What does the FOX say? Haley’s home! She got back from Japan a couple of weeks ago and found a way to see her old mom this week. In fact, she rode the Greyhound to Vegas to see us. It is SEMA week here in Vegas, a huge undertaking, the largest automotive after-market trade show in the world. SEMA brings together anyone that has to do with cars; for us, that includes anyone that has to do with off-road vehicles as well.
We spend the week talking to people, cruising the aisles, setting up for 2014. There are competitors there that we want to talk about the schedule with; there are partners there that we want to talk about the events with; there are media folks there that we want to know who we are. Our drivers had cars in booths, our partners had booths…it was awesome.
Haley is an easy person to have around, she smiles a lot, stays fairly quiet and unobtrusive…at least when she needs to be. But throw her an opportunity to tell a story and she will keep everyone enthralled. I noticed that Tuesday night at an afterhours event when I looked up at the group I had just introduced her to and they were all paying attention to a story she was telling about the trains in Japan. I was proud of her. Everytime we cruised by the Fox Shocks booth, I couldn’t help but ask…What does the Fox say? And Haley would sing for me.
Haley is also one of the luckiest girls I know, we were standing in the aisles of the show and she found a gaming chip; we looked around, not a soul to be seen. Turns out it was real, she went home with a few dollars in her pocket, a few hundred dollars even. Since she had extra, she treated her mom to a trip to the Stratosphere. We rode the Big Shot on Friday night, there was a moment that I thought, “Holy F***”, but it only lasted a moment. It was something new for me, happy to check it off my list!