The guys interview Brett Kelien, owner of Mini Trucks of Indiana, about his Midwest micro truck import business. The Truck Show Podcast is proudly presented by Nissan in association with Banks Power and AMSOIL.


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Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4s):

I don’t believe so. I have, we’re talking about little tiny mini trucks,

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Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 0s):

I am so amped to talk mini trucks, but not the kind of mini trucks that you’re thinking. Holman. These

Sean P. Holman (2m 6s):

Are more like micro trucks.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 9s):

Micro trucks. Yeah. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a micro

Sean P. Holman (2m 13s):

Truck. They’re not quite like Japanese key trucks. They’re They’re less than that.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 20s):

By less than that do you mean

Sean P. Holman (2m 23s):

They’re more than a golf cart? Less than a key truck?

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 27s):

Yeah, less than that. What’s a key?

Sean P. Holman (2m 29s):

Yeah. KEI. It’s like the little Japanese trucks that, that some people can import over here and stuff. So

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 35s):

Home And I was working with one of the customers at banks and at where at where I work at my, where my day job. Where is that? Banks.

Sean P. Holman (2m 42s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 42s):

Yes. Banks. Not like B of A or

Sean P. Holman (2m 46s):

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Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 47s):

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Sean P. Holman (2m 48s):

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Jay “Lightning” Tilles (2m 55s):

I mean That would be great. Sure. Yes, I would appreciate that.

Sean P. Holman (2m 57s):

But this is what people don’t understand is you have your day job and that J Day job actually turns into a lot of truck Show Podcast content. And this is one of those situations where you had some rando conversation and you’re like, I have this other thing. You should do that with

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (3m 13s):

Me. Well, that’s how it happened, is that I was talking to this guy named Brett and somehow in the conversation he’s like, Oh, yeah. you know, I I sell mini trucks, And I, go mini trucks like old Nissans and Toyotas. And he goes, no, no, no, let me send you a link. And he sends me a link and they’re like, well, you just said micro trucks, And, I go. I need to see more of these in my life. And then I thought, Hey, Brett will be a guest on the show. And he said yes. And here we are calling him.

Sean P. Holman (3m 37s):

Alright, let’s do it.

Brett (3m 45s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (3m 46s):

Brett. It is Lightning and Holman from The truck. Show. Podcast. How you doing

Brett (3m 50s):

Buddy? If I told you you’d believe me,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (3m 53s):

That’s good. All, right? We’ve got a quick Intro to play as we do for everyone, but yours is a little different. So don’t move. Brett. What? The truck. What? The truck.

Brett (4m 3s):

What? The truck.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4m 6s):

Man. It’s been ages since we played what? The truck. Well,

Sean P. Holman (4m 8s):

I I only have one question for this, and that is what? The truck.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4m 12s):

Well, Brett’s going to answer that question. So Brett, you And I ha Holman And I. Were just saying, we’re talking about how you And I hooked up. And that was some months ago we were having a conversation about, right. Do you, you’ve got a duramax, right? Or do you have a ram? I can’t remember. It’s been, I’ve

Brett (4m 27s):

Got a ram. You got a ram that’s All, right? You deal with thousands of trucks. I understand.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (4m 32s):

And so were you, you were looking at either an intake or exhaust or something and then you And I got to talking and somehow either you sent me a link to your Mini Trucks of Indiana or I asked you what you did for a living. And either way I was smitten. As soon as you sent me the link to the website, I go, I need more of those. And so how did you, how did you get involved in bringing in or importing these little micro trucks?

Brett (5m 0s):

Well, that is a really cool story. I have been, had an interest in electric vehicles for many, many years. I I don’t like, let me first say I don’t like what’s going on with the current situation where they’re being forced on people. I I don’t believe that, right? But if you want to do it for fun, that’s what this should be about. Because electric vehicles, I don’t feel we’re ever meant to drive travel five to eight miles. Two, 300. That’s, that’s plenty. But I originally got started in this because in, I believe it was 1969 in the world’s Fair, there were 10 Suzuki caries built special for the world’s fair for, for different purposes that year, I actually got a hold of one of those back in the, in the late nineties, GE had shipped it from Japan to their plant on pop level road in Kentucky.

