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    REMINDER---Northwest Rivian Roundup next Friday, June 24th

    Posted elsewhere, but didn’t want anyone to miss out.... ______________________________ Great news folks! We have Fido's/48th North Pizza reserved for the evening of Friday, June 24th. Scott, the owner of Fido's, will also block off those front seven parking spots just for us. On top of that...
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    Northwest meetup on Friday, June 24th!

    While this is posted under our Northwest Regional forum, I'm also posting it here to catch everyone as early as possible. A few of our friends have already let me know they'll be out of the area and unavailable, but I don't want anyone to miss the chance to join in...
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    REMINDER------Northwest Rivian Roundup on Friday, May 13th

    Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, May 13th, is the day of our get together at Fido's, in Tigard, Oregon. Of course, dogs are always welcome at Fido's... Remember, don't let Sparky down.... More details here...
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    Northwest Rivian Roundup on Friday, May 13th

    Hello Northwest Rivian Owners, Reservation Holders and Fans! On Friday, May 13th, we are reconvening at Fido's Tap House/48th North Pizzeria in Tigard. This is the same location as our April 8th gathering. As a reminder, there is an ElectrifyAmerica charging station in the same parking lot so...
  5. DuckTruck

    Rivian Car Covers

    carcover.com has a great sale going on right now. Their top-of-the-line "Gold Shield 5L" (weather-resistant and fleece-lined) Rivian cover normally retails for $300, but all designs are half-price through the end of April. On top of that, they've extended their Easter Sale for another 15% off...
  6. DuckTruck

    Portland Area Meet-up April 8th

    Hello Rivian Owners, Reservation Holders and Fans! On Friday, April 8th, we have a get together planned at Fido's Tap House/48th North Pizzeria in Tigard. The addess is 7700 SW Dartmouth St #110, Tigard, OR 97223. The businesses share the same space and have outdoor, and a tented table area...
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    RJ Scaringe is 2nd in MotorTrend's Person of the Year !

    Along with Rivian's Truck Of The Year Award, RJ Scaringe jumps from 15th place last year to 2nd place for 2022. Congrats, RJ! For those wondering, Ford's CEO, Jim Farley, came in 1st, up from 3rd last year. Congrats to Jim, as well. (Little known fact from the Fountain of Obscure Knowledge...
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    Update: MotorTrend's Truck of the Year February Issue. A second look...

    It just arrived! Please pardon the amateurish pics. I just grabbed it from my mailbox as I jumped into my car in the driving rain. I'm out the door. More to follow later!
  9. DuckTruck

    More news about Georgia's tax breaks to Rivian

    Some consternation here in PLANETIZEN about the tax breaks afforded Rivian. Similar to concerns raised in Normal before the company's growth and success there. Just once I'd like to hear the loudest of this crowd come back later and admit the tax credits worked. Maybe they could also give Rivian...
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    MotorTrend Feature Article - "Pioneer Movement"

    MotorTrend's January 2022 edition just arrived today. Sixteen pages of articles and photos from the Trans-America Trail journey from earlier this year. The article is subheaded by the title "The remarkable Rivian R1T and the first-ever fully electric off-road transcontinental adventure" As I...
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    Bloomberg Article: Rivian Adds Stand-Alone Battery Plant to Post-IPO To-Do List

    Another take on the recent IPO and upcoming developments for Rivian: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rivian-adds-stand-alone-battery-133000188.html?guccounter=1 Rivian Adds Stand-Alone Battery Plant to Post-IPO To-Do List (Bloomberg) -- Fresh off a $12 billion initial public offering, Rivian...
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    New Road & Track R1T Feature in the Dec/Jan Double Issue

    To cap off this wonderful day, the year-end issue of Road & Track just showed up in my mailbox tonight. They have a six-page, photo-rich article about their experience at the launch event in Breckenridge, Colorado. The Boy Scout side of me won't allow me to post the pictures or the short...
  13. DuckTruck

    Husky Floormats. Interested?

    I just posted this under the thread regarding Chilewich, but thought a separate thread might catch the eyes of an interested party sooner. From there: ______________________ "FWIW, In hopes of being able to pick up my R1T at the factory, I've been in contact with the folks at Husky. Some time...
  14. DuckTruck

    CNN Business Article - "Rivian is no Tesla" has interesting comments from some of our own Forum members

    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/26/cars/rivian-tesla-comparison/index.html Rivian is no Tesla. That's exactly what these buyers want By Matt McFarland, CNN Business Updated 7:30 AM EDT, Mon September 27, 2021 Washington, DC(CNN)Today Tesla dominates the world of electric vehicles, selling...
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    Owner's Guide coming soon - in September!

    This may already be out there, but in a call with Customer Service today, they mentioned that the Owner's Guide would be coming out on Rivian's website in September, before vehicle deliveries begin. I was told it will be multi-media in nature, possibly with some interactive portions. It will be...
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    Fort Worth Texas OKs Tax Breaks For Proposed Rivian Factory!

    Fort Worth OKs tax breaks for electric vehicle factory, proposed for site of former ranch https://amp.star-telegram.com/news/business/article253542444.html This may have been posted elsewhere, but I thought it was great and interesting news. I'm just going to say it. Nope! It's Forest Green.
  17. DuckTruck

    Confirmed: R1T Gear Tunnel is accessible from interior through rear seat arm rest!

    Updated with photo of the passthrough port to the gear tunnel, posted by @Babbuino Forgive me if anyone else has mentioned this Easter egg. In fact, please forgive me if I have mentioned it and forgot I did so. In addition to the cool flashlight in the driver's door, hidden behind the green...
  18. DuckTruck

    My footage from touring the Normal Rivian plant (raw footage)

    Factory videos: Here we are entering the factory, right where a Rivian starts life.... Nearing the stamping presses...
  19. DuckTruck

    My footage from R1T ride with RJ (raw footage)

    Rolling in an R1T with RJ. I can't tell you all how special this trip and this ride was to me. More rolling with RJ! Please forgive the low camera angle, but I was trying not to block the rear passengers' view by having my phone front and center the whole time. Out of courtesy to them and...
  20. DuckTruck

    What Will Be The First Song You Play In Your New Rivian?

    Mine will be Crosby, Stills & Nash's "See the Changes". I chose it for sentimental reasons and to check out the Meridian's ability to reproduce both the harmonic vocals and acoustic guitar work. What about you? What will you listen to the first time you roll in your Rivian? This was an...
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