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powderpig
02-24-2006, 07:26 PM
Well a couple of weeks ago I was told I was not hired as a lead driver(or anything for that matter) for the FJ drivers team. After Jeff (thanks Jeff) reccommended me for the gig with the FJ photo shoot couple of weeks ago. After meeting Bill Burke. I was hired today for a Assistant driver (for some one that droped out)for the FJ Cruiser team. I just have to sign a contract and send it back to Action Partners.
Good for me in so many ways.
I am a little down, I will not be around to help in many way I have helped in the past. I will try to meet all my comitments to the club as best I can before I go.
I will how ever be around at times, I just do not know when. When I can I will try to be on the forum. Maybe I will see yo guys at Moab(I do not know any schedule yet except for training).
I am lucky at times. later robbie

60wag
02-24-2006, 08:27 PM
Cool. It sounds like a fun job. I hope it works out well, the FJ team is planning to be at Moab aren't they?

bh4rnnr
02-24-2006, 08:40 PM
Robbie, the best of luck to you! I was going to try and call Ryan Hartman and make sure he knew about you(sounded like he was helping select the drivers for Bill). Well, guess I do not need to do that :cool: . Maybe you can get them to go to the 2006 "Outlaws Run" :hill: . The best of luck to ya! :beer: :drink: :drink: :drink:

nuclearlemon
02-24-2006, 08:44 PM
cool!! congrats robbie...may even turn out to be the best thing you've ever done...

Romer
02-24-2006, 09:12 PM
Congrats Robbie, we all only wish good things for you.

Uncle Ben
02-24-2006, 09:17 PM
Bummer....guess the constant stream of built 80's is gonna stop.. :(
CONGRADULATIONS ROBBIE! :fing: :cheers: They got themselves a good man for the job! :beer:

nakman
02-24-2006, 09:50 PM
Bummer....guess the constant stream of built 80's is gonna stop..
NFS! :eek: how long do we have??! :D

seriously, contrats Robbie! very happy for you. :bowdown: :bowdown:

Convert
02-24-2006, 10:31 PM
Congrats Robbie.!! :beer: :beer:

CardinalFJ60
02-24-2006, 11:05 PM
Well...they made a good choice. This will hopefully lead to more excellent opportunities for you. You deserve it!

CONGRATS! :cheers:

Shark Bait
02-25-2006, 12:30 AM
Congrats Robbie! Good for you. Have fun. Want a RS sticker for your rig?

:D

treerootCO
02-25-2006, 04:23 AM
Congratulations!!!
I would love to drive for Toyota.

From now on I will refer to your tremendous mechanical knowledge, your superior driving skills, and your paramount wheelin' aptitude as http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif

I like this one: :bowdown: http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif

Groucho
02-25-2006, 08:33 AM
Way to go! Many a cruiserhead would love that position. Good luck man! :fing:

Bummer....guess the constant stream of built 80's is gonna stop.. :(

Not if I keep squeezing new items on my 80 (without the wifes approval). :lol:

Just need to keep pushing Nakman, Convert, Chris H, myself and others to go the distance. :D

Mike, Is Robbies rig pic the replacement for wrenches in the difficulty rating system?

Nathaniel

bh4rnnr
02-25-2006, 08:43 AM
Congratulations!!!
I would love to drive for Toyota.

From now on I will refer to your tremendous mechanical knowledge, your superior driving skills, and your paramount wheelin' aptitude as http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif

I like this one: :bowdown: http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif

at first I thought that was a new smilie option :eek:

treerootCO
02-25-2006, 09:25 AM
...Mike, Is Robbies rig pic the replacement for wrenches in the difficulty rating system?

Nathaniel

If it took more than one http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif to do it, I sure as hell couldn't do it myself :D

I believe http://www.root45.com/moon.jpg is a http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif job ;)

Uncle Ben
02-25-2006, 09:29 AM
Congratulations!!!
I would love to drive for Toyota.

From now on I will refer to your tremendous mechanical knowledge, your superior driving skills, and your paramount wheelin' aptitude as http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif

I like this one: :bowdown: http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif

Now that is funny! :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :fing: :cheers:

wesintl
02-25-2006, 10:04 AM
Congrats Robbie!! :fing: That's great News!! :drink: :drink:

What an opportunity that doesn't come around very often. Enjoy the trip, check in when you can :bowdown: :D

powderpig
02-25-2006, 12:06 PM
Thanks so much for the responses from every one. I am sure I will have many stories to tell. In talking with the Alison from AMG, I will be able to e-mail and blog(I have something new to learn)and keep in communication with all the boards I do now. I am hopeing to get a schedule soon. I beleive I will be at cruise Moab, but am not 100% certain until I see it on paper. As for chinaman's I think I will be there.
Mike, Mr creative, My truck is now in the threads some how. You are funny. What a great bunch of guys, I will miss wheeling with you guys this summer. I will keep in touch. I guess I need to buys around of beer at the next meeting. later robbie

JadeRunner
02-25-2006, 01:30 PM
Well a couple of weeks ago I was told I was not hired as a lead driver(or anything for that matter) for the FJ drivers team. After Jeff (thanks Jeff) reccommended me for the gig with the FJ photo shoot couple of weeks ago. After meeting Bill Burke. I was hired today for a Assistant driver (for some one that droped out)for the FJ Cruiser team. I just have to sign a contract and send it back to Action Partners.


