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New Tesla truck design
« on: November 22, 2019, 10:50:51 AM »
It's a brave, new (scary world) of automotive design. If this is the future of automotive design, I'm buying a skateboard instead.
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/11/21/tesla-cybertruck-unveiled.html
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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 10:59:27 AM »
Now every one is trying to out-Aztek the competition.

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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 11:10:48 AM »
Yes it would seem so. Wasn't the Aztec a flop?
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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 11:15:48 AM »
That is about as bad as it can get,,,,,Tesla stock down over 6% on this "news"......
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 12:21:26 PM »
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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 12:34:02 PM »
He definitely smokes way too much weed. That looks like it's out of a 1936 Buck Rogers episode except Musk had the staff smooth the wrinkles out of the aluminum foil.

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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 03:20:45 PM »
Yes, it's an elementary school kid's drawing come to life.

However, what bothers me most about the press reveal is not the vehicle itself, but how the press applauds and cheers like they're watching their favorite rock star strut out on stage, with laser show in full force.  These so called "journalists" continually guzzle the Musk/Tesla Kool-aid and fawn over everything the man or his company says and does. Well, that's not being a "journalist." That's being a fan.

I know of which I speak. I spent my entire 30+ year career on-staff at magazines like Motor Trend, Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding, beginning in 1980; in addition to producing automotive TV shows for ESPN and others. Never once (up until about 7 or 8 years ago) did I attend a press reveal where the writers cheered the sight of a new vehicle or an executive like they're at a rave. At the most, it was polite applause.

We were there to learn as much about the new vehicle as possible, investigate the claims, and put them into perspective vis-a-vis competing vehicles for our readers' edification. Even if my own cars were Ford products, I didn't thereby love all things Ford and hate Chevrolet. Each years' new vehicles were tested and graded on their own merits.

And, yes, there were differing levels of professionalism, even back in the old days. I'm not here to heap praise on every old time car writer, but just to say that today there is virtually no professionalism by the huge majority of people scribbling out diatribes on cars.

I'm glad I retired from the automotive business several years ago. Long-time friends of mine who are still in the business (as true journalists, car company execs and engineers) are disgusted by the total unprofessional behavior of these so-called "automotive influencers."  Imagine a car show full of Hannah Elliott types, each swooning over the latest Tesla vehicle and feverishly typing their blogs about how amazing Musk is, and how everyone else is evil. That's pretty much how it is today.

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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 03:45:03 PM »
...it's a good thing the bullet proof window demonstration went well...oops, never mind!
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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 04:09:27 PM »

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Yes, it's an elementary school kid's drawing come to life.

However, what bothers me most about the press reveal is not the vehicle itself, but how the press applauds and cheers like they're watching their favorite rock star strut out on stage, with laser show in full force.  These so called "journalists" continually guzzle the Musk/Tesla Kool-aid and fawn over everything the man or his company says and does. Well, that's not being a "journalist." That's being a fan.

I know of which I speak. I spent my entire 30+ year career on-staff at magazines like Motor Trend, Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding, beginning in 1980; in addition to producing automotive TV shows for ESPN and others. Never once (up until about 7 or 8 years ago) did I attend a press reveal where the writers cheered the sight of a new vehicle or an executive like they're at a rave. At the most, it was polite applause.

We were there to learn as much about the new vehicle as possible, investigate the claims, and put them into perspective vis-a-vis competing vehicles for our readers' edification. Even if my own cars were Ford products, I didn't thereby love all things Ford and hate Chevrolet. Each years' new vehicles were tested and graded on their own merits.

And, yes, there were differing levels of professionalism, even back in the old days. I'm not here to heap praise on every old time car writer, but just to say that today there is virtually no professionalism by the huge majority of people scribbling out diatribes on cars.

I'm glad I retired from the automotive business several years ago. Long-time friends of mine who are still in the business (as true journalists, car company execs and engineers) are disgusted by the total unprofessional behavior of these so-called "automotive influencers."  Imagine a car show full of Hannah Elliott types, each swooning over the latest Tesla vehicle and feverishly typing their blogs about how amazing Musk is, and how everyone else is evil. That's pretty much how it is today.

Puke.
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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 04:54:32 PM »
Yes, it's an elementary school kid's drawing come to life.

However, what bothers me most about the press reveal is not the vehicle itself, but how the press applauds and cheers like they're watching their favorite rock star strut out on stage, with laser show in full force.  These so called "journalists" continually guzzle the Musk/Tesla Kool-aid and fawn over everything the man or his company says and does. Well, that's not being a "journalist." That's being a fan.

I know of which I speak. I spent my entire 30+ year career on-staff at magazines like Motor Trend, Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding, beginning in 1980; in addition to producing automotive TV shows for ESPN and others. Never once (up until about 7 or 8 years ago) did I attend a press reveal where the writers cheered the sight of a new vehicle or an executive like they're at a rave. At the most, it was polite applause.

We were there to learn as much about the new vehicle as possible, investigate the claims, and put them into perspective vis-a-vis competing vehicles for our readers' edification. Even if my own cars were Ford products, I didn't thereby love all things Ford and hate Chevrolet. Each years' new vehicles were tested and graded on their own merits.

And, yes, there were differing levels of professionalism, even back in the old days. I'm not here to heap praise on every old time car writer, but just to say that today there is virtually no professionalism by the huge majority of people scribbling out diatribes on cars.

I'm glad I retired from the automotive business several years ago. Long-time friends of mine who are still in the business (as true journalists, car company execs and engineers) are disgusted by the total unprofessional behavior of these so-called "automotive influencers."  Imagine a car show full of Hannah Elliott types, each swooning over the latest Tesla vehicle and feverishly typing their blogs about how amazing Musk is, and how everyone else is evil. That's pretty much how it is today.

Puke.
 

Didn't this trend start with Steve Jobs and Apple?

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 04:58:49 PM »
^^^ Valid point.  Same fan worship by the "journalists." 
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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 08:55:45 PM »
To me, itís so ugly ...itís cool. 

At least someone has enough balls to do something different these days.

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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 09:15:33 PM »
The "Fail" demonstrating the unbreakable glass made the national news tonight.

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Re: New Tesla truck design
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2019, 09:30:06 PM »
Looks like  Car-Dash-E-An model.

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2019, 09:39:15 PM »
good news-bad news everyone is talking about tesla



The "Fail" demonstrating the unbreakable glass made the national news tonight.
These cars are meant to be driven, so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all clean. Carroll Shelby

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