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Very nice Prowler :thumb:

I am a little dissapointed with the lack of pictures. We've been waiting for this moment for months and months and months and only get one picture! :lol:
 

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Looks good with that Tesla and Escape in the Garage Majahl!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumb: :thumb:
 

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Tribby said:
Very nice Prowler :thumb:

I am a little dissapointed with the lack of pictures. We've been waiting for this moment for months and months and months and only get one picture! :lol:
Actually, YEARS!!! (23 months, to be exact).

SOOoooo, here's the pictures:

Truck waiting in front of house:


SPARKZZ rode in top-rear of truck:


Riding down the elevator:


Pulling into home:


SPARKZZ feels right at home (note the charger on the left):


BTW, the truck driver in the middle delivered a Tesla Roadster to David Letterman (and recently delivered an armor-plated Maybach to Beyonce - there was a Maybach in the truck for his final delivery):

AAaaand, my contribution to SAVING THE WORLD:


-SPARKZZ (the Escape-owner formerly known as prowler [and, for a short time, also Sparky])
 

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prowler said:
BTW, the truck driver in the middle delivered a Tesla Roadster to David Letterman (and recently delivered an armor-plated Maybach to Beyonce - there was a Maybach in the truck for his final delivery):
Your house is VERY nice...and I'm sure you're a VERY nice person, however I bet the driver was a little disappointed after delivering to Letterman... :)
 

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NeAlvey said:
prowler said:
BTW, the truck driver in the middle delivered a Tesla Roadster to David Letterman (and recently delivered an armor-plated Maybach to Beyonce - there was a Maybach in the truck for his final delivery):
Your house is VERY nice...and I'm sure you're a VERY nice person, however I bet the driver was a little disappointed after delivering to Letterman... :)
He actually seemed more impressed with Beyonce.

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that is sooo cool!! if i cruise down this summer can you take me for a ride? or maybe you can take my bike and i can drive your tesla hehe
 

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Thanks for the pictures. Looks great :thumb:

So how does it go on the road? Is it regested yet?
A full answer to your question will tell you why the pictures were delayed, but here goes:

The car shipped out of CA a week-and-a-half ago on Wednesday, and they FedEx'ed the DMV papers at the same time. The same day, Mrs. prowler had an emergency trip to FL after her father had a stroke.

Anticipating what was to come, ProwlerJr. and Mrs. ProwlerJr., and ProwlerJr-2nd headed down to FL on Thursday. I used that day to finish my taxes as well as my mother's, who passed last year.

The papers arrived Friday, I went to DMV, had to fax a power-of-attorney to Mrs. Prowlie (at her father's deathbed) and registered the Tesla. Returned home and added it to my insurance.

I flew to FL on Saturday (week ago) for the funeral. I got a call this past Tue that the Tesla was ready for delivery, but had to delay to Wednesday for when I returned home from the airport. The Tesla was waiting at 3:30 PM when I arrived. As you can see from the pictures, it was raining and the truck driver just drove it into the garage.

It was wet the next day (and I really didn't want to drive it into work in the dark since I didn't know the controls), so I first tried it out Thursday afternoon - WOW!!! I drove it to work on Friday and gave tours on the half-hour. It really is unique (the first in Northern VA - there are only two others at the other end of the state, and none in DC).

So, please take the above as an apology for the delayed posting.

The car is FAST! Full acceleration from any speed - it passes at 50 like the other car is standing still. No shifting, and IT'S NOT SILENT. It sounds like a cross between a jet plane taking off and an alien spacecraft. It's SMOOOOTH. The response to the ACCELERATOR (NOT gas pedal) takes some getting used to - you know how on an electric motor control, you turn it up and it goes faster, you turn it down and it goes slower? (maybe think blender or variable-speed drill). this is the same way - when I take my foot off the accelerator, it slows down quickly. If I let up halfway, it slows halfway. It becomes a game to let off at just the right time so that it just about stops itself at the stop sign or light, or whatever.

