December 24, 2008
- Message from AMP Live Events:
As the New Year comes rolling in once again, we would like to take a
moment to thank you for another great year competing in the AMP
Tour THUNDERSLAM Monster Truck Spectacular. The level and
professionalism once again exceeds all we could expect from anyone in the
sport. You have continued to hold up this sports esteem and continue to be
the class of the industry.
Along with the many events the Bigfoot
trucks ran in our events, we also appreciate all the displays, help
with event promotions, the offer of 1st class merchandise to all the fans,
and most of all the courteous and professional drivers who keep
reinventing the ceiling of the sport.
Once again, we congratulate you and
your trucks for holding the most racing wins for the season with driver Rodney
“HotRod” Tweedy. We hope he enjoys the trophy leather jacket sent
to him for being 2008 Tour Champion. We look forward to his competing
again along with the other drivers and I personally wish him luck in
repeating again as Tour Champ.
With 2009 season afoot, we look
forward to the excitement our fans will experience again having The
Original Monster Truck® making appearances in the community and at our
shows. We hope to continue a long and lasting relationship with you and
your team of professionals.
All peace, happiness, and prosperity
in the coming year for you and yours.
President/CEO - AMP Live Events
2008 - Year
December 18, 2008 - The start of 2009 is
coming quick and we’ve been busy getting all the trucks ready. It’s
been pretty hectic servicing all the transporters, cleaning up all the
chassis, and repairing or replacing all the bodies and engines. Before we
start the new year, we would like extend a special “thank you” to all
of our employees for a wonderful 2008 season. We are looking forward to a
BIGFOOT will be running a new body this year on BIGFOOT
#14. It is called “Bad Boys of Racing BIGFOOT®”. We partnered up
with Ed Beckley of Checkered
Flag Productions and created this new scheme. Veteran driver Larry
Swim will be behind the wheel, with a new look and a new attitude. We
expect him to bring a lot of excitement to the track!
Bad Boys of Racing (CFP) BIGFOOT
Truck Racing Association held its annual tech school, meeting, and
banquet the weekend of December 5th. The meetings were very informative
and well ran. The MTRA
has changed directions on how things are run and we believe this is better
for the whole industry. If you are in the monster truck business or just a
fan of monster trucks, I would recommend checking out www.mtra.us
and getting involved. This is the first time that every member has a
chance to directly influence what is going on in the MTRA.
The biggest news coming from the MTRA weekend was
the official retirement of Bob Chandler. Bob was a
founding member, and served as chairman for as long as anyone can
remember. He was awarded a lifetime membership to the MTRA, and we
congratulate him on his many years of outstanding service! Bob is a true
innovator and has always looked out for the safety of the fans, trucks and
drivers. We are very proud of Bob Chandler’s accomplishments and are
excited to be a part of it!
At the annual MTRA banquet on Saturday, awards
were given out based on voting by MTRA members. Jerry
Dalton, driver of BIGFOOT #11 won Rookie of
the Year, and Dan Runte won Driver of the Year for
the 4th time in his career! Way to go guys! We can’t wait to see what
you do in 2009.
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All photos courtesy of Ross Bonar of The
Tamra Harkey was also on hand as a tribute video
was played showing highlights of her father, the late Dave
Harkey’s, BIGFOOT career. She was then given a memorative plaque by
the MTRA. It was hard for the entire BIGFOOT family to watch, but we are
very grateful to Kyle Doyle for doing an excellent job speaking about
Dave. We’re all pretty sure none of us could have done it! Thanks Kyle.
For more on the 2008 MTRA Banquet and Awards, go
For 2009, we are happy to welcome back our same
drivers. Dan Runte will be driving the Summit Racing
Equipment BIGFOOT #16. Rick Long will once again
be the pilot of the Firestone BIGFOOT #15. Larry
Swim will enjoy his first full season behind the wheel of the Bad Boys of
Racing BIGFOOT #14, and Jerry Dalton will try and improve on a wonderful
2008 season in BIGFOOT #11. Rodney “Hot Rod” Tweedy
will be competing for Amp Live Events again in 2009 in BIGFOOT
We would like to also give a special thanks to
our 2008 UK Champ, Nigel Morris, in BIGFOOT
#17 (It was great seeing you this year!!)
