I’m a minitrucker from back in the day and have been jonesing for another one for some time now. In fact, I’ve been looking on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace for a Mitsubishi Mighty Max or Dodge D 50 because my first mini truck was a 1985 Mighty Max and I love it. Because of this, you can imagine that I was pretty excited to see some killer Minis at the Lone Star Throwdown show last weekend. Keep in mind, this is a custom truck show primarily, but that means ALL trucks. This is not just a mini truck show, or a full size show or whatever. They have it all. In fact, mini trucks and classics are probably the two minority groups at this show as late full-size 1960’s to 2021 trucks dominate the show.
But there were some minis on hand and some of them were pretty spectacular. My two favorites were an old school Datsun pickup that would fit in at any classic car show, hot rod show, mini truck show, or whatever. It was finished like a very well built hot rod and I love it. On the other end of the spectrum, doing everything that a mini truck is supposed to do, was the Sketchy’s Speed Shop built Toyota. I mean just look at this thing. It’s epic in every way. I thanked them for building it on both IG and Facebook, because it’s that good.
Check them out, let me know which ones are your favorites, and we’ll keep posting more photos. We have two mini truck galleries from the show, so stay tuned for the next one to come in the next few days.