Brett (6m 13s):

And it wound up somehow in a little place called Taylorsville, Kentucky. I actually grew up in Taylorsville, so I knew the area. And when I saw the, the little van come up for sale, I bought it. I was showing it to a buddy of mine one day, and he showed me these little trucks. And my wife had been after me to get something other than a golf cart because a golf cart won’t do the utilitarian work that I like to do around the farm. And these trucks, you can order ’em with dump beds and air conditioning and heat. And I’m like, that’s perfect be I’ve been out in the field and gotten overheated and close to heat stroke at times.

Brett (6m 59s):

So these trucks with AC were just the perfect ticket. And that’s actually how I got involved with these little trucks.

Sean P. Holman (7m 9s):

Now for those of you who, who are curious, they, you have to understand that the perspective on these things are wacky. So they almost look like caricatures of themselves. So I

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (7m 21s):

Actually, these are, these are cartoon trucks.

Sean P. Holman (7m 22s):

I’ve actually seen the SUV version of one of these on a place off the coast of Los Angeles called Catalina Island, where they, you have to, almost everybody drives a golf cart there and you have to have these micro vehicles. And so I actually poked around. I didn’t realize that that Chang Lee, who is who, the company that you import ’em from, I didn’t realize they made a pickup version. And so it’s funny because the cab is really tall and The truck itself is, is fairly narrow. It’s basically like a a a square tubed type type of chassis. And they’re yeah, 11 feet long, four and a half feet wide and five and a half feet tall.

Sean P. Holman (8m 2s):

And so if you can imagine what an odd little rectangle that makes, right? But to lightning’s point, you can get ’em with dump beds, you can get ’em with heat and ac and you can get ’em as a pure ev or as a hybrid. And so it’s sort of the InBetween of a golf cart and maybe some of the newer, more expensive side-by-sides. This sort of kind of is somewhere in the middle that’s

Brett (8m 26s):

That’s a correct assessment. Yeah,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (8m 28s):

But when You see these Holman, these are like, they’ve got, instead of like an extra cab, it has these small window like a, an extra cab would have and then the grills are giant, are giant, but they look like a miniature version of what you’d see on a new Ford F two 50 or a, or a Ram they’ve taken. Even the taillights look like they’re miniature versions of the, of the actual ones.

Brett (8m 54s):

If, if you do do the research, I actually research and started studying the subsidiaries of the companies and it actually goes back to Ford. Hence it looks like a, like an F-150 And I, call it an F 50.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (9m 14s):


Sean P. Holman (9m 16s):

Alright, well

Brett (9m 17s):

I’ve actually got Ford emblems I’m gonna put on,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (9m 20s):

Oh, I don’t know if Ford would be too happy with that, but you should

Sean P. Holman (9m 23s):

Go for it. I, I. I know that you are selling the, the regular ca cab, the, the standard cab, I guess it would be long bed, but Lightning, here’s a photo. They make a theoretical

Brett (9m 33s):

Long bit,

Sean P. Holman (9m 34s):

They make a crew cab.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (9m 35s):

Oh look, I gotta have the crew cab. That is so dope. Look at those, those wheels, they look like they’re bead locks like little men. The it your bead

Sean P. Holman (9m 43s):

Locks? No, they look like they came off of Lincoln. Let

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (9m 44s):

Me, oh, turn it again.

Brett (9m 45s):

Those actually came off of my Jeep Yj.

Sean P. Holman (9m 48s):

Oh, gotcha. Well the steel wheels on yours that has the six inch lift. A hundred percent And I looked at those. I’m like, those are Jeep steelies on that thing. And I I. Well

Brett (9m 59s):

Actually they’re aluminum American racing. Are they really? Yes. Yeah.

