12 BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks to Reunite at Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama
For the first time ever, 12 BIGFOOT® monster trucks will be reunited in one location as they converge on the 2nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama April 18-19 as a top attraction in one of the region's largest automotive festivals.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of BIGFOOT, The Original Monster Truck®, two race trucks from the fleet of behemoth machines will put on car-crushing exhibitions twice during each day of the festival, while the entire fleet will be displayed throughout the show. Additionally, a unique BIGFOOT monster truck parade will roll through the event at noon each day.
"This is great being able to have all of my trucks in one location. We can't thank Summit Racing Equipment and their whole team enough," said Bob Chandler, owner and original creator of BIGFOOT.
In 1974, Chandler unknowingly purchased what would eventually become the original BIGFOOT. Seeking a vehicle capable of matching his active, outdoor lifestyle in the St. Louis area, he ordered a brand new 4x4 pickup with plenty of cargo room and off-road prowess.
Between his off-roading hobbies and serving as a promotional tool for his company, Midwest Four Wheel Drive, Chandler's truck was constantly modified with bigger and stronger parts. Eventually, the 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 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, including the world's tallest and heaviest pick-up truck, the world's only battery-powered monster truck, and "Snakebite," the world's first truck with a 3D character body.
All 12 trucks currently in use by the BIGFOOT team will be featured at the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama. Car crushing demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will also be a BIGFOOT monster truck parade at noon on both days.
Additionally, Bob Chandler will be on hand Saturday for special meet-and-greet and autograph opportunities.
The BIGFOOT monster truck lineup for the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama includes:
BIGFOOT #1 "The Original Monster Truck®"
BIGFOOT #5 "World's Tallest and Heaviest Monster Truck"
BIGFOOT #8 "BIGFOOT's First Tube-Chassis Monster Truck"
BIGFOOT #10 "BIGFOOT's First Mid-Engine Monster Truck"
BIGFOOT #11 "1995 Record Jump of 117 Feet"
BIGFOOT #12 "First Designated Display Truck"
BIGFOOT #14 "Jumped a Plane in 1999"
BIGFOOT #15 "Debuted at the 1994 SEMA Show"
BIGFOOT #18 "First Concussion BIGFOOT Chassis"
BIGFOOT #19 "First CRD BIGFOOT Chassis"
BIGFOOT #20 "World's ONLY Battery-Powered Monster Truck"
BIGFOOT #21 "The Beast"
Admission to Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 to 11 will be admitted for $5, and kids ages 5 and under will be admitted for free. Camping at the speedway is available during the event, and full hook-up or dry camping can be reserved for the weekend. For more 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.