The first front flip in a monster truck was done by the late Gary Wiggins, who had an illustrious career in the sport of monster truck racing. Gary Wiggins was a professional monster truck driver and showman, who started out as an amateur racer in the late 1970s. He quickly made a name for himself with his spectacular stunts, including the first successful front flip in a monster truck.
The move required incredible skill and precision from Wiggins, as it had never been attempted before. He used his own custom-built vehicle – the ‘Ragin’ Wagon’ – to complete the stunt at a show in Tacoma Washington in 1988. The crowd went wild as Wiggins managed to perform the first successful front flip, which he had been attempting for several years prior.
Wiggins went on to become one of the most successful and respected drivers in the sport. He won several championships over his career and was inducted into multiple halls of fame. He was also known for his extreme stunts, including other impressive feats such as performing backflips off ramps at shows.
Gary Wiggins is remembered fondly for his legacy in monster truck racing and for being the first driver to successfully complete a front flip with a large vehicle. His success paved the way for other drivers to attempt similar stunts over time.
Gary Wiggins is remembered fondly as being the first driver to successfully complete a front flip with a large vehicle – something that had never been attempted before – and paved the way for other drivers to attempt similar stunts over time. His spectacular feat at Tacoma Washington in 1988 will remain forever etched into monster truck history.