Often when we're running errands, we are approached by people who glance our way, especially when we use the frunk. WalMart offers a wealth of opportunity to Talk Tesla.
Recently we stopped by a local graphic artist and were hollered at by a couple who were admiring our car. We offered them a closer look and they jumped at the chance. We even offered them a ride which they promptly took. (See pic below.)
A New South Cruisers Cruise-In
I can't say enough about the volunteer firefighters and first responders. What they do in their communities every day is amazing. We had a chance to visit with them this morning and to share the Tesla technology. We even got in a couple of rides for those willing! Thank you, Shorterville volunteer firefighters for your hospitality. @wysedecision
It doesn't matter where we go, our car gets a lot of attention and we love it! Tonight we were at Verizon Wireless in Ozark and we were approached by a man coming out of Subway to look at the car. He said his granddaughter told him there was a Tesla in the parking lot. He had never seen one up close and was delighted that we took the time to speak with him. After several minutes of conversation, his granddaughter came out and was just giggly at seeing a Tesla. We had already asked her grandfather if she could have a ride and he said, "Really? Absolutely!"
I asked her if she wanted to go for a ride and she looked at her grandfather in disbelief.
"OMG! YES!!!" and off we went! Tom stayed behind watching me on his Tesla app. Her grandfather was thrilled to "see" where we were.
She was so tickled and was taking pictures and sharing them with her friends on social media. I loved taking her for a ride ... and she loved her ride!
I think we may have to hire a photographer! LOL ... we are often so busy talking with people who are curious about Tesla that I forget to take pictures. So, here are the few I managed to take today at the Headland Festival.
So, it came to my attention that people we meet don't always know where car shows are in the Wiregrass. Being one who cannot just sit back and relax, I started a Facebook page called "Wiregrass Car Shows" (see red and black logo to the right). So, if you are a car show sponsor or one who loves to share car show information, please like our new page and share, share, share!!
Click: Wiregrass Car Shows
It all started on Friday when we participated in the Ft. Rucker Oktoberfest. Sporting temps of 95+ and high humidity, the day was long and hot! But, we wouldn't have missed it! The people were amazing and we spent 8+ hours talking about our Tesla and answering questions. We were so exhausted when we returned home that we made the decision to skip the next day's car show at PorktoberQue Fest at the Dothan. But, when we woke up the next day there was no way we wanted to miss it! So, two shows in two days was exhausting, but exhilarating!
The next car show was at the Houston County Farm Center and though there was a breeze, it was still hot. But even the heat didn't stop people from rapid firing questions about our Tesla. We are always surprised at the number of people who surround our car and their interest. But, we love it and can't wait for the next show at Landmark Park on October 7 (flyer).
We were approached by a member of the Ozark Rotary Club to share our story about our Tesla. Now, we have never turned down an opportunity to share the technology of our Model S and this time was no different.
After we were introduced to a crowd of about 30 or so we recognized several people who have already had a ride and knew all about our Tesla. There were many who had never heard of a Tesla and some interest was piqued. We shared our story from how it all started to offering rides. No takers.
Several people had questions which we happily answered and when it was over we again offered rides. Again, no takers. We felt we had done what we were asked to do and left.
Imagine our surprise when we headed toward our car and it was quickly surrounded by those who wanted an up close look. Referral codes were passed out, more questions were asked, there was a genuine interest.
I have finally realized what it takes to survive in today's chaotic world. Simplify.