The Exact Moment Monster Trucks Were Born: April 1982

9 nov 2020
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Monster Trucks are rowdy 1500 horsepower beasts that fly, flip and flail 50 feet up in the air. But where did they even start? And how long have they been around? Join Nolan as he explores how one of America's favorite pastimes started as one man's hobby.
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    Donut MediaDonut Media20 giorni fa
    • Or even a monster tank.

      Visakh JayanVisakh Jayan17 giorni fa
    • And YOOO... Where up to speed at?

      T-Matchless MysticT-Matchless Mystic18 giorni fa
    • Rip the quick Lube guys that had to put these tires on.... Yikes

      T-Matchless MysticT-Matchless Mystic18 giorni fa
    • Mudrat started it

      The mechanicThe mechanic18 giorni fa
    • Dude, you making me remember things I saw on TV in South Africa about Monster Trucks when I was 9 years old in 1986....

      The Mountain GoatThe Mountain Goat18 giorni fa
  • 90s bigfoot- "Bob chandler in his 1974 ford" i cant watch this, 5 seconds in and you already got it wrong smh someone should have caught that. You guys are usually pretty good

    Joshua OlsonJoshua Olson20 ore fa
  • Itasha monster tuck

    Joli_DoliJoli_DoliGiorno fa
  • Prius Killer 🤘🤘🤘 I just want to crush Prius with my Monster Truck. 😂

    Param GujjarParam Gujjar2 giorni fa
  • And my truck would be named Decimator orrr sgt send it. Lol shit and I would probably go with the body style that the king crunch truck had in 2006 midnight purple chassis get one of them powerful LS motors from Jimmy Creten Black rims and the color scheme on the body will be black Gunsmoke gray and white lol

    ALone7AceXALone7AceX2 giorni fa
  • Check out penda 1990s monster truck racing to y’all lol #wildfoot #bearfoot #carolinacrusher

    ALone7AceXALone7AceX2 giorni fa
  • I remember watching monster trucks racing in a river on TV when I was a kid. This was back when they had full metal bodies and the engines were still in the front. The giant tires made the trucks buoyant enough to halfway float. They didn’t go very fast so I don’t think anybody ever tried doing it again.

    Matt LawlerMatt Lawler3 giorni fa
  • Ngl its insane that tom meents wasn’t mentioned at all in this when he is definitely the most innovative driver

    Parker88Parker883 giorni fa
    • Lol give Nolan a break if ur not a long time fan you wont know everything but Tom is the Professor monster jam for a reason and 2007 overseas he did a move that actually sent him into a backflip but in 2007 a truck doing a backflip was literally unheard of.... reasons why other drivers attempted like Travis after they saw Tom’s footage.

      ALone7AceXALone7AceX2 giorni fa
  • so nolan speaks about flips of all sorts but not about the double backflip from mowhawkwarrior ? :c

    IkitoIkito4 giorni fa
  • My monster truck would have the same name as my ITworlds user name.

    crusherbmxcrusherbmx4 giorni fa
  • Missiouri

    psplfq1psplfq14 giorni fa

    Edward FrancoEdward Franco4 giorni fa
  • This was such a great idea for an episode. Thanks for following through, doing the research, as it was very well paced and edited. I'm not a huge fan, but I was born in '78, absolutely loved Stompers toy trucks as a kid, and I did live in the pacific NW for a few yrs... IMPOSSIBLE to avoid Mud Bog races and Monster Trucks.

    pimpshizapimpshiza4 giorni fa
  • Clifford the little red r... ranger lmao

    andrew alires-clarkandrew alires-clark4 giorni fa
  • Everett Jasmer met Bob Chandler in July of 1979 at a mud run in Detroit Lakes, MN. Bob ran a four wheel drive shop as did Everett, and each used their four wheel drive trucks to promote their business. After Bigfoot, a yet-to-be-named USA-1, and Everett's 1979 daily driver, cinema named, Silver Bullet trucks were featured in 'Take This Job and Shove It', the monster truck industry was started. That movie gave the general public a glimpse at what could be done with a four wheel drive pickup truck. As the other industry pioneers, Bearfoot, King Kong and others graced magazine covers, book publishers, car dealerships, toy and model manufacturers all wanted in on the monster truck craze. A Playskool Bigfoot, Lanard King Kong, Road Champs Bearfoot and a Nylint All American and Eagle showed up in toy stores across the country. These trucks also caught the attention of other industries as sponsorship from mainstream companies showed up on the sides of the trucks. Ford Bigfoot, True Value Master Mechanic USA-1, and Seth Doulton's Copenhagen/Skoal Crusher and Bandit trucks.

