You never, I repeat NEVER, call a Kiwi an Aussie.
-Abernathy Ross from Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof
I've never personally had the privilege of traveling to Australia or New Zealand but what I've learned from TV, and friends who have gone, is that rule #1 states never to get the two countries or their citizens mixed up. “That is, unless you want your ass kicked,” is how the above quote goes, so, yeah. I guess it's like calling a minitruck a lowrider—it just doesn't fly.
With that out of the way, we can now move on to our little vacation after the 25th anniversary bender. It was fun, but it's time to venture out into the big world and do some exploring. Freelance roamers Brian Goude and Cody Gephart made the trek out to Australia and New Zealand and returned with some rather amazing footage. Brian also sat down with the Aftermath boys from Down Under for this month's Inner View installment, so make sure to read up on this small group of dudes that have now put themselves on every minitrucker's radar. And on top of their scores, we also stumbled upon a little gem in Thailand for your viewing pleasure. There's no denying that what you will soon be feasting your eyes upon is some pretty radical stuff indeed.
And as you prepare to depart for this exotic getaway to the other side of this floating rock, make sure to check out our collection of new summertime clothing/gear. You gotta stay looking sharp, right? Right! But that's all I have to say about this one—I'll let our very own administrative professional show you the rest.
For added eye candy, we extended our collector's edition art poster series with a hand-drawn masterpiece that I excitedly watched unfold on Instagram of all places. Tony Pislaan (@angryfntony) really nailed it with this scene capture, and believe it or not, he actually mailed in his original piece to our office, which just so happened to suck 30-plus hours of life from him over the course of what I counted to be a 10-week process. He might have to knock our door down and physically pry this back from our grubby hands.
Well, I'm about done typing, and I'm sure you're perfectly fine with that. Enjoy the trip to lands abroad. Bon Voyage!