Not everyone has the luxury of living in sunny Southern California, which is the birthplace of minitrucks and Mini Truckin' magazine. Many of you grew up in small towns all across the U.S., some in far-off countries. But no matter where you grew up, we have a common bond: love and appreciation for all things minitruck.

For Ian Moore, this is an obsession that started back in '91, when his dad gave him a Datsun 620. If you know your history of minitrucks, the Datsun is pretty much where it all began.

Over the years, Ian picked up several Datsuns and built them as well as he could. Living in a place like Colorado, where minitrucks are particularly rare, you would think it would be hard for somebody to stay motivated. Not for Ian, he has been an avid reader of the magazine for years.

"Even before the internet, I was always in the know," Ian said. Having a handful of friends who were also interested in the scene definitely helped him along, too.

Now having his Toyota standing out in the crowd, maybe he can bring more of an interest in his area. As long as we have people like Ian involved in our sport, perhaps minitrucks won't be a thing of the past. Maybe they'll stick around for many years to come.

The lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 17-inch Rockstars
Tires (Front/Rear): 205/40R17 Toyo

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Suspension (Front/Rear): 1/2-inch Firestones, 1/2-inch airline, four-link, and 1/2-inch triple 'bags
Spindles/springs: Belltech
Shocks: Doetsch Tech
Compressor: York engine driven
Air line: 1/2 inch
Air accessories: Oil and water separator, 2-1/2-inch check valves
Frame mods: C-notch
Gas tank: Stainless steel
Performed by: Owner Ian C. Moore
City/state: Evans, Colorado

Body Modifications
Shaved: Doors, gas door, cowl, wipers, hood squirters, stock mirrors, and tailgate
Body-dropped: 3 inches
Front end: '94 4Runner lights, grille, and bumper
Back end: Stock lamps were painted, shaved the gate, and a Cali combo
Taillights: Stock painted
Suicide doors: Suicidedoors.com hinges
Misc.: Right-hand drive conversion, using a rack and pinion
Performed by: Owner Ian C. Moore
City/state: Evans, Colorado

Paint
Brand and colors: Lots and lots
Style: You name it
Pinstriping: Yep
Airbrushing: Yep
Performed by: Robert Vigil, Extreme Auto Works
City/state: Greeley, Colorado

Interior
Seats: '95 Toyota Celica
Material: Green vinyl, green 3-inch fur
Dash: Fiberglassed, RHD painted
Door panels: Orange vinyl and green 3-inch fur
Center console: Part of dash
Flooring: Green carpet
Headliner: Green 3-inch fur
Gauges: What are those?
Misc.: Overhead console for radio and fiberglass sub cover
Performed by: Owner Ian C. Moore
City/state: Evans, Colorado

Stereo
Head unit: Alpine
Mids and highs: Kicker
Amplifier for mids and highs: Deck power
Subwoofers: Pioneer SPL 1000
Amplifier for subwoofers: MTX 2300
Wiring/accessories: Stinger
Custom fabrication: Overhead console, port through the sub box
Performed by: Owner Ian C. Moore
City/state: Evans, Colorado

Special Thanks By Owner
Chris, Jay, Jerome, Robert, Jeff, and my wife and son Cyrus, and No Regrets.