Well, the Summit is about a month away, and the Summit team hasn't replied to my last two emails (12/06/2012 and 07/06/2012).
At this point there is no way I am going to be able to have the badges done in time.
Sorry folks, it was a pleasure to support and attend this event in the years past. I'm not quite sure what happened, but Ellis Precision was not put on the sponsors
list this year. For those that are new to the forum, Ellis Precision donated an official, serialized grille badge for each registered vehicle from 2007 to 2011.
Hopefully the Summit Team has something else up their sleeves along these lines to commemorate the event for 2012 Summiteers. Regardless, the memories you create at the Summit will last a lifetime!
I would really like to thank Vince Peterson (many of you know him as Volhoo) for his exceptional badge designs. Vince is a professional designer with years of experience. We are very fortunate that he drives an FJ and was kind enough to donate his services as well. Without his designs, there would have been nothing for Ellis Precision to donate in the first place! Once Bostonian1976 had the idea for the first ever Summit Grille Badge back in 2007, Vince took it away and made it a reality. Without the artwork, the badge is nothing but a slab of machined aluminum.
This years badge would have been another beauty, all thanks to Vince's eye for design! I was looking forward to seeing them in real life.
Thanks again Vince. I hope to work with you on some more FJ related art!