What Was the First Monster Truck Show?

The first monster truck show took place in the United States on June 24th, 1981. It was held at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan and featured four monster trucks, Bigfoot, USA-1, Bear Foot and King Kong. The show was organized by Bob Chandler and featured racing, car crushing and freestyle events.

The concept of monster trucks originated from Bob Chandler’s desire to create a bigger and more powerful truck than anything else that had ever been seen before. He built Bigfoot out of a Ford F-250 pickup truck and used it for mud bogging competitions. After winning multiple times, he decided to use his truck to crush cars which attracted a lot of attention from spectators.

Chandler then started to promote Bigfoot and other similar trucks by organizing events such as the first monster truck show at the Pontiac Silverdome. At this event, he invited other drivers such as Gary Porter (USA-1) and Gary Cook (Bear Foot). The show featured racing, car crushing and freestyle events which entertained the massive crowd of over 30,000 people.

The success of this first ever monster truck show led to more shows being held around the country in later years. Monster Trucks have become a popular form of entertainment with hundreds of shows being held each year across the United States. They have also become popular in other countries such as Canada and Australia. Monster Truck shows are now a staple at many motorsports events.

Conclusion: The first ever monster truck show took place on June 24th 1981 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. It was organized by Bob Chandler and featured four monster trucks; Bigfoot, USA-1, Bear Foot and King Kong. From this event grew an incredibly popular form of motorsports entertainment that is now enjoyed by millions around the world.

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Stephen Dunn