Leilani Münter and the Tesla Model S
If you don't know who Leilani Münter
is, you probably should. Apart from being a NASCAR ARCA-series racer, sister-in-law to the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, and very easy on the eyes, her motto is "never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car." And she now drives a Tesla Model S
Upon her first drive of the car earlier this month--with Elon Musk--Münter's Twitter feed
has become a proselytizing stream of Model S advocacy. While it doesn't yet appear that she owns one (via Twitter, "my husband, while accelerating in a Tesla Model S for the first time: 'if we were to buy this car, you are going to lose your license.'"), she's certainly headed that direction.
Münter, like much of the NASCAR universe, lives in North Carolina, however. That's a tough state to buy a Model S in--and the dealers there are working to make it tougher
. Münter takes the challenge head-on, with tweets like, "NC Senate moves to ban sales of Tesla, American built car w/ endless awards. Really NC? What happened to free market?" and the red-state-channeling, "Hey #NorthCarolina, I have the right to bear electricity."
If we didn't already agree with you about the Model S, Ms. Münter, we'd be converted.
Just don't try to take our steaks
. We have the right to bear barely-cooked beef products.
Tip of the hat to Brian Henderson!