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Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« on: Mar 01, 2009, 09:32:30 AM »
Thursday


7am, Bakersfield. The day started off with a stop at Dan's house in Bakersfield, CA to work on a SM420 Landcruiser ToyBox (MC22).


1pm, Apple Valley. I stopped to do a timing chain, oil pump, and reassemble a 22R-E in a 1987 Toyota 4Runner using a rebuilt head for Mrs desertoy.


11pm, Apple Valley. I leave for the Hammers!

Friday


7:22am the #28 MC Buggy is race prepped and ready to go.






Here is Brett Porter of Western Fab with his new inline 5 cyl (L52 / Vortec 3500) with a 4L60E auto with a Dual Ultimate Marlin Crawler :turtle: transfer case ready for it's virgin race.




Here is the man of the hour (desertoy) talking with Brett about how his 4 in-a-row at 90-degrees per power stroke is going to go faster than Brett's 5 in-a-row at 75-degrees per power stroke.


Here is my fabricator, transfer case, and differential tech Rocky (middle) with his brother Ryan to his right and our close friend and good customer Carlos.


Here we are in the line up


Here is a shot Shannon Campbell (last winner's winner) in his new IFS buggy. This picture was taken just after he had taken a long look over her left shoulder at the Crawler Truck :turtle3:




Here is HT "The Man" (in the Turtle hoodie) who is the Team Marlin Crawler's faithful Crew Chief ready for another day of racing


Here I am hanging out on Means dry giving directions while sipping my cold coffee from the night before.


Here is what the starting section looked like!


Notice the photographer hanging out of the Heli on a harness holding a huge camera. They were all over the valley


This is my great friends Paul Morgen (glasses on) and Rusty. Paul had just finished putting on his sun screen. The Oregon boy is not used to the California sun shine.


Here I am caught yawning standing next to jon82toy (Jon from my sales team) who had just pulled up.


Here is a super clean FJ Cruiser. These are great customers of Jon Bundrant from All Pro.


10:49am. Here I am at checkpoint 1. This is the FU2 benders ride that only had a 7.5 gal fuel tank and had ran out of gas!


Here is Rob adding more fuel. The driver had to walk allllll the way back to the pits because you are not allowed to work on your vehicle except in the pits least you become disqualified.


Here is Jon Davis (in a T.I.T.S. shirt) and Mark Kolokowsky. Two GREAT customer and longtime friends from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Aurora, Colorado.

This is Mark's super clean tube buggy built in typical first class Kilokawsky style.


Check out his authentic 1967 FJ40 button.

All three of us were very happy to be together again.

Here is my longtime good friend Jay Kopycinski from Gilbert Arizona getting buckled in to head out to another checkpoint. Jay was very happy to see me and it was really great hanging out with longtime supporters who are always so up beat and positive.


That is it for now! I have got to get to work. Lot's more to come soon!

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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2009, 09:42:29 AM »
Great Pics Marlin   :thumbs:

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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2009, 11:32:35 AM »
Looks like an awesome time, Im going next year for sure! :gap:
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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2009, 04:00:42 PM »
Great pics! Thanks for sharing those with us Marlin.  :beerchug:  Looks like you guys had a good time.  :thumbs:

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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2009, 04:18:55 PM »
nice pictures. i had a great time down there. Marlin, did you ever get that alternator problem fixed on that one toyota parked right next to yours friday night?
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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2009, 04:27:51 PM »
Good pics Marlin.  I seen you wheelin sat morning on big johnson.  Truck looked great.  I was the guy on top with the white 4runner.  Glad you could make it down




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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2009, 05:10:40 PM »
heres some video i took of the FTOY just after the starting line.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kU2zijlq4w
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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2009, 05:32:10 PM »
Awesome pics Marlin , I see you ran into Brent Achers out there . I hope Rocky is getting some rest right now , I have something waiting for him at the shop on Monday  :greengrin: . It's a shame I didn't make it , I'm still kicking myself for not going . But at least the Macho Taco is ready for TDS , are you coming down ? .
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Re: Marlin's 2009 King of the Hammers report
« Reply #8 on: Mar 01, 2009, 07:56:07 PM »
Marlin, great running into you.  I should have gotten a pic, but I think I only took 3-4 all trip.... too busy having fun! 

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