What Happened to the Monster Truck Bigfoot?

Bigfoot, the monster truck, has been around since the 1970s and is one of the most iconic symbols of the monster truck industry. For decades, Bigfoot has been a mainstay in shows and competitions across the world, but in recent years it has become increasingly scarce.

The original Bigfoot was developed in 1975 by Bob Chandler and his team at Midwest Four Wheel Drive & Performance Center. It was created to be a heavy-duty vehicle that could withstand extreme conditions, such as mud bogging and rock crawling. Over the years, Bigfoot was modified and improved upon, becoming one of the most popular trucks in the industry.

Unfortunately, Bigfoot’s popularity began to decline in the early 2000s. Competitions became more commercialized and expensive to enter, making it difficult for smaller teams to compete. In addition, as technology advanced, many of Bigfoot’s stunts became outdated or were surpassed by newer trucks.

In 2008, Bob Chandler sold his ownership stake in Midwest Four Wheel Drive & Performance Center to another company. He then retired from competition driving but remained active in his role as an ambassador for the sport. In recent years though he has not been seen at many events.

In Conclusion:

What happened to monster truck Bigfoot? After decades of being a mainstay in the monster truck industry, its popularity declined due to changing tastes and technological advancements.

The original owner Bob Chandler sold his stake in Midwest Four Wheel Drive & Performance Center and retired from competition driving; however he still remains an ambassador for the sport. While Bigfoot may not be as visible as it once was its legacy will live on forever.

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Stephen Dunn