OVERVIEW
Mini-Truck was published by MME Publishing at 6321 Manchester Blvd, Buena Vista, California. The president was Jack W. Ries, and the editor and publisher was Jim Clark.

Other magazines such as Truckin covered the growing interest in mini or sport trucks, but this title seems to be one of the first to dedicate content to these vehicles. Like all automotive publications, content covered new Detroit and foreign made vehicles, technical "how-to" tips, and feature articles on owner vehicles, show trucks and upgrades.

In early 1982, the title was purchased by Wright Publishing who also produced Dune Buggies & Hot VWs. The first issue by the new publisher appears to be February, 1982, and Jim Clark remained as the editor.

Wright continued publishing until the magazine ended in late 1984. It is unknown why it ended, as the mini-truck or sport truck boom was still growing and other competitors like MiniTruckin had great success a few years later. Market timing made have been a factor, as a predecessor title by Argus called Sport Trucking lasted only five issues (from September, 1979 through January, 1980).

Jack Ries, the original publisher, was subsequently a defendent in a court case with Frank Oddo involving claims of copyright infringement. It is often referenced in case law.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 49 issues were produced from November, 1980 through December, 1984. All cover images are complete.

November 1980
Nov '80 Vol 1 No 1
December 1980
Dec '80 Vol 1 No 2
January 1981
Jan '81 Vol 2 No 1
February 1981
Feb '81 Vol 2 No 2
March 1981
Mar '81 Vol 2 No 3
April 1981
Apr '81 Vol 2 No 4
May 1981
May '81 Vol 2 No 5
June 1981
June '81 Vol 2 No 6
July 1981
July '81 Vol 2 No 7
August 1981
Aug '81 Vol 2 No 8
September 1981
Sept '81 Vol 2 No 9
October 1981
Oct '81 Vol 2 No 10
December 1981
Dec '81 Vol 2 No 11
January 1982
Jan '82 Vol 3 No 1
February 1982
Feb '82 Vol 3 No 2
March 1982
Mar '82 Vol 3 No 3
April 1982
Apr '82 Vol 3 No 4
May 1982
May '82 Vol 3 No 5
June 1982
June '82 Vol 3 No 6
July 1982
July '82 Vol 3 No 7
August 1982
Aug '82 Vol 3 No 8
September 1982
Sept '82 Vol 3 No 9
October 1982
Oct '82 Vol 3 No 10
November 1982
Nov '82 Vol 3 No 11
December 1982
Dec '82 Vol 3 No 12
January 1983
Jan '83 Vol 4 No 1
February 1983
Feb '83 Vol 4 No 2
March 1983
Mar '83 Vol 4 No 3
April 1983
Apr '83 Vol 4 No 4
May 1983
May '83 Vol 4 No 5
June 1983
June '83 Vol 4 No 6
July 1983
July '83 Vol 4 No 7
August 1983
Aug '83 Vol 4 No 8
September 1983
Sept '83 Vol 4 No 9
October 1983
Oct '83 Vol 4 No 10
November 1983
Nov '83 Vol 4 No 11
December 1983
Dec '83 Vol 4 No 12
January 1984
Jan '84 Vol 5 No 1
February 1984
Feb '84 Vol 5 No 2
March 1984
Mar '84 Vol 5 No 3
April 1984
Apr '84 Vol 5 No 4
May 1984
May '84 Vol 5 No 5
June 1984
June '84 Vol 5 No 6
July 1984
July '84 Vol 5 No 7
August 1984
Aug '84 Vol 5 No 8
September 1984
Sept '84 Vol 5 No 9
October 1984
Oct '84 Vol 5 No 10
November 1984
Nov '84 Vol 5 No 11
December 1984
Dec '84 Vol 5 No 12
Last known issue