Slam’d Mag is the result of wanting something different as both a reader and an enthusiast. After more than a decade in Print and Digital automotive publishing and building a world-class support team, it was time to make that dream a reality. If your automotive A.D.D. is anything like ours, then your passions don’t just fit into a neat little box. We go against the “norm” and create machines that externalize our own unique styles.
We follow these amazing builds through elegant imagery, passionately produced video, and high-quality content — this will be your home for all things low. For us, there is true beauty in all genres and styles. With high-end “Print” quality paired with the speed and efficiency of Digital, it’s time to share and embrace all things Slam’d.
STAFF | CREW: The Slam’d Team
MIKE ALEXANDER | Editor-in-chief
Mike Alexander has spent the last fifteen years honing his craft in the Automotive Publishing world, at the helm of both print and digital pubs. Internationally published in magazines worldwide including Japan, Australia, Germany, Italy, and more – Mike is always striving for more, which finally pushed him to take it to the next level and create Slam’d Mag.
MICHAEL PHILLIPS | Associate Editor
Michael Phillips, our newest staff editor, has a family tree filled with enthusiasts, engineers, and lead-feet. Michael has a deep connection for all things automotive. As a student of graphic design and a lover of literature, he hopes to explore his creativity by learning the ropes of digital publishing, but at the end of the day, he just wants to go fast.
JOHN O’NEILL | Editor at Large
Professional automotive photographer for the last fifteen plus years, Johnny O has perfected a style all his own. Owner at JohnnyOPhoto.com by night and studio photographer for Icon Media by day, John certainly has his hands full these days. Voted “Slam’d Photographer of the Year” for 2014, John continues to capture the best of the best worldwide.
TIM KING | VP of Rev’d Media Group
Tim King takes the reigns at Lateral-G and Late Model Garage. A true gear-head, Tim continues to bring quality content to the readers and help our performance titles grow. His hands-on passion for cars started at a very young age and continues through the build of his 1966 Chevelle. Tim is an integral part of the Rev’d Media Group network.
LANE COYLE | Social Media Editor
With the ever growing importance of social media, we’ve added Social Media Expert, Lane Coyle, to the mix. The next generation of automotive enthusiast, Lane will help us reach the younger demographic and pull them away from video games and back into the garage! Lane also enjoys wrenching on his own project, 1972 El Camino.
SEAN & KRISTI FRENCH | Video & Photo Editors
A true automotive enthusiast couple filled with a passion for film and photography, Sean & Kristi French started their own film production company creating amazing content under the flagship SoLo Films. As head Slam’d contributor in the Midwest, Sean provides some of the very best photo and video storytelling for our readers around the globe.
Matt Hodgson has had a passion for all things low, which began early on with Impalas and lowriders. From there his interests grew toward graphic design and photography. Matt’s attention to detail, eye for typography, and appreciation for the custom auto makes him the perfect fit as the new Art Director for Slam’d Mag.
NICO JARRETT | Lead Contributor, So Cal
Automotive Photographer for almost a decade now, Nico truly understands the art behind the automotive snapshot. Owner and Founder at NicoJarrett.com, his work has been featured in magazines the world over and as a member of Team Slam’d, Nico is ready to bring you the very best in exquisite automotive lows.
JOSH ROBINSON | Contributor, Texas
Owner of JDR Media and working along side Slam’d colleague Sean French, Josh loves all things custom. Growing up in the racing community of South Texas, Josh was destined to have a foothold in the automotive realm. Houston native, Josh shoots the one-of-a-kind custom rides that Texas has to offer.
An automotive photographer since 2008 and owner of Toast Graphics with work featured in both Australian and US magazines, Avit “Toasty” Chauhan covers a diverse range of shows in the Australian car scene. Our lead Slam’d contributor down under, Toasty is definitely one to watch as he continues to bring us the best of Oz.
FRANK NEWTON | Contributor & Merch, So Cal
Co-founder and owner at BST Clothing, Frank has been involved in the minitruck scene for more than 14 years. Starting from the ground up, he has built a custom screen printing shop and produces styles for all things custom. Frank also travels to shows and enjoys picking up his camera to document these adventures.
JASON BALLARD | Writer, Florida
Jason “Ol’ Dirty” Ballard has been tied to the custom automotive scene since the late ’90s. Attending shows all over the US and meeting new people is what Jason is all about. As Slam’d Mag’s lead feature writer Jason enjoys automotive storytelling across all facets of the custom scene.
Mike McConnell and Jesse Schinkel form the Dub Dynasty and are literally two of the coolest dudes you could ever meet. Down to earth, uber talented with both a camera and the welder, and two buds that travel the world shooting and building cool rides. Stay tuned as they continue to become a larger part of #teamslamd.
RANDY JOHNSON | Web & Creative, Ohio
Owner of the web design biz Eight Deuce, and successful entrepreneur to the core, Randy runs several brands including: Mini Truck Scene, Full Size Truck Scene, and Hot Rod Avenue. He also somehow finds the time to travel the country snapping tons of great photos along the way.
DAVID MOORE | Contributor, So Cal
David Moore’s very first word was “car” and he has been in love with everything automotive ever since. He’s been chasing cars all over the country with his DSLR. His diverse tastes range from Japanese Classics to dry lakebed SCTA races, all the way to Formula Drift events. David is a hardcore enthusiast through and through.
David Mamber hails from Ontario, Canada but lived in Phoenix, AZ so he has definitely seen it all. David has had a love for cars since he can remember and has been modifying and showing them since the early ’90s. In order to fund this custom obsession, David builds websites for a living and lends his talents to #teamslamd.
JOSH WILSON | Feature Editor, Missouri
Josh Wilson has been engulfed in depicting the story behind enthusiast’s builds for the past four years. His words have found their way into both print and digital publications spanning the globe helping to foster a passion for anything on wheels. Having written for both print and digital pubs Josh is right at home here at Slam’d Mag.
DAVID APODACA | Video Editor, So Cal
David Apodaca grew up tinkering with cars AND cameras. After film school David knew that he wanted to make a go at full-time videography and took the leap last year. Sharing the passion these guys and gals put into their cars and telling their stories is what drives him to continue to create automotive art.
Do you have a passion for automotive photography, videography, design – and of course, all things LOW? (Insert cheesy announcer voice here)
Are you interested in contributing to Slam’d Mag? Simply shoot us an email with your portfolio and location and we’ll be in touch!