Written by Julie Helvey- Social Media Guru & Fuel Chiller for
Gregg Racing, Inc.
Our Awesome 2012 Racing Season ended with the annual Gregg Racing Crew Dude Party that Gregg and Robbie throw for us Crew Dudes at the end of every Season-This year was no different from the previous Season’s Parties- It was AWESOME!!
It started off with Happy Hour, as we all sat around and chatted about the great 2012 we were celebrating, especially our return to the Winner’s Circle at the LODRS Race at Woodburn the past July, with everyone just enjoying each other’s company. Gregg BBQ’D while Robbie and Irene, (Gregg’s Mom and the Team Chef), put everything else together in the kitchen, and all of us Crew Dudes just relaxed for a change, something that we are NOT accustomed to doing in each other’s company. Normally when we’re together, it’s “Mach 9 With Our Hair On Fire” as we work PROUFOUNDLY hard and as fast as we can, like a (fairly) well choreographed Dance Team- trying not to run into each other as we work in such a confined area, working SO closely together- each with our own Job and area of Responsibility- All with VERY tight Time Constraints. The Car MUST be ready on time- and…… it MUST be right. Nothing like a little Pressure! That’s what made the Party SO different! And SOOOO Nice!!
Clutch Dude Jake decided to build us a nice bonfire, albeit an “upside down” fire, (you would have had to have been there- OR, you should feel free to ask him about it next time you’re at the Track with us! Jake’s a pretty Funny Guy- and his take on building a Fire is a perfect example on his perspective on most of LIFE- upside down from most everyone else!! LOL!! BUT, that’s why we LOVE Jake!!…) He actually did a pretty good job of building a Bitchin’ Fire in Robbie’s Fire Pit.
After dinner, we all went down into the Family Room and got comfy on the couches, while Gregg readied his Slide Show that he spends OODLES of hours making every year- (and I DO mean OODLES)….
Just prior to beginning the Slide Show, Gregg offers his thoughts on the Season, which always includes his sharing how much we each mean to the Team, and how much he and Robbie appreciate us all, but more importantly to them (and all of us Crew Dudes too!) are the relationships that are built and the true friendships and families that are created from working so closely together. We all LOVE this part, ‘Cuz it is soooo true.
Next came the Slide Show we were all anxiously waiting for- Gregg does such an incredible job of doing this, right down to the music he picks out, and making sure that the beat of the music hits where it is supposed to-NOT an easy task! We all sat back, and re-lived the AWESOME Season we had in 2012, and remembered some dear friends that we lost along the way as well~ But BEST of all…was reliving that MOMENT….the one where we KNEW…
WE HAD WON THE WALLY!!! I am pretty sure we were all crying, watching those pictures roll, frame by frame, right up to the ones of us Crew Dudes literally EXPLODING on the starting line as we saw OUR win light come on!! OMFREAKINGGOODNESS!!!
The Slide Show was SUCH a hit this year, that we convinced Gregg to share it with MORE than just US Crew Dudes!!!! So, YOU now are able to be a part of our Year- The AWESOME Year that was 2012……… As WELL as the Relationships that we build along the way. More to come on this to follow.
After the Slide Show, Gregg customarily hands out gifts to the Crew. This night was a little different. While he and Robbie always make sure we know JUST how much we are appreciated with Gifts- This Year we each got two pictures, one from our Night of Fire Race, (with the header flames shooting out. Who doesn’t LOVE Header Flames??!!!…) and a Winner’s Circle picture, with a personal note written by Gregg to each of us and then signed by Gregg. These Gifts are pretty “Standard”- BUT, 2012 WASN’T a “Standard” SEASON! So, THEN…we EACH got……..OUR VERY OWN WALLY!!! They actually got us each our own Wally, and not just some cheap imitation, either, but identical Trophies to what Gregg received in the Winner’s Circle!!! These Wally’s are SOOO COOL!!! 🙂 Made us one VERY Happy Crew!! It was a pretty awesome moment, for sure…just sayin…
Gregg and Robbie are such an amazing couple, have a great Team to work with and for, and are BY FAR some of the best Friends you could ever ask for- I know I, along with the rest of our crew, cherish them GREATLY!!
Thank you, Gregg and Robbie, for a Great Party, Stellar Gifts, and more than anything, for your Friendship!!
Let’s do it again in 2013!!! 🙂
Be a Part of our Slide Show, AS WE watched it!! You will need to set aside just over 25 minutes to view it all, but I PROMISE you- it IS worth it! We’ll give you a Money Back Guarantee!! We’ll return every dime we charge you to download it IF you don’t LOVE it!! It’s available up to 1080p, so if you have the time to let it queue, PLEASE do! Then, you can watch it on your Big Screen AND, MOST importantly, Like the Hot Rod, it’s MEANT to be…… LOUD, so TURN IT UP!! J
This Slide Show was prepared primarily as a Thank You for the Gregg Racing Crew Dudes who worked SO Hard on the Car all Year, HOWEVER, there are a GREAT MANY Friends who have ALSO helped in a VARIETY of ways. For ALL of the Friends of Gregg Racing, who have helped in ALL the MANY WAYS- and YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE- This Slide Show is ALSO for YOU!!
The Gregg Racing 2012 End of Season Slide Show is below.
Your Gregg Racing Social Media Guru & Fuel Chiller Crew Dude~ Julie Helvey