Here it is—the most anticipated time of the year for us. Picking a favorite among this batch was no easy task. In fact, it's been a good exercise in keeping the nerves in check. To everyone who has contributed to any of the trucks or shows featured this year, you all deserve a standing O—seriously. Thanks for making the decision-making process excruciatingly difficult, yet unforgettable once again.

Don't forget to cast your vote!

Cover Truck of the Year - Vote Here!
Construction Zone of the Year - Vote Here!
Show of the Year - Vote Here!
Club of the Year - Vote Here!


Truck of The Year

John Mata Jr.
Mini Truckin' Editor
Jason Ballard's 1994 Chevy S-10

Why the hell can't we have two Winners?! I LOVE Cory Hussey's Colorado and have been a fan of Bada Bing ever since I saw it featured years ago as a rolling chassis. It was amazing then, and seeing the rest of the truck built with the same continued execution says a lot about what Jason was looking to accomplish. I honestly believe that Big Body Custom Interior's work pushed this S-10 over the edge. The craftsmanship is top tier, and the vintage luggage theme is just too effing cool. Detailed to the last stitch!

Chris Pasley
Mini Truckin' Art Director
Jason Ballard's 1994 Chevy S-10

All 12 of our cover trucks brought their A-game this year. Usually, I find myself torn between two trucks, this year it's closer to four. I look at the truck thoroughly and base my decision on which truck truly deserves this high honor. Bada Bing was neck in neck with other trucks but the interior put this truck above the rest in my book. This super clean ride has it all.

Randy Johnson
Mini Truck Scene
Cory Hussey's 2005 Colorado

My vote went to the amazing blue Colorado from up North. I have seen it in person at almost every show I've went to in the past year and all I can do is drool. The amount of detail that went into this full build is over the top. Well done, Cory!

Koapono Patrick
KP Concepts
Jason Ballard's 1994 Chevy S-10

What I looked for to pick best truck was one that was well done overall leaving nothing untouched or too plain, yet still not being too over the top. To me, the best overall truck is Jason Ballard's Bada Bing S-10 (I'm not even much of an S-10 fan). The exterior is well modified without being too much, the interior is gorgeous, and it has a nice detailed motor and chassis. Not to mention this truck was designed back in '04, and looks just as awesome completed 8 years later.

Sean French
SoLo DVD
Cory Hussey's 2005 Colorado

The truck was built for power and has a clean and simple look. From the independent rear, to the hard-lined air suspension, we can tell Cory paid close attention to detail. Also, the story behind the build is very inspiring and we definitely agree he did prove them wrong.

Ernie Macias
mindofmacias.com
Jason Ballard's 1994 Chevy S-10

Truck of the year for me is Bada Bing. Jason's truck is a clean mini from the chassis to the engine bay—nothing was spared. The single thing that stands out the most to me is the interior. If Bada Bing is its name, then "Attention to Detail" should be its middle name … but then again, that would be a really strange name.

Winner:
Jason Ballard's 1994 S-10


Show of The Year

John Mata Jr.
Camp 'N' Drag

This year, I went to a lot of the same shows that are always on my list, I missed a few I really wanted to check out, and I tried a couple new ones. I was really impressed with Layd Out At The Park, Showfest delivered another amazing turnout as well, and I really hate that I missed LST's second installment. With that said, the show that stood out to me again is CND. There's always amazing builds here to keep my camera snapping, but I'm not going to lie—the real reason I love this show is because it's a great time—period. You can be as weird as you want, get a close look at killer trucks, and cruise around the campground under a star-filled night sky while "roughing it" in the secluded Indiana farmland.

Randy Johnson
Lone Star Throwdown

I missed it last year but knew I had to make it to the second annual show. I'm glad I flew down to Texas because I don't think I'll ever miss this show again! By how well everything was run, you'd think they were having their 20th anniversary show. The show was huge, and it was the perfect atmosphere for a show-of-the-year contender.

Koapono Patrick
Turkey Drag

I judge a show by three things: the turnout of rides, weather, which is ultimately up to the show gods, and the nightlife. I went to some good shows this year but the one that scored the best in all three categories for me was Turkey Drag.

Sean French
Lone Star Throwdown

LST is a show that we don't ever plan to miss. The show is very organized and it brings in crowds from all over the U.S. from coast to coast. One of our favorite things about the show is the laid back atmosphere. You can bring your whole family out to the show and there is something for everyone to appreciate!

Ernie Macias
Camp 'N' Drag

This show continues to blow me away every year, and 2013 was no exception. The crew from Balistik puts on a hell of a show and one hell of a party. This year the Drop Em booth was the place to be on Friday night. It's a must-hit show.

*Tie Breaker: We asked an impartial guest judge to help settle the score.

Chris "Krisko" Knotts
Mini Truckin' Contributing Editor
Lone Star Throwdown

LST and CND should bang and have a baby. Camp N Drag was one of the best times I had this year but LST edges it out with the amount of the vehicles in the show. If there were a show that somehow offered both an exciting party atmosphere and a huge showing of vehicles, there would be no competition. Even though I plan to make the drive again to Indiana next summer, I have to give the show of the year vote to Lone Star.

Winner:
Lone Star Throwdown