TRUCK NAME: Carolina Crusher
MAKE: 1996 Chevy
OWNER: Paul Shafer
DRIVER: Gary Porter
TOWN/CITY: Wadesboro, North Carolina
ENGINE SIZE: 557 cubic inch Rodeck engine
INFORMATION: Gary has always been facinated by monster trucks.
After the first time he saw them in action he decided that he wanted to
build himself one. That came to life in 1985 when he built his first Carolina
Crusher. Gary likes to keep his truck on the cutting edge of tecnology.
In 1990 Gary was a hot contender in the TNT Supernationals. He came in third.
In 1991 he won the Penda Points Series Championship. Gary prefers
to race at outdoor events, as in indoor arena's as there is no room for mistakes. Also there's no room to catch up with the other truck, if your behind.
Gary has sold some of his older trucks, to a couple of English promoters. They now have new names. One is called the
Bandit, & tours across the United Kingdom. The other is called the Castrol Crusher & id currently in the Middle East.
Gary also sold one of his trucks to Tim Teasmer, who also owns the Hercules truck. Tim races the truck under the Carolina Crusher name
In 1999 Gary sold his truck to Paul Shafer, owner of Monster Patrol, Bearfoot & a number of other monster trucks .
Gary will carry on driving the truck, but want to reduce the amount of traveling he does with the truck. He has no plans of retiring at the momment either.
Paul Shafer has changed one of the old Bearfoot trucks into a Dodge Carolina Crusher truck.
This picture was taken at the Monster Patrol shop. The paint was even still wet on the truck.
Dodge Carolina Crusher
Click on the links below to see some more pictures of the Carolina Crusher Truck:-
Carolina Crusher 1 at Wildwood, NJ. 1999
Carolina Crusher 2 at Wildwood, NJ. 1999
Carolina Crusher 3 at Wildwood, NJ. 1999
Carolina Crusher 4at Wildwood, NJ. 1999
These where taken at the Truck Fest in Charlotte, NC. June 97
Picture 1 Carolina Crusher in the pits
Picture 2 Carolina Crusher in the pits
Picture 3 Carolina Crusher doing Donuts
Picture 4 Crushing some cars
Picture 5 Getting some air
Picture 6 Crossing the finish line
Picture 7 Racing aginst BIGFOOT
Picture 8 Getting some air
Picture 9 Flying over the finish line
Picture 10 Gary Porter, driving over track signs, during freestyle
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Picture 13 doing Donuts
Picture 15 With its tires off
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Picture 17 The original Carolina Crusher Truck
Picture 18 The second Carolina Crusher truck
Picture 19 Carolina Crusher lineing up at the lights
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