Hardluck of the Month
This month's Hard Luck goes to JJ from Suwannee, Georgia. It seems JJ had a crazy run-in with some locals from his town, literally. While driving home from bowling with his homies one night, a Toyota minivan pulled in front of him doing about 35 mph and quickly slammed on their brakes. Well, JJ hit his brakes, but by the time he reacted it was too late. JJ has one of the cleanest trucks in his area. He had just installed his compressor and was tearing up some asphalt when his luck ran out. Well JJ, hopefully a gift certificate from FBI will help you get back on the road to tear it up.
Crime Pays Video's latest release Death or Glory will be sure to grab your attention and leave you wanting more. CPV has evolved as a leader in the latest surge of minitruckin' lifestyle videos for good reason. CPV doesn't disappoint with footage from some of the best shows of the season, such as: Gator Drag, Texas Heatwave, Meltdown, Texas Showdown, and Spring Break Jam. The video includes show antics, run-ins with local law enforcement and a soundtrack that makes Atreyu look emo. Death or Glory will be sure to leave you wondering what's next from these crazy Texas minitruckers. Order Death or Glory at www.crimepaysvideo.com.
MT Junior of the Month
Here at Mini Truckin' we couldn't decide what's cuter: dragging a modified wagon with a mini-keg in the back, or sportin' some Drop Em Wear baby gear. So we decided to run them both in this month's issue. After all, these little guys are the future of minitruckin'.
Rendering of the Month
It just don't stop. The renderings keep on pouring in by the dozens. This month we chose these three because they showcase some of today's biggest trends. On an even cooler note: the rendering of the Nissan 720 is from Australia. It just goes to show that the ideas aren't only coming out of the West Coast.
Product of the Month
Shocker Glove Co., a new sports glove brand, has just introduced the Love Glove. The Love Glove features the ever-popular Love Hand printed on the stretch nylon top and on the synthetic leather palm. Meanwhile, the red and brown finger design helps to keep your fingers safe in the most aggressive tasks. The low-density palm padding allows for easy movement, and has enough energy absorption for extreme sports and power tool use. The integrated terry cloth thumb patch is handy when sweat begins to roll, and the easy-flex neoprene wrist closure coupled with the easy-pull hook-and-loop rubber strap finish off a secure fit. The Love Glove is available in black and sizes small-XL. For more information visit www.shockergloveco.com.
Shocker Glove Co.
5102 Passons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Kustomz Ink Klothing is our sponsor of the infamous MT Ink section. We figured it made a great pair! Make sure to check out www.kustomzink.com for the latest on kustom minitruck gear. The tattoos remain one of the most popular Lyfestyle sections, so make sure to keep submitting your photography to firstname.lastname@example.org for a shot at getting into the mag.
Mini Truckin' Clothing
Jeff Lewis and Matt Crigger have combined forces to bring you Drag Corps, the newest minitruckin' clothing to hit the scene. You can order these shirts through www.dominationthevideo.com or you can call Jeff directly at (865) 803-3020. If typing in a Web site or calling is too much trouble for you, you can always look for Drag Corps at a show near you.
Borrachos clothing is minitrucker clothing straight out of the streets of Los Angeles, the birthplace of minitruckin'. You can get shirts from these guys at shows all over Southern Cali or from the website coming soon: www.borrachosclothing.com.