"I'm taking it back to the old school ‘cause I'm an old fool who's so cool."
—Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team
Remember that song? HAHA! Well, hey there, and welcome back! I always save this page as the very last piece of writing for each issue. I guess it just gives me more time to reflect on what has gone down over the span of putting everything together. Usually by this phase of each issue, I'm pretty damn sick of sitting in front of the computer, which I think is a normal, healthy mindset. But it's not just the amount of work that's sitting in front of me that bothers me, but more so the distractions that pop up online. eBay and Craigslist don't phase me at all, but Facebook and its wave of weirdness is almost unbearable at times. But one reclaiming event on this silly social website, one that actually has me looking forward to logging in, goes down once a week—every Thursday, to be exact.
It seems that everyone on my Facebook feed who is into cars/trucks/bikes/whatever has been posting old photos of friends and their rides. It's actually pretty damn awesome to see who was working on what way back when. Maybe I'm just easily entertained, but I enjoy looking at people's photos from the past. Personally, I find the questionable hairstyles and fashion "statements" from back in the day to be the most satisfying, but it's the photos of minitrucks from years back that holds my interest. Some photos attract very positive and inspiring comments and further photo shares, and of course, there are the haters—the unfortunate buttholes who never turn off the "Internet tough guy" function on their keyboards.
Whatever. It's all about the photos and the stories that go with them, which is why we decided to bring throwback features back into the mix. And to cultivate this new department, is one of the crustiest, oldest minitruck enthusiasts we could dig up, so check out page 56 for the first installment of this, our toast to the Mini Truckin' OGs.
With that rant/plug out of the way, enjoy the rest of the show. The menu of minis this issue is rather tasty, especially our catch of the month—Oliver Porter's smooth Tacoma. Mmm!