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    The Original ten.


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    This has been something coming up recently with older trucks popping out of the woodwork, so I just thought it would be fun to hear your takes on what you think were the original ten monster trucks?

    **oops**
    mods please move this to the old school forum... my fault!
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    This should be good Shawn:letsfight:Ithink there are about 115 former and current owners claiming to be the second monster truck ever built right now.Most also claim to have never seen or heard of Bigfoot at the time too.:shakeshead: Are you talking 66" terra tired vehicle? Tractor tires? 48" tires? Set the rules and we'll start the arguing! ha:banghead:Steve
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    1. Mud Rat
    2. Bigfoot
    3. King Kong
    4. USA-1
    5. Bear Foot
    6. High Roller
    7. Beast 4x4
    8. Brutte Boss Hogg
    9. Mad Dog
    10. Monster Mash

    Other Possibilities: Quadzilla, King Krunch

    Those are not necessarily in that order, but it may be close. It's early, so I may be forgetting something obvious, but I believe those are the 12 I hear of as being the earliest on 66's, which is a big part of my consideration for this (but obviously not everything). I love these debates.

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    I would say a true monster would be on 66s... without the 66s, they are just huge trucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave3BA View Post
    1. Mud Rat
    2. Bigfoot
    3. King Kong
    4. USA-1
    5. Bear Foot
    6. High Roller
    7. Beast 4x4
    8. Brutte Boss Hogg
    9. Mad Dog
    10. Monster Mash

    Other Possibilities: Quadzilla, King Krunch

    Those are not necessarily in that order, but it may be close. It's early, so I may be forgetting something obvious, but I believe those are the 12 I hear of as being the earliest on 66's, which is a big part of my consideration for this (but obviously not everything). I love these debates.
    I am not entirely agreeing with that parsay but you got me beat on having the others than the first four.

    I know that Bigfoot, King Kong, Bearfoot and USA-1 were the first four trucks that anyone can point to and say those are the ogs of monster trucks.
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    The whole Mud Rat debate has been going on for ages, but it was a performance truck on 66's. Just because nobody thought of crushing cars at the time it had 66's on isn't a valid excuse for not calling it a monster truck (neither is the fact that the term hadn't been invented yet). So that's my rationale for putting it first. I would agree that nobody would argue with the next four, and probably in that order as well.

    After that though, it's really all conjecture on my part.

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    King Kong was before Bigfoot and Jeff said to me in e-mail back in 2000 or so. That Bob called asking how to do a car crush. If that's true not sure. But #2 I believe should be King Kong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamxforxme View Post
    I would say a true monster would be on 66s... without the 66s, they are just huge trucks
    You really want to go there with me Shawn?

    A 'true monster' runs 66's.... all others are just a big truck huh?

    Ok. That's good to know.
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    High Roller didn't have 66's until it became Thunder Beast did it? R.J Arrington's Boss Hog Ford had 66's before Mad Dog or Monster Mash. Tom Meyer's War Wagon power wagon would have been about the same time as well.Intimidator had 66's in the fall of 1983.
    Mad DogII, Casper as a Toyota, Fly-n-Hi and Rolling Thunder all showed up in print at the same time . Rocky Viracola's quadzilla had 66's even as Godzilla, the first version of his jeep. Frankenstien debuted in '83 also.
    Hmmm....a bunch of contenders. I can't wait to see some more suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonCA View Post
    You really want to go there with me Shawn?

    A 'true monster' runs 66's.... all others are just a big truck huh?

    Ok. That's good to know.
    Cyclops was obviously built very early too. Which leads to where to draw the line with tractor tired trucks. Ahh.. the beauty of a mayhem argument is just starting to unfold.
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