Hello, and welcome to another jam-packed edition of The Hot Seat. In case you missed last month's story, each month we take a person who has been a vital part, a mentor, or made some significant impact in the scene, and expose him or her and make them blush for your reading enjoyment.
So sit back, light a match, do a courtesy flush, and enjoy this month's installment.
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This month, we bring you Max Fish from Bio Kustumz. If you don't know him yet, you're about to know it all!
Full Name: Maximilian Joseph Fish
Place of Birth: Banning, CA
Current Residence: Dirtpeople Land, CA
Daily Driver: 1999 4WD Tacoma
Who Are You?: Owner of Bio Kustumz
Q: What is in your toilet tower/lavatory library? Be honest, not the obvious ones like Mini Truckin', we want to know about the US Weekly, the Better Homes & Gardens and the Luscious Large Woman mags.
A: I read too many different mags to list them all so I'll just tell you my faves: Juxtapoz, High Fructose, Robb Report Motorcycling, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Engine Masters, World of Rods to name a few.
Q: Tell us one thing people either don't know about you or would be very surprised to hear?
A: I am a total geek. Not the broken glasses and pocket protector type, but I want to learn everything I can about anything I can. I'm a self-proclaimed plethora of useless information. Also, I used to take square dancing lessons in high school; figured that would start things off in the right direction as it's gotta be good for a laugh or two at my expense.
Q. Do you have any tattoos?
A: I have one tattoo on my right calf of the little boy from Where the Wild Things Are. His name is Max and it was my favorite childhood story, so I figured that I would be safe having it for the rest of my life.
Q: What is your favorite show of all time?
A: I will never forget Endless Summer and Spring Splash. They were shows that everyone tried so hard to get their current projects to back in the day. The scene was changing immensely and the excitement for it was more than I think it ever will be again. Those were the good ol' days for sure.
Q: What got you into the scene?
A: Probably money or lack thereof. Being broke means that you work on what you have and what I had at the time was a Taurus Wagon. It didn't really fit the scene all that well, but being on air and running 17-inch wheels back then was enough to fit in with the minitruck crowd.
Q: We heard a rumor that the "Master of Suspension" recently lowered a Cadillac by heating the coils. True or false?
A: I guess no good deed goes unpunished, does it. I was helping out a friend lower his car and it was caught on camera by a snitch. And that's all I gotta say about that!
Q: Sadly it seems most of our past victims have fallen victim to this as well, but we still have to ask. Have you ever been "cheated" by what you thought was a fart?
A: I have been. Luckily the witnesses were only my lovely wife, her sister and a close friend, so the emotional damage was minimal. It still gets brought up every now and again just for good measure though.
Q: Your hair is very long and well-kept. How do you take care of all that hair?
A: I only wash my hair in a shampoo that is made from 100 percent organic fruits and berries, and then finish by letting it sit in a placenta-based conditioner for 5 minutes. Once a week I have one of the top stylists from Vidal Sassoon stop by the shop to give me a scalp massage, a deep conditioning, and a quick trim. I will never color or straighten my hair because it is far too damaging.
Q: While we are on the subject, have you ever had one of those crazy beards?
A: Those crazy beards? Hmm, I've had a beard with no rhyme or reason before. I didn't trim it in anyway; I just let it grow all terrorist like. It was a little out of hand, not quite my style now, but it was fun at the time. Gunther's is way crazier than mine was for sure! Here's to Gunther!