Wow, this will be great, thanks Jared!
Shameless sir... just flat-out, shameless! :jester: :cheers:Oh....and also in attendance of the 2010 FJ Summit.......RAGGLER! I will be holding a meet and greet at a local PUB....Time and Date is TBA! Thank You all :lol:
Shameless sir... just flat-out, shameless! :jester: :cheers:
This news is a big deal (Akio Nishimura). Looking forward to shaking that man's hand and hopefully getting an opportunity for some Q&A time.
Yeah, and don't expect them to ever come back if they ride along with any of you jackholes.We can't emphasis enough how exciting and rare it is to have Mr. Nishimura as well as TRD and Toyota's upper echelon at the event this year. They don't really do events for Toyota in general, so having them at ours is a big deal. If there are any of you out there still wavering on coming or not this year, I would come. You may not get an opportunity to meet them again!
He could sign the owners manual that might be cool:clap::bandit:I think Mr. Nishimura should be fine driving his FJ around the trails. I remember reading an article a while back about the new 4Runner and some VIP from Toyota. It seem that Mr. Nishimura just ran the 4Runner through its paces on the Rubicon Trail.
2010 Toyota 4Runner RUbicon Trail First Drive - Four Wheeler Magazine
It also looks like he's had the 4Runner at Baja
2010 Toyota 4Runner Takes on the Baja 1000 - Motor Trend
I'm sure we all could be very overwhelming with our questions. I know personally that when I've worked trade show I get tired of answering the same questions over and over, and defending our product to our customers.
Maybe FJC Magazine could collect a list of questions via facebook or twitter and get a sit down interview with Mr. Nishimura.
As a side note, when I was a member of the Miata Club in FL, it was a big deal to meet the designers of the Miata. So when you met them you asked them to sign the inside of your trunk lid. I'm not sure that he would be willing to sign our FJ's but I thought I'd put it out there. I'm not even sure there is a good place to sign.
Well I'm off to brush up on my Japanese, I'll see you all in Ouray!
Is that Mr. Nishimura in this picture?
This is BADASS news!I'm putting this here for now, because I wanted everyone to see it. This year we are going to have some very special guests at the fj summit and we've been working on a particular gentleman for a while now, and it is finally official.
Mr. Akio Nishimura - Chief Engineer FJ Cruiser, Tacoma, and 4Runner from Toyota Japan will be attending the FJ Summit this year! He has been the Chief Engineer of the FJ since it's first running, so I have a hunch he knows a thing or two about your favorite vehicle.
With him will be coming some other special folks from Toyota besides Frank Bonnett from TRD who's come the last two years, so this looks like it is going to be an exciting event this go around.
Anyway, more details will follow, and most likely I'll move this thread into the FJ Summit 2010 section when I have things to add.
So don't drive him over to Moab is what you are saying...:cheers:I know all in attendance will show him a great time but please when you take him for a ride just the easy scenic trails no extreme white knuckle stuff. I want him to come back next year when I can attend.
Have fun and look forward to reading about his visit. :clap: