Nine Podium Finishers from the Mini Truckin' Magazine Scale Model Build Contests Rounds 1, 2, and 3 faced each other in this exclusive invite-only round. Enjoy the build pictures below! Thank you to the builders who completed their projects and participated!

This Podium round included the second and third place finishers from Round 1, second through fifth place finishers from Round 2, and the second and third place finishers from Round 3. To spice up the competition, the Runner-Ups from Rounds 2 and 3 were included. (Round 1 Runner-Up made the Winner Invite.) This Podium Invite round happened at the same time as the Winner Invite round and the open Round 4.

PODIUM INVITE (9)
1. Round 1 - 2nd – Matt Cooper
2. Round 1 - 3rd – Michael Bale

3. Round 2 – 2nd - Daniel McGough
4. Round 2 – 3rd - Josh Smith Matt Pervin (Round 2 Runner-Up)
5. Round 2 – 4th - Joe McKnelly
6. Round 2 – 5th - Scott Crow

7. Round 3 – 2nd - Brad Fortney
8. Round 3 – 3rd - Rob Wright
9. Round 3 Runner-Up - Charles Richter

DETAILS:
BUILD TIME: February 8 - May 10, 2010 (about 3 months)
BUILD RESTRICTIONS: Unlike other rounds, this time it must be a mini truck; one (1) mini truck allowed. No multiple builds. (After all, this IS Mini Truckin', right?!) Builders were instructed to not start until February 8th.
BUILD REQUIREMENTS: Builders started a thread in the forums, labeled like the previous rounds, but including Podium Invite. They updated us often and took plenty of high-quality photos as they went. Same procedure as previous rounds!


RESULTS: WINNER
Matt Pervin

Matt Pervin

THE LOWDOWN
WHEELS: 20" Intro 5-stars
TIRES: Toyo Proxes
FRAME: Custom built square tubing, painted silver.
SUSPENSION TYPE: Air ride--4-link rear
COMPRESSOR: York style belt drive
BODY: Shaved door handles, tailgate, tailgate handle, tail lights, gas door, molded in roll pan, made into an ex-cab, custom grill, and bumper.
PAINT: Colbalt blue--Silver
INTERIOR: Custom built, smooth cab floor, custom dash, custom speaker box, black and blue seats, console,dash, door panels, silver floor.
MOTOR: LS1 Corvette 450hp.
SPECIAL THANKS: First I would like to THANK MINITRUCKINWEB for putting on this contest again, also I would like to thank my club bro's DYNASTY M.C.C. AND DRAG-LO KUSTOMZ. I would also like to thank my wife for putting up with model parts everywhere, and my kids for not breaking any of them.
I really had a lot of fun, and got to meet some really cool people, and got to see some really cool models.
DYNASTY M.C.C.
V.P.of DRAG-LO KUSTOMZ

Rob Wright

Joe McKnelly