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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:30 PM
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Using my phone so can't tell but was armed robbery before or after working at safari rover?
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:35 PM
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Using my phone so can't tell but was armed robbery before or after working at safari rover?
I don't know how long he worked at Safari HP, but I'm guessing it was before then as the armed robbery was in 2006.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:36 PM
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I don't know how long he worked at Safari HP, but I'm guessing it was before then as the armed robbery was in 2006.
Actually if the robbery was in 2006 he worked there after.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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I just Googled his name and found that.
Scott, is all you do whine about Ash? It's not like this is the first you are hearing about this. All you do is attempt to slander Ash. Why not work on getting your own clients, rather than sleazily trying to take his? Look at all the posts that relate to Ash, you're always commenting on them negatively.

Not sure if any of you remember, but Scott is the guy who was PMing people on the GRC air intake hose trying to take Ash's orders.

I'm sure the admins remember Scott PMing you regarding Ash's DUI to try and "find out if they had heard about it".

Or when you sent me a message on Facebook asking if I had "seen about it on Facebook".

Or when due to the fact that you still had access to control his Gmail account you were reading his emails and responding to potential and current clients.

Amit comes to mind...


Get over it man...


Everybody makes mistakes and I'm not saying Ash didn't do anything wrong, but I can assure you Ash is constantly trying to get things done as quickly as possible while still putting out quality products. Lead time is a constant problem for shops. Communication is key to a solid business, and I wish more shops would realize this.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Actually if the robbery was in 2006 he worked there after.
Sorry, badly worded, that's what I meant.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:39 PM
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Nope, two DUIs within 5 years in Florida. Misdemeanor charge, felony if damage is caused. Mandatory jail sentence of 10 days, maximum jail time of up to one year.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:44 PM
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Actually if the robbery was in 2006 he worked there after.
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I have been a Rover enthusiast and owner for the last seven years, and worked as the lead mechanic at SafariHP for four years before leaving to pursue personal ventures. Recently I came to the realization that this industry is where I belong.
Not to be confused.... 2006, 18 years old, armed robbery. I assume spent time in jail. 2008 starts working at SafariHP and is lead mechanic? When did he do his apprenticeship and get a journeyman ticket? Seems strange SafariHP uses a self trained, 20 year old as their lead mechanic.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:52 PM
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Why not work on getting your own clients, rather than sleazily trying to take his?

Or when due to the fact that you still had access to control his Gmail account you were reading his emails and responding to potential and current clients.

Amit comes to mind...

blah blah intake hose

I haven't tried to take any of his clients and actually turned one down last night. Don't have time being in school full time every day.

As far as I know Ash doesn't have a Gmail account and I haven't done what you are saying. Ash seized control of our web server to include everyone's email before I left the company. I'd love to see some proof as I have requested previously from others. Pretty bold accusation there.

Amit, I met on a ECR Facebook post about an LS swap and he later told me he was a Geared customer.

There was no trying to "take Ash's orders." I PMed a hyperlink to an eBay ad where a hose was available. I also stopped selling the hose as a friendly gesture to Bryan at Geared, because he was offended.

This thread isn't about me though. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to make any further accusations or sign a statement as to who told you such nonsense. I'm sure with you being 1400 miles away you and Ash must be best buds with you believing his side of things (assumption). Work with him side by side for years and see how well you get to know him. P.S. I don't have anything against you here.



Mike, sorry about your experience with Geared.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:53 PM
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I LOL'd at that too.
It was too perfect with the (lack of) hair style.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 04:57 PM
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There is no licensing or are there registered journeyman trades program in most states and provinces for automotive technicians (including Florida). All you need is a business registration (if that). You can call yourself whatever you like with impunity.

For instance in the great province of Quebec I am perfectly qualified as a master certified head super amazing land rover whisperer master technician mechanic journeyman tradesman person. It says so on the wall of my shop. I wrote it with a sharpie.
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Scott, is all you do whine about Ash? It's not like this is the first you are hearing about this. All you do is attempt to slander Ash. Why not work on getting your own clients, rather than sleazily trying to take his? Look at all the posts that relate to Ash, you're always commenting on them negatively.

