The original Bigfoot Monster Truck was launched in 1975 and quickly gained a cult following. It was the first monster truck to gain national fame, appearing at numerous car shows, festivals and events.
It was also featured in several movies, TV shows and commercials.
The original Bigfoot Monster Truck was created by Bob Chandler of St. Louis, Missouri. He had previously built several dune buggies, but his dream was to build a monster truck that could crush cars beneath its massive tires. After years of tinkering and experimenting, he finally created the first Bigfoot Monster Truck in 1975.
Bigfoot quickly became a sensation and spawned an entire industry of monster truck shows, competitions and exhibitions. It performed stunts like jumping over buses and crushing cars beneath its 44-inch tires. Bob Chandler continued to make improvements to the truck over the years, but it remained largely unchanged until 1992 when he replaced its engine with a more powerful one.
In 2002, Bob sold the original Bigfoot Monster Truck to another team of drivers who continued to tour with it for several years. Eventually, however, the costs of maintaining such an old vehicle became too much for them and they retired it from active duty in 2009.
Since then, the original Bigfoot Monster Truck has been on display at various locations around the country as a reminder of its place in monster truck history. It has been modified slightly over the years with new paint jobs and decals but still retains its classic design elements from when Bob Chandler first designed it.
What happened to the original Bigfoot Monster Truck? After being retired from active duty in 2009 due to maintenance costs becoming too much for its owners at that time, it has since been on display at various locations around the country as a reminder of its place in monster truck history while still retaining much of its classic design elements from when Bob Chandler first designed it.