Long time employee Ron Bachmann
will continue doing his thing in BIGFOOT #12 and,
last, but definitely not least, Darron Schnell will
continue touring Firestone stores around the country in the Firestone BIGFOOT
Once again, Thanks guys! We’re looking forward
PRESENTS: METEOR AND THE MIGHTY MONSTER TRUCKS” RAMPS UP NEW INTERACTIVE
WEBSITE FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Site Based on Popular TV Series
Produced by Endgame
Entertainment, Bigfoot 4x4 and Brandissimo!
November 26, 2008 - Los
Angeles – Start your Engines! Meteor and his monster truck friends are
crushing their way into their new online home this winter. The creators of
the Emmy nominated, Discovery Kids hit series “Bigfoot Presents: Meteor
and the Mighty Monster Trucks” have retooled the online world of
Crushington Park. This new highly interactive online experience for
preschoolers, found at www.MeteorTheMonsterTruck.com,
will provide loads of educational games, activities, and videos from the
show when it is launched today.
The entire world of the show,
inspired by automotive pieces and parts, is reflected in the design of the
site. The personalities of Meteor and his car crushing friends are
embodied into the various games, activities, and web pages. Just like each
television episode begins in the schoolyard of the Crushington Park
Elementary School, so does the website’s home page, which is full of
surprises designed to inspire exploration and reward discovery. From the
main page, young visitors and parents can go to the Shop (to purchase
Meteor shirts, DVDs, toys and games), watch videos with Meteor and his
friends or attend the Crushington Park Training Camp and play games
(Racing To School, Crash Ramp, Sarge’s Bowling) and activities (Pony’s
Puzzle, Meteor Match, Paint Shop, GunkBusters Car Wash).
Since its September 2006 launch on
the “Ready Set Learn!” programming block on Discovery Kids and TLC,
“Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks” has engaged
young children in the U.S. and worldwide with characters that learn life
lessons while playing rough-and-tumble – the same way energetic kids do.
In the CGI-animated series, Meteor the moon rover monster truck and his
friends live in Crushington Park, an all-American town where they play
just like kids and learn valuable life lessons as they navigate the
potholes on the road to growing up.
“Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the
Mighty Monster Trucks” has garnered acclaim from both iParenting Media
and the Dove Awards. The show is currently in almost 57 million homes on
Discovery Kids in the U.S. and Canada.
About Endgame Entertainment:
Endgame Entertainment, under the leadership of CEO James D. Stern, is a
production/financing company with over $100 million in operating capital.
Three films are being readied for release: The Brothers Bloom, starring
Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, which premiered at the
Toronto International Film Festival and will be distributed by Summit
Entertainment; Easy Virtue, starring Jessica Biel, Colin Firth and Kristin
Scott Thomas, which Sony Pictures Classics will distribute; and Every
Little Step, co-directed by Stern and Adam Del Deo, about the revival of A
Chorus Line, to be released by Sony Pictures Classics. Endgame is in
post-production on An Education, starring Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper,
Carey Mulligan, Emma Thompson and Alfred Molina; and A Good Old Fashioned
Orgy, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and Leslie Bibb. Recent
releases include the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There, directed by Todd
Haynes, featuring Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Richard Gere and the
late Heath Ledger. Since its inception in 2003, Endgame has co-financed
more than 25 features including Hotel Rwanda and Lord of War for Lionsgate;
Proof for Miramax; White Noise for Universal; Stay Alive for Hollywood
Pictures; and the New Line comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.
Founded by David Snyder and the late Bill Gross, Brandissimo! is quickly
emerging as an industry leader in the creation of casual gaming and online
experiences for kids. Boasting a management team of partners who have deep
entertainment industry experience, Brandissimo! is a developer, creator
and producer of award-winning and content for kids and teens across all
platforms. Brandissimo! helps broadcasters and brand owners access young
audiences by rethinking brands from an online perspective and building
relationships with kids through game play that ignites young imaginations,
swells their minds and inspires creativity, self expression and esteem.
