Q. We heard you were the second part in the "leather-vest" pool tournament in Kentucky last year. How did you do?
A: Haha, I plead the 5th, but next time I get to break!
Q. Who do you look up to in the scene?
A: That's a tough one. I would say ALL of the guys who are still doing what they love, even as their lives have changed. Trucks have changed and the styles have gone from one extreme to the other, and they're still enjoying minitrucks and setting the standard for the new guys and the next generation. I hope I have that kind of passion as life changes for me!
Q. Have you ever passed out at your own party? How did that turn out for ya?
A: Yeah, not good...enough said! Some of the evidence is on the next Sickness DVD. Thanks Randy!
Q. Oh, and while we are on the subject...have you ever peed the bed (as an adult)?
A: I hate you Jennie! See above for the details...(we will take that as a YES)!
Q.You seem to have a fun job, but there must be some snags. What do you love the most about your job? What do you like least?
A: I love going to shows all over because you see some genius ideas in some weird places! I hate hanging out with everybody till 4 a.m. and then having to start work at 7 a.m. Then I watch everyone I was partying with all night roll in at noon, those bastards! But I'm a trained professional so that helps.
Q. Tell us, what's a "Man-Shot"? What about a "Flaming Jesus"?
A: The "Man Shot" is Tequila, salt, and lime just like normal. But you drink the shot, sniff the salt, and squirt the lime in your eye! Then let off a fire extinguisher in the apartment of your boss, haha! A "Flaming Jesus" is tequila and Tabasco. I don't drink them ever...you shouldn't either!
Q. What happens when you "Suppa-fly-Schnuckka" the boss's girl at a show?
A: If you don't know what "Suppa-fly-Schnukka" it's an 80s kid thing. The "Super Fly" wrestler of the top rope, or in this case, off the dresser. But know that if you do it, it will be done right back...followed by surgery!
Q. How did the "One-Sleeve Steve" nickname originate?
A: Lee Caudill (Heritage truck show promoter) gave me that name the first time we met. He couldn't remember what I had just told him my name was and just spit out "One-Sleeve Steve" and it just sorta stuck.
Q. How is "One-Sleeve Steve's" love life these days? We know you have hit some bumps in the road in the past?
A: Wow, kinda personal! Well, I'm happily taken these days. I found a girl that is accepting of my work and has just as big addiction to trucks as me, so we will see!
Q. What can we expect from "One-Sleeve Steve" in the coming years? More offspring?
A: I already have two great sons, Dominic and Christian. We will see if there are any more in the works, you never know. But my oldest is 12 so hopefully I will be building him a truck soon and enjoying what I love with him.
Q. We know you're a minitrucker at heart but you seem to go through vehicles like underwear. Why so fickle?
A: First of all...I'm commando all the way, makes for more room in my bag on the weekends when we travel. Second, I have always had a love/hate relationship with everything I've built for myself. Either some bad luck has got me after completion (hit a dog the day after paint was finished-dog was fine-fender and door not so good) or I'm very impatient. I want to get everything done in an unrealistic time frame and I get burnt out. Either way, I enjoy working on anything and almost prefer to be slaving in the garage rather than cleaning something for the next show!