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Many years ago I was sent to interview David Coulthard. It wasn’t long after he’d moved to Red Bull and embraced his release from the shackles of Ron by throwing his razor in the bin. But when I met Coulthard in a swanky London hotel suite the wino beard had vanished, leaving his famously angular jawline looking mesmerisingly smooth, all because he was on the promo trail for a range of mail order grooming products called Pole Position, which promised regular deliveries of moisturiser and aftershave, plus a monthly competition to have dinner with Coulthard. The idea never seemed to catch on. Maybe the only person to sign up was Coulthard and he got sick of winning an evening with himself every month.

I bring this up now because the most interesting thing Coulthard told me that day wasn’t about ‘moisture balm’, it was an explanation for why you rarely see racing drivers with stubble. Turns out, a George Michael-in-the-’80s shadow creates an unwanted Velcro effect between safety mask and face. And that’s why you don’t get stubbly Formula 1 jockeys.

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What you do see is longer face fuzz. Jenson Button, for example, went quite bumfluffy during his latter years in F1. On the current grid Grosjean is a Gillette stranger, while Gasly pursues the casually dishevelled stylings of a snowboard instructor who keeps trying to get off with your girlfriend. And of course Fernando Alonso was morphing into Dave Grohl by way of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. From a time-management point of view, a beard makes sense. Less faffing in the bathroom means more time training or talking to your engineers. All you need do is set the plank on your F1-spec trimmer to level three and give it a trim once a week to stave off concerns that you’re starting to look like a Hollywood actor making a big show of taking some time off.

These are the bookends of face furniture management in top-level motorsport. A beard or a baby’s bum. But what about the moustache? You don’t get a lot of moustaches in F1. In the ’60s there was Graham Hill’s ding-dong nose underscore, Jo Siffert rocked a very straight ’70s snot damper, and Keke Rosberg went full porn star at times, but not much beyond that until you reach the famously fast ’tache of Nigel Mansell. Now there was a proper soup strainer. Thick, luxuriant, perfectly suited to a man who had the bearing of the police officer he voluntarily tried to be. But why was he carving such a lonely furrow in upholding the honour of the F1 lip slug? To investigate, I got the razor out.

Normally, because I’m lazy, I sport a Nick Heidfeld-spec beard, length dependant on whether I’ve remembered to charge the trimmer. But last week I decided to have a proper shave. And when a man decides to take down a beard with a full shave he must, by instinct and for his own amusement, go through the gradual reduction process, most easily summed up as goatee/handlebar/Mansell/Hitler/gone. At each stage the shaving gentleman must dab away the shaving foam, and admire himself in the mirror for a few seconds whilst hoping there isn’t a sudden small explosion somewhere else in the house that necessitates running out onto the street and imploring a passer-by to ring for help while sporting the ’tache of a Nazi.

When I had a shave this week, however, I paused at the full Mansell and spent an hour in the company of my own moustache, from which I learnt one thing: the moustache is not without merit. When I have a full shave my chin seems to disappear to the extent that my wife calls me Turtle. The moustache somehow cancels out that effect. I’d never realised that, like the rug in The Big Lebowski, a moustache really ties things together.

So why the lack of them in four decades of F1? I think I know. You see, there’s leeway in trimming a beard, whereas maintaining a moustache is fiddly. Go too far beyond the confines of the top lip and it gets droopy-looking. Carve away too much at the edges and you’re heading towards Hitler. None of this is good for F1. All those hours you could have been debating front aero settings, you were in the bathroom delicately engaged in facial topiary. All those strategy meetings when you weren’t quite paying attention, you were worrying you’d taken it back too much on the left side. This is the problem with the moustache in the context of top-end motor racing. It’s too much of a distraction, too great a project in itself, simply not compatible with keeping your eyes on the prize.

It makes you realise just what a supreme talent Lewis Hamilton is that he can bag title after title while frequently sporting high-accuracy face hair. And my goodness, just imagine how many world titles Mansell would have won if he hadn’t had a moustache at all. Nor, I know thanks to David Coulthard, any stubble.

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Creativity and resourcefulness typically inspire admiration. It takes serious thought, after all, to come up with a solution when in a pinch. But creativity and resourcefulness can also go the opposite way, and when it does, facepalm-inducing incidents may happen. One such incident occurred at a PA Tesla Supercharger, which was visited by a rather resourceful pickup driver. 

YouTube host and Model 3 owner @JeffTutorials was visiting a PA Supercharger when he came across a rather unusual sight. The Supercharger wasn’t crowded, yet, it was quite tricky for an EV owner to plug in to one of the station’s rapid-charging stalls. This was because multiple Superchargers were blocked entirely by a large pickup truck pulling a trailer. 