Color is gorgeous (even if it's not yellow) and it takes twice as long to wipe down (remember the rain) as the prowler - the prowler is one flowing surface, the Tesla is lots of lines and vents and recesses. The worst part is THEY WAXED IT!!! There's wax dust all over the place, and it really shows with this color. I'm going to have to do the whole Zaino treatment - especially the Dove wash and claying to get off all of the dust. Oh, and I bought the 3M clear film protection - there are custom pieces all over the place, and you really have to look for the edges to even see it's there.

I think I'm rambling at this point - I'll be happy to answer any questions (and actually prefer that to better talk about the areas you're most interested in).

-SPARKZZ
 

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stone said:
Hello prowler. Congratulations on the delivery of Tesla car. Also that's a beautiful house you have there. :) :thumb:
CrashNburn said:
that is sooo cool!! if i cruise down this summer can you take me for a ride? or maybe you can take my bike and i can drive your tesla hehe
When any recognized member of this Board is willing to schlep out this way, I'm happy to give a test ride. Consider that I'm located in a popular vacation area only about 25 miles from the President and, even more importantly, only about 10 miles from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport [ http://www.nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy/ ]. I might even meet anyone there for the day or meet for lunch or dinner or something. Just let me know here what your plans are.

-SPARKZZ

 

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prowler said:
I'm located in a popular vacation area only about 25 miles from the President and, even more importantly, only about 10 miles from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport [ http://www.nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy/ ]. I might even meet anyone there for the day or meet for lunch or dinner or something. Just let me know here what your plans are.
Tempting... :thumb:
 

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prowler said:
I'm located in a popular vacation area only about 25 miles from the President and, even more importantly, only about 10 miles from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport [ http://www.nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy/ ]. I might even meet anyone there for the day or meet for lunch or dinner or something. Just let me know here what your plans are.
Tempting... :thumb:
and will you be arriving in the Valiant or the HEV? I'm sure Mrs. prowlie will reminisce over the Valiant since she had a slant-6 in an old Belvedere, and she's been talking about the plug-in hybrid Escape coming out shortly (but I'm TERRIBLY disappointed in Ford that they're going with a PARALLEL arrangement and will most likely buy a Volt vs the plug-in Escape).

Let me know your travel plans.

-SPARKZZ
 

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maybe if my buddy and i ever do our coastal cruise to mexico and back, im sure i could squeeze in lunch LoL.
 

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and will you be arriving in the Valiant or the HEV? I'm sure Mrs. prowlie will reminisce over the Valiant since she had a slant-6 in an old Belvedere... Let me know your travel plans.
The HEV almost made it to your front yard during our road trip last summer, but we got to the confluence of the mighty, overflowing Missouri & Mississippi rivers at St. Louis, got scared, and decided to high tail it north. :shock:

The Valiant probably has one more coast-to-coast trip in her (maybe more?), but I'm not sure I do. Had the old Plymouth on the road today driving to a site meeting/review at UBC then in to the downtown... some fellow in a flashy silver sports car was impatiently stuck behind me as I left the campus, so I moved over when we reached to two-lane section of roadway and I expected him to blow past me. Instead, he pulls up next to me at the next red light and yells over "Is that a '64 Valiant?" I confirmed his guess, and he went on to tell me how he drove one "back in the day" and then gave me the thumbs up before speeding away.

This year's family road trip is going to be more sedate than the last two excursions... the children have no passports (yet) so we won't be crossing the 49th but instead doing a tour around Alberta & British Columbia (our own big back yard as it were).

So... maybe you can pilot that Tesla to the Pacific North-West for a visit? I'll let you plug her in to our clean, hydro-produced electricity for a recharge.

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we have hydro electric dams here too! you can plug it in here, but you would never want to tackle this towns roads in that car. we always joke there should be a "caution bump" sign at all entrances to town. :censor:
 
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