Bringing Old School Back

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  1. Nov 5, 2018 #1

    Earthquake

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    Hey, everyone!

    I run the Earthquake monster truck. It's the only truck still running with a factory steel body, factory frame and leaf springs. I'm trying to establish, first of all, that old school trucks can be safe, can be entertaining, and can sell tickets. So far, we're doing well with a few exhibitions and actually booked a few shows. Hopefully, the nostalgia movement keeps gaining steam. I'm looking forward to talking with everyone in here. We'll be at the H.O.F. induction banquet with the truck this weekend if anyone wants to come out and see us. While we have an old school truck, it has all new school safety under it.

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    That is really cool. I also hope that this can become popular enough with everyone that more people are doing it too.
     
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    There are at least six other trucks ready to perform right now. There are more, but some safety equipment needs to be added to appease the insurance companies. We even did a little exhibition at the Bigfoot open house this year.

     
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    I also do a Youtube show called Old School Monster Life. It's a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run one of these trucks. The early episodes are pretty raw, but they're getting better as I go along.

     
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    Welcome to the site. Truck looks awesome, glad to see them being preserved and still in action.

    Not much activity on here any more, but who knows, maybe Fakebook will go down in flames and we'll have a revival. :D
     
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    Lol. You never know. I still frequent the FTE forum, so who knows, maybe this will come back. I'll post updates here and on FB. ....maybe even exclusive stuff here to force people to come over and look around every now and again.
     
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    I would like to see updates here as well; would like to see how the truck life if going for you
     
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    We just did our last display of the year this weekend. Buford T. Justice and Bandit were there. Ole' Buford tried to commandeer Earthquake, but he couldn't fit in the seat. Smokey and the Bandit 3.jpg
     
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    Awesome lookin truck !!! Best of luck !! Old-School Ain't Dead !!
     
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    HI All. I'm wondering. How do you get from the ground to the cab of those huge trucks? That is awesome looking.
     
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    I put one foot on the tire, then my other foot on the traction bar, then pull myself up in to the truck. It's actually pretty easy. .....of course down is whole lot faster. :D
     
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    So I guess my 84 year old Mom won't be getting into one of those any time soon! :)

    I guess down would be much quicker. Don't break a leg while doing it.
     
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    I keep a ladder handy for photo ops. ;)
     
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    Great idea. You must have a trailer of some type for transporting from one area to another? I just don't see this out in the street with the other vehicles. (but that would be fun).
     
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    No, I'm just like other teams. I break the truck down to transport it and tire it back up to perform. No, the few times I've driven it on the street is was nerve racking. I hate doing that. This is a real deal monster truck, just like you see on TV. It just happens to be the oldest monster truck still competing. 14517403_670254816472828_2597280484391105615_n.jpg
     

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