Off Beat - MT News - June 2011

In Memory

MT Staff
Jun 1, 2011
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In Memory
A Farewell to Kare Bear

We have recently learned about the unfortunate news of the passing of 5-year-old Karen Stoute. Minitruckers from all over have been showing their support online by sporting a pink Care Bear on their Facebook profile images. The Stoute family has been overwhelmed with donations and prayers from fellow members of our community and would like to thank each and every one of you for keeping them in your thoughts.
Subject: Mangled Mag!!!!!
Dear Mini Truckin’, I have always had to keep my eyes open at every store to catch the latest issues. Finally, I grew tired of this and recently ordered a subscription. My very first subscription issue arrived today but it is almost unreadable. The cover is torn front to back. I couldn’t even tell anything about the cover truck other than it is gold. The inside pages are so mangled that it looks like someone tried to run the magazine through a shredder and it spit it out. I am sure this has nothing to do with anything on your end. The USPS just ruined that good feeling I get reading and rereading every issue. Thanks for letting me rant. I just wanted you guys to know how upset I am. Keep up the great mag!
Dwight Fretwell
Salem, SC
Thanks for the compliment, and we’re sorry to hear that the postman manhandled your issue. It’s a shame you couldn’t enjoy what sounds to be our February ’11 issue. These things tend to happen from time to time, and there really isn’t too much we can do about it, except send you out a fresh, mint-condition copy. We’ll even bubble-wrap that baby and box it up for you, Dwight.
What Will Sell in 2011?
According to Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), 88 percent of consumers confirmed they planned on dropping money on upgraded wheels and tires even though the combo is considered a high-ticket item. Air intakes, exhaust systems, car care products, and suspension components still ranked high on the Opinion Leader Program, which consisted of a pool of one thousand participants who were asked about their estimated aftermarket spending habits.
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Browsin’ Around
If you’re interested in wholesale deals on air-ride products, you can’t ignore the company’s "We stock ’em deep and sell ’em cheap" slogan.
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