One thing we magazine guys hear from the reading public is how lucky we are to have such great jobs. Well, speaking for all of us, I have to admit that you folks are right—we do have great jobs, and we’re lucky to have ’em, at that.

Not only do we get to spend our days, weeks, months, and years totally immersed in the world of the specialty truck and automotive industry in general, but we get to know and are often befriended by the individuals who make the hobby as great as it is. That means both the movers and shakers of the industry and all of you—the wonderful folks that make the whole hobby worthwhile. Over the years, being a part of the classic truck and street rod publishing world has afforded me personally the opportunity to travel the country, and I’ve been lucky enough to make friends with countless great folks like you all across the United States.

In fact, just over the last few weeks I was able to head over to Lake Havasu City, Arizona to visit the folks at Premier Street Rods & Manufacturing to check out their brand new all-steel reproduction ’47 to ’53 Chevy pickup cabs, to the nearby DuPont Technical Training Center for an education and some hands-on training on their new water-born automotive finishes, and finally to this year’s Grand National Roadster Show right here in nearby Pomona, California—all this while trying to meet deadline for the latest issue of CLASSIC TRUCKS.

So, I guess my bottom line is this; you folks are right, I am a very lucky guy—not only to have a job that I love, but one that constantly provides me the opportunity to try to entertain, meet, and spend time with great people like you.