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TESLIVE Factory Tours - Signup & Confirmed Lists

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  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    #1 bonnie, May 10, 2013
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    update update update: THE WAITLIST HAS BEEN ACCOMMODATED.
    PLEASE CHECK YOUR NAME. THIS IS THE LIST SUPPLIED TO TESLA.

    NOTE: I have no doubt that I have not switched someone I should have switched or missed something else. Please be kind. I've been dealing with two family emergencies in different parts of the country. Apologies for not being as available as I would like to be. Just send me a 'nicely worded' note :) and I'll respond.

    Confirmed factory tours at Tesla on Friday, July 12th and Sunday, July 14th. TOUR TIMES ARE LISTED BELOW.

    To the best of my knowledge, shuttles will not be provided.

    When you arrive at the factory (45500 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA) proceed to the DELIVERY CENTER (enter through gate 5). The Visitor Lobby is to the left when you enter the gate, the Delivery Center is to the right. There are guards at the gate who will direct you, but it's pretty obvious where you should go. The tours start at the times posted, so be there a few minutes early to check in.

    Note that the factory will not be running on Sunday. That will make it easier to hear your tour guide, you will see lots of interesting stuff - but you will not see cars rolling off the production line.


    • No children under 12.
    • No photography.
    • Wear appropriate footwear (no flipflops/sandals/open toe shoes/heels).

    Priority will be given to Non-local/Roadster or Model S owner/no previous factory tour. I'll update the list by priority until this Sunday evening, May 12th @ 6pm PST. After that, any open slots on the tour signup lists will be first-come, first-serve. (And if I don't find your name on the TESLIVE registration list, you will be removed from the tour. Sorry!)

    If you have registered a guest for TESLIVE, then you are welcome to sign up for them also. Please put them on a separate line, so we keep an accurate count.
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    UPDATE - GOOD NEWS!!

    Big shout out to Tesla Marketing who did what they had to do to open up the size of the Friday tours.

    So here's the confirmed list for factory tours. After this, it's first-come, first-serve for the remaining few seats. And PLEASE, if you cannot make it for any reason, let me know. I'm sure there will be someone else who would like to go.
    Friday - Noon
    1. jayfrost, no previous factory tour, Out-of-state (ohio), Model S owner (might have wife with me)
    2. jgdixon, no previous tour, out of country (Canada) Model S Sig owner
    3. Doug_G, saw the factory before it was operating, out of country (Canada), Model S Sig and Roadster owner
    4. ggr + paw from San Diego, did the original factory ride event, were supposed to pick up from factory but delivery was delayed and we never got to do it. - Founder
    5. ggr Guest
    6. mjwantsanx, no prev tour, out of state, our family is a Model S owner (as of May 11!!!)
    7.Larry Chanin, had a previous factory tour before it was operating, out-of-state (Florida), Model S owner
    8.djp, no previous tour, out of country (Canada), Roadster 939
    9.aaron.s, no previous tour, out of state (New York), Model S Owner
    10.cattledog, no previous tour, out of state (Texas), Model S Owner, Model X Reservation
    11.cattlepup, no previous tour, out of state (Texas), can't drive, 12, Gen 3 Signature Reservation #1 (aspirational)
    12.teslasguy, no previous tour, out of state (Pa) Model s owner (might have wife with me)
    13.Frankrb, no previous tour, out of state (NV) MS owner
    14.Frankrb guest, wife, no previous tour, out of state
    15.brianman, no previous tour, out of state (WA), Model S Sig Owner
    16.francis lau, drive event, out of state, MS owner
    17.Malcolm M. W. Model S Owner (to be delivered 5/18), out of state, no previous tour
    18.A Link, no previous tour, out of state (VA) Model S owner
    19.Y Bennett, previous tour before operating, out of state (MD), Model S owner
    20.J in MN, no previous tour, out of state (MN), Model S reservation holder
    21.Bill in Austin (William Jones) - coming from Texas. Model S VIN# 1827
    22.Six (display name) David Kiker from Seattle area registered at teslive model s owner, no tour. Also
    23.Helen Kiker who is also registered for teslive.
    24.Andrew Wolfe, local, Roadster and S owner, no previous tours.
    25.Gary Jacobs


