I would imagine that Mark has to machine a lot of metal parts, himself. What does he do for things like gaskets, trim, window/door seals etc... that stuff would degrade over time and I can't imagine there being parts available. Does he "make do" with re-manufactured parts from other cars? » 10/29/14 4:36pm Yesterday 4:36pm

A white Audi R8 Spyder. I saw one in Calgary this past summer and it's totally anonymous. If you don't know what it is, it's just another hair-stylist's convertible. I can't explain it. Sitting at the curb, it was just bland. » 10/29/14 11:52am Yesterday 11:52am

My wife can but will not dive a standard. In her words "it's a pain in the ass." However, I know for a fact that what she wants for her 50th birthday is a Gen 1 Miata ('cause she's cool like that). I also know that she will happily drive a Miata with a stick shift. It's probably the only car she'd make that concession… » 10/29/14 11:26am Yesterday 11:26am

No, you've got it backwards. The guy in the original post, behind the Porsche is John Howard. The guy behind the streamliner at Bonneville is Fred Rompelberg. The picture came from Rompelberg's website. You can get the build details of the bike, there as well as a listing of all the vehicle-assist cycling speed… » 10/27/14 11:33am Monday 11:33am

True, but they're not franchised dealers. They're wholly-owned by Tesla inc. Franchised dealers work like franchised donut shops or franchised McDonalds: They're independently owned businesses who operate under the umbrella of the parent company. Tesla doesn't offer dealer franchises, they just open a Tesla store. » 10/22/14 6:24pm 10/22/14 6:24pm