You guys are the BEST!

" Marie D’Amore—Production Supervisor, HSI

Thank you so much for lovely Eko lav — definitely the nicest port-a-potty I’ve ever used!

" Amanda – Producer
Thanks again for helping out with our party. The restrooms worked out great and the service was awesome as usual!
" Steve Brazeel

I wanted to give Rich another glowing report, He was AMAZING on our shoot. The most helpful driver I’ve ever had. I’ll definitely be requesting him on future shoots.

Thanks for everything guys!

" Adrienne Burton – Freelance Prod Coordinator

We’ve used the Helios twice now and have been quite impressed each time.  It has everything production could want AND it’s earth friendly! We will use the Helios on every job in which we need a moho.

" Mario D’Amici—Production Coordinator, Beef Films

North Six has been working with King Kong for many years now.  Not only is their customer service unparalleled, but their fleet of motorhomes is always clean, reliable, and exactly what we need to support our photo productions.

" Kyd Kisvarday—Producer, North 6

…the moho was super nice, everything was great! I will definitely rent it again!!

" Susan Borbely – Prod Coordinator

We truly enjoyed working from the Helios, the attention to detail to make it an Eco friendly asset to our industry should be commended. The quiet workspace you get when running on the solar power is delightful! Rob was pleasant to be around and always willing to help out. Thank you Rob and King Kong for bringing us the Helios!

" Rochelle Savory-Assistant Production Supervisor
King Kong has the best equipment & drivers in the biz.
" Tom Baker – gangboss

King Kong… top notch service, incredible drivers, clean, well equipped vehicles, on time—every time! Thanks guys…. you ROCK!!!

" Elaine Lee—Producer 5th and Sunset Los Angeles

Rusty, Bruce and the guys at King Kong were a crucial asset to my photoshoot.  They took a lot of stress off of my plate and came through when I needed them, allowing me to focus 100% on the production.  Without a doubt, King Kong is now my go-to for production vehicles and I do not hesitate to recommend them to my colleagues.  And, not only is Rusty the best and most helpful driver I have ever had the pleasure of working with, he is also awesome with a fog machine!

" Brett Spencer-Producer,

The drivers were awesome to be with.  Hard working drivers!!   It really stands out when the drivers jump in to help set up base camp, and tear it down.  Not to mention always having a fresh green tea for me just when I needed it every time.  They really were great and I’d ask for them anytime we get vehicles from you. Thanks!

" Mary Brooks – 3 Star Productions

Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome customer service. Our driver was friendly and professional. He arrived early and had everything ready to go for us. The motorhome was clean and in perfect shape. Every detail matters on a shoot to help keep everything running smoothly. We love working with King Kong!

" Jamie Williams- That Girl Productions

I just wanted to send you a quick message and let you know how amazing Rich is. I have hired motos from all over and this was by far our best experience. Really nice to work with great people

" Crystal Raymond- Chinese Laundry

You guys did a phenomenal job with the Helios. And Rob, as always, went above and beyond for us.

" Dan Kae—Assistant Production Supervisor

King Kong has great motorhomes and the best drivers in the business. Working with you guys is always easy and a pleasure.

" Cat Burkley-Portfolio One

The Helios is a great motorhome. Not only is it energy efficient but it offers a large space for production to work in. The copy machine is great because you can wirelessly print and make color copies and send faxes. The satellite phones came in handy when we realized we didn’t have any cell service on location. We received several compliments throughout the shoot day. Crew walked into the motorhome in awe of such a beautiful space.

" Courtney Witherspoon-Production Coordinator Three One O

Elon Musk ditches most of the funny math in new Tesla Model S financing deal

Elon Musk ditches most of the funny math in new Tesla Model S financing deal

By Todd Woody @greenwombat May 3, 2013

“Effectively” $754 per month. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Sorry, potential Model S buyers but your time is no longer money.

On April 3, Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk unveiled a “revolutionary” new financing offer that slashed monthly payments for its $70,000 electric luxury sports sedan from $1,100 to a low, low $500. But only if you counted all the time and thus money Tesla said you would save from not schlepping to the gas station and by gaining entree to the carpool lane for electric cars (if you happen to live in California.) This assumed, of course, that you make $140 an hour just for breathing.(See Quartz’s detailed deconstruction of the Tesla offer math here.)

Today Musk came off the ledge and said a revamped lease deal would no longer include such “non-financial” calculations. “When we did our financing announcement about a month ago we didn’t get it quite right,” he said on a conference call with reporters. “We were looking at a lot of valid criticism from journalists and customers and have taken corrective action.”

Still, he couldn’t resist adding, “I do think people undervalue time. That sort of time value element is very significant for doctors, lawyers, consultants.”

But to keep the monthly payments relatively low—and we use that phrase liberally—Tesla has sweetened the deal by extending loans up to 72 months from Wells Fargo and US Bank. And Musk now personally guarantees that the trade-in value of the Model S after three years will exceed that of a comparable car from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus or Mercedes. (The previous offer only matched the residual value of a Mercedes S Class sedan.)

So here’s how Tesla’s new, new math works:

We’ll opt for the $81,070 Model S with an 85-kilowatt hour battery—that gives you a US government-rated range of 265 miles on a charge—since Musk said that’s the version most customers are buying. At 2.99% interest and a 15% down payment, the monthly payments are $1,045.

Tesla still deducts the amount of money you’ll save from not buying gas but has made the estimate more conservative. Not too conservative, though–the company thinks gas will cost $4.90 a gallon over the next three years. Even in San Francisco, where gas prices tend to be high, a gallon currently goes for under $4. Okay, we’ll play along as there is a real monthly savings to be had from plugging in rather than gassing up. Tesla deducts $261 a month from your payment, assuming you drive 15,000 miles a year.

Then Tesla deducts $91 a month because that’s the value it assigns to the guaranteed trade-in value of the Model S. That’s quite a jump from the $8 under the previous financing offer.

That leaves an “effective” monthly payment of $754 for a high-end Model S. Nonetheless, that’s a chunk of change considering the average monthly mortgage payment in California last year was $1,445, according to Lending Tree.

“As a cash purchase, it’s available to the top 1% of households,” Musk acknowledged. “With financing it’s accessible to the top 10%.” He said Tesla’s third-generation car would be affordable for the Honda-driving masses.

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