The Road Show Crew is wrapping up in San Antonio to close out the first four weeks of Road Show. The team has covered five states now and they’re a bit tuckered out. Next week, Goldie Haulin will be cooling her tires for the holiday.Leave a comment
Monthly Archives: May 2013
Austin is getting a full, Texas-sized serving of Road Show this week. The crew is going strong with the holiday weekend in sight and a well-earned week of rest. Today they finish up Austin. Tomorrow – San Antonio.
And the weather has been holding up well for more outdoor shows. Fresh air to go along with fresh solutions.
The Road Show has been going for four weeks now. Today the team is in Austin, Texas, soaking up sun. Goldie Haulin’ – the road show truck – enjoys getting to watch the outside demos. We’re going to carve out some time soon to get a good Q & A in with Goldie. Do you have a question you’d like to ask the Road Show truck? Let us know below!
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The Road Show team is in Dallas today, showcasing the latest and greatest Chief and Da-Lite products. By the looks of it, the conditions have been great for some outdoor shows.
Now these two photos were sent in by Road Show Specialist Tyrel Boehm, and they almost demand a story. Where did everyone go? Why is Goldie Haulin’, the road show truck, lurking nearby with doors open like a startled pufferfish? Tell us your guess below.
Road Show Specialist, Tyrel Boehm (a.k.a. Ty Boom), found some time in the crazy Road Show schedule to send in some notes about life on the road.
“Three weeks in and I’d have to say that it’s been a wild ride so far,” he writes. “I’ve traveled through 12 states, five of which we have done the road show in. It adds up to 3103 miles of driving, not counting the week and a half in Canada.”
“All the stops have been great and effective from what I can tell, but I would have to say that the Dave and Busters events were the most fun.”
“Getting used to the southern climate has not been too challenging having lived here for a few years, but I still often yearn for the dry thin air of the north. The days are often long with many 4:30 a.m. wake ups, though I’m sure I am up well before the rest of the crew.”
“With not really enough time between stops to realize that you are tired, we keep moving along down the road. The weekends are a mix bag of expense reports, logs, and “relaxing” with some forced guitar playing in between.”
“The truck or Goldie Hualin’ as someone cleverly coined has been treating me well, with some minor modifications here and there. The ravenous thirst for petroleum products keeps me busy but is also a good excuse to stretch the legs a bit.”
“We are now at a transition point moving from the South East to the Texas teams, so I have been getting to work with some new people. And it seems that we will come back around in a few months and work with them again. I especially look forward to catching up with my boy Matt from the Mattlanta crew.”
“Only one more week to go and I get a little time off for Memorial day which is nice, flying home to North Dakota to hang with family a bit.”
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It’s been a few days since we’ve posted a bunch of photos from the road, so they are piling up. Here are the last pics from Mississippi:
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The Road Show Truck has been steadily rolling along through the Southeast for about three weeks, bringing Chief and Da-Lite’s latest and greatest solutions to dealers, installers and distributors.
Last year, the truck’s nickname was conjured up by Chief’s Mike Moon and Scott Rohe as they fought stiff headwinds on the way to their first showing. With the new year and the truck’s new look – including a wind resistant scoop! – Mike thought the truck needed a new name, so we had a contest. We got lots of great suggestions and narrowed the list down to our top three for voting.
After a week of voting, the results are in. Please say hello to the Road Show Truck, also known on this blog as…
Thanks to Jessica Spicer for the winning suggestion! Thanks to everyone who voted. The Chief team loves the new name.
Goldie is now trekking through Texas making new AV industry friends. She loves having her picture taken, so feel free to snap a shot.
She’ll also tweet from time to time about her adventures on the road at twitter.com/GoldieHaulin
Here’s how the voting broke down:
And some beauty shots of Goldie.Leave a comment
Chief searched far and wide for a road show specialist to take the wheel this year, and we found just the person in Tyrel Boehm (a.k.a. Ty Boom). Before we could let him take the wheel though, we had to put him through some specialized training.
After you watch the video, don’t forget to vote for the truck’s new name! We’re announcing the new name tomorrow!
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The Canada Road Show has been rolling, sometimes floating, along through the majestic Rockies and all the way back to Ontario (for Dave) and Manitoba (for Allison) for a well-earned break. Here’s a few pics from the road so far.Leave a comment
The Road Show Crew has been keeping up a break neck pace in Florida today, with only some time to post a few photos. We’ll be in Mississippi tomorrow, then on to Texas next week!Leave a comment