(Credit: JeffTutorials/Twitter)

As could be seen in the YouTube host’s image, the pickup truck driver parked his vehicle and trailer across the Tesla Supercharger, resulting in numerous stalls being blocked off. The reasons behind such a unique parking style remain unknown, of course, but if the pickup driver was aiming to block some EV charging stations, he or she was certainly successful. 

It takes some creativity to block multiple Superchargers with a big truck, after all, but blocking off even more charging stations with a trailer? That’s straight up resourcefulness in action. 

Fortunately, the location did not seem very busy then, which meant that few if any EV owners were inconvenienced by the pickup truck driver’s creative ICE-ing. But if such a stunt were pulled during a busy day, with numerous Tesla drivers doing long trips, then things may not have ended with a simple joke on Twitter

What is rather amusing is that the pickup truck driver who ICE-ed several of the Tesla Superchargers was actually driving a company vehicle. And amusingly enough, a look at the logo on the pickup truck shows that the vehicle is from a company that offers “gas and oil services.” That’s downright symbolic and almost representative of the ongoing transition to sustainability in the transportation sector today, as well as the continued resistance from those that remain dedicated to the internal combustion engine and fossil fuels. 

Cars & Coffee group keeps Tesla Supercharger free after mass blocking incident

ICE-ing incidents would likely continue for some time, and they have practically become an expected part of the EV ownership experience. Fortunately, it appears that the vast majority of ICE-ing incidents involve drivers who inadvertently block off EV charging stations. One of these involved a Cars & Coffee group that ended up mass-ICE-ing a Supercharger. After apologizing for the inconvenience that its members caused, the group opted to welcome EV and Tesla owners, proving that camaraderie and possibly even friendships could result from incidents that typically cause tempers to flare. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us for news tips. Just send a message to [email protected] to give us a heads up.

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Creativity and resourcefulness typically inspire admiration. It takes serious thought, after all, to come up with a solution when in a pinch. But creativity and resourcefulness can also go the opposite way, and when it does, facepalm-inducing incidents may happen. One such incident occurred at a PA Tesla Supercharger, which was visited by a rather resourceful pickup driver. 

YouTube host and Model 3 owner @JeffTutorials was visiting a PA Supercharger when he came across a rather unusual sight. The Supercharger wasn’t crowded, yet, it was quite tricky for an EV owner to plug in to one of the station’s rapid-charging stalls. This was because multiple Superchargers were blocked entirely by a large pickup truck pulling a trailer. 

(Credit: JeffTutorials/Twitter)

As could be seen in the YouTube host’s image, the pickup truck driver parked his vehicle and trailer across the Tesla Supercharger, resulting in numerous stalls being blocked off. The reasons behind such a unique parking style remain unknown, of course, but if the pickup driver was aiming to block some EV charging stations, he or she was certainly successful. 

It takes some creativity to block multiple Superchargers with a big truck, after all, but blocking off even more charging stations with a trailer? That’s straight up resourcefulness in action. 

Fortunately, the location did not seem very busy then, which meant that few if any EV owners were inconvenienced by the pickup truck driver’s creative ICE-ing. But if such a stunt were pulled during a busy day, with numerous Tesla drivers doing long trips, then things may not have ended with a simple joke on Twitter

What is rather amusing is that the pickup truck driver who ICE-ed several of the Tesla Superchargers was actually driving a company vehicle. And amusingly enough, a look at the logo on the pickup truck shows that the vehicle is from a company that offers “gas and oil services.” That’s downright symbolic and almost representative of the ongoing transition to sustainability in the transportation sector today, as well as the continued resistance from those that remain dedicated to the internal combustion engine and fossil fuels. 

Cars & Coffee group keeps Tesla Supercharger free after mass blocking incident

ICE-ing incidents would likely continue for some time, and they have practically become an expected part of the EV ownership experience. Fortunately, it appears that the vast majority of ICE-ing incidents involve drivers who inadvertently block off EV charging stations. One of these involved a Cars & Coffee group that ended up mass-ICE-ing a Supercharger. After apologizing for the inconvenience that its members caused, the group opted to welcome EV and Tesla owners, proving that camaraderie and possibly even friendships could result from incidents that typically cause tempers to flare. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us for news tips. Just send a message to [email protected] to give us a heads up.

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Multiple Tesla Superchargers blocked in one fell swoop by creative pickup truck

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Creativity and resourcefulness typically inspire admiration. It takes serious thought, after all, to come up with a solution when in a pinch. But creativity and resourcefulness can also go the opposite way, and when it does, facepalm-inducing incidents may happen. One such incident occurred at a PA Tesla Supercharger, which was visited by a rather resourceful pickup driver. 

