Justin Cross - MT Freelancer
Patrick Kennedy's '93 Ford Ranger Splash
October 2008 Cover Truck: Splash of Merc

Seeing as I'm old I tend to really enjoy all the old-school stuff. The interior on Patrick's Ranger, especially the center console, was just plain pimp. Overall, a very well built ride.

Josh Fleetwood - MT Freelancer
Christopher "Eli" Griffin's '92 Mazda B2200
January 2008 Cover Truck: Reincarnation II

It was hard to pick just one truck out this year, but Eli's Mazda is the one truck that no matter how many times I've seen it, I always have to stop and look at it again. His truck can hang with some of the best street rods. Eli and the guys at Twin States Customs did great work on every part of this Mazda; the paint, interior, and chassis are all as clean as you can get, and the stroker motor really gets your attention.

Phil Fowler - MT Freelancer
Kyle Bertsch's '93 Toyota Pickup
August 2008 Cover Truck: Bertschwood

It's hard to pick my favorite truck every year, but something about this Toyota just stood out to me. I love the color, and the truck is overall just badass! It's nice to see minis rolling on billets and I really think that makes the difference in a truck. So hats off to you Kyle, you built one kickass truck and I hope to see it in person someday!

Joe Greeves - MT Freelancer
Patrick Kennedy's '93 Ford Ranger Splash
October 2008 Cover Truck: Splash of Merc

I saw this truck at the Southeast Showdown and even though John Jackson's photography was amazing, it was even more exciting in person, glowing in the late afternoon sun. Slammed and rolling on 18s, this multicolored orange truck belonged on the cover.

Jennie Hendrex - MT Freelancer
Zach Quatrevingt's '87 Mazda B2000
July 2008 Cover truck: The Bayou Dawg

I use one word to describe this truck, ballsy! It's an escape from the norm and that is why it gets my vote. I love the look of this truck; it takes me back to high school. I was surprised how clean this truck really is when I saw it in person. Even though it has that "dirty" look you can probably eat off of any surface of it. Great lookin' truck, awesome work!

John Jackson - MT Freelancer
Patrick Kennedy's '93 Ford Ranger Splash
October 2008 Cover Truck: Splash of Merc

This truck is truly what minitruckin' is all about. Pat has driven this truck to more shows on the East Coast than most trailered trucks have seen. Not to mention the coolness factor of the old Mustang dash that was installed way before it was the cool thing to do in custom trucks. Some have joked about the truck being the Cingular truck because of its orange color, and the fact that Pat has been in more bars in more states than anyone else.

Johnny O - MT Freelancer
Christopher "Eli" Griffin's '92 Mazda B2200
January 2008 Cover Truck: Reincarnation II

Eli's Mazda represents what a true modern minitruck should be; clean, simple, and classy. Two-tone paint, deep-dish wheels, a motor swap, and hot rod inspired interior.