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Old 05-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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Lots of Ford vans in the background.

"...the president Jonathan Feld..." guess Jonny's got a new title.


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Old 05-14-2013, 06:35 PM   #3
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Sounds like business is booming.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Can't tell. Low res video. Is that DaveBs rig in the background?

Also, "environmentally friendly" because there's solar panels on top of my seal killing black smoke puffing 7.3 turbo diesel.
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Ha... There's no front tires on my rig! Yep they're installing new rotors and brakes. Damn, if I knew it was gonna be on TV I'd would have washed the thing
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Nice story.

What are the odds of catching Daveb's rig there?

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Old 05-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #7
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That interview was a disservice to SMB in my opinion. The whole thing shot in front of that incomplete one of kind vehicle just does not describe what SMB's really are to the general public. By not doing a fly through or even a glimpse of a Class B camper van with its doors open and a 4x4 and maybe 10 nanoseconds of a Sprinter the public learned nothing about the core business and how it might apply to them. In 2003 a coworker suggested I go to the San Diego Fred Hall expo where Alan had 3 vans on display. I sat in one of them with Jonathon (I think he was 14 then!) for a half hour and talked to him about them. That is how you get the bug. You have to see the features and apply them to your needs. The Fuso (sp?) looks like a dump truck and very few people will relate to that. A real lost opportunity for SMB West. Some really inane comments by the desk help back at the station too.
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^Agreed. they might have wanted to show something exotic and maybe a glimpse of what they will offer in the near future.
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The video is a local cut not a national production. My guess is if it were something designed for the US market it would have been a bit different.
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Lots of Ford vans in the background.

"...the president Jonathan Feld..." guess Jonny's got a new title.

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This comment prompted me to check the SMB website...Jonathan is now listed for SMB West instead of Alan...
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