You're driving down the road and see a Cybertruck - what do you do?

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With all the potato-level 10 second videos we've seen, I figured we should plan how to handle our own real world CT sighting.

Here's how I would like to respond:
  1. Calmly notice the CT while maintaining good driving form
  2. Allow it to get in front of me so my dashcam has a full view
  3. If possible, wait until a stop, roll down the window and take a few pictures
  4. Give the driver a thumbs up and a polite wave
  5. If I'm not in a car, turn my phone to landscape position, hold it high over traffic and take a 4k video until the CT is out of sight.
Here's how I think it would really go:
  1. Notice the CT and begin swerving wildly, both hands pointing, rasping "OHHHMYGAWLOO-LOOKATITLOOKOH"
  2. Whip my phone out the window diagonally and record 8 seconds of my own side mirror
  3. Pop a wheel onto the curb and roll up the bike lane shouting "WHAT WAS YOUR RESERVATION NUMBER?!"

Kidding aside, life might be kind of tough for the first few hundred CT owners. I imagine they'll get mobbed like this all the time.
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With all the potato-level 10 second videos we've seen, I figured we should at least hypothesize about how to handle a real world CT sighting.

Here's how I would like to respond:
  1. Calmly notice the CT while maintaining good driving form
  2. Allow it to get in front of me so my dashcam has a full view
  3. If possible, wait until a stop, roll down the window and take a few pictures
  4. Give the driver a thumbs up and a polite wave
  5. If I'm not in a car, turn my phone to landscape position, hold it high over traffic and take a 4k video until the CT is out of sight.
Here's how I think it would really go:
  1. Notice the CT and begin swerving wildly, both hands pointing, rasping "OHHHMYGAWLOO-LOOKATITLOOKOH"
  2. Whip my phone out the window diagonally and record 8 seconds of my own side mirror
  3. Pop a wheel onto the curb and roll up the bike lane shouting "WHAT WAS YOUR RESERVATION NUMBER?!"

Kidding aside, life might be kind of tough for the first few hundred CT owners. I imagine they'll get mobbed like this all the time.
I think you left out the part where your phone goes flying and gets ran over after you whipped it out your window in too much excitement! :ROFLMAO:

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I immediately pull out my phone and make a list of all the sins I always wanted to commit but was too afraid to do them.
 

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Id have to see an enzo or mclaren f1 to put real effort to catch up. Seeing a CT hasn't done it for me in a long time. Im excited to own one but i know what it is at this point. Still think its fugly from the back
 


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With all the potato-level 10 second videos we've seen, I figured we should at least hypothesize about how to handle a real world CT sighting.
About the same thing I would do when I see a “celebrity“.

Actual conversation I had with a buddy at an conference (probably gotta be a nerd to understand)

Buddy 1: “Oh look, it’s Linus Torvalds, we should go talk to him”
Me: “Why?”
Buddy 2: “It’s Linux Torvalds!!! I’m going to get his autograph. ”
Me: “Maybe just ask him to pronounce Linux…”

In spite of all the measurenauts, the truck looks pretty damn much the same as it always has. Super excited to get it, but… I’ll get excited when it’s in my driveway.
 

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Buddy 1: “Oh look, it’s Linus Torvalds, we should go talk to him”
Me: “Why?”
Buddy 2: “It’s Linux Torvalds!!! I’m going to get his autograph. ”
Me: “Maybe just ask him to pronounce Linux…”
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With all the potato-level 10 second videos we've seen, I figured we should at least hypothesize about how to handle a real world CT sighting.

Here's how I would like to respond:
  1. Calmly notice the CT while maintaining good driving form
  2. Allow it to get in front of me so my dashcam has a full view
  3. If possible, wait until a stop, roll down the window and take a few pictures
  4. Give the driver a thumbs up and a polite wave
  5. If I'm not in a car, turn my phone to landscape position, hold it high over traffic and take a 4k video until the CT is out of sight.
Here's how I think it would really go:
  1. Notice the CT and begin swerving wildly, both hands pointing, rasping "OHHHMYGAWLOO-LOOKATITLOOKOH"
  2. Whip my phone out the window diagonally and record 8 seconds of my own side mirror
  3. Pop a wheel onto the curb and roll up the bike lane shouting "WHAT WAS YOUR RESERVATION NUMBER?!"

Kidding aside, life might be kind of tough for the first few hundred CT owners. I imagine they'll get mobbed like this all the time.