    Friday 1:15 pm
    1. ElSupreme, no previous factory tour, out-of-state, Model S owner
    2. Discoducky, Oct ride event tour, non-local, Model S owner/X reservation
    3. NJ Plugin, no previous factory tour, out of state, Model S Reservation/Owner (delivery window June 5-19)
    4. NJ Plugin Guest (if possible)
    5. BriansTesla, no previous tour, WA state, Model S
    6. BriansTesla Guest
    7. irishstoutaz, no previous tour, out of state, Model S Owner (delivery end of May)
    8. irishstoutaz Guest (Wife), no previous tour, out of state, and also registered for Teslive
    9. Pete8314, no previous tour, out of state (Texas), Model S Owner
    10.Pete8314, guest, no previous tour, out of state (Texas), Model S Owner's wifed
    11.David Morse – Founder -dsm363, no previous tour, out of state (Texas), Roadster and Model S
    12.NigelM, no previous tour, out of state, Roadster & Model S
    13.MikeL no prev tour, out of state (Utah), Model X res. (by 1st wk June, I swear!)
    14.AndyM, Oct 1, 2010 (non-active) tour, out of state, Model S
    15.AndyM's guest Jenny, no previous tour, out of state, Model S
    16.Bound466, Oct 1, 2010 (non-active) tour, Los Angeles, Model S
    17.Bound466's guest Gil, no previous tour, Los Angeles
    18.MPT, no previous, out of town
    19.MPT Guest, no previous, out of town
    20.CC-P85 Charles C, no previous tour, out of town, P85
    21.CC-P85 Bonita C, no previous tour, out of town, P85
    22.FredTMC from SoCal, Owner. #4925
    23.Gavin Stark - No previous tour. Model S owner.
    24.Dave Israel
    25.Colene Israel
    26.Lori H


    Friday - 2:30pm
    1. TEG
    2. 4gofuel - walla2 - Model S Sig, out of state, no previous tour
    3. TampaLiam
    4. TampaKim
    5. retinadoc
    6. Christopher F. Arndt (guest of Tesla)
    7. Harris Cohen
    8. dddozier
    9. stevezzzz - out of state Sig S owner
    10.stephenpace - TX Sig S owner, previous tour before factory open in Oct 2011
    11.FlasherZ - Southern IL, out of state, Sig S owner, no previous tours
    12.Warrenbonz - Florida Model S Owner, Roadster Owner, previous tour June 2012
    13.Dharshi (Warrenbonz's wife) traveling from Florida previous tour June 2012
    14.SpaceCadet
    15.NvBob
    16.NvBob guest
    17.davidrmay - arrive at SJC at 12:50 pm, previous tour Oct 2011
    18.DaveT - San Diego, TESLIVE registrant
    19.Sus (DaveT wife) - San Diego, TESLIVE registrant
    20.LQBrown
    21.LQBrown guest
    22.Kunal Parekh
    23.Angela Parekh
    24.Robballan
    25.Mike Maloney
    26.Bob Fitz
    27.Ann Fitz



    Sunday - 10am
    1. adiggs. no previous tour. out of state (OR). Roadster & Model X Sig reservation
    2. vcor Frank V, Had one quick tour before, MS owner, local, so make me a lower priority than those who have not seen it or come from out of town.
    3. TonyWilliams, no previous tour, out of town (San Diego), Tesla powered Rav4 EV
    4. TorkliftCentral (replacing GasDoc who graciously gave up his spot)
    5. RandyS, Model S owner from San DIego, had previous tour
    6. AlexKiritz, no previous tour, out of town (Los Angeles)
    7. Nick Kiritz, no previous tour, out of town (Washington DC)
    8.Kevin Weng
    9. HCSharp
    10. snooprob (Robert N)
    11.araxara - Model S Owner , AZ, Flight Leaves at 7:05pm
    12.IBCS - Kent Crabtree
    13.Alex Crabtree
    14.Jjaeger
    15. Soflauthor
    16.Soflson
    17. aaron0k
    18. mknox
    19. mknox guest
    20. remarc
    21. huntjo -Sig S owner coming from Colorado
    22. Mark k
    23. Bill b.






    Sunday - 11:30am
    1. Jeff N, no previous factory tour, local, Volt owner / future BlueStar owner
    2. James M No previous tour, Out of town (illinois) , Planning on purchasing model s by december; shareholder
    3. James M Guest -- No previous tour, Out of town (illinois)
    4. Paul Carter, no previous tour, out of country (Vancouver, BC), Model X Signature Reservation
    5. Mark WJ - No previous tour. Out of town (Hong Kong - way out of town), Roadster owner, Model S reservation - is this going to conflict with the drive throught the hills (no matter if it does, I can't make Friday anyway, so Sunday will have to be it)
    6. Robert.Boston (TESLIVE registrant/moderator)
    7. John Dixon - Founder (TBD)
    8. Kevin Hall - Kansas City –
    9. Tara Hall
    10.Dalton Hall
    11.Jack Hall
    12.Alex Hall
    13.GTI_Philipp
    14.Sanjana
    15.Monsoon
    16.Don DiCostanzo
    17.Brad B
    18.Brad B Guest
    19.Don Shin – Founder (TBD)
    20.Tony Gallippi – Founder (TBD)

     
  2. vcor

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    Please add me to the Sunday Tour - A (or any time or day works for me)
    1. Frank V, Had one quick tour before, MS owner, local, so make me a lower priority than those who have not seen it or come from out of town.