    Orange CrateOrange Crate4 giorni fa
  • Dildozer

    M WalkerM Walker5 giorni fa
  • Cybertruck Monster Truck

    Viper ZapViper Zap5 giorni fa
  • The mullet maniac, eagles and freedom everywhere

    Logan CanonLogan Canon5 giorni fa

    Video game ValleyVideo game Valley5 giorni fa
  • Bob drove Bigfoot on 66" tires at the Silverdome. Bigfoot 8 was the first truck to use a tube chasis and was banned by USHRA for a half a season so other teams could catch up with their technology. There were the Battle, War, and Return of The Monster Trucks TV specials in the 80's Battle being the first side by side race on Television. There was also the TNT Monster Truck Challenge in 1988 89 and 1990. This would become the Penda Points Series. Then there's Monster Wars in 1995 which would become part of TNN Motor Madness which would become MONSTER JAM in 1999. There's alot you missed dude.

    Brad PrittBrad Pritt5 giorni fa
  • I grew up going to see Monster Jam at the Pontiac Silver Dome 😪 Saw the very last monster truck show there after it was sold. Wasn't even Monster Jam and tbh it sucked... was a sad day when it went down.

    KuilowKeyKuilowKey5 giorni fa
  • Hey! Pls do a vid on Sprint Car Racing! It's so obscure and different and extreme. Imo it should be interesting. Cheers.

    StormDwellerStormDweller6 giorni fa
  • Mone would be "Bean" and it would be a big kidney bean with wheels

    BluTyger GamingBluTyger Gaming6 giorni fa
  • Monster truck Miata lol.

    александр рудякалександр рудяк7 giorni fa
  • Can you guys make a video on the carbon neutral synthetic fuels. They need publicity asap. It would help the mental health of the car community greatly.

    Aaron OAaron O7 giorni fa
  • Do a Minecraft inspired Van body monster truck called the Creeper.

    Keith NortonKeith Norton7 giorni fa
  • I remember my Hot Wheels moster trucks, i loved them so much as a kid

    Spectacular SpaghettiSpectacular Spaghetti8 giorni fa
  • I would have a 1981 short box k10 called ant she pretty all black with just a little chrome

    Timothy YocumTimothy Yocum8 giorni fa
  • My monster truck would be a chevy c10, but have an extra long bed because it will have 3 axels and have a steam logo on it.

    Colby ReidColby Reid8 giorni fa
  • I remember seeing the front flip clip the first time Fucking mad man

    Dan MacKDan MacK8 giorni fa
  • I was thinking it would be funny/ cool to put the body of an original cooper mini onto a jacked up wrangler. Make the smallest monster truck ever, name: mini me

    Stefan F.Stefan F.9 giorni fa
  • Skip to 1:55, so you can never see which brand that made this video sponsored.

    Incognito XIIIncognito XII9 giorni fa
  • Modern Marvels had an episode way back when that went through the history of a majority of the bigfoot stuff. Like how bigfoot 5 was built and all that. Would recommend checking it out if you can find it.

    Uma YunaUma Yuna9 giorni fa
  • Stoopid Bob and his stoopid idea. How many great cars were crushed because of him and those that followed.