Sean P. Holman (10m 2s):


Brett (10m 3s):

I bought special adapters to put on ’em. Nice.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (10m 6s):

So are most of these wheels like tens? How big are they? Twelves. Oh, they’re out twelves.

Brett (10m 11s):

Yeah, they’re, they’re, they’re 12 inch. Okay. And all of mine are aluminum wheels. I only buy aluminum because you get into rotational mass losses with a steel Wheel. So that’s why I get, I only buy aluminum wheels.

Sean P. Holman (10m 26s):

There you go I. see the aluminum American racing style Oh. yeah, I see it? Yeah. Yeah. So what I was talking about, yeah, I, see there, there’s a green one that has what looks like Ford Ranger Steelies on it with a beauty ring. That must must

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (10m 37s):

Have been looked so good before Oh. yeah, that and it’s lifted. Yeah, that

Brett (10m 40s):

Is, that is my first one before I had any wheels done. That’s

Sean P. Holman (10m 44s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (10m 45s):

That is so cool. Had something on it. You guys can, you can, yeah, that,

Brett (10m 48s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (10m 48s):

Is true. You can play along at home at Mini Trucks of Indiana dot com. That’s Mini Trucks of Indiana dot com. No spaces, no dots, just like you hear it. And these things are so, dare I say cute,

Sean P. Holman (11m 1s):

They’re I mean, they’re cute ish. They’re cute, cute adjacent. I think they’re

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 5s):

Cute adjacent. But, but like you,

Brett (11m 6s):

I prefer handsome.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 8s):

Handsome, okay,

Sean P. Holman (11m 9s):

Sure, sure, sure.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 11s):


Brett (11m 12s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 13s):

If, if like my wife now, now that she has a golf cart, she wants, she’s so excited to go in like the 4th of July golf cart parades at Holman. You have around here in Huntington Beach and there’s some nearby, but dude, if I rolled up in one of these, I win. Like I just win. Yeah,

Sean P. Holman (11m 28s):

Well you’re definitely getting all, all the ladies at, at, at the dude rodeo. Well I,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 33s):

Yeah, exactly. I get all the lady

Sean P. Holman (11m 34s):

Right. Yeah, right. You get the lady you brought.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (11m 37s):

So then what kind of horsepower and can you street legalize one of these,

Brett (11m 43s):

These follow golf cart law is what they follow. They can be be street legalized if you get the right MCO for ’em, that’s, that’s a document and and stuff. But to me it’s not worth it. I bought, I bought mine to use on my farm maybe to take it out and have fun with it. So for, so driving county roads and neighborhoods is plenty for me. They are not and will never be federal legal. But depending on your state and what you do, you can get ’em state legal. But to me it’s just not worth it.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 24s):

I have California license plates on the golf cart and it’s classified as an LSV, A low speed vehicle. And my wife went, yeah, that’s what these are. She went to the city of Long Beach and she asked for a map a an LSV map and they gave her one. Yeah. And it lists out all of the 35 mile per hour streets or less. Less. And she can cross a higher speed, she can go

Sean P. Holman (12m 42s):

Perpendicular, but she can’t drive

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 43s):

Down on it. She can’t drive it. Exactly. So she can get almost anywhere in this city of 550,000 people just by going on the loose speed streets. But I.

Brett (12m 52s):

Oh, they’re awesome. They’re awesome for that.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (12m 54s):

If, if I could get one of these I wish we had, that’s license we with one of these. That’d be so much

Brett (12m 60s):

Fun. Oh. yeah. Yeah. You can do an LSV license with these, but, but like I said, you cannot do federal.

