Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. —Charles Schulz, cartoonist

We haven't quite reached the top of the hill yet, but this year we celebrate our birthday—our silver anniversary. 25 years—that's how old Mini Truckin' Magazine is. Since the first issue was officially released in “Summer 1988”, we waited a bit to bring this piece of history to your attention. Math has never been my thing, but the numbers are simple enough—I was 7 years old when the first issue hit newsstands. Now that may label me a youngster to many of you who were already messing around with your trucks back then, but it also makes you stale gas. Just kidding. It's just something to think about.

Anyway, now that you're aware of our little milestone, we cordially invite you to help us celebrate this monumental occasion over the next few issues. Aside from the regularly scheduled awesome programming, we've decided to give YOU a gift. That's right. We've lined up a team of very talented artists to whip up some artwork that incorporates the spirit of our magazine's past in the form of pullout posters. You won't find these works of genius anywhere else but here, so make sure to tune in and collect them all.

Birthday cake aside, this month we're proud to present a truck that is sure to go down in the books as one of the baddest S-10s out there—Bada Bing. And with a Dime of this caliber on the cover, we had to follow tradition of throwing in a few more Bow Tie related stories together for what has become an annual thing for us. I guess you can call this our "S-10 issue" for the year since we have a super cool first-gen feature, a crazy four-door square body in our Construction Zone double-header, and some good ol' rear suspension tech by Nfamus Air Suspension to round it all off. We typically hear a lot of sighs from the peanut gallery with the release of these Chevy-heavy issues, but in all honesty, they're usually our best sellers for the year. Go figure. There's no denying that the S-series pickup is the undisputed favorite among minitruckers across the nation.

And on that note, I'll shut up. Enjoy the issue, and thank you for the continued support over the past 25 years. Whether you've been in it since day one or only a couple years, we couldn't keep the magazine going without you. Here's to another 25 years and then some!

See ya next month.