Not sure if any of you remember, but Scott is the guy who was PMing people on the GRC air intake hose trying to take Ash's orders.

I'm sure the admins remember Scott PMing you regarding Ash's DUI to try and "find out if they had heard about it".

Or when you sent me a message on Facebook asking if I had "seen about it on Facebook".

Or when due to the fact that you still had access to control his Gmail account you were reading his emails and responding to potential and current clients.

Amit comes to mind...


Get over it man...


Everybody makes mistakes and I'm not saying Ash didn't do anything wrong, but I can assure you Ash is constantly trying to get things done as quickly as possible while still putting out quality products. Lead time is a constant problem for shops. Communication is key to a solid business, and I wish more shops would realize this.
Sorry dude but a dui in a customers car at 1am is reckless and criminal... not a "mistake"
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Old November 9th, 2015, 05:18 PM
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Since a member just sent me a message via PM I will leave them anonymous. The message was basically they appreciate the heads up as they now need to find somewhere else for the truck to get worked on. My goal was not to slander anyone personally although the headaches from the situation would make anyone ticked off. The goal was to prevent someone else from being in a really compromising situation.
When I received the original invoice (before any parts were ordered or work started) and they asked for the full amount up front, the situation just didn't pass the smell test. I only agreed to send 1/3 to pay for the parts, told them I would provide prompt 2/3 payment as soon as back from painter and final payment at delivery. If a shop has consistent work and good financial backing it shouldn't be an issue. Thank fully my gut feeling saved me from being fully vested and able to get my truck back. Not a single bolt had been touched in the 5 months at the shop.
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One of those is from last month. Is that related to the first one in June?
no that is his second arrest
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Not a single bolt had been touched in the 5 months at the shop.
Apparently, this provided the opportunity to use your Defender as a vehicle for going out drinking. What are the chances that this wasn't the first time customer's vehicle was used for personal use?
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There is no licensing or are there registered journeyman trades program in most states and provinces for automotive technicians (including Florida). All you need is a business registration (if that). You can call yourself whatever you like with impunity.

For instance in the great province of Quebec I am perfectly qualified as a master certified head super amazing land rover whisperer master technician mechanic journeyman tradesman person. It says so on the wall of my shop. I wrote it with a sharpie.
I have no idea, nor care if you need to be licensed. I just find it strange that Safarihp would use a person just out of high school with no formal training as their lead mechanic. Labourer, apprentice, sure. But lead mechanic just seems strange.

You need to be licensed here for quite a few things and nobody is paying you over minimum wage without it. It is a regulated trade.
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You need to be licensed here for quite a few things and nobody is paying you over minimum wage without it. It is a regulated trade.
You have to be licensed as a mechanic to work in a shop or licensed to run a shop?
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Old November 9th, 2015, 05:58 PM
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You are stirring the pot with no basis. Ash could embellish is resume to say whatever he wants. No reason to assume Stephen gave Ash any kind of responsibility beyond wrenching under Stephen's close watch. Why draw others into this mess?
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Old November 9th, 2015, 06:03 PM
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You have to be licensed as a mechanic to work in a shop or licensed to run a shop?
You have to be licensed (an apprentice or journeyman) to work as a mechanic period.

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trad.../profiles/009/
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Individuals possessing a valid recognized credential in Alberta are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.
It is a regulated trade: Regulated trades | Alberta Canada - Alberta, Canada Even with the unregulated ones, you are never going to get paid anything with the certification.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 06:06 PM
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You are stirring the pot with no basis. Ash could embellish is resume to say whatever he wants. No reason to assume Stephen gave Ash any kind of responsibility beyond wrenching under Stephen's close watch. Why draw others into this mess?
I asked the original question because he was arrested for ARMED robbery prior to him working at Safari. His embellishment on his resume isn't a huge deal.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 06:07 PM
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Ash could embellish is resume to say whatever he wants. No reason to assume Stephen gave Ash any kind of responsibility beyond wrenching under Stephen's close watch.
I'm not stiring any pot. Just wondering if what Ash states is true or not. He is the one that states he was the lead mechanic at SafariHP. His words.
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