Here’s episode three of the Mini Truck episodes, but if you missed the first two just use the link below.
I’m an unapologetic mini trucker. There was a time, not so long ago actually, where lots of folks in the hot rod and custom world didn’t think much of mini truckers and so many people who got their start in mini trucks didn’t claim that in public. And while mini truck culture has remained strong, in the past five years their popularity has made a strong comeback and people are bringing out old trucks that have been sitting and are building new trucks as well. I can tell you that when a killer deal came my way for a Mitsubishi Mighty Max like used to own, I grabbed it and put in the fleet of projects waiting their turn.
And while my truck never was the bagged and body dropped version I would have LOVED to have built back then, it was still cool and was an absolute riot to drag. I loved it and I want to build the version I couldn’t afford, and didn’t have the fabrication skill to create, back in the 1990s. Because, like most mini truckers, my project started out with a truck that was clean and stock and that I cut coils on up front and put block in out back. It got more and more, and lower and lower, but it never was fancy.
In this episode of Influence and Impact, our friends Marcel and Jason are talking about the evolution of the mini trucking craze and just how extreme it went in a hurry. This is the third episode on Mini Trucks and we are sure you’ll dig it.
Auto Revolution’s Influence & Impact traces the automotive history of custom car and truck builders.
As Mini Truckin’ became more popular, and even featured on TV shows like Monster Garage, West Coast Customs, and Pimp My Ride on MTV; many threw sparks in their garage and dragging across pavement.
An era of DIY fabrication, built not bought, and drag & destroy created its own style and even a uniform. Innovation and risk-taking led to high-end minis that would rival the quality of street rods.