That sounds great Robbie. What does it mean to be on a FJ Cruiser Team? About how long will you be out doing this?

We will miss you around here and on the runs. Glad to hear you think you will be able to make the Chinaman's run.

bh4rnnr
02-25-2006, 07:20 PM
http://www.root45.com/robbie.gif

So had an idea today, thanks to Treeroot. Wes, any way we can make this a smilie option? Ya kow, if one of us has to work on there rigs or somethin :hill: :beer:

wesintl
02-26-2006, 12:19 AM
If it was a ford it might have a shot...

powderpig
02-26-2006, 12:24 AM
What I know about the job Scott is that I am on the central team with a guy named Chris Nelson (fullnelson on mud). He is the lead driver. We both have Fj Cruiser that we will be driveing to events and other gigs in the central region. We will also be drivng to the east coast region and helping at big events. As well as helping with big events on the west coast. Part of the job is to get people at these events a chance to get behind the wheel of a FJ Cruiser on the trail. To talk to people about the vechicle and what it can do. We will also have information about products for aftermarket up grades and such when they come availble. So I do not have a copy of the schedule yet, but get a few days of training will Bill Burke for 4 days in Grand Junction area. Then get a vechicle and get to set it up some. I will know more in the future. So some of the events Alison mentioned was Moab, Telico, Rubicon, Black Hill CC. I do not think I will be at all these events. But I will be on the trail alot over the next 8 months. Just so folks know, Robin is supporting this alot by allowing me the chance to live a dream job. And the chance to do more of this thing in the future. With out the support of a good woman, this would not happen.
Sorry to be a tease, but I have to leave some to the imagination.
O if I am at Chinaman's gultch, I will be working, or playing, boy am I confused. later robbie

PabloCruise
02-27-2006, 10:50 AM
Nice going Robbie - it was a good crew up there in Walden - I think you will do well!

Congrats!

PabloCruise
02-27-2006, 10:53 AM
And yes - props to Robin - with your family behind you, all things are possible!

Hulk
02-27-2006, 01:13 PM
Way cool, Robbie! Congratulations. I really do hope you make it out to Cruise Moab -- it would be awesome on so many levels. You'll have to get a CB in that FJ Cruiser, so we can hear your narrative on the trail:

"Ah yes, the filtration system for the air conditioning is working quite nicely, even as trail dust fills the outside air. The windshield is getting a bit dusty, so I'm applying the three front wipers now. Now adjusting the subwoofer levels..."

I'm really glad for you. Wish I could go along for the ride. Take LOTS of pictures!

JadeRunner
02-27-2006, 01:14 PM
Wow, that's sounds like a great opportunity. Robin is so cool for supporting you taking off to do this. I could never pull that off.

Crash
02-27-2006, 07:50 PM
Robbie,
Just now catching up with things and am happy to see your announcement. Sounds like a dream job and the contacts you are about to commence making will fill several little black books. Congratulations and Toyota is every bit as fortunate as you are for the new arrangement.
Steve and Suzie

nuclearlemon
02-27-2006, 08:19 PM
how long before you install a cappucino maker in the fjc? :D

wesintl
02-27-2006, 08:38 PM
I wanna see the FJC with some swampers :bowdown:

powderpig
02-28-2006, 07:47 AM
Thanks again for the well wishes. I can see swampers real easy, like some LTB maybe a 33-34 (with a mild lift). I do not think toyota will go for the swampers, I do think we will be on some BFG AT in a 265/75/16. That is the optional tire offered at this time. Should be way better than the H/T dunlop tire they have in stock size, but the cool thing is the stock rim should be a 17 /7.5 rim. So many more tire can be put on the 17 over the 16.
Ige, the cappucino will be in first thing, How would I survive the morinings out in the wilds(WITH LIONS, TIGERS AND SNAKES, oooooMY) with out some killer coffee. But first I will have to find either a low amp draw 110 or a 12 volt one. (power points and a inverter are in the thing). Later robbie

Shark Bait
02-28-2006, 09:26 AM
So when do you report for duty, Robbie? Are you guys gonna have laptop computers so you can keep up with the forums? :D

powderpig
02-28-2006, 09:40 AM
I will have my laptop and as long as we are in hotels I can keep up the boards. I will be traveling over to grand junction on the 19th of march for training. Later robbie

waggoner5
03-14-2006, 06:48 PM
Way to go Robbie. I just jumped on the site and read this. No telling where this could take you. Tell Bill B. that Gary the Pinzgauer/Halflinger guy said hello. Take care and stay in touch.
Gary