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Mini Truckin' Life Style - August 2006

Mike Alexander
Aug 1, 2006
Hard Luck of the Month
Surprisingly enough, it seems that this is one of the most popular "Lyfestyle" sections. It seems us mini-truckers have some of the worst luck out there, and now we get to see the end results of that bad luck. Our buddy Darwin Williams from Thibodaux, LA, spent hard-earned cash to have Silver Star Customs build the Tacoma of his dreams. Well, when Darwin got the call that the SSC crew was finished with the truck he jumped in his car and dropped all the way there after a long day's work. This is where the story goes south. After he picked up his freshly layed out Tacoma he jumped back on the road for a long drive home. With almost no sleep in the last 24 hours, Darwin dozed off and blanked out for a second only to find himself swerving in the grass median. A quick turn of the wheel and the truck caught traction on the road and instantly flipped six times and flew 75 feet from the interstate! Luckily, Darwin and his brother were wearing their seatbelts or they might not be here to tell this story. Special thanks go out to the guys at SSC for being there and helping out. Darwin assures us he's OK and back on his feet and has already started his next project. So the FBI gift certificate will come in handy.
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Mini Truckin' Jr. of the Month
Jason Sword is the proud dad of these two fine examples, or little mini-truckers, doing what they do best: playing with trucks. Jacob, the oldest brother, is 9 years old and helps his dad out whenever he can. Jayden, the youngest at only 3 years old, is already reading Mini Truckin'! Jason assures us that he tries not to take advantage of his boys' eagerness to help, but sometimes he just can't help himself and will make them wet-sand his truck, clean the garage, and whatever else his little mini-trucker army is capable of.
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Only a Mini-Trucker...
Would convince his wife (or have a cool enough wife to even allow) to have a mini-truck wedding cake sitting on 20-inch wheels as the table. She's definitely a keeper. Michael and Lori Denney certainly have a happy start to the rest of their lives and support each other in Michael's obsession...uh, we mean passion. This is definitely a die-hard couple. We look forward to seeing you and your truck out there on the show fields. Best wishes!
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Product of the Month
This month we came across the perfect addition to any gearhead's kitchen table. Wrenchware has developed a kitchenware set that sports fully forged tool ends at the end of the fork, knife, and spoon. Each set is made from 18/10 stainless steel and comes with its own heavy-duty case. They are 100% machine washable, microwaveable, and designed for everyday use. Add some gearhead style to the kitchen that all your buddies can appreciate. To order up a few sets for your pad, check out
MT Stickers
Aight, listen up very carefully! To get your hands on the new Mini Truckin' stickers, you need to follow these directions explicitly. We've run out every single month, so to keep a limited supply they are now $2 apiece. Next, you must include a pre-paid self-addressed envelope - at least a 4x10. The stickers won't fit in the small envelopes and they will have to be bent. (And who wants a bent sticker?)Mail submissions to:
Mini Truckin' Stickers
2400 E. Katella Ave., 7th Floor
Anaheim, CA 92806
So, let's review: bigger envelops, self-addressed WITH POSTAGE, and send $2 cash. We'll get you out some stickers ASAP to use and abuse. Have fun, fellas!
Break-Dance Move of the Month
Some of you might remember our pen pal buddy from the pen "Free Lenny!" Well, he took the time to hook us up with a break-dance move "straight from the Big House to us." He kicked up a little pose for us and had his buddy snap a pic. When we got this it amazed us how much Lenny looks exactly like my little brother, Matt Alexander. They are literally twins, so maybe our pops got around or something. Who knows? You look at the pics and decide for yourself. But it seems Lenny and his mom's quest to get his truck going while he's doing his time hasn't gone so well, since his buddy isn't living up to his end of the deal. It sucks to see friends not helping out their friends, because we mini-truckers are supposed to stick together. Hang in there, Lenny. We'll do our best to keep pumping out some good reading material and we'll have more room to do it next month. (Sept's issue will be the first of many surprises to come.)
MT Tattoos
This section is getting bigger and bigger every single month. As we get ready for next month's surprise, look for the "Lyfestyle" section to be a permanent addition of your favorite magazine every single month. From club pride to magazine pride, mini-truckers really do represent for life when it comes to ink.
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Rendering of the Month
This month's rendering goes to Mike Hunt for originality. We've all talked about building a Tacoma and painting it pink, but Mike actually has the balls (or lack thereof) to build the Pink Taco. The truck will feature a stock floor body drop to the rockers on 19-inch Intros wrapped in Nitto rubber. Of course, the Pink Taco will be shaven smooth and will have all the right lines. The paint will be Hot Shimmer Pearl Pink, sponsored by Bismol Paint Supplies. Stay tuned to see if Mike actually pulls this truck off! This rendering is brought to you by Graphic Disorder.


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