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I am curious as to what type of people the reservation holders are. Let's share some personal information while we wait for our babies to come.
I am a 48 year old internist. I have been in practice in Gurnee Il for 20 years. Married, 2 teen boys. My hobby is building wooden ship models. I drive a Chevy Volt. Now you know!

I'm a 45 year old videogame producer/consultant from Laguna Beach, California. I currently drive a 2011 G37 convertible.

51 years. Retired Navy, I now provide IT support for small businesses; married ~25-years. Too many hobbies to list, but current one is to obsess over my new Model S. Currently drive '06 SLK55 and '97 Escort wagon (with >280,000 miles).

Retired electrical engineer. Wrote seven engineering books and several freelance articles for engineering magazines. Married for 33 years. I drive a 1976 Datsun 280Z and a 1999 BMW 328i.

Retired 63 year old Orthopaedic surgeon. i drive a Merc B class turbo which goes like a bullet. Love technology and anything new. Love boating and own a large cruiser in Sydney Australia. Other hobby is woodturning. Orthopaedics is medical carpentry after all!!! Loathe the idea of my money funding camel jockeys lavish lifestyle. Hence the electric car! Will be installing panels on the roof as insurance against our escalating electricity costs - projected to go up 17% next year!!

1976 Datsun. Wow!

I use own a 1994 Nissan 300ZX twin-turbo. I had it chipped, with upgraded intake, turbos, and exaust, including 20" Volk wheels, with over 400 HP! It was a super fun car... I miss it.

34 year old VP of Marketing Technology at a large NY based ad agency. Live in CT with my wife and two boys; 3 and 6. My station car is a '05 Ford Escape Hybrid, my other car is a '10 Lexus HS250, and my wife trucks the kids to and from in a '09 Highlander hybrid.

My hobbies are skiing and I'm a volunteer EMT on my town's fire department.

My record for new cars is terrible- about every 2-3yrs. I think my wife will kill me if I ever get rid of this one. I think I'm in for the long haul this time, but I think the car will hold its value better than an ICE. We'll see. I think the battery will hold up better than predicted given normal driving.

42 yr old Test Engineer with heavy programming and telecommunications background. Married 15 years now. Drive 2010 Jetta TDI and the Signature S is my next car (the TDI replaces the wife's 2000 Altima). Have experience rebuilding and modifying rotary engines (RX2-4, RX7), but stopped that stuff 10 years ago.

I play WoW, keep Koi in the backyard pond (6500 gallons) and enjoy skiing when I can but haven't bought my own equipment for 3 years. My last set of skis were 203 salomns with race bindings. Hard to justify when going less than 10x a year.

Have panels on the roof for ~25KwH per day. Mostly for the fish pumps.

I'm already disliking going to the gas station. Looking forward to never having to return to one.

Andrew18......I am the original owner of my 1976 Dastsun 280Z which still has original paint and exhaust system. It runs and looks like new.

37 yr old Computer Hardware and Software Project Manager my whole career. We hate our HCHII since the software "upgrade" and can't wait to get the Model S. Should only have about 19 trips left to the Middle East filling stations. Hobbies include racing sailboats (J24 mostly), driving/racing my MINI Cooper S (heavily modified), racing bikes (mostly Crits) and raising my new son (he has his Mom's good looks thank goodness)

I'm 25 years old and an Air Traffic Controller at PHL. Good to see some Z enthusiasts here! I have a 1991 Twin Turbo 300ZX and a 2003 Honda Accord.

I'm a retired 70 year old physics prof, married 46 years. The only new car I've ever owned was a 2005 Prius with all the bells and whistles. It burned up due to a shorted extension cord in very cold (~ 7 degree F) weather. I suspect the cause was that the extension cord was made brittle in the cold weather. I'd done a PHEV conversion, but hadn't installed a socket in the bumper, so the charger was plugged in inside the car. If I had, the fire wouldn't have happened. The car was totaled. The batteries were destroyed by (but not the cause of the fire). Burning gasoline is what totaled it. Amazingly, there was no damage to the engine compartment. All fire was restricted to the interior by the firewall.

More information than any of you wanted, but that's it.

I'm currently driving a 2004 Chevy Classic.

If (hopefully when) I get my Tesla, it'll be the last car I need to own. Every other car I've owned lasted ~200k miles. The Prius had 110k miles on it at its demise.

David 70- I thnk you are the patriarch.

50 years old, 25 years married to an insurance lawyer, daughter just started at Yale, son a HS sophomore. I lead the energy & environment practice of a global economics consultancy; much of my professional career is built on designing wholesale electricity markets.

My primary recreation is singing; I performed the solos in a world premiere at Carnegie Hall, and my men's choral group won top honors at the world's leading choral competition in Wales. Much of my singing these days is around an old tradition of "shapenotes", explained on my website: .

