What Happened to Rolling Thunder Monster Truck?

Rolling Thunder Monster Truck was one of the most popular and iconic monster trucks of its time. It debuted in the mid-1990s and quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the most recognizable and beloved monster trucks in the world.

The truck was built by Bob Chandler, who had been involved in motorsport since the 1960s. The truck was powered by a supercharged 572ci engine, which generated an impressive 1,500 horsepower. It was capable of going up to 70mph over rough terrain and could jump up to 30 feet in the air.

Rolling Thunder Monster Truck quickly gained a cult following due to its remarkable performance and showmanship. Its shows were filled with outrageous jumps, wheelies, and donuts that thrilled audiences.

Bob Chandler was also known for his wild personality, which added to the show’s appeal. He even earned himself a nickname: “The King of Monster Trucks.”

The Rolling Thunder Monster Truck show toured all over the United States from 1995 to 1998 and featured some of the biggest names in motorsport at the time. It competed in numerous competitions such as Hot Wheels Nationals, USHRA Monster Jam World Finals, and even WrestleMania VII. The truck’s popularity continued to grow until 1998 when it suddenly disappeared from the radar without explanation.

What Happened To Rolling Thunder Monster Truck?

While there are no definitive answers as to what happened to Rolling Thunder Monster Truck after 1998, there are several theories floating around. One theory suggests that Bob Chandler retired from racing after suffering a serious injury during a race in 1997.

Another theory is that he sold the truck due to financial difficulties or chose to retire due to health concerns. Whatever happened, Rolling Thunder Monster Truck is still remembered fondly by fans who remember its wild performances and charismatic owner.


What happened to Rolling Thunder Monster Truck is still unknown but it is likely that Bob Chandler retired from racing or sold his beloved truck due to financial or health concerns after suffering an injury during a race in 1997. Despite its sudden disappearance from motorsport events, Rolling Thunder will always be remembered fondly for its outrageous jumps and wheelies as well as its charismatic owner.

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Karen Watkins