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Early history[ edit ] A former construction worker from the St. Chandler decided to test that theory on his truck, but in addition would actually enable steering on the rear axle. In 1981, Chandler obtained permission from a local farmer to place two dilapidated cars in his field, so that Chandler could videotape himself crushing the cars with Bigfoot as a joke. When Chandler began playing the video in his shop, a man promoting a motorsports event in Columbia, Missouri asked him to duplicate the stunt in front of a crowd.
After initial hesitation because of the destructive image it would convey, Chandler eventually agreed to perform at the event in April of the following year in what is believed to be the first public car crush. Later that year, a second Bigfoot built to help meet the steadily rising demand to see the vehicle received more major media attention by crushing cars at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. In 1983, Bigfoot began receiving sponsorship from Ford Motor Company , a relationship which continued until 2005.
Promoters of truck and tractor pulls, such as SRO Motorsports later the United States Hot Rod Association and Golden State Promotions, noticed the exploding popularity of the giant trucks and began booking several to crush cars at their events, with the eventual result being the advent of side-by-side, drag-racing style car crushing events.
A popular example of the early days of monster truck racing is portrayed in the 1986 home video release Return of the Monster Trucks, which involves a truck pull, car crushing, and mud bogging all in the same course.
That event, held in the Louisiana Superdome , was won by Bigfoot, as well as most of the events it was entered into in the mid-1980s. By this point, Chandler had already built an entire fleet of "Bigfoot" trucks to accommodate the vast demand for his vehicle, which remained as the most popular and marketable monster truck despite the large number of imitators.
In 1987, Chandler added to his innovations by founding the Monster Truck Racing Association, which remains today as the chief voice in monster truck safety. Another form of competition Chandler faced was the physical size of the competition. The tires had been previously used by the US Army in Alaska on their overland train in the 1950s. In 1986, Chandler built a new truck, "Bigfoot 5", specifically for the tires.
With the frequent broadcasts of monster truck races, the next logical step was to create a championship series of monster truck races. TNT began the first recognized series in 1988, and was dominated by Bigfoot for much of the season. However, upstart rookie Rod Litzau, driving the USA-1 truck, gained momentum and passed Bigfoot in the standings going into the last weekend of the season in Louisville, Kentucky.
With the way the points system and elimination brackets had been structured, Bigfoot driven by Rich Hooser and USA-1 met in the semifinal round with USA-1 clinching the points championship if it beat Bigfoot. USA-1 won the race in spectacular fashion, rolling over in the process, and took the championship. During this time, Chandler began working with computer-aided design CAD programs, and using technology he had learned from professional off-road racing, designed a tubular frame for his next Bigfoot truck, along with a suspension system sporting two feet of travel.
This innovation allowed Bigfoot to possess four times as much suspension travel as those used by nearly all previous monster trucks. Chandler would be awarded a patent for his designs. After testing the vehicle for three months, driver Andy Brass debuted the eighth incarnation of Bigfoot, with the new frame and suspension, in late 1989.
It officially made its debut at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis , Indiana at the Four Wheel and Off Road Jamboree in a special 5,000th show for Bigfoot where every Bigfoot vehicle gathered in one place for the first time. Although TNT stated that safety was the primary reason for the clarification, they also admitted that another reason was that Bigfoot No.
Andy Brass did drive Bigfoot No. Chandler also took legal action against TNT. After not winning any championships in 1991, Team Bigfoot would go on a 12-year stretch from 1992 to 2003 of winning at least one championship a year, taking a total of 16 series championship victories during that span.
As of 2016, Team Bigfoot now a total of 41 series championships. As a token of appreciation for fathering a brand new form of motorsport that remains widely popular today, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inducted Chandler into their Class of 2006.
Miceli now drives Madusa for Feld Motorsports. For the first time since the first Bigfoot truck was built in 1974, the Bigfoot 10 chassis would now have a Chevrolet Silverado body due to their partnership with MLB. For the partnership, a chassis initially built for Gordon himself was dubbed Bigfoot 19. Despite a promotional picture depicting the body as being a Ford, this truck would also compete with a highly modified Silverado body. Former driver Jim Kramer was inducted into the second class the following year.
Other Bigfoot facts[ edit ] There is no Bigfoot 13. After Bigfoot 12 was constructed, it was decided that the next Bigfoot truck to be built would be called Bigfoot 14, due to superstition about the number 13. In 1998, Bigfoot 9 took a tour of Brazil. When it was due to return to the United States, however, a customs incident in Brazil caused the truck to be confiscated. After Joe Sylvester in Bad Habit took the record in 2012 then at 208 feet , Dan Runte once again reclaimed the record in Bigfoot 18 with a jump of 214 feet 8 inches in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 16, 2012.
He piloted Bigfoot 16 to a speed of 86. Bigfoot 17 competes primarily in the United Kingdom. Bigfoot has several alternative names and identities for their trucks when two of their trucks are scheduled at a show. Currently, a Vi-Cor Sponsored truck, known unofficially as "Bigfoot Bessie", competes with a cow-themed paint scheme. He wore a mask to hide his identity and came from the fictional town of Cobra Creek, Colorado. Since 1997, a regular Bigfoot driver under his own name has been driving Snake Bite.
For that show it was portrayed by Larry Swim. The truck has been frequently licensed for use in toys. Bigfoot is referenced in two different episodes of Futurama. A video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System of the same name was released in 1990 by Acclaim Entertainment. Bigfoot was one of the main characters of the animated series, The Power Team.
It or "he" in the show was added to advertise the NES game above. Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks was released in 2006. Bigfoot" debuted in April 2010, driven by Amber Walker.
Notice that there is no Bigfoot 13; Bigfoot 13, just like Grave Digger 13, was skipped due to superstition regarding the number 13.