Sean P. Holman (13m 8s):

So these have a lot of big truck features. So let’s go down the list. So there are a lot of sort of competitors out there. The one and a half or a two kilowatt motor, all of yours have a four kilowatt motor on there. And then

Brett (13m 21s):

That’s, that’s right. You

Sean P. Holman (13m 22s):

Got a 72 volt lithium battery and they last about eight to 10 times longer than a lead acid. Your trucks are seeing about 80 miles on just electric and you get an extra 25 miles with the range extending engine model compared to 20 or 30 on a golf cart. And yours are lighter. Plus you get the option of heat and ac you got a four by five electric dump bed, Bluetooth radio backup camera power windows and locks.

Brett (13m 53s):


Sean P. Holman (13m 54s):

I I. Wanna know how, how many, well let’s just say if Lightning And I are figure about five ten two twenty ish, will it fit both of us in the cab?

Brett (14m 10s):

Yeah, my wife And

Sean P. Holman (14m 12s):

I in there and

Brett (14m 14s):

We’re not, we’re not small.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (14m 19s):

So I’m,

Brett (14m 20s):

I’m about, I’m about two 40 and I’m not stupid enough to say what she is.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (14m 27s):

Smart man. Smart, smart.

Brett (14m 31s):

But yes, they will fit an adult, they will fit two adults in there. And another cool thing that I’ve just come up with, I was hoping to have it done for the show, it’s probably gonna be done next week, is in addition to the gas option, I’m going to start offering a solar option.

Sean P. Holman (14m 53s):

What? Okay,

Brett (14m 54s):

So hopefully my goal is, is that you will never have to charge The truck.

Sean P. Holman (14m 59s):

So if it sits outside, it’ll always be ready for you.

Brett (15m 2s):

Yes. Well,

Sean P. Holman (15m 3s):

But how long is that gonna take

Brett (15m 4s):

And Well, my shop, a typical charge takes eight to 10 hours. Like I said, I’m just working on this now because you gotta consider, you know, most of the time that truck’s gonna sit parked. So I’m, I’m going to try this to see what I can accomplish. And like I said, I’m hoping, I’m hoping it’ll be in such a manner that I never have to charge it or of course reduce my charging. Going more towards, if you will, a green aspect.

Sean P. Holman (15m 37s):

Looking at your color choices. You, they’re, they’re very, very automotive manufacturing mature. You’ve got Blaze orange, metallic, black hunter, green, classic Maroon, and deep water blue available. Now of course you, we talked about your lift kit and your custom wheels and tires and you said that Chaley doesn’t offer four Wheel drive, but you’re working to build some as four Wheel drive. So explain, explain that a little bit.

Brett (16m 3s):

I’ve got to find somebody that can help me. Machine axles for the front differential, and of course You know they’ve, it’s got to be a steer axle as well as a drive axle. And I’ve, I’ve gotten close a couple times and then people look at it and they say, no, I can’t do that. But I’ve got several axles here that are, that are ready to be machined and, and converted. My problem is, is I’m not a welder and I’m not a machinist. I know and understand I can design it, but getting somebody to build it for me enters into another picture.

Brett (16m 43s):

We, we don’t have the facilities here like you folks have out there on the coast on either coast, east or west. But that doesn’t mean I’ve given up either. I’ve, I’ve been working with some other groups, one group in particular where as long as I can continue to have disc brakes on the front, because safety is very important to me, especially when You get out with one of these on four, wheeling on out, four wheeling with it. Plus I wanna make sure that, you know, the motors will stay water tight, if you will, so that you can run through, you know, you’re not gonna be able to forge like, like some of the Jeeps do because I’ve got Jeeps as well.

