Staff Changes at Tundraheadquarters.com

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After more than 775 posts and 5+ years at the helm, it is time for me to move on. This hasn’t been the easiest decision, but it is simply time. I’ll be working through the end of the month and then on Jan. 1, 2017, I will no longer be the editor.

This site has allowed me to take in some great events like when Toyota flew me to Hawaii to drive the new Tacoma TRD Pro.

This site has allowed me to take in some great events like when Toyota flew me to Hawaii to drive the new Tacoma TRD Pro.

It is quite astonishing to me to look back over this span of time and see how much I’ve grown professionally and how much this site has grown. If you didn’t know, I literally got the job after answering a Craigslist advertisement all those years ago. While my automotive journalism colleagues have either aspired to be to work in this field, I, honestly, didn’t even realize such a career existed.

My first press loan, if I recall correctly, was this grey Toyota Tundra. This was the dramatic moment I realized it fit in my garage which lead me to buy one.

My first press loan, if I recall correctly, was this gray Toyota Tundra. This was the dramatic moment I realized it fit in my garage which lead me to buy one.

Through the years, I’ve learned so much from not only covering the industry, but also from the readers of this site. The wealth of knowledge here is quite remarkable and there are a great many memories I’ll be taking with me.

Working my connections to get my Dad a lifetime achievement award from GM is something I'll remember forever. It was made possible by my work here at Tundraheadquarters.com.

Working my connections to get my Dad a lifetime achievement award from GM is something I’ll remember forever. It was made possible by my work here at Tundraheadquarters.com.

I am forever grateful site owner Jason Lancaster took a chance on me all those years ago. My work with this site has had its ups and downs for sure, but through it all Jason is a great boss whose determination to make a career on his own is to be admired.

Big Blue. I miss this truck. But, like this site, things change.

Big Blue. I miss this truck. But, like this site, things change and at the end all it was sit in the driveway.

You may see my name on this site from time to time as a guest poster. I’m leaving on great terms and have nothing but good things to say about this site and Jason. The honest truth is I’ve just become so very busy these days with my freelance work and my own outlet that I can’t justify spending the time on this site. It is an unfortunate truth since this is the site that provided me the platform to launch into becoming an automotive journalist.

Swede!!! He recently made a trip to the farm (45 miles round trip)!!!!

Swede!!! He recently made a trip to the farm (45 miles round trip)!!!!

I hope you will find me and follow me. I’d love to stay connected. I’m pretty easy to find on social media and on my pickuptrucktalk.com site.

This will go down as one of the greatest things I've ever done in automotive journalism.

This will go down as one of the greatest things I’ve ever done in automotive journalism.

It has been a great run, but my time has come. THANK YOU to everyone who supported me on this journey. I’m forever grateful.

Sincerely,

Tim Esterdahl

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  1. GoBig says:

    Best wishes. It’s been informative and entertaining.

    I hope you’re not going in to hiding to dodge that six-pack bet that’s been on going.

    I’m sorry to see you go, and hopefully someone will continue with the good information.

    Cheers Tim.

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      LOL at the six-pack. Thanks for reading and all the comments over the years. You have made me a better journalist.

      -Tim

  2. tonyspin says:

    Good luck!!

  3. Randy says:

    Tim,

    Your coverage of the Tundra will be missed.

    I am also getting adjusted to pickuptrucktalk.com LOL

    If you ever have time to visit Dallas you can stop by for coffee and say hello.

    Randy

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      Sounds great Randy! I’ll let you know if I make it down and have some time.

      Thanks for reading and commenting over the years!

      -Tim

  4. mendonsy says:

    This site just won’t be the same without you.

  5. hemi lol says:

    Tim,
    I gotta say im sad to see ya leave…. I have been checking the podcasts from time to time and hopefully we can stay in touch! Good luck my friend I know you’ll do great things with pickuptrucktalk.com….

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      Thanks Hemi. I really do appreciate all your help over the years. You can also find me quite often on Truck Trend and Four Wheeler mag. Just one of those things in life where I’ve grown so much that I don’t have the same time anymore.

      -Tim

  6. DJ says:

    Tim, you will be missed!

    Thanks again for letting me write that guest column on the off road racing Tundras.

    I will keep tabs on you as you’re the authority on new Tundra info!

    All the best,
    DJ

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      Thanks DJ! That was a fun article for sure!!! I hope we can stay in touch. I appreciate all your comments, insights and the article over the years.

      -Tim

  7. gordich says:

    Thank you for all of the informative articles. Like you, I have moved on. Because of Toyotas “lack of enthusiasm” to keep me as a customer, I now have a very nice 2016 F150 in the garage. My Toyota “experiment” is over. Some what of a failure. Back to my roots…
    Best wishes.
    Gordich

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      I hear you Gordich. I truly do like the Tundra, I also wish they would do more with it. Hopefully I’ll see you elsewhere.

      -Tim

  8. breathing borla says:

    you had to quit before you owed me a pallet of 6 packs, LOL

    best of luck tim!

    maybe I’ll see you around chi-town someday

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      A pallet?!? LOL. We have had some fun haven’t we. Hopefully you will follow me at Pickup Truck Talk.

      -Tim

  9. T says:

    Wow, just saw this. I can’t believe it has been that long already. Time has sure gone by so fast. On that note, it has been fun, and I appreciate your responses to all of my questions and posts. Best of luck on your future endeavors.

    And btw, who is taking over?

    Best Regards,

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      Hey T,

      I can’t believe how fast time went as well. My replacement hasn’t been announced, but I believe I know who it is and you will be in good hands.

      -Tim

      • T says:

        As always thanks for the little snip-it of information.

        And hopefully, the Chicago Auto Show should deliver what we have all been waiting for, a new ppowertrain for the Tundra.

        Regards,
        T

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