Thursday, 1 July 2010

The Bigfoot 5 - The Worlds Biggest Monster Truck

The Bigfoot 5 is a Monster in the Monster Truck World, and that's saying something! This bad boy is currently the biggest and heaviest in the world.

The story behind the build is actually quite interesting as well. Around the time of the Bigfoot 4, many Monster Truck owners across the globe called their trucks "The World's largest," not necessarily because it was, but just a a statement.

Bigfoot 4 owner Bob Chandler took it on himself to settle all the sillyness, and decided he was actually going to build the World's biggest monster truck.

He sourced some rather large wheels from a scrap yard and purchased them for just $1000! The wheels had originally been used by the US army in Alaska on their overland train in the 1950s.

He then set about modding his Bigfoot 4 just so it would accommodate these huge new wheels.

The truck immediately took the title of "World's Tallest, Widest, and Heaviest Monster Truck" and was eventually given official recognition of the title by the Guinness Book of Records in 2002.

Here are some snaps.

Bigfoot 5 Monster Truck

Bigfoot 5 Monster Truck

Bigfoot 5 Monster Truck

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