FEATURES

Hardwood 18

Jason Welliver based the theme of his '94 Toyota King Cab around something very near and dear to him--hard planks of wood.

Dirty Dub 26
This '85 Datsun 720 has a little bit of hot-rod style mixed with a whole lot of Chris "Dirty" Lewis's slightly weird personality.

Blazin' 34
Act 1 of this month's double cover feature starsBen Shelton's '00 GMC Jimmy. It's got a rich, red interior, it's doored, and it's sitting on 20s and 22s.

Down With the Brown 40
Act 2: With a fresh interior and a set of painted 20-inch Center Line Smoothies, Steven Lindsey's '00 Chevy Blazer comes out swinging.

Marbleized 48
Ronnie Wells and his '92 Ford Ranger don't follow the norm.

EVENTS

ShowFest 22

Flood? What flood? ShowFest doesn't back down toanything or anybody--and yes, that even includes that Mother Nature broad.

Tex Mex 30
The Severed crew delivers the sixth edition of the highly regarded, heavily attended Texas classic.

The Gathering 44
An experimental show put on by South Carolina's own Palmetto Rod Worx and the guys behind Southeast Showdown.

Relaxin' on the Bayou 52
Louisiana shows are always a good time, and the Relaxin' camp sure does know how to keep the tradition going.

Relaxin' in SoCal 60
Yep, those RA dudes represent hard in California too!

SPECIAL SECTION

Centerspread Poster 38

Ooooohh... aaaahh.

Inner View 56
Ever hear of Nfamus Air Suspension before? They're from Texas, and they're pretty rad!

Lyfestyle 66
See what's going on in the lives of average, everyday minitruckers across the globe.

TECH

Lock & Roll 62

Manual windows and door locks suck. Yeah, you heard right, both of them are for the birds! Learn how to upgrade to full power easily and on the cheap.

DEPARTMENTS

Post No Bills 11

Off Beat 12

Construction Zone 14

Mini Market 16

Upcoming Events 68

Ridin' Around 70

Maximized 72

Graffiti 74

ON THE COVER:
Cool, clean, and not overdone. These words best describe the results both Ben Shelton and Steven Lindsey were going for while building their Blazers. Photo by John Jackson.