Each year millions of fans across America, attend monster truck events,
from jamboree's, displays, to the a Points Series racing
championship. But how did this phenomenom start?
Back in the late seventies, early eighties, a number of pickup enthusiasts liked the idea of making their pickups bigger & better. One man named Bob Chandler, who had stuck some large
tires on his Ford F250 pick-up truck, decided to drive over a couple
of junk cars in a field, to promote his 4x4 shop. A few months later
he did it again, but this time it was at a stadium in front of a crowd.
That truck was called BIGFOOT.
At the same time other monster trucks where being built by other
drivers across the U.S. These included people such as Everett Jasmer who built USA-1, Fred Shafer & Jack Willman who built Bearfoot,
and Jeff Dane who built King Kong & Awesome Kong.
Gradually more and more people started to build their own monster trucks.
As more trucks where built, the better they would get,with drivers adding
bigger and better engines, better suspension, and bigger tires.
Monster trucks have come along way since then, todays trucks are so
technically advanced, compared to the first monster trucks that we
first saw back in the mid to late eighties. Todays trucks all have
lightweight tubular chasis frames and fibreglass bodies.
For information & pictures on some of those old trucks, and today's modern trucks, got to
the Other Monster Trucks page, on this website.
Or for information & pictures on all of the BIGFOOT trucks, go to BIGFOOT King of the Monster Trucks page, on this website.
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