TRACK DAY: Nelson Ledges Race Course – August 2017 Homecoming Event

For over half a century there has been a paved racing circuit in Garrettsville, Ohio in close proximity to the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park.  In recent years the ownership of the race course has changed hands, and finally the faltering facilities are receiving the attention they have long needed.  It had been two years since my last visit, so the timing was right to pay a visit to my nearest road course, and go for a spin!

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Road Trip: Driving 1,200 miles in a Tesla Model X SUV

This past weekend I drove 1,200 miles in a Tesla.  Specifically, my just purchased certified pre-owned 2016 Tesla Model X SUV.  Below is a recap of my trip, some photos & videos, and a little bit of tech talk regarding efficiency dynamics.  Enjoy!

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Tesla Model 3: Quick Thoughts

Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Tesla Motors recently unveiled their “car for the masses” recently.  This is a big deal for many reasons, most of which I won’t bother to rehash here.  As a current Tesla vehicle owner, however, I wanted to provide my friends, family, and followers with my quick thoughts on this car, why it may be relevant to you, and hopefully answer the most common questions I’ve been getting.  Enjoy!

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VIDEOS: Tesla Model S with Version 7.0 Software – Autopilot Autonomous Driving

Today marks the release of the latest over-the-air software update from Tesla Motors.  With the release of their 7.0 software comes a huge overhaul to the user interface, as well as a slew of autonomous driving capabilities.  Here are some videos and a quick write-up about the experience.

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COMPARISON: Our 2012 Nissan Leaf vs our new 2014 Tesla Model S85

My title may read a bit like David & Goliath, but don’t worry there is no religious story here.  In fact, this article is less about a victor between these two strange opponents, and more about the pros/cons of each vehicle in real-world practicality.  We recently added a 2014 Tesla Model S85 to our stable to sit alongside the 2-year veteran 2012 Nissan Leaf SL that we have been leasing.  Check out my full post to learn about how these two seemingly different cars have more in common than just their classification.

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