I hope this message finds you well. I’m Vance W. Boyd, a rancher, former pro bull rider, and the former mayor of Anson, TX – a small town with a population of around 2,500. As a fellow Republican, I admire your contributions to innovation and economic growth. I’m writing to share an exciting opportunity that could benefit both your ventures and our community.
Firstly, congratulations on the commencement of Tesla Cybertruck production at your new Gigafactory in Austin. While Austin certainly has its charm, I’d like to draw your attention to the untapped potential of the 19th Congressional District of Texas, located just 250 miles northwest of Austin.
Our district boasts thousands of acres with enormous development potential. It’s worth noting that we’re home to Texas Tech University, a prestigious public research institution. The Ed Whitacre School of Engineering at Texas Tech is among the best, carrying the legacy of Ed Whitacre, the former CEO and Chairman of AT&T and General Motors.
Here’s my proposal: I invite you to personally explore our region, and I’d be honored to give you a guided tour myself. I believe our part of Texas could be the perfect location for your next Gigafactory or an advanced proving ground. The durability of the Cybertruck’s cold-rolled steel exterior would certainly withstand West Texas hail storms. But the real test is, can it conquer our rugged roads, stretching across 6,000 square miles with few charging stations in sight? While your Cybertruck is a sight to behold, can it haul cattle for an entire day to a livestock sale? Or would it require the world’s longest extension cord?
To kick off this proposition, I’d like to suggest a friendly contest. Picture this: your Cybertruck and my trusty Chevy Silverado battling it out on a test track. Perhaps we could collaborate with Goodyear, which conveniently has a 7,250-acre proving ground in nearby San Angelo. The showdown could extend beyond the track, as we race along the highways to the New Mexico border, marking the far end of our district.
If you’re up for it, we can establish a set of performance metrics to measure wet and dry performance – a challenge that I’ll leave entirely in your capable hands. We can share live results on X throughout the day.
Should your Cybertruck outperform my Silverado, I pledge to treat you to the finest West Texas beef barbecue you’ve ever savored. And if you’re willing, I’ll even offer you a firsthand bull-riding lesson. It’s not quite a cage fight, but I guarantee that conquering a bucking bull requires a different kind of skill and courage, far beyond any showdown with the Meta CEO.
On the flip side, if my Chevy bests your Cybertruck, I propose that you seriously consider establishing your next Gigafactory in our community. Alternatively, a Texas-sized proving ground could complement the existing 35-acre test track in Fremont. Please understand, Elon, this isn’t meant to be disrespectful, but here in West Texas, your Fremont test track could fit comfortably in our front yard.
So, Elon, what do you say? Are you up for the challenge?
Looking forward to your response,
Vance W. Boyd
Let's Make West Texas Better Together!