Who Drives the Jailbird Monster Truck?

Jailbird is one of the most famous and iconic monster trucks in the world. It has been wowing crowds with its jaw-dropping stunts and spectacular performances since it first appeared on the scene in 1978. Not only is Jailbird a showstopper, but it has also been a major influence in the evolution of monster truck racing over the past forty years.

The man behind the wheel of Jailbird is none other than legendary driver, Jimmy Creten. Creten began his career in monster truck racing as an assistant for Bob Chandler, creator of Bigfoot, another well-known and beloved monster truck.

After developing his own driving style and honing his skills, Creten was soon dominating races with his Jailbird Monster Truck. He won three consecutive world championships from 1997 to 1999, cementing his place as one of the greatest drivers in the sport.

Creten’s passion for monster trucks didn’t stop at driving; he also established a successful business called “Monster Trucks Unlimited” that specializes in custom-designed rigs. His company has supplied parts and vehicles to many famous drivers throughout the years including Tom Meents, Derek Cook, Tom Herzog and numerous others.

Jimmy Creten is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in all of monster truck racing history. As the original driver of Jailbird Monster Truck, he set an example for future generations to follow with his innovative driving techniques and mechanical ingenuity. He has left an indelible mark on monster truck racing that will continue to inspire drivers for years to come.


Jimmy Creten is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in all of monster truck racing history and is responsible for driving Jailbird Monster Truck. With three consecutive world championships under his belt and a successful business supplying parts and vehicles to other professional drivers, Jimmy Creten will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come.

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Karen Watkins