A couple days ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and noticed a comment that said Mini Truckin was dead. I’ve heard these comments for years. People are always saying the scene is dead (which it’s definitely not), so I didn’t pay any attention to it. Then I seen a photo that said “Mini Truckin’ Magazine – R.I.P. 1988-2014.” I wasn’t sure if it was a joke or prank or what was up. Could it really be over?
When I seen more friends posting about it, I quickly realized that maybe the internet really did kill our beloved magazine that we all grew up reading. I also started to wonder… is what I’m doing here with Mini Truck Scene partly responsible for ending the careers for so many people at this publication?
This is a guest post by Rob Lobitz of Street Beat Customs.
Truck enthusiasts are a breed apart; they are avid in their love of trucks, and the more ‘macho’ the truck the larger the love!
Like car enthusiasts, truck owners want to ‘trick out’ their ride, however, they also expect their truck to be able to fly over the worst terrain possible, winch larger vehicles out of ditches and tow huge loads, all the while ‘looking good’.
The addition of air suspension kits to a truck is not just to ‘bounce’ or ‘hop’. Air suspension kits keep the vehicle level, improve towing capability, breaking, cornering and the feel of the ride. They are also invaluable at truck shows; you will finally be able to get the ‘show stance’ that you want for your truck.
Have you seen the newest Weekend Celebrity Productions DVD yet? If not, you are missing out. To Better Days has to be in my top 3 favorite minitruck DVDs. I’m not sure what took me so long to watch it, but I threw it in the PS3 last weekend. I couldn’t stop watching it! There were even some parts I had to watch again. Little did I know I’d be at my friends’ house the next night and a few of us watched it there too. It was sweet to watch it again, and to see them watch it for the first time. Good shit! Here’s a trailer so you can see what I’m talking about:
I can’t remember how or when I first heard about Mautofied but it had to be at least 6-7 years ago. I’m almost certain when I bought my bodydropped Sonoma in 2005, I seen it listed on there, among other sites. It seemed like a great alternative to eBay since you had to pay to use the eBay service and you could list something on Mautofied for free. I think there has always been a paid option on there, but I’d say an overwhelming majority used the free option. Sure, you could only show one photo of your ride, but you could easily insert a link to more photos located on another site. Besides being able to list for free, I’d have to say the main reason that there are so many people using the site is: it’s so addicting!
3/2/13 UPDATE: Here is the new store link!
That’s right, the Mini Truck Scene online store is finally open! I went through several cart systems before finally settling down with a very simple one that met pretty much all of my needs. Sure, it has a monthly fee with it, but it appears to have no issues at all, resulting in a much better experience for you, the awesome customers! And just in case you were wondering what the link is, it’s: http://www.minitruckscene.com/shop.