Brandissimo! produces NFLRUSH.com and created the fast growing NFL Rush
Zone, a massive 32 team multiplayer game world for the National Football
League. In addition to their digital production, Brandissimo! executive
produced the international hit TV franchise, Harry and His Bucket Full of
Dinosaurs; Created and produced the Emmy Nominated Discovery Kids
franchise Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks ; and
produces the multi-award winning musical series, Spectrum Connections'
Bounce!, for PBS Sprout.
About BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc.:
Starting its life as a work/play family vehicle for the Chandler family
back in the late 1970s, BIGFOOT®, The Original Monster Truck®, became
the name by which all other monster trucks are compared. Bob
Chandler started the entire monster truck industry, and, along with
his wife, Marilyn, turned BIGFOOT into a household name all over the
world. The BIGFOOT Fleet has two Guinness World
Records, has won over 24 Championships,
and has appeared live in over 15 countries. It has appeared in 7
full-length feature films, hundred of television specials, and is
currently the star of the Emmy-Nominated “BIGFOOT Presents: Meteor and
the Mighty Monster Trucks.”
November 18, 2008 - Go to our
Online Store at Bigfoot4x4.com/Store
to see some great Holiday gift ideas for the monster truck fan in your
life! We have a great selection of BIGFOOT t-shirts, hats, toys,
videos and collectibles. We also have a few NEW items! We have
redesigned one of our t-shirts to include Summit BIGFOOT and Firestone
BIGFOOT. This new T should be available the week of November 24th.
The old design will only be available while supplies last. There is
a new 1:64 scale die-cast BIGFOOT toy
available featuring the black and blue flame design. We also
received another shipment of the Firestone BIGFOOT die-cast toy.
If you know a fan of the popular
"BIGFOOT Presents: Meteor and The Mighty Monster Trucks" cartoon
on Discovery Kids Channel, we have 3 DVD's, each featuring multiple
episodes plus extras. Also, there are "BIGFOOT vs.
We have a brand new video game for
Nintendo DS and Wii COMING SOON! It's called "BIGFOOT
Collision Course" and will be available to ship the week of
December 15th. Sorry, we cannot guarantee Christmas delivery unless
expedited delivery arranged (extra charges apply). Pre-order yours
today, and when the shipment arrives, we'll send your copy to you right
Orders must be received by December
11th for guaranteed Christmas delivery. So be sure to visit BIGFOOT's
Online Store to see everything that's available and place your
2008 SEMA - Final Update
November 13, 2008 - BIGFOOT
would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners who helped with this
2008 SEMA BIGFOOT Silverado project. The truck was built in only 15 weeks,
while our dedicated employees continued to keep up with all of our normal
work, which consists of maintaining our fleet of 7 BIGFOOT Monster Trucks
and working on our retail customers’ vehicles. Over the past 3 years, we
have helped design and built vehicles for Hasbro, Inc., Ford Motor
Company, Monster Energy, and now GM, just to name a few.
We would like to give a special
thanks to all of our employees who worked on this project: Bryan
Bertoletti, Chris Ludwig, Bob Brown, John Peterson, Randy Lenger, Nick
“Pedro” Dvorchek, AJ Stratmann, Alan Hartsock, Jim Kramer, and Bob
The 2008 BIGFOOT Silverado received
the following awards, etc. while in Vegas:
Mothers Choice Award: Excellence
in Automotive Design
GM 2008 SEMA Design Award: Best
2008 SEMA Awards – Auto Shows: Bad-Assest Truck: BIGFOOT 4X4
Chevrolet Silverado: “There were a ton of burly trucks at SEMA,
making for a lot of competition for this award, but this massive
flat-red Silverado crafted by the Bigfoot bunch takes it.” And, on
their Day 3 photo page: “And now it’s time to run stuff over. What
kinds of stuff? Oh, anything. Cars, houses, small towns, Himalayan
peaks, whatever. This Silverado is in Vegas courtesy of Bigfoot 4x4,
the same company that builds those big, blue Ford trucks that are so
famous for running things over. This is reportedly their first
Chevrolet, and hopefully not their last.”
