The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took it upon himself to scour the internet and harvest working parts from several busted Teslas. He Frankensteined them together until his creations were fully operational, at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new or certified pre-owned Tesla. Motherboard travels to Massachusetts to meet with the rogue mechanic leading a grassroots movement of DIY fixers who are taking back the right to repair the things they own.Check out Rich's YouTube channel: to MOTHERBOARD: MOTHERBOARDFacebook: videos from the VICE network:


  • killhamtaro1514  11 months ago

    after watching this could replace the word tesla with apple and every statement is still 100% accurate

  • Suleiman Solz  10 days ago

    Exactly what i was thinking

  • 18Wheeler  2 months ago

    Except Tesla makes good products :3

  • Rick Joneshy  5 months ago

    My father said one thing which changed my life..He said "If man made it, then man can fix it"...Words I live by.

  • USA  yesterday

    that is BOSS

  • Absolute Bollocks  11 days ago

    The man made mullet

  • Robert Caffrey  6 months ago

    Th is guy is brilliant, fair play to him. I can see Tesla will eventually need him, and it will be on his terms. Good luck pal.

  • Bic Mitchum  2 days ago

    @61spindrift why you so salty , you sound like a bitch, this guy is doing his own thing and you hating biiaaatch

  • Van Damage  9 days ago

    @61spindrift talk is cheap. you're full of shit as far as everyone here is concerned

  • Leo Sanchez Coello  4 months ago

    Somebody needs to fund this guy's tesla repair shop.

  • Soulxlight  5 days ago

    @James Cruza Yep. It's opening in a week. I'm so excited.

  • James Cruza  15 days ago

    They already did, and they call it E.G.: Electrified Garage

  • Filip K  6 months ago

    I agree. If you buy it, it's yours. You can fix it, sell it, burn it, etc... it's YOURS.

  • GENESCOTT BENTZ  3 months ago

    You sir are on the edge of inovation my grand father was benz

  • HOLD FAST  11 months ago

    This guy. I like this guy.

  • skyserf SkySNAP😂

  • Selfmade Skrilla  5 months ago

    I literally just said this in my mind

  • Genesis  6 months ago

    Wow, if Elon Musk saw this I think he would personally offer this man a job. Clearly this man is a genius.

  • Shane G  yesterday

    No, Elon wouldn't. Taking a one man competitor off the market isn't worth encouraging more of the same.

  • Dead Draco  3 months ago

    This the type of guy you take with you in a zombie Apocalypse

  • birth23ful  13 days ago

    or more like a guy that keeps preparing for a zombie apocalypse that never happens

  • Das Boot  1 months ago

    Road warrior to the max, he would do the builds and train others to do the same and soon the zombie apocalypse will seem as if it never happened, of course after all the survivors ran flat over all the zombies and buried their remains.

  • Cam Neptune  6 months ago

    I went into this video thinking I'd watch a few seconds of this. I'm immediately subscribing to his channel.

  • Das Boot  1 months ago

    I did the same thing.

  • CLAVIN ZKL  3 months ago

    Found about him when i haa an exam and i stood all night learning while watching his vids

  • Jose Rivera  2 months ago

    Joe rogan interview brought me here, was a good watch.

  • ikram omar  5 days ago

    I heard that interview

  • David C  2 months ago

    i love this guy