Hard Luck of the Month
Every month we show the mishaps of minitruckers from around the country. This month, we had an incident that happened right here in Anaheim, California, to Mini Truckin' Art Director Chris Pasley. After going to sleep one night, a couple of would-be thieves thought that they wanted Chris' truck more than he did. They broke into his truck and tried to hot-wire it. They broke out the ignition, destroying the steering column-and in turn-killing any chance of getting away with the truck.

Instead of taking the truck, they turned their attention to Chris' high-dollar head unit. And they weren't nice about it, either. They broke the plastic, bent the metal around the double-din unit, and ripped out the wiring. Before making their exit, they decided to rummage through the rest of his truck, take a stack of napkins, the owners manual, and the registration and insurance card for the truck. On the bright side of things: these clowns weren't the smartest, they left behind a couple of crowbars that had their fingerprints all over them and inside the truck. So, if you live in the SoCal area and someone tries to sell you any of the above-mentioned items, let us know, we would love to have a chat with them.

So, to ease his pain and suffering, we are going to hook Chris 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 c/o Mini Truckin', 2400 E. Katella Ave., Ste. 700, Anaheim, CA, 92806.

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.

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 pics of your tats to galen.armenta@sourceinterlink.com.

Cool Guy of the Month
This is Jon "Cody" Povarellie. He is one of the fabricators at Devious Customs, and yes, he is of legal age to consume adult beverages. We happened to catch him dozing off at his boss' birthday party, right in the middle of getting his drink on and having a smoke. Instead of waking him up, we decided to let the cig burn down to his fingers. It was a funny site to see someone wake up in shock. Congratulations to Cody for being this month's Cool Guy.