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TRUCK NAME: Bad Medicine
OWNER/ DRIVER: Don Van Loo
TOWN/CITY:Jefferson City, Missouri
INFORMATION: The Bad Medicine truck made it's debut, in the 1991 Camel Monster Truck Challenge.
In one of it's races, the driver, Don Van Loo was knocked unconcious at the end of the track & fell
on the throttle & charged straight into the wall. Don was unhurt in the incident & wasen't even taken to hospital.
In March of 1993 another accident occured with the "Bad Medicine" truck that clamed
the life a guest member of the towing crew hired to do the show. The man was 82-year
old Lester Gilliam. Right before his death, he pushed a young child
to safety saving him from near certain death. The throttle stuck on
Don VanLoo's truck. His truck, which started in the right lane of a side
by side race, crossed hard to the left and ran over Lester, who was
standing at the end of the track.
has owned a couple of monster tanks, Battle Trax, which was a Dodge
pick-up and Ram Trax which was a Dodge caravan. He also owned the Magnum Force monster truck, which he later sold, and was re-named 'Little Tiger'.
The chassis was built and designed by Dan Patrick, owner of Sampson. VanLoo is now racing dirt track stock cars.
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