Road Trippers Get into the Groove, onto the Highway
July 30, 2012
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Minivan Mama (and Papas) – Ellen Rooney, TMS Advanced Technology telematics supervisor, joins fellow band members (from left) Robert Hecker, Dennis McGarry and Joey Mancaruso outside the Sienna she drove to a gig in San Francisco. The name of the band is It’s OK. Their ride was more than OK.
It’s OK to jam in a minivan.
Just listen to Toyota Motor Sales associate Ellen Rooney and her band, It’s OK, who recently drove a Sienna to a weekend gig in San Francisco.
“There was plenty of room for the four of us and (thanks to the Split & Stow third-row seating) all of our instruments and gear,” she says. “The ride was comfortable, and the Sirius XM radio kept us company up the I-5. Sienna rocks!”
Rooney, telematics supervisor in Advanced Technology, isn’t the only trippy Toyota associate. ’Tis the season for road trips, and associates are taking lots of them.
recently invited travelers to submit photos of their vehicles on vacation. We’re posting some of our favorites today, and we’ll post more soon. Please e-mail your photos to DriverSeat@toyota.com
by Tuesday, Aug. 21, along with a brief description of your trip.
In the meantime, rock on, Roadies!
Death Valley Lowdown – Bryon Aceto and his son venture below sea level with their 1994 Toyota pickup. Aceto, field technical specialist at TMS’ Los Angeles Region, takes a camping trip with his sturdy truck (and son) every year.
Another Death Valley Day – Matt Weal (left, in top photo), an engineer in TMS Design Engineering, and his friend, Rich Young, visit Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level. They made the journey in Weal’s 2002 TRD Supercharged Tacoma 4x4.
To Grandmother’s House They Go – Jamie Laffey, San Francisco Region TCUV/TRAC manager, parks a Special Edition FJ Cruiser at a turnout on the way to his mother-in-law’s cabin in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The FJ enables Laffey’s family to “go up for some R&R with grandma in style.”
Sheer Beauty – The cliffs of Zion National Park in Utah provide a spectacular backdrop to this Lexus RX, part of a five-vehicle family caravan that included Letisia Aguilar-Bello, TFS major accounts team member. “Postcard picture views in every direction,” she says.
Going the Distance – These two Lexus vehicles landed in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. “I visited Kazakhstan a few years ago and was amazed at the number of new Toyotas,” says Scott Marler, TFS senior lease administrator, whose wife, Aigul, took this photo during a recent trip to her homeland.
By Susan Pack