Where Was the First Monster Truck Built?

Monster trucks have been a beloved part of American entertainment since the 1970’s. These huge, powerful vehicles have become iconic for their impressive size, loud engines, and spectacular stunts. But where was the first monster truck built?

The answer to that question lies with Bob Chandler and his truck, Big Foot. In 1979, Bob Chandler and his wife Marilyn began work on a Ford F-250 pickup truck that would become the first monster truck in history. At the time, Bob was a body shop owner in St. Louis, Missouri and drove an off-road racing vehicle called a “swamp buggy” on weekends. He wanted to combine the power of his swamp buggy with the size of a pickup truck to create something bigger and better than anything anyone had ever seen before.

With that goal in mind, Bob and Marilyn set out to build Big Foot.

The process took months as they worked to customize everything from the engine to the suspension system. They even cut down a set of 44-inch tires so they could fit onto the truck’s massive frame. When Big Foot was finally finished, it weighed nearly 10,000 pounds and stood over 10 feet tall!

In 1980, Bob debuted Big Foot at an off-road race in St Louis and it quickly became an instant hit with spectators and drivers alike. After that race, Bob started appearing at different events around the country with Big Foot and it wasn’t long before monster trucks became a nationwide phenomenon.

Today, monster trucks are still as popular as ever and there is no denying that it all started with Bob Chandler’s vision for Big Foot back in 1979. So while there are many monster trucks out there now, it is important to remember where it all began – St Louis Missouri – with one man’s dream of creating something larger than life.

Conclusion:

The first monster truck was built by Bob Chandler in St Louis Missouri in 1979. He wanted to combine the power of his swamp buggy with an oversized pickup truck to create something bigger and better than anything anyone had ever seen before – thus creating what would become one of America’s most beloved attractions – The Monster Truck!

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Susan Delgado