Brett (17m 28s):

I mean, I think this is one reason we hit it off so well is because we’re both so much into trucks and these trucks were just so neat and with doing different things with Jeeps and, and the full size truck segment, you know, it just, it just was a perfect blend for me to go to these particular trucks and why not try to pull off a four Wheel drive unit? Sure. you know, I mean I mean, I forget who it, well it wasn’t the old, it was, it was REO that started the four first four Wheel drive units. And why not try and take off from somebody’s innovation like he did

Sean P. Holman (18m 10s):

I think that’s cool. I definitely think that four Wheel drive would, would be a, a major selling point. But when you’re reading through the description and you’re kind of read out on, on many trucks of, of Indiana dot com, one of the things you talk about is how you’ve looked at them all and this was the best one. What was it? Was it the fit and finish? Was it the, the price, was it the, the quality of welding engineering materials? What makes your mini trucks the best? Because there’s a lot of different people bringing in Chinese imports and these, you know, little vehicles over here. What made you land on these ones in particular?

Brett (18m 47s):

Over the years I’ve had three bad accidents in regular vehicles. All three. I was not at fault at And When, you look at that situation and you look at the design of that truck, that truck is all metal except the grill and the headlights and taillights. Everything else on that truck is metal. You look at some of the little, little white trucks that they, that are brought in here, you get into an accident with one of those, you have no crush zone between yourself and the impact. At least with mine, you have a bit of a crush zone, so hopefully you’re gonna walk away.

Brett (19m 31s):

So that was one of my major selling points on this truck. Then the fact that for, for the money you, you can’t touch anything for, for $10,000 that, that is complete steal. you know,

Sean P. Holman (19m 47s):

We were just talking about that when Lightning was looking for a golf cart for, for his wife, we were looking at golf cart prices and there’s no door, no top, no ac, there’s nothing, no heater. And they’re all nine grand and they’re all nine grand. Yep. And

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (20m 0s):

So for 700 bucks more to get battery. Yeah,

Brett (20m 4s):

Yeah, yeah. And, and and lithium battery is, it was another big selling point to me because a lithium battery is is 332 pounds lighter than a lead acid battery of the equivalent amperage and voltage. That’s major I

Sean P. Holman (20m 23s):

Mean that’s, that’s payload back in your pocket.

Brett (20m 25s):

Exactly, exactly. Or more top end. So

Sean P. Holman (20m 30s):


Brett (20m 30s):

What is on

Sean P. Holman (20m 31s):

The truck? What is the payload of these guys?

Brett (20m 35s):

The factory says 1100. Wow. Really? I’ve seen them with Yes, I’ve, and I’ve actually seen 1300 in the back of them. I know they can handle it now I’ve reduced the weight rating on mine because I’ve put softer springs on mine, but I’m still down around 900 pounds,

Sean P. Holman (20m 57s):

Which is great for a farm’s

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (20m 59s):

That is more than I expected. Yeah. I I thought you were gonna say it like five, 600

Brett (21m 3s):

Oh. yeah, no, and the cool thing about the little truck is it’s double walled bed. It’s not a single walled bed. Like the old couriers and love trucks used to be.

Sean P. Holman (21m 14s):

Well And I was looking at the, the Chang Lee website too, and the interiors aren’t awful. They’re actually pretty nice. No,

Brett (21m 21s):

Yeah, they really are. They really are. I mean. I’m not a computer guy so I’m still learning the dashboard, you know, I know how to do my radio, but, but, but the rest of the stuff I’m still learning and I need to get one of the young people to teach me that.

Sean P. Holman (21m 40s):

Now is is the prompts in the icon, is there anything in English or is it all in Chinese?

Brett (21m 47s):

It’s all Chinese and my Chinese is not good.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (21m 52s):

That’s weird that they haven’t even tried to butcher the English language for icons and such.

Brett (21m 57s):

It is surprising, you know, they’ve, they’ve, they’ve copied so much of what we’ve done over here in the us I’m surprised that that’s not one thing they they have done.

Sean P. Holman (22m 7s):

So how many of these do you typically import in a year? And then how, I’m just curious, how do they come to you? Are they fully assembled? Do they come in pieces? Does a shipping container get dropped off at, at the house or how does that work?