I drive a 2007 Audi A3, which my son will get once my Model S arrives. My wife's car is a BMW 535i xDrive Sportswagon.

52 years old, 21 of it in the US Coast Guard. Currently design power electronics for LED products at GE. Married 30 years, 24 year old autistic son.

Drive a MINI Cooper S and an electric motorcycle. LiFePO4 powered bike was custom built in my garage from a 1984 Ninja. (Think "Top Gun")

Have owned and/or converted several electric vehicles including an OEM S-10EV which I just sold to a museum to make room in the garage for that shiny new Model S.

63 year old nobody. Retired military and airline, married 41 years, 3 kids (2 still living) 6 grandkids. I drive a 2002 Jetta and hope my Signature Model S (#280) will make a difference in the world.


Not quite. There's at least one person age 73 on either this or the TMC.

43yo ex-professional musician turned Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip & knee replacement. Married 10yrs, 2 girls 3 &5.
Living in San Jose, CA 17 miles from the NUMMI factory. Currently driving a 2001 Toyota Celica which has given me 10yrs of 100% fun and 0% grief....just like my wife! ; ) She has a 2006 Highlander hybrid which has been good as well and gets the same MPG as the Celica. Looking forward to getting off the OPEC nipple.

51 yo technologist working in software and telecom industries. Seattle metropolitan area. Currently rollin in a 1998 Ford Explorer w/200,000 miles I bought new.

Great topic by the way. Wish I could create a profile here. I've been delighted to learn more about my friends here.

I'm actually surprised people tell these things about them this freely and you, jbunn, actually call this as "great topic". I'm very reluctant to tell any specifics in the net about myself.

For this topic I can just tell that I seem to fit in general profile quite well, even that I'm not actually a reservation holder (waiting a bit smaller version of Model S that fits my needs better).

I think it's a N.A. vs European cultural thing. An Austrian friend once expressed amazement that we NA types didn't have a shield separating inner and outer selves. To him, we were "mush all the way down"! ;)

40 year old engineering manager at the fruit company. 4 kids, oldest is 6. Been married since 2004. Living in Morgan Hill, CA, but from Canada.
Currently drive a 2007 Civic Hybrid that at one time got 51 MPG, but after service packs, only gets 36 now.

30 year old IT Architect, 1 17 month old baby - with my wife for 7 years living in Charlotte, NC.

I currently drive a BMW X5 - I thought this would be a good idea having just started a family but this vehicle is starting to drive me nuts. Aside from being sluggish and heavy, it costs a fortune in fuel.

It's very interested to read the very differnt blocks from the people of this group. I am from Austria and my profession is roofing. I want to buy some E- Cars from Renault for my Company. But Renault hasn't any car for me and so I reservated a Model S for my self.
Some fakts: I'm 45 years old, have a beautiful wife and 3 kids.
I hope I get some nice contakts in America. I was ther this year the first time in holyday an I come again next summer.
Many greats from Austria, Vienna


41 year old patent counsel working in the pharmaceutical area. My current car is a used Prius that I just bought due to an auto accident which caused the insurance company to total my Saab convertible with 115,000 miles on it. Fun car to drive with the top down and it had space from my sailing gear. I like the Prius, with its excellent gas mileage, but it does not drive so well. I own and race an inshore one-design racing sailboat. I have lived several places in the US and abroad. So, far it looks like I may be one of the few women on this site.

Soon-to-be 45 year old male ED doc also working part time in the regional health plans office as a medical director and getting ready to go back to school to earn my MHA.

Currently driving a 2004 Prius that's a bit over 8 years old with 117K miles.

I'm married with 3 children ages 7, 12 & 12, so the Prius is getting a tad cramped for longer drives. I'll probably hang onto the Prius when I get my Model S for longer drives and potentially to hand down to my twins for their first vehicle.

I've never owned a luxury vehicle and am looking forward to moving into the world of EVs with a beauty like the Model S.

64 years old. Married for longer than some posters have been alive:) 2 great sons, 2 grand kids. Drive a 2002 Lexus SC430. Career trajectory: engineer, manager, professor, author (7 software engineering textbooks, 2 novels). Single digit golfer and 4.5 NTRP tennis player. Don't buy cars often, but when I do, I look for an "exceptional" vehicle—hence Sig 422.

51yrs. peak oil/eco activist, semi-retired ad agent, TSLA stock daytrader, with beautiful wife, 2 girls, fox terrier.
Traded an '01 S-class straight up for an '06 Prius (dealer thought I was nuts)- stealth electric mode fanatic!

70 year old retired mechanical engineer. Married for 46 years with three children and six grandchildren. I currently drive a 2002 PT cruiser with 129000 miles. Will probably retain it for long trips and use the Model S for everything else.