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John Mata Jr
John Mata Jr

John Mata Jr

Editor-in-Chief

Email: john.mata@sorc.com
Mini Truckin' Magazine: Editor In Chief Truckin' Magazine: Associate Editor Street Chopper, Hot Bike, Baggers Magazines: Editorial Assistant
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  • 1993 Toyota Pickup - Diamond Life
    1993 Toyota Pickup - Diamond Life
    Polishing The Rough Edges
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by John Mata Jr

    This 1993 Toyota Pickup truck is Jorge’s personal creative outlet, and you’ve only just begun to see where he’s taking it.

  • 2000 Isuzu Rodeo - A Day At The Rodeo
    2000 Isuzu Rodeo - A Day At The Rodeo
    Rockin’ Mostly Stock
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by John Mata Jr

    The Rodeo belongs to Von’s brother Jason, and it actually sees a lot of time on the road. Von’s a talented guy, and he’s proven that anything and everything he touches turns to automotive gold.

  • 1992 Toyota Pickup - Tailor Made
    1992 Toyota Pickup - Tailor Made
    A Cut Above The Rest
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by John Mata Jr

    "Ordinary" is how Andy Steider describes his 1992 Toyota Pickup before he decided to take drastic measures about it.


  • Layd Out At The Park 2014 Car and Truck Show
    Layd Out At The Park 2014 Car and Truck Show
    10th Anniversary
    By John Mata Jr

    Layd Out At The Park (LOATP) car and truck show celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, and reaching the decade mark is a goal to be proud of when hosting a custom show.

  • Danger Zone 2014 - Truck and Car Show
    Danger Zone 2014 - Truck and Car Show
    Dangerous Customs
    By John Mata Jr

    Mooney Grove Park in Visalia, California plays host to another packed with custom trucks new and old, jacked up and low for Danger Zone 2014.

  • Forbidden Fantasy Show 'n Shine 2014
    Forbidden Fantasy Show 'n Shine 2014
    The California Kick Off
    By John Mata Jr

    For 17 years now, the Forbidden Fantasy show 'n shine has served as a roll call for the southwestern states. Trucks and cars of all sorts and sizes assemble at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds in sunny So Cal for what has come to be the season opener arou...


  • John Mata Jr
    John Mata Jr
    Associate Editor at Truckin' Magazine
    By John Mata Jr

    Associate Editor at Truckin' Magazine




  • 1997 GMC Sierra - Intense
    1997 GMC Sierra - Intense
    Coming Full Circle
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, John Mata Jr

    Coming Full Circle






  • 2009 Dodge Ram Upgrades - Wi-Fi & An Extra Eye
    2009 Dodge Ram Upgrades - Wi-Fi & An Extra Eye
    Mopar's UConnect Web Mobile Wi-Fi Router And Spal's Backup Camera Kit
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by John Mata Jr

    Mopar's UConnect Web Mobile Wi-Fi Router And Spal's Backup Camera Kit



  • 2003 Chevy Silverado - Hard Knocks
    2003 Chevy Silverado - Hard Knocks
    This Silverado's Been Through The Wringer
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Dan Ward, John Mata Jr

    This Silverado's Been Through The Wringer



  • 2007 GMC Yukon - Sound Off
    2007 GMC Yukon - Sound Off
    A Six-Week Audio Build Of Seismic Proportions
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by Dan Ward

    A Six-Week Audio Build Of Seismic Proportions















  • 1955 Ford F100 - The Expendables' F-100
    1955 Ford F100 - The Expendables' F-100
    LMC Truck Teams Up With West Coast Customs For A Wild Ride
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by Bob Ryder, John Mata Jr

    LMC Truck Teams Up With West Coast Customs For A Wild Ride










  • 2004 GMC Sierra Buildup - A Plan
    2004 GMC Sierra Buildup - A Plan
    Project Novakane Part II: Getting Ready For Fun
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Bob Ryder, Dan Ward, Henry Z. De Kuyper, John Mata Jr

    Project Novakane Part II: Getting Ready For Fun

  • 2004 GMC Sierra Maintenance - Monthly Maintenance
    2004 GMC Sierra Maintenance - Monthly Maintenance
    Project Novakane Part I: Tune Up, Fluid Flush, And A Little More Power
    By Dan Ward
    , Photography by Dan Ward, John Mata Jr

    Project Novakane Part I: Tune Up, Fluid Flush, And A Little More Power

















  • 1967 Chevy C10 - Hammered
    1967 Chevy C10 - Hammered
    A Purpose Driven Pounding
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by John Mata Jr

    A Purpose Driven Pounding


  • 2008 Nissan Titan - Xsible
    2008 Nissan Titan - Xsible
    A Life-Changing Truck Build
    By Brandan Gillogly
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly, John Mata Jr

    A Life-Changing Truck Build






































  • 2007 GMC Sierra - Sierralade
    2007 GMC Sierra - Sierralade
    A Striking GMC/Cadillac Collaboration
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by John Mata Jr

    A Striking GMC/Cadillac Collaboration












  • 1997 GMC Sonoma - Higher Ground
    1997 GMC Sonoma - Higher Ground
    Placing A 'Bagged Mini On A Pedestal
    By John Mata Jr
    , Photography by Brandan Gillogly

    Placing A 'Bagged Mini On A Pedestal