YouTube host and Model 3 owner @JeffTutorials was visiting a PA Supercharger when he came across a rather unusual sight. The Supercharger wasn’t crowded, yet, it was quite tricky for an EV owner to plug in to one of the station’s rapid-charging stalls. This was because multiple Superchargers were blocked entirely by a large pickup truck pulling a trailer. 

(Credit: JeffTutorials/Twitter)

As could be seen in the YouTube host’s image, the pickup truck driver parked his vehicle and trailer across the Tesla Supercharger, resulting in numerous stalls being blocked off. The reasons behind such a unique parking style remain unknown, of course, but if the pickup driver was aiming to block some EV charging stations, he or she was certainly successful. 

It takes some creativity to block multiple Superchargers with a big truck, after all, but blocking off even more charging stations with a trailer? That’s straight up resourcefulness in action. 

Fortunately, the location did not seem very busy then, which meant that few if any EV owners were inconvenienced by the pickup truck driver’s creative ICE-ing. But if such a stunt were pulled during a busy day, with numerous Tesla drivers doing long trips, then things may not have ended with a simple joke on Twitter

What is rather amusing is that the pickup truck driver who ICE-ed several of the Tesla Superchargers was actually driving a company vehicle. And amusingly enough, a look at the logo on the pickup truck shows that the vehicle is from a company that offers “gas and oil services.” That’s downright symbolic and almost representative of the ongoing transition to sustainability in the transportation sector today, as well as the continued resistance from those that remain dedicated to the internal combustion engine and fossil fuels. 

Cars & Coffee group keeps Tesla Supercharger free after mass blocking incident

ICE-ing incidents would likely continue for some time, and they have practically become an expected part of the EV ownership experience. Fortunately, it appears that the vast majority of ICE-ing incidents involve drivers who inadvertently block off EV charging stations. One of these involved a Cars & Coffee group that ended up mass-ICE-ing a Supercharger. After apologizing for the inconvenience that its members caused, the group opted to welcome EV and Tesla owners, proving that camaraderie and possibly even friendships could result from incidents that typically cause tempers to flare. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us for news tips. Just send a message to [email protected] to give us a heads up.

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Multiple Tesla Superchargers blocked in one fell swoop by creative pickup truck

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Creativity and resourcefulness typically inspire admiration. It takes serious thought, after all, to come up with a solution when in a pinch. But creativity and resourcefulness can also go the opposite way, and when it does, facepalm-inducing incidents may happen. One such incident occurred at a PA Tesla Supercharger, which was visited by a rather resourceful pickup driver. 

YouTube host and Model 3 owner @JeffTutorials was visiting a PA Supercharger when he came across a rather unusual sight. The Supercharger wasn’t crowded, yet, it was quite tricky for an EV owner to plug in to one of the station’s rapid-charging stalls. This was because multiple Superchargers were blocked entirely by a large pickup truck pulling a trailer. 

(Credit: JeffTutorials/Twitter)

As could be seen in the YouTube host’s image, the pickup truck driver parked his vehicle and trailer across the Tesla Supercharger, resulting in numerous stalls being blocked off. The reasons behind such a unique parking style remain unknown, of course, but if the pickup driver was aiming to block some EV charging stations, he or she was certainly successful. 

It takes some creativity to block multiple Superchargers with a big truck, after all, but blocking off even more charging stations with a trailer? That’s straight up resourcefulness in action. 

Fortunately, the location did not seem very busy then, which meant that few if any EV owners were inconvenienced by the pickup truck driver’s creative ICE-ing. But if such a stunt were pulled during a busy day, with numerous Tesla drivers doing long trips, then things may not have ended with a simple joke on Twitter

What is rather amusing is that the pickup truck driver who ICE-ed several of the Tesla Superchargers was actually driving a company vehicle. And amusingly enough, a look at the logo on the pickup truck shows that the vehicle is from a company that offers “gas and oil services.” That’s downright symbolic and almost representative of the ongoing transition to sustainability in the transportation sector today, as well as the continued resistance from those that remain dedicated to the internal combustion engine and fossil fuels. 

Cars & Coffee group keeps Tesla Supercharger free after mass blocking incident

ICE-ing incidents would likely continue for some time, and they have practically become an expected part of the EV ownership experience. Fortunately, it appears that the vast majority of ICE-ing incidents involve drivers who inadvertently block off EV charging stations. One of these involved a Cars & Coffee group that ended up mass-ICE-ing a Supercharger. After apologizing for the inconvenience that its members caused, the group opted to welcome EV and Tesla owners, proving that camaraderie and possibly even friendships could result from incidents that typically cause tempers to flare. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us for news tips. Just send a message to [email protected] to give us a heads up.

Multiple Tesla Superchargers blocked in one fell swoop by creative pickup truck

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