TRUCK NAME: BIGFOOT 5
MAKE: 1996 FORD F250 Pickup Truck
OWNER/DRIVER: Bob Chandler
TOWN/CITY: St Louis, MO
ENGINE SIZE: 460 cubic inch Ford
INFORMATION: BIGFOOT 5 is the worlds biggest & heaviest monster
truck, weighing in at over 28,000 lbs, & stands at 15'6" tall.
It was built in the summer of 1986, and made it's first apperance at the
Fall Jamboree in Indianapolis.
BIGFOOT 5's tires where first spotted in the backyard of monster truck driver Mike Walsh (Monster Mash) in Seattle.
from an Alakian Land Train, used by the US Army in the late 1950's. Mike wanted $30,000 for them, but Bob declined.
A year later,
while at the show in Seattle, Bob returned, but Mike still wanted the same price. Then the next year Jim Kramer(Vice President) was attending the show in Seattle, & while on the phone to Bob,
Bob told Jim to offer Mike $1,000 a tire. Mike accepted
& they bought 4 tires from him. Six months later they bought the remaining
4 tires for $700. a tire.
BIGFOOT 5 is kept outside the home of BIGFOOT.
To move BIGFOOT 5 to a show,it takes a crew of three people, with the aid
of a fork lift truck, 3 hours to change the tires. It is transported in
a special transport trailer, which also accommodates the fork lift truck.
It used to sometimes appear with dual tires (8 tires in total. These 4
spare tires are now on BIGFOOT 7, which is identical to BIGFOOT 5, apart from the paint scheme. That lives at the Race Rock Cafe in Florida.
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