Going for Another Ride in a Tesla Roadster

Steve Chambers was in town for some brief meetings and had a small window of time in his schedule.  Steve took advantage of that window to take Bryan for a quick test drive in a Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport.

Previously, on August 3, 2011, Bryan had been for a test drive with Shel Schumaker, when they went over Highway #17 to Scott’s Valley.

Steve wanted to drive across Highway #237 to see the new Tesla manufacturing plant, where the Model S sedans will be assembled.  Tesla bought the former NUMMI plant and is now changing it over so they can start manufacturing cars in 2012.  The Tesla Model S was designed with Autodesk’s software and is an excellent example of Autodesk’s commitment to, and focus on, Green Building.  Autodesk has some great images of the Model S and a case study of how their software was used during the design process.

Before going for dinner, Steve dropped by our project site with Jo-Anne and walked the property.  Steve had visited our project site on March 17, 2010.  He was impressed with progress and thought it was coming along nicely.  But, as Steve is a tough marker, he was moste certainly not impressed with the glacial speed of the project.

We’re sure Steve will not forget his first ride in a Tesla …

Steve Chambers, smiling after a test drive in a Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport. Steve is in front of the former NUMMI plant, where the Model S will be manufactured.


Bryan needed to have his picture taken, too.


Steve and Jo-Anne, visiting the site before dinner. Steve, dressed in all black, had just opened the sliding glass door at the back of the house and then his phone rang …




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