    (No edit appears for me in the prior post).
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Done.
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Can we bring a camera to the factory to take pictures of outside and things we are allowed to take pictures as long as we don't take pictures on the tour? Thanks.
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Yes, that's totally kosher. I had a small point-and-shoot - not as big as your nice DSLR, Dave! - with me during my tour and there were no issues.

    The Tesla reps clearly tell you when to stop clicking when entering the factory floor from the visitor lobby.
     
  6. Bobfitz1

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    Hi, would much prefer to tour factory Friday while it's operating. Fri tours seem to be full, but please add me to one in case Tesla permits larger group or a third Fri tour is added. Bobfitz1, no previous tour, out of state, Roadster owner - 745

    thanks!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Btw, Bonnie, has there been any discussion of a TESLIVE/TESLA sponsored tour of the SpaceX factory? No doubt that is farther afield from the hotel, but many of us have dual fanboy citizenship. Thanks, Bob
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    That's about a 365 mile drive, so we're going to wait until the Hyperloop is in place before inquiring.

    The only exception would be if you had a deposit down on a rocket ship. Then we might be able to arrange it. :)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Add your name to the list. Later this weekend I'll re-sort by established priorities.
     
  8. Paul Carter

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    Paul Carter, no previous tour, out of country (Vancouver, BC), Model X Signature Reservation

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    arg... meant to say Sunday Tour B please
     
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    Hi Bonnie1194, I'm having difficulty with the Wiki. and would like to get Bonita C. and Charlie C. on a tour on Friday (first choice) or Sunday (second choice). We're from Texas and we are both signed up for Teslive. I appreciate your help.

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    Charles C and Bonita C, Please add us to the Sunday tour, P-85 owner, no prev. tour
     
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    Six (display name) David Kiker from Seattle area registered at teslive model s owner, no tour. Also Helen Kiker who is also registered for teslive.

    ideally would be late Friday tour but since that seems full first Sunday tour.

    Thanks entered from iphone
     
  11. Adlink

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    Hello Bonnie,

    I just signed up for the Friday tour but I am pretty far down on the list if we are coming from out of town and can not get in the Friday Tour can we be moved to the Sunday Tour? Y Bennet and I (A Link) are traveling together.

    Thanks,

    Angelia
     
  12. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Got it.

    You all know you can edit a wiki post, yes? I'll do it, but I'm not sitting at the screen, so someone could conceivably get in ahead of you if I don't catch it.
     
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    Thanks Bonnie, I just didn't know it was OK to put our names on both lists.:redface:
     
  14. bonnie

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    Not a problem. I'm trying to keep a close eye on the signup so that it's fair. I'm afraid we're going to have some disappointed people. I hope everyone understands. It's 60 more slots than we had a few days ago. :)

    (Notice I didn't bother to sign up ... I'm local and I've had a tour. For the locals who don't make it during TESLIVE, reach out to another local taking factory delivery and see if you can go along at that time. That's what I did. Thanks, Shokunin!)
     
  15. Bill in Austin

    Bill in Austin P859 Performance

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    I'd like to be on either of the Friday tours. My flight out is early Sunday morning.
    William Jones

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    PS: I'm coming from Texas. VIN number 1827.

    Sorry for the late response, but I had no idea about this list until someone told me about it today. One of the main reasons I signed up for Teslive was to see the factory in operation. :-(
     
  16. bonnie

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    GOOD NEWS!! Tesla Marketing worked internally to get permission to open up the Friday tours from 15 people to 25 people. The confirmed list is posted in the first post of this thread (where only I can edit it :) No sneaking in!!).

    That leaves a few more slots open still. Please add your name to the second post (it's a wiki, you can edit) under the desired tour. First come, first serve as of this evening - no priority for those last slots (other than you and any guest must both be registered for TESLIVE). I'll move your name up to the confirmed list once I see it.

    >> Big thanks to Tesla Marketing and all the work they did to make this happen. <<
     
  17. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    Hi. I signed up for Friday B. I think I did it right. Thanks
     
  18. bonnie

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    Yep, you did. You're on the confirmed list now. (First post.)
     
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    And to bonnie and others for working with Tesla to make this happen.
     
  20. J in MN

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    +1! Absolutely fantastic. I am quite excited. Sunday was not an option for me since we have an early flight back to MN.
     

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