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April 27, 2009

Monster Truck Photo Heaven

By Brian Lohnes

BangShift.com

Monster trucks. Love them or hate them, they are a part of American culture, and still draw massive crowds to arenas and stadiums all across the land. As young gearheads in the 1980s we were obsessed with these massive trucks.

Back then they had steel bodies, leaf-spring packs large enough to support the weight of a battleship, and lots of chrome. They crushed cars slowly, with their massive weight doing the work of flattening the cars.

Nowadays they are all high-tech, fast, agile, and impressive, but back then they were lumbering beasts that pulled the front wheels up about half a foot when they smashed into the stack of cars. Now they fly over them with ease.

Anyway, this web site is the mother load of monster truck photos spanning the decades form the very beginnings of the phenomenon to today. Even though they are a guilty pleasure of ours, the trucks are impressive feats of engineering.

Monster Truck Photo Heaven

Comments

98MustangStreet
May 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

sweet

Richter-Scale
May 1, 2009 at 9:22 am

BigFoot, back in the day. Nuff Said!

pttransamdriver
May 1, 2009 at 5:07 am

Awsome BTW

pttransamdriver
May 1, 2009 at 5:07 am

That should be on the “respect the van” (Honda) commercial LOL

jeeprules
Apr 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Love Monster Truck’s! Kicks A#S All The Way! That Van Is Wicked!
5*****s All The way!!!!

JayPhoenix
Apr 30, 2009 at 11:03 am

That is a wicked site, used to use it as a reference for “building” with 3d modeller programs. Used to make add-on trucks for another site called KCVales.com(Builder name of RDT_Dave), add-on trucks for the Microsoft game MonsterTruckMadness1&2 as well as 4×4 Evo 1 and 4×4 Evo 2. Great stuff guys!!

shreff99
Apr 30, 2009 at 8:38 am

That’s awesome how all of these pics of the old school monsters showed up. I remember I was a big fan of the Equalizer truck back in tha day when I was a kid. My brother and I used to watch the monsters on TV EVERY time they were on. I still watch them now and then. Brought back some memories for me. Thanks guys!

chevyman327nova
Apr 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

i like the old monster trucks better when they were actual trucks instead of giant go-carts with fiberglass bodies but that site was cool but i still watch it on tv sometimes

oldscoob
Apr 29, 2009 at 4:52 pm

eastfoot: that vid was amazing. Me and the old sube. We do that all the time. scares pedestrians.

eastfoot
Apr 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

possibly one of the best monster truck videos ive seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C5XFfpowtk

Planeboy18
Apr 27, 2009 at 10:43 am

Even though I was a kid just 10 years ago, looking through that site brought back some pretty awesome memories. I made my dad take me to every show in Ohio. Thanks for posting this. It was a great reminder.

SouthernGuy8503
Apr 27, 2009 at 9:14 am

im not as big of a monster truck fan now as i used to be when i was a little kid, i’ll only watch it now if i happen to catch it on TV, but i looked at those pics in the link and i do remember some of the trucks that was in the mid 90s, the monster trucks now are like nascar now, a big cage of metal with a light body on it that can easily come off, the monster trucks make 1,500 HP now which is just awesome, Grave Digger has a store here in NC in Kitty Hawk, i’ve only bene to it 2 or 3 times but the 1st time i went to it they would give rides in a monster truck van, probably sat about 10 people in the back, they would go slow over cars and stuff but it still felt awesome, that brown van in the pic just looks like a big rolling turd though haha

whtfocus77
Apr 27, 2009 at 8:32 am

when i was like 5 i was scared of the gravedigger, i use to have nightmares about it haha

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