Day: September 16, 2021

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws


Howard Coe poses in front of his wife’s Tesla sedan on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, on a road near Nambé Pueblo outside of Santa Fe, N.M. Coe welcomed the opening of a new Tesla store and repair shop where he can pickup an SUV he’s buying. Last year, he and his wife had to pick up her car in Denver, Colo., about five hours away, because of New Mexico laws that bar companies like Tesla from selling cars directly to customers. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)


Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process.

The white-walled, silver-lettered Tesla store, which opened last week, sits in Nambé Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, on tribal land that’s not

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Automotive ad legends Fitzpatrick and Kaufman “were not mere mortals”

It’s been said you should never meet your heroes because they’ll never live up to your expectations. Rob Keil didn’t find that to be true. Instead, he learned that sometimes your heroes turn out to be bigger, better, and more fascinating than you ever imagined. Book-worthy, even.

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“Fitz and Van are legends, the best of the best,” says Keil, author of the newly released, 200-page retrospective Art Fitzpatrick & Van Kaufman: Masters of the Art of Automobile Advertising, published by Advection Media. “You don’t have to love cars to love their work. A lot of people know their ads without knowing who they were.”

Keil used to be one of those people. He was only 10 the first time he saw one of the duo’s Pontiac illustrations while flipping through the pages of his dad’s old National Geographic magazines. Keil immediately fell in love

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