Hello, my name is Dan, and I’m a magazine junkie. Being addicted to magazines and working for a publishing company is kind of like being a factory worker at the Snickers plant and loving chocolate -- it can be a blessing and a curse. The blessing part is that I get to go home each month loaded down with magazines of all types and interests. The curse aspect is that I only have so much space to store them all -- and to keep my wife happy I can’t use her closet anymore (sorry, honey). Spending the last 11 years of my life entrenched in all things related to creating a magazine -- the search for quality content, learning how to take photos of trucks, working with freelancers, working to keep advertisers engaged, and always locked in on the deadline -- I know how much goes into starting from nothing and ending with a magazine you and your team are proud of.
That brings me to this month’s issue. Over the last four weeks, things at the magazine have changed drastically. I’m happy to announce we’ve brought back our Mini-Truckin’ section, and you’ll see custom minis in each issue moving forward. You’ll recognize the name John Mata Jr., as he’s been the voice of the mini-truck community for the last three years, and we’re happy to have his byline back in the big book.
This Volume 40, No. 7's cover trucks -- a 2013 Ram 2500 with a gold-plated suspension and 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost with nearly 400 rwhp -- represent the diverse content I’m most proud of. Are you into over-the-top lifted trucks with massive wheels and tires? Well, we’ve got that covered for you. What if you’re more into trucks that can handle on rails and go fast? Look no further than our own Project GT-150.