Classic French author, Francois de la Rochenfoucauld, said it best when referring to what we can always expect in the future. Change is always on the horizon, and with the new year comes a new design refresh inside the pages of Mini Truckin'. We have been throwing styling ideas around for a few months now, and we finally settled on a look that we feel is a much needed, more modern spin on our departments and feature articles. MT art director, Chris Pasley, has been grinding over the holiday season to apply the finishing touches on our new package. Drop us a line and let us know what you think about our new layout.

One thing that hasn't changed over the years, however, is guys building badass minitrucks for the sole purpose of driving them. The features we've rounded up in this issue have all clocked thousands of miles on their respective odometers over years of real-world use. The majority of this month's collection of minis have also been more than 10 years in the making, and a couple of them, including Mike Angell's Tacoma on the cover, have gone through many suspension overhauls in order for them to be dependable, road-worthy, full-custom cruisers.

Minitrucks built to scrape streets is a constant happening that will weather any storm, withstand a down economy, and stand tall against naysayers for many years to come.

See you again in approximately 30 days.