Brett (22m 20s):

Well actually I I order a container full at a time and a container is five at a time. And I’m not set up to take semis, but my friend owns a company about a half a mile away. And so we take the semi over there and then I’ve got a crew, I’ve got a, I’ve got a crew that, that we unload them, then we bring them over here and we put ’em in the shop and then I enjoy my winter just assembling them and getting them ready for the spring when people wanna buy ’em.

Sean P. Holman (22m 55s):

And then how often are you selling them I mean, is it like one a month, one a week or has it grown over time? Is it a steady business for you? I’m

Brett (23m 3s):

Just, it’s it’s hit and miss. Okay. To, to be totally honest, it’s hit and miss. It’s I mean there for a while I was selling them as fast as I could put ’em together and then the next week you could hear crickets.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (23m 19s):

I think Holman And I can create a scene. if you ship one out to us at 4th of July, we’ll do the 4th of July Huntington Beach parade and we’ll cruise one of these lifted with big wheels and tires and then like everybody will see it, we’ll drop Indiana or so Mini Trucks of Indiana dot com on the side. Right. And then he’ll, he’ll have to order like 25 containers.

Sean P. Holman (23m 40s):

25 containers.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (23m 42s):

Yeah. That’s my dream,

Brett (23m 44s):

Lord. That’s a lot of work.

Sean P. Holman (23m 48s):

He, he’s doing this for fun on the side. Right. This is, you know what this business is, this

Brett (23m 52s):

Is, I’m actually, believe it or not, fellas, I’m actually disabled and and stuff and, and I had to take early retirement, but you can’t just sit around and do nothing. you know, you gotta do something and, and, and that’s why I do it. I do it, you know, like you said for fun and because I love it. I’ve been into automobiles since I was just three years old. My dad got me started when I first saw an E type and

Sean P. Holman (24m 24s):

That’s a good way to get started. Beautiful company.

Brett (24m 27s):

Oh. yeah, Oh. yeah. Well I’ve got, I’ve got a number of X jss.

Sean P. Holman (24m 32s):

Well, I I, I’m gonna be honest with you, Brett, XJS has got nothing on your E type Chang Lee. Oh, electric truck I mean right. I mean the fe the fender flares and the upright profile say all business. But the five foot bed definitely says a Coors Light and a rubber swimming pool in the back. This is Brett’s walking around money. This is, this is the, this is when he got the, the grandkids over or whatever and he just got a pocket full of bills. It all came from this, this is his fun money right here. This is the side business.

Brett (25m 3s):

That’s right, that’s right.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (25m 5s):

So Brett, if if one of our listeners or

Sean P. Holman (25m 8s):

All of them

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (25m 9s):

Or all of them are interested in picking up one of these, you do ship to the lower 48, correct?

Brett (25m 14s):

That is correct. Okay.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (25m 15s):

And they can,

Brett (25m 16s):

We have not figured out how to get ’em into Canada yet. I, because you have to have your, my transporter has to have a special license and he doesn’t have one to go into Canada. So we haven’t figured that out yet. And obviously I have no clue how to get it to Hawaii or really Alaska. That’s why I pretty much stick to the lower 48

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (25m 42s):

Mini Trucks of Indiana dot com or you can call him at eight one two four nine three sixty two fifty six eight one two four nine three sixty two fifty six. Yes.

Sean P. Holman (25m 53s):

I was just gonna say, but, but when You call him only during Eastern standard time zone time of 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM So don’t, don’t go outside those hours. ’cause he is, I feel like he’ll be a little bit of a, a honey badger if you do. Oh, you think so? Yeah. I think so.

Brett (26m 9s):

I try to keep a good attitude, especially when I see certain area codes.

Sean P. Holman (26m 14s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (26m 15s):

Oh no,

Brett (26m 15s):

He, he’d be amazed how many area codes I know now.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (26m 19s):

So wait a minute, he sees something from California and he, he doesn’t even pick

Sean P. Holman (26m 22s):

Up. No, he does. He goes, oh, those people are stupid and they have money.

