Rivian hitting the road again - announces some Fall 2019 destinations

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  1. EyeOnRivian

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    #1 EyeOnRivian, Aug 20, 2019
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    Received an email from Rivian today stating some destinations they will be visiting this fall. From the email:

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    In case the above image doesn't appear in your browser, the cities are: Atlanta, Seattle and San Francisco. I'll update this post when they announce the dates.

    As of Aug 23, 2019 - Rivian has announced via email (invite) their Atlanta private event will be September 13, 2019, 6-9pm ET.
    As of Sep 4, 2019 - Rivian has announced via email (invite) their Seattle private event will be September 27, 2019, 4-6pm and 7-9pm,
     
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    All pre-order reservations will receive this e-mail as I have. Lets hope they make it an easy adventure to view and not in the middle of the city.
     
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    Got the email this morning. Hoping Atlanta dates will fit my schedule.
     
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    I wish everyone the best but temper your expectations. You’ll be able to ask all the questions you want at these but you a) won’t be permitted to get close enough to fully see/touch the interior, b) sit inside c) get a ride, etc ... if they hold true to form from their other events.
     
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    Oh, well. That'll save me a trip to Atlanta.
     
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    I agree, and this will likely be the case until they have a full fleet of pre-production vehicles. At this point, they are still touring the same 2 prototypes that were shown last November, and they need to limit contact with them to keep them in pristine condition.
     
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    Atlanta is supposedly Friday 9/13. I thought about making the trip, but there has to be a TX destination soon...
     
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    I, too, figure that the wear and tear on seats, floor mats, and door panels from hundreds of people climbing in and out might begin to degrade them to a noticeable extent. However, my guess is that the vendors who are supplying these components could easily provide a few extra ones for Rivian to change out between shows, if necessary. A clear wrap on the vehicle bodies would protect them, and doorsills could likewise be protected. They wouldn't have to build entire new vehicles.

    These shows are restricted to reservation holders, i.e., people whose interest in the vehicles is serious enough for them to plunk down considerable cash -- and people of whom many will have traveled a considerable distance to see the vehicles.

    To do nothing but let them look at the vehicle from the same distance that numerous videographers have done and for Rivian staff to be available to answer questions that have probably already been asked and answered on the two Rivian internet forums and in many YouTube video interviews is not offering potential customers much for their trouble and expense of getting to a show.
     
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    In the meantime, judging from images/stories posted to Instagram, there's going to be another Ben Moon, Alex Honnold and camping crew "lifestyle" video posted soon by Rivian with the R1T and R1S. Hanging out rock climbing this time. We get it — you're the outdoor BEV. I can't wait to join the fun, too. Dang, maybe I can become Ben and Alex's friend and get invited to one of their location shoots. Now, if I can just lose 15 pounds and visit the salon for some blonde highlights. ... Maybe if I adopt a cool shelter dog ... sigh.
     
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    Ditto, but if that ends up being the date then I can't make it. Strike 1. Do you mind if I ask what was your source for this date?
     
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    Date came from an unofficial Rivian group on Facebook, from a guy that also knew beforehand that additional locations would be announced.
     
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    Here you go.
     
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    As long as they are in Atlanta, I hope they will buzz down to centrally located Orlando for us in the Florida market.
     
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    #14 EyeOnRivian, Aug 23, 2019
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    OP has been updated with the following: Rivian has announced via email (invite) their Atlanta private event will be September 13, 2019, 6-9pm ET.

    Rivian stated, as @SpinDoc7 alluded to, "touching and sitting inside the vehicles is prohibited." They go on to say "When it's time to get behind the wheel, you'll (pre-order holder) be the first to know."

    @skyote - your source from that unofficial Rivian group on Facebook got it right again. :)
     
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    Got an email yesterday with the ATL info and then official invite tonight. I’ve RSVP’d, so hope to get some more information while at the party.
     
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    Wish I could go but not a good weekend for me.
     
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    HOORAY for SEATTLE visit!!! :clap: I'm in E. Washington, but I will go to Seattle to see the Rivian in person!! Anyone know "when" the Seattle appearance will happen??
     
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    Rivian has only officially announced the Atlanta date. When they announce the dates for Seattle and San Fran I'll update the OP as I previously mentioned.
    Since I can't make the Atlanta event I'm even more curious when the other two will be held. I'm hoping I can make it to Seattle as I've never been there. And if it's in October during the height of the fall colors, that would be a bonus as I've read the pacific NW can be quite scenic that time of the year. :camera:
     
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    I just got my Seattle Event invite - check your emails! I have my reservation :-D Date is 9/27 and there are two timeslots to choose from
     
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    Seattle is 9/27 - if you have put down a deposit you should have an email invite :like:
     
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