Friday, August 4, 2017

Should Tesla build a Supercar?

OK, we need to lighten the load on Elon Musk; the Tesla is already (In my humble opinion) a Supercar. Before he got into the business, most electric cars were based on Golf Carts. Does he need to build a car in permanent insanity/super-ludicrous mode?
I, for one, would love to see it - BUT - It would be even more exciting if some sharp race car drivers (see Why Bill Nye thinks NASCAR should go electric) start putting really hot Tesla-based supercars on the track.
Just in case you are not sure the Tesla is in supercar territory, read 10 Supercars the Tesla P100D Could Embarrass at the Track from Cheatsheet.
Even a few well funded car enthusiasts could start taking a basic Tesla frame and start pumping out high-performance cars with features, software, and more that can give the Maybachs and their ilk a serious electric competitor. Or maybe one of the supercar companies can put their ego’s on pause and use a Tesla as their chassis. Now that would be hot, and Tesla would most likely embrace a partner making the foray into really high end cars.
Here is an article from Business Insider: Why Tesla's newest release isn’t really a hypercar - and they call out Tesla to build a “Proper” supercar.
Let me call it what it is - These talking heads and critics are armchair wimps that don’t have the proper vision to build the supercar they are asking for. They want Elon Musk and the Tesla team to do all the heavy lifting, so they can compare it to Bugattis and Maseratis.
So there is my opinion - If I had some serious petty cash laying around, I would be funding the Tesla/Chenkin supercar , and laugh all the way to the bank as the competitors and talking heads rant about how it can’t be done, watching my tail-lights fade as I calmly leave them in the dust.
GO TEAM TESLA!

Footnotes
[1] If NASCAR embraced electric cars it could change the world – Bill Nye | Aeon Ideas

Disclosure:  I own some Tesla Stock.
Originally published on Quora: https://www.quora.com/How-likely-is-it-for-Tesla-to-expand-into-the-supercars-market/answer/Alan-Chenkin 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Flannel? Really?

Ok, I did it again.
Flannel.  There, I said it - posted for the world to see!
From Google searchAs you can see, Flannel is not the meek, keeping you warm at night material that it used to be.  The cat is now out of the bag!  Flannel Sheets are a must have for winter If you are a hipster, Lumberjack flannel "makes" the look.  And nothing builds out a ladies wardrobe like some flannel:



This winter already has had some really cold days.  It's time to beat back the cold, not with comfort foods like chicken soup, But with a classy comtemporary Flannel!