Fact: We write stories, take photos, and build projects for you, our readers. Have a complaint or some praise for a story? Want to see more of something cool? Let me know. I hate reading a magazine that seems to be out of touch with its readership, and I'm sure you do as well. Hate boats but love motorcycles? Let me know. Hate lifted trucks but can't get enough of body-dropped show trucks? Let me know. My point is a simple one: I want your input.

At shows, we meet the readers who turn their own wrenches, cut up the trucks they're still making payments on, and who aren't scared of putting a big-block in the 3-foot square of an engine bay. Other than what we hear, see, and read, however, we just do things and hope. Sure, we think this stuff is cool, but what about you? Do you think vans are cool? What about tech articles? Do you really read them and care? If so, write me and tell me; if not, then write me and tell me that, too.

Yes, we are busy, and yes, we sometimes don't reply to every piece of mail, but I do know that we all care about the magazine and our readers. If you are reading this, then most likely you have looked through the entire issue. So get off your bums and hit me up on the e-mail, and tell me what I can do to make the mag better.

2005 Hot Trends
* Billets and three-piece wheels with huge lips
* Polished and painted superchargers
* 5.1 Digital audio and video
* Classics tuckin' huge wheels
* Pinstriping everywhere
* Lambo doors?

2005 UnCool Trends
* 17-inch flush wheels
* Stock plastic engines
* Troll hair headliners
* 60-series rubber
* Tribal flames
* Lambo doors?