Brett (26m 26s):

Yeah, I’ve been out to LA a number of times. It’s, I’ve, I’ve enjoyed it out there. You all have some very nice cars out there.

Sean P. Holman (26m 36s):

We we have very nice cars, we have very nice weather, we have very nice looking people and we have just about the Es politics around. Yeah,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (26m 44s):

Yeah. No, the politics are no fun. Sure.

Sean P. Holman (26m 47s):

But I can tell you when I walk out my front door, I don’t have to tell the time of year by how tall the corn is and it’s 70 degrees all year round. And I feel that ocean air. And I’m like, you know, I could put up with a lot for that. Yeah. Wait,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (26m 60s):

Wait, hold on. Hey. Hey Brett, what’s the weather like today?

Brett (27m 6s):

Tornado warnings and rain.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (27m 10s):

So today no clouds 72 degrees. Yeah.

Sean P. Holman (27m 13s):

Yeah. Although it did, it did rain last the last few days for us here. And it was 65. That’s

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (27m 20s):

Right. What? We’ve got a cold snap.

Brett (27m 22s):

It’s been nice the yesterday it was like seventies here, you know, it’s supposed to, it’s supposed to drop to 50 tomorrow and then it’s supposed to hit 33 some night. I don’t know. I don’t pay that much attention to weather fellas to be true. you

Sean P. Holman (27m 38s):

Know what I’m hearing

Brett (27m 39s):

Be told,

Sean P. Holman (27m 40s):

I’m hearing his truck is ready for any weather with that heater and ac

Brett (27m 44s):

Yeah buddy.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (27m 46s):


Sean P. Holman (27m 49s):

Oh man,

Brett (27m 50s):

Oh. yeah. Awesome,

Sean P. Holman (27m 51s):

Awesome to talk

Brett (27m 52s):

To you. Why I have a heated shop.

Sean P. Holman (27m 53s):

There you go. Smart man. See

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (27m 55s):

Holman. I. I told you Brett was fun.

Sean P. Holman (27m 57s):

I know I, I I I heard you were gonna be a good time. And I was on all on board for it.

Brett (28m 2s):

Cool beans. Cool beans.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (28m 4s):

All. right. Listen, hey, hey Brett. So again, our, our listeners can go to Mini Trucks of Indiana dot com and then if you are ever out in LA again visiting friends or family, whatever, give us a shout ’cause we want to grab a beer.

Brett (28m 17s):

Absolutely. Absolutely.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (28m 18s):

Awesome. Love it. All. right? if you need a new toy, this is your spot or,

Sean P. Holman (28m 24s):

Or you have property and it’s big enough to support a, a mini truck of Indiana, then you’re

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (28m 31s):

About to

Sean P. Holman (28m 32s):

Well I mean this would be nice for the ranch you’re about, well, not about to but I mean.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (28m 35s):

Well you are slowly inheriting some land.

Sean P. Holman (28m 37s):

I’m just saying like, this would be great for the ranch, especially with the dump bed and the lift

Brett (28m 40s):

Apartment complexes. You, you name it. I’ve sold them to municipalities. Oh,

Sean P. Holman (28m 45s):

Interesting. Well, and they put those exempt plates on their Oh. yeah. Lucky Bastar. They do whatever you

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (28m 49s):

Want. Yeah. That’s not fair. Yeah.

