Every piece of art requires three things: a canvas, a builder, and a vision. This story covers one canvas in particular, an unassuming, affordable, almost completely overlooked piece of automotive ingenuity. For nearly 40 years, minitruckin culture has grown from its infancy with strong influences from the preceding van culture. It has blossomed into a platform of choice for this diehard community that would be labeled as “minitruckers.”

From the wild paint to the custom wheels and suspension modification, lifetime enthusiast Todd “Radar” Hendrex brings you the story of how a simple truck would be the catalyst that would breed a culture that would thrive for years to come. With the help of Weekend Celebrity Productions, the group travels to ground zero to bring you the story from the originators themselves, a story that would be known as “The West Coast Influence.”