Featured Rivian hitting the road again - announces some Fall 2019 - Winter 2020 destinations

Discussion in 'Rivian General Discussions' started by EyeOnRivian, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. EyeOnRivian

    EyeOnRivian Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Mitsubishi Endeavor, pre-ordered R1S but may change to R1T
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2019
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    207
    #1 EyeOnRivian, Aug 20, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2019
    Received an email from Rivian today stating some destinations they will be visiting this fall. From the email:

    upload_2019-8-20_12-55-42.png

    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.
    As of Dec 12, 2019 - Rivian announced via email the San Francisco event has been moved to 2020. It will be a two day event - January 25 and 26th. The event is free to the public and will feature the R1T and R1S. The email indicated more information on the exact location and how to RSVP will come later.
    As of Dec 27 2019 - Rivian announced via email the San Francisco public event will be held at the Proof Lab in Mill Valley, CA. RSVP link is in the email.
     
    Administrator and SpinDoc7 like this.
  2. ElectricTrucking

    ElectricTrucking Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Porsche 911
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2018
    Location:
    Cave Creek AZ
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    80
    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.
     
  3. Hmp10

    Hmp10 Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    2015 Tesla Model S P90D; 2018 Honda Odyssey
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2019
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    252
    Got the email this morning. Hoping Atlanta dates will fit my schedule.
     
  4. SpinDoc7

    SpinDoc7 Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Subaru Outback XT LTD
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Location:
    Salina, Kansas
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    142
    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.
     
    aAlpine likes this.
  5. Hmp10

    Hmp10 Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    2015 Tesla Model S P90D; 2018 Honda Odyssey
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2019
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    252
    Oh, well. That'll save me a trip to Atlanta.
     
  6. timf

    timf Active Member

    First Name:
    Tim
    Vehicles:
    Tesla Model X
    Joined:
    May 3, 2019
    Location:
    Plymouth, MI
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    18
    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.
     
  7. skyote

    skyote Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Jeeps & 2500HD Duramax
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    314
    Atlanta is supposedly Friday 9/13. I thought about making the trip, but there has to be a TX destination soon...
     
    Hmp10 likes this.
  8. Hmp10

    Hmp10 Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    2015 Tesla Model S P90D; 2018 Honda Odyssey
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2019
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    252
    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.
     
    SpinDoc7 and skyote like this.
  9. SpinDoc7

    SpinDoc7 Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Subaru Outback XT LTD
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Location:
    Salina, Kansas
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    142
    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.
     
  10. EyeOnRivian

    EyeOnRivian Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Mitsubishi Endeavor, pre-ordered R1S but may change to R1T
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2019
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    207
    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?
     
  11. skyote

    skyote Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Jeeps & 2500HD Duramax
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    314
    Date came from an unofficial Rivian group on Facebook, from a guy that also knew beforehand that additional locations would be announced.
     
  12. SpinDoc7

    SpinDoc7 Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Subaru Outback XT LTD
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Location:
    Salina, Kansas
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    142
    Here you go.
     
    aAlpine and Rockstar2020 like this.
  13. Rockstar2020

    Rockstar2020 Member

    Vehicles:
    R1T pre-order, Ford Expedition, Dodge Hellcat
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2019
    Location:
    Florida
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    17
    As long as they are in Atlanta, I hope they will buzz down to centrally located Orlando for us in the Florida market.
     
    Joel likes this.
  14. EyeOnRivian

    EyeOnRivian Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    Mitsubishi Endeavor, pre-ordered R1S but may change to R1T
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2019
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    207
    #14 EyeOnRivian, Aug 23, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
    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. :)
     
    SpinDoc7 and skyote like this.
  15. PoorPilot

    PoorPilot Well-Known Member

    Vehicles:
    2018 Model X / R1T & R1S Reservation Holder
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2018
    Location:
    FL350
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    44
    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.
     

Share This Page