A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 10, 2020
“Teslas don’t have that new car smell. They come with that Elon Musk”

Many cars have a “new car smell.” “Tesla Model S has that new car smell - ‘Musk’. Outselling Mercedes, BMW, Audi http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/13/autos/tesla-sales-bmw-mercedes-audi/index.html” was posted on Twitter by Julian Green on May 13, 2013. “Musk” is Elon Musk, the Tesla CEO.

“The new car smell of every Tesla should be called Elon’s musk” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on July 23, 2014. “What do you call the new car smell in a Tesla? Elon’s Musk” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on February 11, 2018.


Wikipedia: Tesla, Inc.
Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors, Inc.), is an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California.[8] The company specializes in electric vehicle manufacturing, battery energy storage from home to grid scale and, through its acquisition of SolarCity, solar panel and solar roof tile manufacturing.
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Tesla Motors was founded in July 2003 by engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. The company’s name is a tribute to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla. Elon Musk was responsible for 98% of the initial funding, and served as chairman of the board.

Wikipedia: New car smell
New car smell is the odor that comes from the combination of materials found in new automobiles, as well as other vehicles like buses or trucks. There is some question about the possibility that these chemicals pose a health risk.

Twitter
Julian Green
@juliangreensf
Tesla Model S has that new car smell - “Musk”. Outselling Mercedes, BMW, Audi http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/13/autos/tesla-sales-bmw-mercedes-audi/index.html
4:13 PM · May 13, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Fluent_English_Riter July 23, 2014
The new car smell of every Tesla should be called Elon’s musk.

Twitter
Mental Trillness
@JesusCreest
*gets into brand new Tesla*
Car salesman: “gotta love that new car smell....”
Me: “yeah, it has a certain Elon Musk to it...”
6:14 PM · Apr 17, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Richard T Serkey
@aufrichtig40
What do you call the new car smell in a Tesla?
Elon’s Musk.
(by grayslothy)
3:44 AM · Apr 6, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/littlestitious12 May 3, 2017
Brand new Teslas don’t come with new car smell.
They come with Elon’s Musk.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/putamadremia February 11, 2018
What do you call new car smell in a Tesla?
Elon’s Musk

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Burkburger March 17, 2019
New Teslas don’t come with a new car smell
They come with an Elon Musk.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Broken_Sparrow93 May 2, 2019
A new Tesla doesn’t come with the new car smell…
It comes with an Elon Musk.

Twitter
Snack Kolberg
@whoszachkolberg
A new Tesla doesn’t come with a new car smell.
It comes with an Elon Musk.
0:05
From Bro on BD
10:55 AM · Jul 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Big-Money-Sloth March 10, 2020
Tesla’s don’t have that new car smell.
They come with that Elon Musk.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 • Permalink