The ground at next month's Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama will once again shake and rattle as BIGFOOT® monster trucks return to the show's Extreme Motorsports section with daily earth-shattering car crushing exhibitions, parades and displays.

Last year, all 12 of the current trucks making up the BIGFOOT® fleet were gathered in a single location for the first time ever at the Atlanta Motorama, celebrating the 40th anniversary of owner Bob Chandler's original BIGFOOT®. This year, returning to the festival are BIGFOOT #5, the tallest, widest and heaviest pickup in the world and its 10-foot-tall tundra tires, BIGFOOT #8, the first tube-chassis monster truck, and of course, BIGFOOT #21, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama BIGFOOT and the newest member of the Team BIGFOOT fleet.

Car-crushing exhibitions will take place twice each day of the Atlanta Motorama at no extra charge to show attendees. Additionally, BIGFOOT drivers Dan Runte, Bob Brown and Jim Kramer, as well as Bob Chandler, will be available to meet and sign autographs between shows while the trucks will be on display for photo opportunities.

BIGFOOT was born, unknowingly, to Chandler in 1974 when he purchased a vehicle capable of matching his active, outdoor lifestyle in the St. Louis area. After ordering a brand new 4x4 pickup with plenty of cargo room and off-road prowess, Chandler's truck was constantly modified with bigger and better parts to support his off-roading hobbies and to serve as a promotional tool for his company, Midwest Four Wheel Drive.

Eventually, the Chandler's truck earned the nickname "Bigfoot," and Chandler began entering the oversized vehicle in local truck and tractor pulls, off-road events and auto shows.

Following its first paid public appearance at a Denver auto show in 1979, BIGFOOT's popularity erupted across the country, and more trucks were added to the BIGFOOT fleet to keep up with its demand. Forty-one years later, BIGFOOT today is a household name, famous for its enormous trucks and thundering car-crushing shows. To date, 21 BIGFOOT trucks have been produced with varying themes and unique characteristics.

Along with BIGFOOT, many other motoring exhibitions and activities will make up the 3rd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, including over 1,000 custom and show cars and vehicles from every decade in the last century.

Admission to the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 through 11 will be admitted for $5, with kids 5 and under admitted for free. For complete event information and to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorama.com.