A strange New Yorker with too much disposable income and apparently no access to email took out a full-page in the Palo Alto Daily News to talk to Elon Musk about his–and his wife’s–Teslas. The ad, which appears to have been typed on an old IBM Selectric, is in the form of an “Open Letter to Elon Musk, Automotive Visionary.” It comes from two anonymous and “VERY highly satisfied Tesla owners.” They would be even more satisfied if Musk and Tesla would just “bring the cup holder forward” and “resize the depth of the sun visor to accommodate short drivers.”
No telling what they’d like Musk to do with his SpaceX rockets. The weirdest part of this bizarre public missive is the writer’s advice to Musk–who’s doing pretty well getting attention for his creations–to do more advertising. “People are fascinated by my Tesla,” the mysterious man writes. “Promotion of your cars to the general public could have a positive effect, creating many additional enthusiastic Tesla owners.” The “general public” might need more than more ads to bite: the Tesla Model S is listed around $92,000. The genial Musk agreed about the cup holder.
Ad taken out in Palo Alto Daily by two Model S owners is right. Many of the suggestions will be implemented soon. pic.twitter.com/cF43PvJDgQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2014