Messages from the editor

It is amazing that 7 years have passed since the day we released the first issue of It is funny to think back and remember the look on everyone’s face when we told them about our dreams of an online magazine. It is even better to think that the people who said it would never happen are now the same people that call us competition!  Over these past 7 years we have had the opportunity to travel thousands of miles and hang out with some of the coolest people on the planet - auto enthusiasts. Looking back, it has been a very hard road to get where we are today. I would not change a thing and would do it again. Thank you to everyone that has supported us over the years. The future holds many great things for Gauge. 2006 will be a year of major changes. Get ready we are going to revolutionize the automotive internet publishing world again...

To start off 2006, we are releasing the largest issue of Gauge Magazine ever. There are over 1500 pages of non-stop auto action!

 On the cover this month staff photographer Toby Mosholder had the chance to catch up with John Williams II at our 2nd annual Slamology to photograph his awesome Mitsubishi Eclipse.  John’s car was on display all weekend in the Air Lift Company booth. If you ever get a chance to catch up with John on the show circuit make sure to get a look of this beauty for yourself.

For the first Gauge Girl of 2006 we have the beautiful Leslie O’Connor of Indianapolis, IN. Leslie is a full time college student and dance coordinator. Make sure to check out her gauge girl layout and get an up close and personal look for yourself.

When it comes to big body cars nothing quite compares to the smooth lines of a 90’s Caprice. Staff photographer Toby Mosholder had the pleasure photographing Rich Randall’s bad boy caprice at the Scion Tricks for Treats Car Show. Make sure to check out all the cool modifications that Rich has done to separate his Caprice from the crowd.

The next bad ass vehicle to appear this month comes to us from the beautiful state of Georgia. The south east has become one of the top hot spots for modernized custom vehicles. Leading the pack of these enthusiasts is Roger Turner in his 1994 Ford Ranger. Radical paint, adjustable air suspension and custom upholstery is what grabbed staff photographer Smalls' eyes to feature this awesome truck.

To finish off the hot feature vehicles this month we travel to Colorado to catch up with photographer Jason Peckovitch. When Jason ran into Grant Suderman and his 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse he could not resist the opportunity to photograph it against a truly industrial backdrop. Make sure to check out this performance inspired Mitsubishi.

To kick off this year's show coverage we have The Original Mini Truck Nationals produced by For the 2005 Nationals the show was moved to Lebanon, TN. This town is the perfect town for a show. Great cruising and tons of hotels are only minutes from the show.  For all the info on next years Mini Truck Nationals check out

The next featured show this month is Summer Show off presented by Side FX Car Club out of Cincinnati, OH. This first annual event was a huge success. Make sure to stay tuned to the Side FX web site at for all the info on the 2006 show.

In years past, Fast Eddie and his crew have produced several shows that run throughout the summer. For 2005 Eddie and his crew combined the shows into two days of celebration. On Saturday the show was in honor of famous car builder Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. On Sunday the gates opened to the world famous original Moon Pie Truck and Lowrider jam. This is a fall weekend show that is a for sure not to miss in 2006. For more information on Fast Eddies shows visit

On July 23, 2005 our friends at Lowered Horizions produced the 4th Annual German Park Car and Truck Show. This show is a great one day event and offers many classes for everything from classics to imports. The dates for 2006 are already released, make sure to mark your calendars today and visit  Show photos are courtesy of our friends at Kruizin Kustom Magazine.

Keeping up the pace of this massive issue we catch up with staff photographer Jowee in north eastern Ohio for the Slam Jam X. Slam Jam has been produced for the last 10 years by a car club called Properly Grounded. For their 10h anniversary show Properly Grounded spared no expense and hired The Trophy Source ( to produce the one of a kind collector plexi-glass trophy. Make sure to stay tuned to for all the info on their 2006 event.

To wrap this months’ car show coverage up we spent the weekend with staff photographer Smalls at the Relaxed Atmosphere All Star Event. Relaxed Atmosphere is one of the top clubs in the Mini Scene. This 2nd annual event was a huge success. For info on next years event make sure to visit

Make sure not to miss these other great features!

Don Pace Pin Up

Custom License Plates

Nutz and Boltz

The Dugout

That wraps it up for this massive January 2006 issue! Thank you again to everyone that has supported Gauge through the past 7 years. It has been a long wonderful road. Till Next month keep one eye on the road and the other on Gauge…


2006 Show Tour 

On the weekend of February 3-5, 2006 Gauge Magazine is hosting a lifestyle hall at the Indianapolis World of Wheels. This hallway is dedicated to our lifestyle.

Features include…

  • Live DJ (DJ Kidd Kutt will be mixing all weekend on the ones and two’s)
  • Q from West Coast Customs will be signing autographs Saturday from 1-4 & 7-9
  • Local hip hop station 96.3 is broadcasting live on Friday and Saturday Night.
  • Gauge is giving away a special solid billet aluminum trophy to the outstanding enthusiasts of the show.

We are still accepting applications for vehicle entry.

To register, just visit this link:
or give us a call at 317-856-1810. 

Make sure to check on your application that your entry will be in the Gauge Magazine Lifestyle hall.

Hurry registrations are limited and subject to approval!


The Club directory is back up and again after several months of being under construction. Please register or update your club today!!!

Please follow these directions before you contact us about your listing:

If your club was listed before November 1, 2005 please search for it in our system from the search box on the front page. If you club is listed click here to get your login information:
(you will need access to the e-mail address that the club was registered with)

If you car club has never been listed or does not appear in the search. Register your club at this link.
Make sure to take full advantage of your listing by adding your club logo and some photos of your member rides.

If you have any question please go to this link to contact us.


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