Brett (28m 50s):

Yeah, they they’re like Oh. yeah, it’s exactly what they, that’s exactly what they told me.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (28m 56s):

Yeah, because I could imagine old schmos, there’s like little landscaping trucks or something like that. You know, like Parks and Rec, that type of

Brett (29m 1s):

Thing. That’s exactly what one of them uses it for. And then they put theirs in the parade with this great big bunch of flowers. And you talk about gorgeous I mean that truck, they had that truck, it was sharp and it, it’s a deep water blue truck anyway and they put these big bouquets of flowers in it. I I mean they were like two and a half, three foot bouquets and there were like 10 or 15 of them in the back of that truck. Sounds

Sean P. Holman (29m 28s):

Like the way that lighting’s gonna have to present with Easter’s wife. No, I would just for their next anniversary present.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (29m 33s):

Oh. Oh you’re saying that I, no I don’t know that she would want a truck like this. Like interesting. I hadn’t thought about that. Would she let me upgrade her golf cart to a truck

Sean P. Holman (29m 41s):

Maybe. There

Brett (29m 42s):

You go. Interesting. Well I, if I remember right, I, I. Need to check again. But I. I, I’m positive my doors even removed. So in the summertime if you wanted to, you could take the doors off.

Sean P. Holman (29m 55s):

Look, there you

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (29m 55s):

Go. That’s cool. You know.

Brett (29m 58s):

Hey jeepers. Always do that. So we gotta think of these things.

Sean P. Holman (30m 3s):

Absolutely. Absolutely

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (30m 6s):

Brett, I think you’re one of our heroes. I think that’s what we’ve just determined. Yeah,

Sean P. Holman (30m 10s):

We love you

Brett (30m 12s):

All. right, well hey, I always thought the world of banks as well man. So y’all, y’all keep up the great stuff you’re doing out there man. I mean I love high performance trucks. Maybe one day we’ll figure out how to do one of these.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (30m 27s):

That would be awesome. Drop a durmax in one of these. you

Sean P. Holman (30m 30s):

Know what they would do when it started off The doors would come off.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (30m 34s):

I’m thinking

Brett (30m 34s):

More like a Pinto engine

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (30m 39s):

All, right Brett?

Brett (30m 40s):

I don’t think we’d get a Durmax in there. But I know. We could do a Pinto,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (30m 44s):

We can try. No, no, it needs like a high ABO engine or something.

Sean P. Holman (30m 47s):

No, no. It would be a Durmax in the bed. There you go.

Brett (30m 49s):

Yeah. Oh that would be perfect. There a high ABO engine. Yeah. Oh man, that thing, woo. Wonder what it would do in the quarter.

Sean P. Holman (31m 2s):

Well I think it would be pretty good in about the 16th after that. I don’t know.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (31m 6s):

Yeah, four Wheel Drive with a boost engine. It just, oh can you imagine that? It

Sean P. Holman (31m 10s):

Just reminds me of that guy who took that smart car and put the boost engine in the back and was, has a video doing all the donuts and stuff. That was rad.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (31m 17s):

I’m telling you, I’m telling you Brett, this is just a video away. Just someone needs to get this. We need someone like totally stunting with one of these again. Just

Brett (31m 26s):

Have you seen some of my videos

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (31m 28s):

Are, I guess not. Where

Sean P. Holman (31m 30s):

Do we find them?

Brett (31m 32s):

Mini Trucks of Indiana on YouTube. There

Sean P. Holman (31m 34s):

It is. All. right everybody. It’s not good enough for you to go to mini Mini Trucks of Indiana dot com. Head to the YouTube and see what our wild man in the Midwest Brett is up to. Is

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (31m 46s):

That what he zone as now?

Sean P. Holman (31m 46s):

Yeah. The Wild Man of the Wi of the Midwest

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (31m 50s):

All. right. You gotta tell your wife that that’s your new name.

Brett (31m 54s):


Jay “Lightning” Tilles (31m 57s):

Alright Brett, you are the man. Thank you brother. Thank you for spending some time with us.

Brett (32m 1s):

Hey guys, it’s been a blast. Thank you so much,

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (32m 4s):

All. right, we’ll talk. You talk soon. Thanks Brett.

Brett (32m 6s):

Thank you gentlemen.

Jay “Lightning” Tilles (32m 7s):

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