Who Drove the Avenger Monster Truck?

The Avenger Monster Truck is one of the most iconic and recognizable monster trucks in the world. From its aggressive design to its powerful engine, it has been a staple of the sport for decades. But who was behind the wheel of the first Avenger?

The answer may surprise you – it was a woman! Her name was Elvira “Bunny” Hinton, and she was one of the first female drivers to compete in monster truck racing. Bunny began racing in 1973, when she joined an all-female truck driving team called The Lady Drivers.

Bunny quickly gained notoriety for her skills behind the wheel and her fearless approach to driving. She quickly rose through the ranks and became a respected driver among her peers. In 1976, she moved up to racing full-size monster trucks and soon found herself piloting The Avenger – which soon became her signature ride.

Bunny’s skill on the track drew attention from promoters across America, and soon she was one of the most popular drivers in the sport. She often drove The Avenger to victory in big events, such as Monster Jam and Super Bowl of Motorsports. Bunny’s career ended in 1985 when she retired due to health issues – but not before becoming one of the most successful female drivers ever seen in monster truck racing.

Today, Bunny’s legacy lives on with The Avenger Monster Truck. Whether it is at a live event or on television, fans can still witness this amazing machine being driven by some of today’s top drivers – all thanks to Bunny Hinton’s pioneering spirit and dedication to the sport so many years ago.


Elvira ‘Bunny’ Hinton was undoubtedly one of the most successful female drivers ever seen in monster truck racing. She is credited for being behind the wheel of The Avenger Monster Truck – helping make it into an iconic symbol of strength and power that will be remembered for generations.

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Susan Delgado