True story. According to this post from, Tesla is flying 12 lucky Model 3 reservation holders out to the Gigafactory for the grand opening on an all-expense paid trip.

Here’s the contents of the email:


Congratulations! Through random selection, Tesla has chosen twelve Golden Ticket winners from all those that placed Model 3 Reservations on the opening date to receive an all-expenses paid trip to our Gigafactory Grand Opening event on July 29th, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. We are excited to share that your name was chosen in this drawing and that we’d like to invite you and a guest to join us at the event.

Round trip economy class airfare, transportation, and accommodations will be provided. Tickets are non-transferrable. For additional details and to redeem your package, please contact

We look forward to seeing you and your guest at the event!

Best regards, The Tesla Team

Sadly, your friend Arrivederci was not among those Model 3 reservation holders that received this email.

Self-plug: Elon or any Tesla folks who may be reading this, please do another drawing for the second unveil and let me win :).