Another issue that often pops up at shows we attend is certain editors just have their own opinions about what is cool and what is not. Just as all readers have their opinions about what they think are great truck builds, we too have our own thoughts about styles and tastes. We also know that Truckin' Magazine isn't for everyone, and some of our ideas and opinions might vary from reader to reader. And while certain sections within the magazine may not be to everyone's satisfaction- i.e. our marine section-there are those who love it, and other sections, such as the classic trucks or the audio section. These are not for everyone's tastes, we get it. But, there are those whom understand our reasoning for the various sections we create each and every month. Hey, everyone on our staff does not necessarily love every feature truck we put into the publication. If you ask an editor of say, Maxim, Hot Rod, or any other magazine you can think of, I can practically guarantee there is some aspect of that title, those editors aren't always happy about putting out. However, we are also in a business of selling magazines. Just because the trucks featured may all look totally trick and out of most people budgets-including ours-it is those trucks that fuel the lesser truck owners and make us aspire to owning or creating the cool tricked-out trucks you see each and every month. We editors, are here to create the dream, as are all enthusiast magazines. We are offering escapism away from the daily grind of life. That is also why we feature trucks with budgets that are more suited to our beer budgets, despite our champagne dreams. Therefore, we do a once a year, or twice a year "Readers' Rides" blowout, so all of our readers whom have just put on a bug deflector or are in the midst of a double-throw-down over-the-top truck build can gauge where they might fit in with our trucks that we feature. Your truck will not necessarily be alienated because it doesn't look like a feature worthy truck. Odds are, it will end up in our "Readers' Rides" section.

However, the single best way to get our attention is to either e-mail images of your truck, in progress or finished, with a brief description highlighting the build and the accessories used. Please include your name and telephone numbers so we may be in contact with you, if we like what we see. The other great way to attract our attention is to attend the truck shows we go to every weekend during spring and summer. Those upcoming events are published in our monthly calendar section, usually highlighted with the fact that someone from the editorial staff of Truckin will be there looking for just the right truck to shoot for a feature, or even a cover. Maybe it will be yours...