Hard Luck Of The Month
Sixteen-year-old Cody Rouse has had some bad luck with his body-dropped Nissan Hardbody. Cody got his license two days before the accident, and the first day coming home from school, he parked behind his mom in the driveway. Well, about an hour later, his mom walked in the door and told him she hit his truck. She wasn't kidding, either, she plowed right into it. From the looks of it, she might have had a running start, too. It crushed his core support and fender, the radiator and condenser were toast, and the radiator fan was destroyed when it smashed into the hood. It was a horrible day for young Cody. So, to ease his pain and suffering, we are going to hook him up with a one-year membership to the FBI Brushed Club and also a mystery gift from FBI.

If you, or someone you know, has had something terrible happen to a minitruck, and you have high-resolution pictures (no camera phone pics, please) we would like to see them. Send your submissions to galen.armenta@sourceinterlink.com, or to Hard Luck of the Month, 2400 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA, 92806. If chosen, you will receive a one-year membership to FBI's Brushed Club and a free gift.

MT Tattoos
Kustomz Ink Klothing is our sponsor of the infamous MT Ink section. We figured it made a good pair! Be sure to check out kustomzink.com for the latest on custom gear.

Once again, it seems that minitruckers are as down as they come, whether it's reppin' their club, their favorite magazine, or just our one-of-a-kind lifestyle in general.

What's In Our Ipods?
"Out Da Pound" - Birdman & Lil' Wayne
"I'm Not a Loser" - Descendants
"Diamonds" - Fabulous
"Crazy Bitch" - Buckcherry
"Paralyzer" - Finger Eleven

Product Of The Month
Kinetik is known as the industry's power leader and offers a full line of great power products for your mini! While Kinetik is known for its world records in the car audio scene, Kinetik is also the power behind the top builders, clubs, and shops featured in Mini Truckin' every month.

Kinetik Power Cells are designed to provide more power in the same space and can provide more than enough power for any setup or application. Kinetik Power Cells are great for compressors, hydraulics, audio, custom lighting, and anything else that demands more power.

Kinetik offers eight different sizes ranging from the small, compact Hc600 to the massive Hc3800, while giving you the power to customize your electrical system to your needs. The power cells can be mounted into any position and work great in any climate. Kinetik is available only at authorized dealers across the country. Drag by and get yours today.

For more information about Kinetik and its top of the line car audio power cells, or to find an authorized dealer near you, visit the website at kinetikpower.com, or call (888) 522-8346.

This month we have Surface's new release, called Re-Introduction. It has been a while since we last saw a video from Surface, and now we know why. Re-Introduction is packed with tons of footage from all over the Untied States, with more than 20 drag sessions, 20 shows, and eight feature vehicles. It also has a couple of short films and cool music. Go to surface-dvd.com and pick one up today.

Quote of the Month
"The pain of poor quality is remembered long after the pleasure of low price is forgotten."