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Winter 2018 Newsletter
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:07:40 PM »


First off, the Staff hopes that everyone had a Merry Christmas, as well as, a safe and Happy Holidays! ..hopefully everyone’'s wish lists involved some new upgrades and modification for their trucks! The winter driving season has officially begun, which means the snow has arrived or is starting to, so make sure that you adjust your driving habits to suit the road conditions. Remember whether you think you are a great driver or even a professional race car driver, there are other people on the road that can be the real danger. Also make sure if you'’re out partying, that you drink responsibly and always have a designated driver because we would like to see all our members (and their trucks) make it through this winter season.

So with 2018 just beginning, we have a lot in store for our members, including's 10th Annual Western Canada Super Meet in British Columbia at the Paul Lake Provincial Park group campsite, as well as, some more ideas for another fundraising contest, also voting on 2017's Truck of the Year, which is the most prestigious award our forum can hand out. So the Staff would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our members, because without you guys and gals this would have not been possible.

It's important to keep the club growing, so let's get out there and collect new members! Whether it's a local Colorado/Canyon that you see driving around or a fellow owner on another site, invite them to the club. Just so you know, we are not done introducing new features to the site yet. We are currently working on some new features, so stay tuned to see what we have up our sleeve for you guys and gals. If you have an idea or suggestion for the site, please feel free to contact one of the staff, because this is your site/club too and you are the largest part of it!

Welcoming New Members: would like to welcome all of the new members that joined our site in the past few months. The community currently is continuing to grow. We encourage new members to introduce themselves to the site in the "New to the Forum.." section where you will find an introduction post already created for you. Be sure to tell us a little bit about yourself and your truck and how you found the site. We're all photo junkies, so if you have some pictures of your truck, post them too. I can assure you that you'll get an overwhelming response from your fellow enthusiasts and lots of welcomes.

If you have any questions you can refer to the Official New Member Handbook. Also make sure to review the Site Guidelines and Regulations.

Please join us in welcoming all our new members to the site...

September's New Members: (3)

    October's New Members: (3)

    November's New Members: (2)

    December's New Members: (0)

    January's New Members: (2)

ajay Awards:
The Award System is a method for member recognition. These awards are given to members that have gone above and beyond on the site in some form or another.  There is a wide variety of awards that can be given to our members. Some are awarded for their success, some for their contributions and commitment to the community, some for attending and participating in Super meets and even some for their unfortunate successes. Please click HERE to see the list of awards, and feel free to let us know if you think yourself or another member qualifies for an award .

Note: We are always looking for new awards to create and add to the list of Awards, so if you have award ideas, please contact one of the Canada355.casStaff members. It's your club too...Made by Canadians, for Canadians!

~NEW~ 2017 Truck of the Year (ToTY) Voting Poll
Another year has past and we have several members competing for the title of's 2017 Truck of the Year, so please click HERE to cast your vote.  For those who don't know how the Truck of the Year competition works, it's a voting poll where all members come together to choose which truck best represents the community.  To be a contestant in the Truck of the Year competition you must be the winner of one of the monthly Truck of the Month competitions, where members are allowed to submit their entry each month and to see if they will be crowned Truck of the Month.

2017 ToTY Contest Entries: (Click on the following names to see their submissions)

January 2017 ToTM Winner, Dirty Dave
February 2017 ToTM Winner, Destri
March 2017 ToTM Winner, HEYElliott
April 2017 ToTM Winner,  ac_650
May 2017 ToTM Winner, maxtoon
June 2017 ToTM Winner, AJ1794
July 2017 ToTM Winner, parts_guy
August 2017 ToTM Winner, classic69

So please, take some time and review each ToTM winner's entry and decide which member/truck should represent and be crowned the 2017 Truck of the Year!  The voting will close on February 2nd, 2018 and the winner will be announced shortly after that date.

