As many of you know, I'm a freak when it comes to Mitsubishi trucks. I mean, I love them. I go crazy when I see them. I don't care if they're stock, dropped, lifted, or cut in half at a junk yard; I'm drawn to them. And my second passion are Cadillacs. But not just any Cadillacs, vintage Cadillacs from '49-'71 that have been modified to fit a '60's custom style. I've owned as many as seven or eight at a time, and I've owned more Cadillacs than minitrucks. I even have two Cadillac tattoos; I mean I'm crazy about them. But when you have two crazy passions, eventually something has to give. For me, it happened last August when I attended the Ludikrs Show in Rialto, California. That was where I had an epiphany that changed my life for the remainder of 2006 and 2007.
I took three Cadillacs to the show, but instead of being excited, I realized that I would rather have rolled in one badass minitruck with my club. So, I decided that I would sell my Cadillacs, that's right, sell my beautiful, 'bagged, gorgeous Cadillacs that I'm so proud of. But, if I was going to sell my 'Cads, it needed to be worth it. So, I turned 10o-percent of my attention to one of my current minitruck projects, No Regrets II. This is a project I had started shortly after I sold No Regrets I, about three years ago. The truck had been on the back burner because of time constraints at Bio Kustumz, which was where the truck was being built. But now there was no stopping me and the crew at Bio, we're full-steam ahead on the project and we're going insane on the truck. So now, all of my time and money goes towards this truck.
The craziest thing about this whole situation is the money behind this project. I'm selling cars that are worth real money to build something that won't be worth a quarter of what I'm putting into it. Is this crazy? Am I insane? Will it be worth it? It seems like people go buck wild on a minitruck just so they can stand back and say they built the lowest truck, or the craziest truck out there. It's not the money, it's the bragging rights that are earned. On the other hand, you can build an old car, sell it for a profit, and say you made the most money on your dollar.
Personally, I don't care about the profit, and like most of our readers, I don't build trucks for the money, but for the passion that is the minitrucker lifestyle. I do it to cruise with my buddies, my club members, and to enjoy the scene. That's what sets us apart, and that's fine by me. And, that's what I chose: minitruckin', cruising, the lifestyle, and selling some of my beloved Cadillacs. So, wish me luck.