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Factory events on the agenda

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  1. luvb2b

    luvb2b Member

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    i was curious if the factory events would include at least a partial tour or a look at manufacturing? some of us can't take delivery at the factory so this would be a perfect alternative.
     
  2. Cattledog

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    Second the tour if it's possible to request.
     
  3. Jgdixon

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    Me too but wonder if they normally work on the weekend?
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Touring the factory (esp while its working) for those of us that don't live on the West Coast has always been an impossibility - I'd love to see that set up as an option on the Friday afternoon or Sunday morning?
     
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    +1 this. I'm 50/50 on going, but that would make it worthwhile for me.
     
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    I definitely would like a factory tour.
     
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    The factory tour is great and yes, when we took delivery in January they were working weekends. You can take delivery 7 days a week (at least you could back then) so pushing for a factory tour would be worthwhile..
     
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    I'm flying in Thursday night (JetBlue #669 NYC -> SJC arrives 10:16pm) and would love to have or join a factory tour on Friday morning....

    Anyone else planning on flying in Thursday night?

    Aaron
     
  9. Cattledog

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    Bonnie - Aaron brings up a good point. Those of us flying in from out of town are excited about a factory tour when the factory is running. It looks like the TESLIVE schedule Saturday at the factory has a general session and a party - so it appears no real time for a factory tour. If that's correct, it would be great to know that so some of us can try to arrange a Friday factory tour as Aaron suggests. Or perhaps Tesla will host an optional TESLIVE factory tour, say 3-5 Friday, aggregating all of us instead of a bunch of individual requests. Good to know how this is laying out so we can try to plan our flights and Fridays. Thanks.
     
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    +1 on the factory tour
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I am checking into the possibility of factory tours at times that would work for all of you. Give me a couple of days to give an official answer. :)
     
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    Thank you. Happy to help.
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Excellent. I was planning on arriving late Friday, but this may move me back to Thursday. :)
     
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    I'm flying in Thursday night too, from Toronto
     
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    Bonnie

    Thanks so much - this would mean so much to us out-of-towners!

    I originally reached out to Shanna Hendriks (who I was in touch with from the @TeslaRoadTrip) but then it was only me and she was unsure anything could be done -- perhaps if enough are interested, they can arrange one on Friday. I was also encouraged to reach out to Dan Myggen, but have not heard back from him...

    Aaron
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    We have someone at Tesla on it (including a link to this thread, so they could see the timing requests first-hand). When I hear back, I'll post what's happening.
     
  17. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    I got a relatively tepid tour back in January as the factory was not running while everyone was prepping for a belated holiday party that evening. This is tempting enough that, even as a local, I may take that Friday off from work and join the gang (and plead with the wife to do the mundane stuff such as school/camp runs) :)
     
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    Bonnie + Tesla Monitor - My son (cattlepup) and I would definitely fly in Thursday PM to make a Friday group tour. Thanks!
     
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    Thank you Bonnie for all your (and everyone else) effort with the whole event.

    If there is a list of interested people for a factory tour, please add my name to it. I do not have flights yet, Friday might be best for now, but I could also do Monday.

    Thanks so much,

    NJ Plugin



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    Count me as another out-of-towner that would love to join in on a factory tour. My availability on Friday might keep me from joining in however - it looks like I'll be working that day until mid afternoonish. I'll keep an eye on what gets made available though and see if I can figure out a way to make it work.
     

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