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November 6, 2008 - The 2008
BIGFOOT 4X4X4 Chevrolet Silverado has had a great SEMA show! The
truck is one (1) of only thirteen (13) vehicles to receive the “Mothers
Choice Award: Excellence in Automotive Design”. It also received
the “2008 SEMA Design Award: Best GM Truck”. Not bad for
our first Chevrolet!
We will keep you updated on our
SEMA 2008 progress.
November 3, 2008 - BIGFOOT
Chevrolet Silverado to appear at SEMA 2008 in Las Vegas the week of
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Suspension & Drivetrain
30+ inches of lift- BIGFOOT & Midwest
4-link with coil over shocks /2 per corner- Sway
Springs- Eibach Springs
51” Firestone Duraforce AT-R tires- Firestone
Custom heavy duty front and rear drive line with rear steering- BIGFOOT
& Midwest 4WD
GM divorced transfer case- GM
Modified and upgraded transmission- North American Diesel
Duramax Hi Output Turbo to run on
bio diesel- BIGFOOT & Midwest 4WD
Engine performance modifications- Industrial Injection
4” custom exhaust- Magnaflow
Fuel system- FASS
Fuel tanks- JAZ
Nitrous Oxide System- Summit
Cold air intake system- Summit Racing Equipment
Engine Tuning- SoCal Diesel
Remove brackets, paint frame and all
hardware- Robinson Enterprises
Front and rear pre runner/wide fender kit- GM/BIGFOOT & Midwest 4WD
Front and rear bumpers- Trail Ready Products
Lighting front and rear- KC
Custom paint- DuPont/Hot
Custom bed lining- Xtreme Bedliners
Paint interior trim pieces- BIGFOOT
& Midwest 4WD
Upgrade audio/video system- Sony/Mach One
Amplifier rack on console- Sony/ Mach One
Monitors located through out- Sony/Mach One
October 7, 2008
"BIGFOOT Collision Course" video game! The first BIGFOOT
monster truck video game in over a decade is set to be released some time
in November! The game will be available for the Wii and Nintendo DS
gaming consoles. Keep an eye right here for release updates and
purchase availability directly through our Online
"BIGFOOT Presents: Meteor" t-shirts! The shirt features
BIGFOOT and Crushmeister. Check the Meteor section of our Online
Store for the sizes available. Get yours while they last!
August 25, 2008 - BIGFOOT is
doing it again! For the past couple years, we have built trucks that
have been featured in the SEMA
show in Las Vegas. This year is no different! We are working
with a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado HD2500 that we bought from Jim Trenary
This truck should be one of the
biggest trucks at SEMA this year! As you can see by the pictures
below, the truck will have a four-link suspension with four wheel
steering. We are using Firestone
Duraforce AT-R 500/70R24 tires, and the front and rear axles are from a
GMC 4500 series truck. We will be using Sway-a-Way
shocks and Eibach
springs. The front and rear bumpers were supplied by TrailReady
Products out of Lynnwood, Washington. They will also be adding
bead locks to our custom made wheels.
The truck has fiberglass front and
rear fenders and audio/video components supplied by Sony.
We had the transmission re-built and beefed up by North
American Diesel Performance. There will also be modifications to
the engine - we will be installing a Jaz
fuel cell in the bed of the truck to supply the Fass
Fuel System for the 500 HP bio-diesel motor.
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The stock pickup truck.
The built-up undercarriage and new bumper.
BIGFOOT mechanics Chris Ludwig and Bryan Bertoletti working on the
Please be sure to check back for
Legend, Jim Kramer, Inducted into the
Monster Truck Challenge Hall of Fame
Photo courtesy of Ross Bonar of The
Jim Kramer was
inducted into the Monster Truck Challenge Hall of Fame on Saturday, July
26, 2008. Since Jim was in out-of-town, he couldn’t attend the
induction ceremony that was held at Gateway Raceway outside of St. Louis,
MO. His wife, Julie, his son, Russ, and his daughter, Kate, received
the honor in his name.
