Hard Luck Of The Month
On the way to Kansas, John Arnold and his friend ran into some adverse weather. Traveling about 40 mph in the slow lane, they noticed small patches of ice. Before they knew it, the trailer signaled and tried passing them. He lost control, tried to correct it, but it didn't help. The trailer swung around to the driver side, smacking the rear quarter-panel of John's new Titan, then, the trailer swung back around shooting them toward the right side median. At this point in time, the only option was to hang on and hope for the best. The trailer tires caught traction in the dirt median, the trailer got twisted up, snapped the ball of the receiver, broke the chains, and off the truck went. The trailer and the Wood Runner went over, and landed upside down. Before the police got there, they were able to roll the trailer over, and began to pull the runner back onto its wheels.

So, to ease the 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@sorc.com, or to Hard Luck of the Month c/o Mini Truckin', 2400 E. Katella Ave. Ste 1100 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, they don't just show it on their trucks, they show it on their bodies, as well. Keep sending in the pics to Galen.armenta@sorc.com.

Editor Outtakes
In a recent trip to Japan, for the Truck Masters Show just outside of Yokohama, a cruise was setup and headed over to the Hard Rock in Tokyo. Mike Alexander risked life and limb on the outskirts of Tokyo to snap this shot. If you look closely at the picture, you will see that there are many lefthand drives imported from the U.S.