Monster Trucks are known around the world for bringing entertainment through stunts and destruction. And while every truck is able to accomplish some of these insane stunts and entertain, some trucks have caught the attention of the audience more than others. In this article, find out the monster trucks that have shaped the history of this exciting form of entertainment.
This truck is considered the first monster truck that was specifically designed to entertain rather than just perfrom normal truck jobs. The original Bigfoot was a modified 1974 Ford F 250 owned and driven by Bob Chandler. Chandler originally modified his truck to promote his 4×4 shop, but soon enough the truck became more popular as the tire size grew up to the industry standard today of 66”. And while there are now 22 Bigfoot models, some of which are still racing today, Bigfoot #1 is credited with starting the craze that is monster trucks.
While Bigfoot is credited with much of the modern day monster truck craze, Bigfoot couldn’t do it all alone. The monster truck that helped popularize monster trucks as much as Bigfoot was a 1970 Chevrolet K-10 named USA-1. It was owned and driven by Everett Jasmer and competed with Bigfoot to see who could create the biggest and baddest truck. Jasmer helped even more by creating a Ford vs Chevrolet rivalry that helped propel monster trucks even more into the limelight. And while its not in any monster truck events anymore, it will be remember alongside Bigfoot as the two trucks that brought monster trucks to the mainstream.
Even if you are completely unfamiliar with monster trucks, you know about Grave Digger. This green, purple, and black truck is based off a 1957 Chevy Panel Wagon, and is known world wide not only because of its colors but also because of its four Monster Jam World Racing championships.There are officially 9 Grave Digger trucks and 9 official drivers, but the main truck is the one driven by Dennis Anderson.
This is the newest truck on this list but is still one of the crowd favorites. Officially licensed form DC Comics this monster truck is a replica of the Batmobile. The truck began racing in 2006 under John Seasock but a driver change to Jason Childress allowed Bagman to win 2 Monster Jam World Racing championships in 2007 and 2008. Since then Batman has been quite inactive since the DC license expired in 2014, although there are signs of a comeback.
5.El Toro Loco
This car debuted in 2001 under driver Lupe Soza. In 2003 they made their first World Finals although they surprisingly didn’t win.But, they were able to follow up with their first World Finals win next year. El Toro Loco, despite many drivers and ownership has been able to get to the Monster Jam World Racing championships every year since 2003 cementing it as one of the most popular monster trucks ever.