The staff speaks and you listen. It's that simple. This month's question is:
You get the opportunity to ask a single question of any automotive personality on the planet, dead or alive. What do you ask the person and who is it?
Mike: I'd ask Boyd Coddington if the tools in heaven are better and what he's going to build next.
Calin: I don't know who the person is, but it would be whoever designed the Pontiac Aztek. The question would be: "What the hell were you thinking?"
Galen: I have never thought about that type of scenario before where I could ask only one question. There is no one perfect question that would give me all of the answers. One question always turns into a bazillion more that are left unanswered. It would be very unsatisfying to only have one question answered, and I don't know if I could live with myself if I didn't have the perfect question.
Kevin: This question is hard because I have already met a lot of people I look up to in the auto industry. On the other hand, there is someone I would like to meet. It would be whoever designed the '60-'66 GM trucks. I am completely captivated by the unique design of this body-style pickup, and I think it would be interesting to ask how he came up with it.
Andy: This a pretty tough question. I mean, there is a ton of people out there who I'd love to have a beer and a chat with, but I'd say one dude in particular comes to the forefront: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. It's hard to say what in particular I'd ask him-I would rather just maybe hang out and talk about art and cars. Maybe a few questions about his early days, check out some early sketchbooks and see what ideas he had that morphed into the final art you see out there. Like, I wonder what Rat Fink looked like as an early rendering. Maybe a really rotten-looking Mickey Mouse?
Sport Truck Slang Term O' The Month#2,400: phat (fa?t) adj. If you happen to be a hot chick, then actor/comedian Chris Tucker would have you believe that this word means "pretty hot and tempting." For the rest of us dudes, phat is an adjective used to describe things that are cool. For example, try telling your friend Jimmy that his rims are phat. Do not tell him that his wife is phat unless you want a warm beer dumped on your head.