From my experience as a DeLorean owner:
  • Drivers will follow you to work. Weird!
  • Drivers will follow you home. Creepy!
  • Drivers will try to photograph you without watching where they're going.
  • Expect an interrogation everywhere you stop. They won't care if you're in a hurry.
  • Helpful people will regale you with "facts" about your vehicle that they saw on Facebook ("you know those are made in China rite?")
  • They will insist you're wrong when you try to correct them, often getting angry.
  • Many will not know what it is, more often than you might imagine.
  • They will tell you a terrible joke about Elon, or Tesla, or EVs. Laugh anyway.
  • Flustered, they will ask stupid, irrelevant questions such as "would you sell it for a million dollars" or "is that real?"
  • They will want pictures.
  • They will want to touch it.
  • They will want to jump in.
  • They will want to jump in and then take pictures. Many pictures. While they call their friends.
  • They will offer to break your windows for you ("No, thanks!")
  • They will offer to prove that stainless can actually rust ("No, thanks!")
  • They will post "CT SIGHTING! ON SOUTH STREET OMG" on Instagram
  • Two minutes later your wife will text "Hey doesn't your ex live on South Street"
  • Ten minutes later your boss will text "Is that you? I thought you were working today"
 

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I live in central Alabama...I'm gonna just be freaking out...
Probably almost hit somebody doing the potato done..
 


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From my experience as a DeLorean owner:
  • Drivers will follow you to work. Weird!
  • Drivers will follow you home. Creepy!
  • Drivers will try to photograph you without watching where they're going.
  • Expect an interrogation everywhere you stop. They won't care if you're in a hurry.
  • Helpful people will regale you with "facts" about your vehicle that they saw on Facebook ("you know those are made in China rite?")
  • They will insist you're wrong when you try to correct them, often getting angry.
  • Many will not know what it is, more often than you might imagine.
  • They will tell you a terrible joke about Elon, or Tesla, or EVs. Laugh anyway.
  • Flustered, they will ask stupid, irrelevant questions such as "would you sell it for a million dollars" or "is that real?"
  • They will want pictures.
  • They will want to touch it.
  • They will want to jump in.
  • They will want to jump in and then take pictures. Many pictures. While they call their friends.
  • They will offer to break your windows for you ("No, thanks!")
  • They will offer to prove that stainless can actually rust ("No, thanks!")
  • They will post "CT SIGHTING! ON SOUTH STREET OMG" on Instagram
  • Two minutes later your wife will text "Hey doesn't your ex live on South Street"
  • Ten minutes later your boss will text "Is that you? I thought you were working today"
Some of this definitely mirrors my experience with my S85D (75k registration #). Most people had never heard of Tesla and didn't realize it was an EV. (The last 2 never happened to me :) ). I imagine the first CT owners will probably be so excited to have it and to share it that they won't mind chatting about it with folks for a bit. I know I tried to always be patient and be a good marketing agent for the company when I got the S.
 

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I would do the sane and polite thing, #4, just give a thumbs up and continue driving safely. Anyone who picks up their phone while driving is violating the law and could cause an accident. I've been giving thumbs up to classic cars for decades. No need to embarrass myself with stupid antics.

I have been in the situation of people wanting to see my first generation Safari van back in 1992. I understand people's interest in new cars and when/if I ever get my CT, I'm sure people will constantly stop me and either say it's either cool or sucks big time.
 
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With all the potato-level 10 second videos we've seen, I figured we should plan how to handle our own real world CT sighting.

Here's how I would like to respond:
  1. Calmly notice the CT while maintaining good driving form
  2. Allow it to get in front of me so my dashcam has a full view
  3. If possible, wait until a stop, roll down the window and take a few pictures
  4. Give the driver a thumbs up and a polite wave
  5. If I'm not in a car, turn my phone to landscape position, hold it high over traffic and take a 4k video until the CT is out of sight.
Here's how I think it would really go:
  1. Notice the CT and begin swerving wildly, both hands pointing, rasping "OHHHMYGAWLOO-LOOKATITLOOKOH"
  2. Whip my phone out the window diagonally and record 8 seconds of my own side mirror
  3. Pop a wheel onto the curb and roll up the bike lane shouting "WHAT WAS YOUR RESERVATION NUMBER?!"

Kidding aside, life might be kind of tough for the first few hundred CT owners. I imagine they'll get mobbed like this all the time.
Obviously the solution is to:

a) buy a Go Pro Camera and start wearing it this summer whenever you get in your car.
Make sure it is running all the time.
b) when you see your first Cybertruck....no need to panic.....you are wearing the Go Pro so you will be able to review the sighting later.....so all you have to do is stare at it when you see it!!
c) maybe work on neck excercises now so you will be able to maintain a good angle of staring at the CT when you do see one....
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