The Man behind the first Monster Truck

Meet the Man Behind the First Bigfoot Monster Truck - The giant pickup’s creator celebrates 40 years of driving a vehicle with 700-pound wheels


The first Bigfoot is still my original Ford pickup. The tires come from fertilizer spreaders that farmers use to lug 30,000 pounds of fertilizer. They’re 66 inches tall and 34 wide. The axles comes from a five-ton military truck, and the engine is a modified Ford—640 cubic inches. The truck runs on alcohol, not gasoline. As for fuel economy, it’s not so much miles per gallon, but gallons per mile. The name Bigfoot comes from my shop manager, who used to make fun of me for breaking my truck, because I’d stomp on the accelerator too hard.
Comment: Official Site. Image snap from Roadside America

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