All right. Good morning, everyone. Welcome
to the bonus episode of episode 133 Marathon Mondays with Mal. This is the
bonus episode that I told you about this morning when we were live with episode 133.
Behind me: a brand new shell, a brand new H3 shell. We’re gonna look at coach 1318.
We’re about to go into the paint paint booth number 4 over here, and the
reason we don’t do it live is because inside that metal cage of the paint
booth, we lose Wi-Fi. We lose our service, we lose the ability to show it to you
live, and I would like to do that. I’ve also got the comments up from this
morning’s show and so I’m going to look at a few of those. I saw some things that
I could address on this bonus episode right away so this will be on YouTube
and Facebook, a couple of hours after after the 9 o’clock Pacific show that we
usually do. So let’s head on in to bay… booth 4 and take a
look at what’s going on in here with 1318. All right. Here it is. So this is 1318, and if the customers are watching, don’t watch if you don’t want to see it!
It’s not completed, everybody, but it’s dynamic enough to show you as it sits
right now. Look at the colors. And I’m going to tell you right now, I’m gonna
try and put on something that Miki mentioned to me this morning. I’m gonna
try and put on a flashlight to show you… do I have a flashlight on this? I think
so. Maybe, maybe not. I don’t know, dude. I think Armand is gonna get me two
flashlights. Look at that. Look at the richness of these colors. I don’t know if you can see. But that’s just beautiful isn’t it? There’s pretty good lighting in here, but
this is just such a beautiful coach and so many different elements that I wanted
to be able to show it to you. I’m not gonna be around for a week and a half.
I’m actually leaving town for a week and a half, and so when this comes out of
paint, I’m not gonna be able to be here and get it on video. Of course, we’ll do
video, but it won’t be for Marathon Mondays but I wanted to show it. It’s not completed,
it’s got about a week left to go but there are just so many cool
things. Let’s see… how low can you go… isn’t that a song? “How low can you go?”
That’s Sha-Na-Na, man, that’s from Grease soundtrack. Take a look at that barbed
wire, and follow it all the way up. Look at that. That is a pinstriping of barbed
wire that just goes on into infinity, it’s got a tie off, and then it finishes. Custom coach 1318. This coach is an
example of several examples we’ve seen before, but this is an example of what
Marathon can do. The customer came in, had his own concept and said “this is
what I want to do,” worked heavily with Pete Sutton, heavily with our paint
department, to get exactly what they want and right now, it’s not even done, and I
felt that it was justified for us to come in here and… look at the texturing.
Look at the texturing in this … in this deep orange, the texturing in this…
in this stripe of silver. And keep in mind: this is not even done yet. The reds are rich. It’s just so beautiful.
If you look all the way up onto those awnings, look at the red fade, how the red fades
to black on that awning. It might be hard to see… I can’t wait to see this outside. You know, we talk about it a lot, you guys.
Our paint department at Marathon. These are true artists. These guys down here,
they work so hard. They are… and every single coach is unique. This is #1318. 1,318 coaches have never been built alike. This is an example of our guys
taking it to the limit, and pushing it forward to make the customer happy.
Exactly what the customer wanted. And I mean literally, they’re going from the
computer, someone’s concept in their mind, to a
computer, to paper, to on a 45′ foot Prevost Marathon. It’s pretty amazing.
Let’s go look at the front cap. The front. Look how pretty this is, the “Private Coach.” This is something that we really started
with this beautiful font on Bernie and Debbie’s coach, on 1291, and it’s just kind of evolved from
1291 to 1302. We’ve done it on a few other coaches and I
told you 1291 was gonna be influential. So, barbed wire running right through
here, isn’t that cool? It’s a pinstriping. I don’t know how that
shows up on camera, you guys. But I’ll tell you, it’s thin. It’s thin enough so
that it doesn’t really stand out, but it shows up as a detail. Isn’t that great? And then, let’s walk this side, and keep
in mind this paint job’s not even done. I’ll let you go ahead and get some good
shots. One of the neat things as Armand
climbs the scaffolding here… I’m going to climb with him. One of the neat things is
that we have the ability to come in here to the paint department and these guys
are generous enough to let us invade their workspace, let us invade their time,
to be able to show you guys on YouTube and Facebook exactly what Marathon is
doing today. I tell you, this texturing in here, keep in mind, it’s not done. It hasn’t been
cleared, there’s still some elements that they’re gonna add to this coach. I’m just
really, really excited about it. And while we are up here, and Armand is giving you
some good shots, I’m going to just look over some of the comments from this
morning’s show. My man Pat Oberg. There is a… there’s a good a good guy
who’s out there enjoying his coach. Murray Sielski,
headed to the Zion rally pretty soon here. Hope you guys have fun there. My man
Ken Weber, a guy I’ve known, a Southern Oregon guy that I’ve known for quite a
while. He’s pointing out extreme RVs. That’s exactly right. We’re not quite
sure when that’s gonna air. Extreme RVs. Marathon Coach #1281 is gonna be on
extreme RVs. We went to Las Vegas and shot that episode, so when it gets closer
to airing, we will let you guys know. We’re not quite sure either yet.
I know Miki and our marketing team was going to find out exactly when it’s
going to air, and when it does, you guys will know well in advance. Jim Torrence watching today, I like that. Robert Joyce, a good… a good friend over
in Virginia Beach. Mr. Bennett, I like it. New Hampshire. Gosh, those New Englanders,
I tell you. I appreciate you guys watching, appreciate all of our viewers,
and everybody who… even those who don’t comment, thank you for watching. Thank you
for contributing to our content episode 1. Episode 133, that means a hundred and thirty-three
weeks in a row we’ve done Marathon Mondays and brought you behind the
scenes at Marathon. Plus, we put in things like this: a bonus episode like that, you
know, Mal on the Move, or what have you. We’ve got some surprises coming to you.
I’m going to head on down here. We’ve got some surprises coming to you for next
year. You know, I’m gonna be spending some time down in Indio, California at
Motorcoach Country Club, at Outdoor Resorts, at Desert Shores. Got a lot of
Marathon customers in that Southern California area, so we’re gonna have some
special content down there on a weekly basis. My fellow salesman Jim Cogley will be down there with me and so I’m gonna
watch this lip as I step out of here. But just look at how… I just I’m so
impressed with what our guys have done, and like I’ve said many times on this
pre-recorded episode, it’s not even done yet. So I’m just really excited about it.
All right, everybody. That being said, that’s the bonus episode. That’s 1318 in
paint, got about a week left to go. I will be also pre-recorded next Monday because
hey, I won’t be here. I’ll be in Los Angeles, and the problem I think will be
in the Los Angeles area, for those of you who are out there, don’t forget to email me at
MalW@marathoncoach.com Thank you so much for all the comments
and all, everybody watching: Be yourself and do good things.
Have a good week. Let me know if I can help you get into a Marathon!