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!!
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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.
October is the last month for cruise-ins. It's a great Saturday evening we really enjoy. At first we weren't sure we were welcome since our Tesla isn't rebuilt or modified and it isn't old ... but we were pleasantly surprised.
Last Saturday we attended a new cruise-in, Wiregrass Cars and Coffee and were quickly approached by the organizer who was thrilled to see a Tesla in person ... we even had a chance to take him for a ride!
This is our second summer of cruise-ins and we're still not tired of attending them. People seem to really want to see a Tesla up close and personal and when we offer them a chance to sit it in the ohhhs and ahhhs, make it all worth it and some even get a chance to go for a ride.
Last night I missed a cruise-in I really enjoy ... New South Cruisers in Dothan (Red Elephant parking lot). Tom was able to go and, as usual, had a wonderful time. I, on the other hand, had a previous commitment at a local art exhibition, Virtuoso, at the Dowling Museum - Ann Rudd Art Center, which many of us fondly refer to as "The Rudd." It was a great show and I'm glad I went ... but my heart was at the cruise-in.
Despite a one hundred and four degree heat index this show was well attended and we had a blast sharing Tesla's technology) with many from the little ones to the seasoned car buffs. It's always exciting for us! We passed out tons of business cards and look forward to hearing for those who want to go for a ride!
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