There’s no doubt that the popularity of monster trucks has grown over the past decades. Monster trucks were first developed around the 1970s. Until today, they have sprouted into a sport and entertainment that shows live performances all over Canada and United States. They have traveled to other countries as well, such as Australia, Costa Rica, Philippines, Mexico and some parts in Europe. The show includes the trucks doing stunts and tricks to wow the audience. Sometimes it shows the truck squashing other vehicles underneath its enormous tires. Maybe you’ve seen a live monster truck show or seen it on TV and wondered if these trucks are the best in their field. Well, wonder no more because, in this list, I am going to provide you some of the greatest monster trucks of all time.
Created in the year of 2006 and has become the monster jam champion in 2008. The truck was formally permitted by the owner of Batman itself, the DC Comics because the truck was created to be an imitation of the Batmobile. John Seasock was the driver of the Batman Truck; they have contended in several monster truck competitions and won a couple of times.
This truck debuted in the year 2001 and had raced and performed several times in the monster jam series. Blue Thunder was mainly supported by companies like Live Nation and Ford Motor company. Although it has won several events, it still hasn’t won in the world championship competition. The Blue Thunder’s first driver was Lyle Hancock but was later on transferred to other drivers and owner like Dan Evans.
Introduced in the year 2003 and designed after Mercury of the year 1951. It has competed in several major events like Monster Jam and USHRA. This truck proved its supremacy by being present every year in the World Finals. In 2010, the monster mutt won its first ever championship in Las Vegas, driven by Charlie Pauken. The monster mutt is still being operated but with another driver named Dustin Brown.
Originally built in the year of 1979, Bear Foot is one of the first ever monster truck created. It was built by Fred Shafer and Jack Wilman. Bear foot was later on transferred to the ownership of Paul Shafer. It won several championships back in the day and has been popular ever since.
Most commonly identified as “Max D” was created in the year of 2003. This truck is well-known for its skill not to suffer major damages even when it took several hits from other vehicles and high-jumped a couple of times. The truck is currently owned and driven by Tom Meents.
EL TORO LOCO
Created in the year 2001, El Toro Loco meaning “The crazy bull” has raced in several monster truck events. The truck was made by Pace Motorsports and SFX. El Toro Loco made it to its first monster jam world finals with Lupe Soza as the driver in 2003. Over the years, it has been a contender of monster jam world but still has not won a championship
Made in the year of 1982, Grave digger is respected as one of the most prominent monster trucks there is. Grave digger was originally made and driven by Dennis Anderson, as of today there have been at least 32 trucks built after Grave Digger, but only 9 is still running. Grave Digger proved its dominance by bagging over 8championships over the years and is still present to this day, performing and running. Anderson reportedly sold the ownership of Grave digger to Feld Entertainment, but he is still driving and leading the team.
First debuted in the year 1979, Big foot is widely known as the first ever monster truck. Bob Chandler is the creator of the original monster truck and started showing his truck to car shows and tractor pulls. Around 1981, Bob started experimenting with Big foot and tried driving over other cars. The scene was recorded on a videotape and started to become popular that it caught the media’s attention. This started the creation of monster trucks whether for entertainment, show or sport. Big foot has won at least 38 championships over the years and has remained if not the most popular, one of the most popular monster truck there is.