Check out all the stories from the April 2012 issue of Mini Truckin' Magazine!
FEATURESUnder the Influence 18Kody Petty was raised in a house where working in the garage was held in high regard. He put the skills he learned from his Pops to good use.Beach Bummin' 26Slappy McNasty's surf machine is ready for the waves and the road.Electric Funeral 34There's so much to see on Dan Gillilands's '87 Toyota pickup. Airbrushed murals of dead rock and metal gods as well as killer album cover art take centerstage. Shake 'N' Flake 42Brandon Knowles' '78 Toyota Hilux has a paintjob that's heavy in metalflake and a style true to the old school. Blue Ballin' 48Fully built Dodge Dakotas are hard to come by, but Ben Bland's '94 picks up the slack nicely.SPECIAL SECTIONCenterspread Poster 32 Turn to the middle; stare at the pretty picture. Lyfestyle 60 We never get tired of seeing MT tattoos. EVENTSSEMA 222011 marked a big year for minitrucks in Sin City. Consider this coverage a sample of what to expect on our pages this year. Heritage 30The city of Whitesburg, Kentucky, shuts down every year and caters to the minitruckers who flock to this show from far and wide. Texas Heatwave 38Part truck show, part freak show is the best way to describe the goings on at this one.Slamfest 46In its second year in Gainesville, Florida, Slamfest beat out some bad weather and came through to deliver. TECHRoadster Rage 52 Watch as the guys at GO-EZ strip down a timid S-10 and make it go topless.DEPARTMENTSPost No Bills 9Off Beat 12Mini Market 14Construction Zone 16Upcoming Events 56 Ridin' Around 58Graffiti 62
ON THE COVER: "Low, Loud & Angry" sums up Dan Gilliland's '87 Toyota perfectly. Just wait till you see the details. Photo by John Mata Jr.