Is the Monster Truck Bigfoot Retired?

The Monster Truck Bigfoot is an icon of the classic car industry. It was the first purpose-built monster truck, and it has become a symbol of American ingenuity and innovation.

For decades, it dominated the off-road racing world, winning numerous championships and setting records that still stand today. But after nearly four decades of existence, is the Monster Truck Bigfoot retired?

The answer is both yes and no. The original Bigfoot truck was retired in 2017 after being involved in an accident that rendered it unable to race again.

However, its legacy lives on through Bigfoot 4×4 Inc., which is still producing modified versions of the original vehicle for shows and promotional events. This version of the Monster Truck Bigfoot may not be able to race competitively, but it still serves as a reminder of the original vehicle’s impact.

Since its retirement, there have been several attempts to revive the Monster Truck Bigfoot for competition purposes. In 2019, a new version of the truck made its debut in an off-road race in Mexico called La Carrera de los Gigantes (The Race Of The Giants). While this version of the truck did not win any races or set any records, it did demonstrate that the spirit of the original Monster Truck Bigfoot was alive and well.

In 2021, another attempt at reviving the Monster Truck Bigfoot was made when a group of enthusiasts launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a new version of the vehicle. This campaign was successful in raising enough money to build a new chassis for the truck. While this new chassis has not been tested yet, it could potentially bring back some of what made the original so great.


So while it may be true that monster truck Bigfoot is retired from competitive racing, its legacy still lives on through modified versions being used for shows and promotional events. Additionally, there have been two recent attempts to bring back some aspects of what made this iconic vehicle so great with new chassis designs being tested out recently as well. Ultimately only time will tell if these attempts prove successful.

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Stephen Dunn