Hard Luck Of The Month
Justin Sharadin has run into some bad luck, as of late, when it comes to his '97 Sonoma. On a rainy Saturday morning in April, he was on his his way home from a friend's house, then somehow found himself driving off the road into a field. However, that wasn't the worst part: as he tried to recover and stop the truck, out of nowhere a ditch hit his truck head on. Then, as a kick in the nuts, when he tried to get it covered the insurance company said, "Go pound sand." To sum everything up: his '97 Sonoma is totaled, Justin is looking for another insurance company, and he's searching for a new ride. Justin told us he plans on getting another S-10 or Sonoma, and he hopes to be minitruckin' again by summer.

To ease Justin's pain and suffering, we are going to hook him up with a 1-year membership to the FBI Brushed Club, as well as 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 c/o Mini Truckin', 2400 E. Katella Ave., Ste. 700, Anaheim, CA, 92806.

MT Tattoos
Kustomz Ink Klothing is our sponsor for 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.

Tattoos are rapidly becoming more popular in the minitruckin' community around the world. This once rebellious act is starting to become mainstream, they are not just for bikers or ex-cons anymore. These days, minitruckers don't just show it on their trucks, they show it on their bodies, as well. Keep sending in the pics to galen.armenta@sourceinterlink.com.

What's in our ipods? & Chris the art director's phone
"Life Goes On" - 2Pac
"Tried So Hard" - Linkin' Park
"Youth Gone Wild" - Skid Row
"Low" - Cracker
"Sad But True" - Metallica
"Mexican Radio" - Authority Zero