'09 Mike Finnegan's Favorites
Favorite Photo:
Raging Alcoholic
What issue:
January
Why Mike Picked It:
Jason Moreno's boosted Silverado was one of the most detailed rides I photographed in '09 and when he emptied his nitrous bottle just so I could get a shot of the purge valves working at sunset, I was stoked.

'09 Calin Head's Favorites
Favorite tech:
Strong Shade
What issue:
October
Why Calin Picked It:
I love when a project gets finished especially when its been shelved for over a year. Our R/T project was done except for the paint job, and thanks to Eightball Rods and Choppers and Steve Vandemon the truck is now finished. Steve showed us some cool tips on how to make the design even better. We also brought in Roy Varga, pin-up photographer extraordinaire, to shoot Shay Lyn in the booth with the truck. A hot truck with an even hotter model, now that's the stuff gearhead dreams are made of.

'09 Calin Head's Favorites
Favorite Photo:
Muscle Truck Parts Guide
What Issue:
October
Why Calin Picked It:
There are few things in this world I like more than high horsepower trucks and good movies. So when I sat down to compile a guide for muscle truck parts, I couldn't get out of my head the scene from Joe Dirt where Joseph Dirte' is sitting thumbing through an Auto Trader. In attempt to make the story even better, I called Bill from Holley and after a half hour of dueling Joe Dirt impersonations, he agreed to don his Joe Dirt costume pose for the awesome shots. One of the best parts was doing the research; I sat and watched the movie like three times just to get all the quotes right. Just remember: life's a garden, dig it.

'09 Mike Finnegan's Favorites
Favorite Truck:
Robert Hamlin's '08 Chevy Colorado
What Issue:
March
Why Mike Picked It:
It's not the flashiest truck of the year, or the most powerful, or will it draw the most attention. But, that's the point. Stuffing an LS1 and six-speed tranny into a Colorado and then dropping it using nothing but factory parts is pure genius. This is the ultimate commuter hot rod truck and I want one bad!

'09 Andy Mock's Favorites
Favorite Model:
Mindi Smith
What issue:
September
Why Andy Picked Her:
Polka dot bikini? Check. Nice face and a pretty smile? Check. A set of abs you can bounce a quarter off of? Check. Check, Check! Not to mention she's a pretty cool chick too. 'Nuff said.