Hey everyone - Just found this site after browsing some info on old school monsters. I started following the sport at it's birth. I still remember the video of Bob Chandler playing on ABC's "Amazing Videos" (the precursor of "Funniest Home Videos) back about 1980. My wife and I attended one of the first Battle of the Monster truck shows at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1985, and had a blast. Then in 1986, my company promoted a car crushing show at our local fair. We had the Michigan Ice Monster, Goliath, and Spiker's Eagle. I have a bunch of photos if anyone is interested (I'll have to scan them). The next year, we did two more shows a local speedway, and brought in Lon Ranger, Spiker's All American, Frankenstein, Michigan Ice Monster, and a Lansing, Michigan-based truck who's name I've forgotten (it was a white '79 Ford, owned by a Four Wheel Drive center). To my way of thinking, those were the glory days of Monster Trucks, when they were actually made from steel, and looked like the truck most of the fans drove to the show. The plastic body stadium racers are fun to watch, but they're not monster trucks. JMO. Sorry for the long rambling post. I'll try to keep it shorter next time!