Exclusive Pro Photos: Tesla Cybertruck At The Petersen Automotive Museum

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June 20, 2020 by Johnna Crider


David Rand, a visual effects artist who has worked with great movies such as Moana, Big Hero 6, and Frozento name a few, has graciously gifted CleanTechnica his own point of view of the Cybertruck its debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Photo by David Rand, used with permission

Rand has shared with me that he was first taken aback when Elon Musk launched the Cybertruck on its big reveal of the night. “The lighting was bad on the first album. However, to see it in person … this is the coolest fucking car I’ve ever seen and will be the last four-wheeled vehicle that I buy.”

Rand has four bikes and really wish Elon Musk would make a bike. He plans to retire in Maine, where it says each entry has a pick-up truck. “I can’t wait to be the first to shoot in this small town with the,” he told me.

“The traction control four-drive driven by an electric motor mounted on anything,” Rand said. It is estimated that the lack of ice cream truck can do and that Tesla will dominate the off-road world.

He compared the Cybertruck to a stream in an old movie of Clint Eastwood, Firefox, and noted that, as the jet, the Cybertruck looked at stealth. In the film, Eastwood stole the jet from the Russians because it was controlled by thought and could wipe out the order of the world.

Rand has a theory that Starlink and the power it will give Tesla vehicles for navigation, communications, and power control is something that will be able to map out the route in real time. In essence, Starlink will allow Cybertruck to take off-roading to new levels that will widen the gap between Tesla and the legacy of the automakers.

“It actually looks huge from some angles, even if the proportions are similar for most of the big pick-up,” Rand said to me after I’d asked what he thought of the Cybertruck. He said that when standing near the Cybertruck, you could feel the power. It looked bigger, while looking like a car from other angles. “It’s weird, but in a good way,” he mentioned.

“It seems that you can roll down a hill, have land on its wheels, and just drive away without a scratch. The stainless looks so shiny too. Rust is a huge problem in places … will not be a problem with this — they’ll sell like crazy.”

I was moved by these photos. Rand has captured the essence of the joy and excitement of those who attended. In the cover photo, it is an adorable little girl in a pink skirt with rain boots standing proudly next to the Cybertruck. My first thought was that we are looking at the future of the next generation of men and vehicles.

Teaching children at a young age to be excited about electric vehicles — regardless of brand is something that we can do now that will impact their future in a positive way. For the children who attended, seeing the Cybertruck in the museum will certainly be the form of their attitudes in the future when it comes to EVs. They will tell their own children one day, “I remember when I saw the Cybertruck in a museum, when I was your age.”

Note: all the families in the pictures give Rand and CleanTechnica their full consent.

If you’re in the area, we — and Elon Musk — suggest you check out the Cybertruck at the Petersen Automotive Museum.


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About the Author

Johnna Crider is a Baton Rouge artist, gem and mineral collector, and Tesla shareholder who believes in Elon Musk and Tesla. Elon Musk has indicated in its 2018 “to Believe in the Good.”

Tesla is one of many good things to believe in. You can find Johnna on Twitter



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