and most of all, for staying true!

And lastly, thank you John and Jill for "driving" the point home!

Here's the man making history, as far as I can tell...

@johnanniegibson Thank you for being a part of J&J's welcoming committee! It might be easiest to tweet your photos. Otherwise you might need to upload them first to Flickr or similar, then create links to them in order to share them in this thread. It's straightforward to set up a Twitter account if you haven't already.

The shows not over till 'myfastlady' sings !!

@johnanniegibson Or you can email your photos to me at and I'll upload them to my Flickr account of the same name and post them here in this thread.


I think that's the first time I heard of the "kWh per acre".
You might be on to something there.

An hour and a half ago J&J were only an hour from Barstow.

What's going on did the ICE mafia get them?

Arrg! Need an update.

Here is some pictures of flat Stanley at Tejon Ranch and at Hawthorne. Hopefully flat Stanley can travel back to Kentucky with @myfastlady.

I think J&J must have arrived in Barstow and are being mobbed by well wishers. This has been an exciting road trip and it's getting even more exciting. The tension is palpable. You well wishers in Barstow, don't hold them up too long... we want to go to sleep before midnight on the East Coast...


There's probably a few people who met them there and they are chatting, but not updating. 15 more minutes and if we don't hear from then, I'll ring up Elliot Ness.

@johnanniegibson OK, Tesla forum doesn't work as I expected. People can post images inline from Flickr on this forum, though. Sigh. Shutting up now.

Blank pics!!!! You're killing us!

Those with twitter accounts tweet LATimesJerry, the automotive reporter. Sadly, I don't have one.

I don't think the forum likes the "https" in the dropbox URL - my attempt at posting also failed.


While we wait in tense anticipation, I've found more reading material on our All-American electric Transcontinental Convenient & Free road trip pioneer.

Fun to watch history unfolding in real-time!

I think this is the fastest growing thread I've seen in the last year!

At the sound of the tone, it will be time for the update from Barstow.


@ JenAlJill13, but the problem is those in Barstow are chatting and not reading here!

We need an update!

They are rounding the final turn and headed for home, traveling like a tremendous machine ( from the Belmont stakes with Secretariat winning the triple crown). Left Barstow at 3:25 headed for Hawthorne. 113 miles to go, 187 miles range left. I am feeling pretty good about making it. Jill driving again, something to tell her future kids.

Well this thread clearly doesn't need to be bumped today.

Here (I think):

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