When asked for quotes, here’s what
Jim’s kids had to say:
“My dad has been into monster trucks for 30-plus years and is still
doing what he loves to do. He can’t be here tonight because he’s
in Idaho training the next Bigfoot driver. I know he would be proud
and honored by this award, but all he would say is … ‘I’m just doing
“In 30 years, dad has touched a lot of people … millions of Bigfoot
fans in lots of countries. He made his fans the old-fashioned way,
by giving them a thrill and something to talk to their friends about.
If dad were here tonight, he would accept this induction with heartfelt
thanks to all of his fans that he loves to perform for.”
to the BIGFOOT Crew
July 16, 2008 - We would like to wish
Keith Sturgeon a fond farewell and good luck in his next endeavors. Keith
was here for 3-1/2 years and did a great job.
We would like to welcome former BIGFOOT painter Nick
“Pedro” Dvorchak to his new life as a crew member. Nick will
be gaining valuable experience on the road. He’s already spent
time in New Jersey, Canada, Utah, and Nebraska.
Also, we have another new driver/crew member,
namely, Darron Schnell. Darron previously
worked for another monster team, and we look forward to many great things
from him. He will be starting out working with Scott Winger and BIGFOOT
Finally, we have yet another new driver on the
team: Larry Swim. Larry is an 8 year
veteran in the monster truck industry. He will be taking over the
driving duties in BIGFOOT #14. Good luck
Larry, we will be keeping our eyes out watching for big things from you!
Gets a New Look!!
Rodney with BIGFOOT #10.
May 14, 2008 - We went “Old
School” on our new paint scheme for BIGFOOT #10.
We took traditional BIGFOOT blue and used it over Hot Rod Black. Our
painter, Randy Lenger, along with shop foreman Alan Hartsock, came up with
the design! Randy then called our friends at DuPont, and the project
was under way.
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This is a total different look for
us! It seems that for the past few years everything we’ve painted
was been based on a red, white and blue theme or has been
sponsor-specific. BIGFOOT #10 driver, Rodney
Tweedy, describes his new ride as “Awesome! I just love the
look of the truck. It looks tough!!”
Please be sure to checkout our event
schedule to see when Rodney and BIGFOOT #10 will be in your area.
May 14, 2008 - On Tuesday,
May 13, 2008, we lost one of our most cherished and long-tenured
employees. Marilyn Young was with us for over 24 years. She touched the
hearts and souls of every BIGFOOT employee who walked through our doors.
There was not a person who works here who did not respect her. She always
did the best job she could, and Marilyn’s job was NOT one of the easiest
ones! Marilyn did everything from paying the bills to getting all the
guys’ paperwork together for each trip. She checked to see when each
driver was leaving and when he was due back. She took care of hotel
reservations, checked on show dates and times, and made sure to find out
if we had displays or radio interviews before each show. When a driver
returned from a trip, she made sure all paperwork and receipts were turned
in and explained.
I think that most of us will miss
Marilyn’s attitude the most! She treated each 1 of us like family, and
MAN, we all LOVED her brownies! With Marilyn, you always knew where you
stood; she was not shy about getting on you for that “lost gas or hotel
receipt”! When Marilyn was in a good mood she was great, but when she
was a little crabby she was even BETTER!
We will dearly miss you, Marilyn!!
Bob & Marilyn Chandler, Bob
& Ann Trent, Penny & Craig Lopez, Bob & Crystal Chandler, Jim
& Julie Kramer, and all the BIGFOOT employees.
NEW – Dan
Runte & Rick Long Web Sites!
April 30, 2008 – Dan Runte
and Rick Long now have their own web sites: DanRunte.us
and RickLong.us! Go
to both sites to see personalized photos, videos, biography, and the new
“Question Of The Month” (QOTM). The QOTM is where you can
submit a question for Dan or Rick, and, if we choose your question to post
on the site, you will receive a personalized, autographed 8x10 photo
signed by the driver sent to you, absolutely FREE! Also, check out
the “Contributor’s Photo Gallery”. This is where you can
submit your very own pictures of either driver, taken from any event that
BIGFOOT appears in, and, if approved, get them posted on that site!
