When the Emma’s Kennedy and Freud got in touch with me a month or so ago and asked me to join this #twitrelief thing, I said yes but it did feel, as many have commented on the twitters today, a bit awkward.
I will follow whoever bids the highest on e-bay
and re-tweet them and all that business.
That’s fine but it didn’t feel like that much of a big deal.
So then I had a think. What little extra thing could I do which felt right, wasn’t too naff, required a bit of commitment from me and was in keeping with what I do.
So, this is what is happening.
On Thursday March 31st I will fit a car with state of the art video cameras and give someone a gentle ride around London, (it has to be Lndon as that’s where the cars are) recording a sort of carpool thing. No, not even a sort of carpool thing. An episode of carpool.
But it’s not just any car, it’s the cutting edge, ground breaking Tesla Roadster Sport.
For those of you who don’t know, the Tesla Roadster Sport is a 2 seater electric sports car that costs around £100,000. It will go from zero to 60 miles an hour in 3.7 seconds. The lovely folks at Tesla have kindly agreed to let me do this because contrary to speculation, I don’t own one myself.
I will then post the recording on the carpool feed and then donate a penny for every view it gets to comic relief. Yes, that’s a penny of my own, bloated self important micro-celebrity dosh from the vast, overstuffed llew-coffers.
If it gets 2,000 views I’m sorted, that’s just £20. Mwaaa haa haa, I can keep bathing in gubby banknotes like I do every day.
If, as they usually do, it gets between 30,- 40,000 views I’ll be well miffed. That’s three to four hundred blinkin’ quid. Damn!
You can bid for this unique 100% electric carpool experience here