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I saw a wild Rivian at a gas station a couple days ago. Owner was in the convenience store. Stomach still needs it’s guilty pleasures.
Rivian is starting to do public events with their production trucks.

They're doing an event in Bloomington-Normal this weekend.
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‘This one looks like has one. we need to find the dude in purple shirt. He has a close up.

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It could be that they have modified the original to delete the door handles and use the new pop out mech, and we are simply seeing the shadows of the patch job.
 

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Rivian is starting to do public events with their production trucks.

They're doing an event in Bloomington-Normal this weekend.
The one I saw had camouflage wrap. I assumed promotional test vehicle but did not turn around to ask. If it was a CT, I would have cut off oncoming traffic.
 

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The one I saw had camouflage wrap. I assumed promotional test vehicle but did not turn around to ask. If it was a CT, I would have cut off oncoming traffic.
I find it odd that they have apparently multiple trucks with camouflage wrap on them at this point in the process. Usually they use those to hide new body styles but we've seen the body style. Are they making some last minute changes?
 

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I find it odd that they have apparently multiple trucks with camouflage wrap on them at this point in the process. Usually they use those to hide new body styles but we've seen the body style. Are they making some last minute changes?
It is so we do not see when the truck drives into bushes.
 

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This looks like from the AI day, but the time of day doesn't seem right.

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I find it odd that they have apparently multiple trucks with camouflage wrap on them at this point in the process. Usually they use those to hide new body styles but we've seen the body style. Are they making some last minute changes?
They're selling trucks in special wrap.

Their camo wrap was always like LL Bean wrapping paper instead of real wraps anyhow.

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I find it odd that they have apparently multiple trucks with camouflage wrap on them at this point in the process. Usually they use those to hide new body styles but we've seen the body style. Are they making some last minute changes?
I've been following the auto industry long enough to be able to recognize that there are a lot of reasons they apply camouflage to vehicles.

Sometimes it's because the prototype is missing parts. This is usually chunky black padding.

Sometimes it's because they want to hide a design element so that the competition can't copy it. This is also chunky black padding.

And sometimes it's just to draw attention to the fact that it's a prototype. This is stuff like swirl patterns, or whatever, on a completed car.

Yeah, yeah, the patterns are supposed to make the outline hard to trace. I bet there are plenty of artists working for car companies who can work around that without cracking a sweat. It probably works about as well as Dazzle Camouflage did: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

I bet the camouflaged Rivians really were set up to draw attention to themselves.
 
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