Truck of the Month (ToTM) Competition would like to thank everyone for participating in this contest, we are hoping that more people will be entering the competition this year. Every month we get a good number of competitors facing off for the ToTM title, and it is always interesting to see the outcome. Be a part of the battle and vote for the truck you think is worthy of the ToTM title. Please click HERE to visit the ToTM voting section. The polls usually run from the 1st of the month and close on the 15th at 11:59PM so make sure to get your vote in on time. is always accepting entries for ToTM Contest. The contest is FREE to enter and open to anyone who is registered on the site. In order to be eligible for ToTM you must have a minimum of 25 posts or be registered as an official club member. The winner will have their truck displayed on the home page of the site and be entered into the coveted Truck of The Year Contest. Make sure that you are eligible for the ToTM contest by reviewing the ToTM Rules, click HERE to review the rules. If you are wondering what you need to submit for the contest, a good example of what your submission should look like, is Zeuce's ToTM Submission Example

Click on HERE to check out the ToTM Submission section and submit your entry to get your chance at the ToTM title.

Contributing Exclusive Membership Program

We at decided that it was time to change our membership program. Our last program consisted of two memberships, the Premium (One Year) Membership and the Lifetime Membership.  Our new program consists of just one membership, the Contributing Exclusive Membership, but will be available in four different payment plans. We feel that any member who purchases a membership should be considered a contributing member and all contributing members should have the same membership, meaning that there should be no difference in membership based on the price of the membership.

The Contributing Exclusive Membership is obviously not mandatory and you can always continue as a regular member, but there are advantages to purchasing a membership.  This membership is a lifetime membership and recognizes that when you purchase a Contributing Exclusive Membership that you are supporting, and it is our goal to ensure that all Contributing Exclusive Members receive some benefits for their support.

When you purchase a membership you will receive the following;
- Official Contributing Exclusive Member status
- Official Contributing Exclusive Member badge
- 30 invite cards
- 50% Discount on additional 20 pack of invite cards  (available anytime in store)
- Custom signature club banner with an annual update option
- Instant access to ToTM
- Discounts on merchandise pre-orders
- Access to Custom merchandise pre-orders
- Discounts on site sponsoring vendor merchandise
- (1) Custom decal (Will receive a promotion code to redeem your decal from The Grafx Shop's online store)
- Access to Contributing Exclusive Member section
- Access to Contributing Exclusive Member only raffle contests (free contest with option to purchase additional raffle tickets)
- Access to decision making process and group discussions recognizes that our Contributing Exclusive Members are supporting  Because of this we think it is important to make sure that these members are involved in the site discussion making process.  The staff are here to make sure that the site is clean and organized and running the way it should be, but the site was build for it's members and site discussions should be made with it's members.  So have chosen to involve it's Contributing Exclusive Members in future site discussing making, after all was made by Canadian for Canadians!.

Because we only have the one membership we have decided to offer four different payment plans, to hopefully accommodate everyone. Below is the breakdown of the available payment plans;

Click HERE to visit the Store to purchase your Contributing Exclusive Membership Program today!

Featured Media & Topics:

Here are some featured topics on the forums, just click on the links below to visit the topics.

Photo Credit: Clutch                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!

Photo Credit: rkj__                       Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!

Photo Credit: AJ1794                              Topic: What did you do to your 355 today?

Photo Credit: Clutch                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!

Photo Credit: Clutch                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!

Photo Credit: Clutch                     Topic: Post Pictures of Where Your Truck was/is Today!

Photo Credit: AJ1794                Topic: AJ1794's 2004 Chevrolet Colorado ZQ8 "Racetruck"

Photo Credit: Clutch                                    Topic: Other Rides - Ford Fiesta ST

Photo Credit: AJ1794                     Topic: Other Rides - AJ1794's 1953 International R110 Sponsor/Vendor:
Do you own or work for a company and are you interested in sponsoring the club/site? We are always looking for new opportunities with sponsors, so if you are interested in sponsoring the club/site, please contact us to get some more details regarding our Sponsorship Programs. We will also be introducing an Affiliate Program for those "Do-it-yourself"-ers who like to work hard at home creating things for fellow 355 drivers. would like to thank our current sponsors and vendors for supporting and it's members (Click on the sponsor name to visit their section):

- The Grafx Shop
- Brothers Sportswear & Equipment
- Dream Kasting Moulds
- Amsoil c/o Xtreme4U2NV

Ending Notes:
Once again we would like to thank all of our members new and old, for continuing to make a better community. Don't forget to purchase your contributing membership. Please feel free to comment on the newsletter, your feedback is appreciated.

The Team. - Made by Canadians, for Canadians!
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