Also, this year we have had a lot of
new merchandise. Well, it's still coming: go to our Online
Store to see a new t-shirt and a new BIGFOOT Presents: Meteor
Dave Harkey -
April 21, 2008 - As most of you probably
already know, Dave Harkey passed away April 19,
2008. Dave had worked at BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc. on 3 separate occasions for a
total of 12 years. He drove just about every vehicle we have. Dave went
from giving rides in Safarifoot to racing BIGFOOT #14. He was one of the
best monster truck drivers ever. If you ever had the pleasure to meet him,
you know he was one of the nicest, most humble men that you could ever
meet. Dave was one of those guys who would do anything asked of him, and
always with a smile. All of us here at BIGFOOT were sad to see Dave retire
last year. We lost a great employee but still had a good friend.
The monster truck industry is a close-knit group
for the most part. Behind the scenes, you can always find guys on opposing
teams helping each other. Dave was no exception; he was always willing to
give a helping hand.
Here at BIGFOOT we are even closer than that. We
all spend so much time with each other, whether it’s during working
hours or after hours. It’s often the case that most of our guys don’t
have a “normal” life. Our schedule is so full, and they often spend
weeks on the road at a time. When the guys are in town, it’s not
uncommon for everyone to hang out after work in the shop or all meet
somewhere for dinner and drinks. Being part of BIGFOOT is somewhat like
being part of a rather large family. It is not unusual for one of us to
have to give up our only weekend off for a couple of months in order to
give one of our brothers time off for personal reasons. This last week, we
lost one of our brothers.
Photo courtesy William McFarland II, from 2005.
We will miss you, Dave! You will
always be remembered and will always be part of our family.
From: Bob & Marilyn
Chandler, Bob & Ann Trent, Jim Kramer, and the entire BIGFOOT Family.
for Dave's driver profile.
April 7, 2008 - A brand new
BIGFOOT DVD is now available! The DVD features BIGFOOT # 8, 10, 11, 14,
15, and 16. This along with some other great new items are now
available in our Online Store.
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Also, coming soon:
- A new black BIGFOOT t-shirt
featuring the Firestone BIGFOOT and the 30th Anniversary BIGFOOT trucks!
- 3 new BIGFOOT hats - 1 kids featuring the Star BIGFOOT, 1 adult
featuring the Firestone BIGFOOT, and one adult with an "Inferno"
- A new "BIGFOOT Presents: Meteor" DVD, titled "Shifting
So, be sure to go to our Online
Store and check out all of our new items, and check back soon for the
other new things that will be available in the very near future!
and BIGFOOT 4x4
March 26, 2008 - BIGFOOT® 4x4 will be
doing displays and car crushes for Ridemakerz®, makers of customizable
monster trucks. For more details CLICK
Click the picture about for details on when and where BIGFOOT will be doing appearances for
Helmet For Sale! SOLD!
March 6, 2008 - We
have posted a one-of-a-kind, actual used BIGFOOT Racing helmet for sale on
eBay. The item number is 110231017775 (CLICK
HERE for a link). There are other angles available of
the helmet on the eBay site.
This helmet was worn by world
famous, and long time, BIGFOOT driver Dan Runte.
It is signed by BIGFOOT owner and creator Bob Chandler,
former driver Jim Kramer, and current drivers Dan
Runte and Keith Sturgeon.
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Dan Runte wearing the helmet in Phoenix, AZ in 2007.
Remember, this is a one-of-a-kind
helmet and opportunity to own actual racing helmet used by BIGFOOT.
So, if you're interested, place your bid today!
New Toys Are
March 5, 2008 - The
new Firestone BIGFOOT and Summit BIGFOOT die-cast toys are here! Go
to our Online
Store today and get yours.
Also, we have a new Summit BIGFOOT
t-shirt available. It is a great new design that shows both the blue
and white Summit BIGFOOT designs. A new Snapfast model is available
too, with the very popular 30th Anniversary BIGFOOT design.
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New BIGFOOT pennant
New 8x10 photo
New 8x10 photo
... and a brand new video,
featuring almost an hour of BIGFOOT doing what it does best, crushing the
competition! The new title will be called "BIGFOOT In Action
Please visit www.esabna.com
for all of your welding needs!
February 27, 2008 - COMING SOON: New
die-cast BIGFOOT toys! Smart Bean Inc. has manufactured 2 new
BIGFOOT 1:64 scale die-cast toys. The new Firestone BIGFOOT and the
Summit Racing BIGFOOT toy trucks will be available soon.
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Be sure to check back soon as these
toys will be available in our Online Store
in the "Toys" section. Also, watch out for Star BIGFOOT
and Snake Bite versions to be available later this year.
Sarah Bultema from the The Reporter-Herald of Loveland, Colorado
"Make-A-Wish Foundation hooks
middle-schooler up with lift home"
February 25, 2008 -
"School buses are so last year — at least for Zander Newton.
This 14-year-old would prefer to see
a monster truck waiting for him outside of school.
And Thursday afternoon, thanks to
the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he found just that.
Zander, who has Duchenne muscular
dystrophy, was greeted by Bigfoot: a red, white and blue giant truck that
towers on 66-inch-tall tires."
For the rest of the story CLICK
Wins Yet Another Championship
January 10, 2008 - From the
desk of Ralph Moore, the President of Edge Motorsports:
Monster Madness 2007 Canadian
Rick Long & Team Bigfoot
Monster Madness debuted in May
2007 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. The Line-up was huge: BIGFOOT®,
Predator, Prowler, T-Maxx and Sudden Impact. All the trucks and their
experienced drivers came out to win the first race of the 2007 Season!
When the smoke cleared, it was Rick Long and BIGFOOT taking the wins in
racing AND freestyle. The tour then moved down east, where Rick and Team
BIGFOOT were pushed hard by the other drivers. However, Rick still managed
to drive BIGFOOT to wins both nights in Saint John. He won both freestyle
and racing both Friday and Saturday nights. Rick and BIGFOOT were on a
The tour moved to the beautiful
province of Prince Edward Island. BIGFOOT had not ventured here before;
could Rick keep up the winning streak? The answer: yes. Predator, Prowler
and others gave it their all, but “Foot: came out on top again in both
racing and freestyle. Another win! The next stop: Sydney, Nova Scotia, and
yes, Long and BIGFOOT won freestyle and racing again. What would it take
to stop this American-born legend? Could BIGFOOT and Rick win all the
races and freestyle in Canada in 2007?
Photo courtesy of William McFarland II.
After a week off, the tour headed
across the ocean via an 8 hour ferry ride and a 4 hour drive to Corner
Brook, Newfoundland. Rick Long came out of the gate strong and again won
both racing and freestyle. In freestyle he was getting huge air, some
saying he was higher than the FMX riders. When asked why he was driving so
hard, he commented that “The people of Newfoundland put so much energy
in the air with the cheers and screams when my truck was announced at
intros that I had to tear up the place!” Could he do the same in St
John’s NL? YES! Rick won both racing and freestyle again. What was it
going to take to stop this guy?
The next event (battle) was a
long drive and a boat ride away in Oshawa, Ontario, where two shows
awaited us all in one day. In show #1, Long won qualifying, but, in the
finals, Kyle Chandler, driving Dominator, was declared the winner by the
line judge. After about 5 minutes of reviewing the video replay, however,
it was clear that BIGFOOT and Rick Long had crossed the finish line
first!! BIGFOOT’s streak stayed alive as Long won freestyle also.
Show #2 in the motor city showed
that there was no question who the winner was, as Long clearly won both
racing and freestyle. Boy, was this guy on-fire or what?
Next came the outdoors for a huge
track and huge competition with Jim Kohler, the 2003 World Champion,
Predator, Prowler and Kohler’s brother Steve, driving Spike. We had two
shows in two days. Day 1 saw BIGFOOT winning both freestyle and facing
again. Rick drove hard and did some huge slap wheelies and flew over the
large bus. He also beat Jim.
Conclusion: Rick Long takes the 2007
Monster Madness Canadian Championship!
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