    Matt MisanthropyMatt Misanthropy10 giorni fa
  • 😮woah talk about humble beginnings Also how about a truck themed after team fortress 2 with a mural of one team on each side

    kingofatlantistvkingofatlantistv10 giorni fa
  • Nikola Monster Truck

    Based BasketcaseBased Basketcase10 giorni fa
  • Already got one... VANOWAR. 1979 4x4 Chevy G20 van. Just needs 66" tires

    blair whitingblair whiting10 giorni fa
  • Ford f150 raptor monster truck

    Long live IndiaLong live India10 giorni fa
  • My Design

    Emmanuel PonceEmmanuel Ponce11 giorni fa
  • Tiny, a nissan hardbody mini truck massive tires and a massive engine

    Stan The manStan The man11 giorni fa
  • Big Bertha is what my grandfather called his 1985 Chevy K20. It's mine now and I still drive it.

    william022791william02279111 giorni fa
  • Love the sk8 El Toro reference! RIP!!!

    Jeff HenningJeff Henning11 giorni fa
  • It would be kakashi hatake it would be sponsored by the naruto it would have kakashi face on it (with the mangekeyo) and it would be navy blue. That or something similar with either rock lee/guy sensei. Maybe even choji or shikamaru Or also sick sasuke or itachi uchiha

    Shikamaru NaraShikamaru Nara11 giorni fa
  • How many dozens of times did ya'll watch that front flip?

    amicloudamicloud11 giorni fa
  • fiat 500

    SuperStockLo23SuperStockLo2312 giorni fa
  • Coll

    Harper TaylorHarper Taylor12 giorni fa
  • Like Pro Wrestling or the circus?? So a joke. Okay

    Nolan Is InnocentNolan Is Innocent12 giorni fa
  • my monster truvk will be named drave gigger

    עילם אברמוביץעילם אברמוביץ12 giorni fa
  • Bigfoot vs snake bite aka bigfoot vs bigfoot lol

    Zach sZach s12 giorni fa
  • I would name my truck the honey badger and I would put a picture of my puppy dog on the side

    Honey badger05Honey badger0512 giorni fa
  • Me in the beginning of the video, he mentioned Missouri yay, ps: no one ever mentions Missouri. Me watching this video like: I saw the og big foot and the big foot with the huge military tires and the little thing with tracks on it because I used to live like 5 mins from where they would keep them. Also me, I’ve met the dude who made big foot because my mom used to teach there kids.

    Gateway photographyGateway photography12 giorni fa
  • So much missed. Where's Bigfoot 9/10? Where's Dan Patrick, Marty Garza, Scott Stephens, Pablo Huffaker? US Hot Rod Pulling association?

    Tony BTony B12 giorni fa
  • That Christ Joslin shoutout tho

    Sayd _11Sayd _1112 giorni fa
  • Should have talked about when freestyle launched

    #thegivingcollector#thegivingcollector12 giorni fa
  • the ground at my house shook when the silverdome was imploded. A damn shame.

    SeagIeSeagIe12 giorni fa
    • the pope was also there

      SeagIeSeagIe12 giorni fa
  • Funny thing is Snakebite is just Bigfoot with a different body for when they had two Bigfoot’s booked for the same show. Also I’d love a black Holden HQ Monaro body on a mister truck. That would be mad. Probably named something weird like Jörmungandr or something like that.

    AliKatt BrienAliKatt Brien12 giorni fa
  • my monster truck would be a 2009 dodge ram and the name will be "rammer dammer".

    ShinichiPlaysRoblox?ShinichiPlaysRoblox?12 giorni fa
  • Grave digger was my first love

    seth petrasseth petras12 giorni fa
  • 2001 Chevy Silverado named shtbox

    Landon RussellLandon Russell12 giorni fa
  • 1970 Dodge Charger Name: The demolisher

    Jaydenrbx Builds and moreJaydenrbx Builds and more12 giorni fa
  • I’m fuckin with the skateboarding recognition, who is it, who skates.

    Garrett GonzalesGarrett Gonzales12 giorni fa
  • My monster truck would be kaiju-styled, and look like a scorpion, and be named "Scorpius."

    InkuNui 777InkuNui 77713 giorni fa
  • The first exiting thing in Columbia, I live here, it’s boring as fuck

    UFD1UFD113 giorni fa
  • are we just not gonna talk about monstermax?

    Imnottellin UdontwannaknowImnottellin Udontwannaknow13 giorni fa
  • Bigfoot is my all time favorite. Yes Bob Chandler was a frontier in most of what we see to day. Three more big accomplishments not mentioned are, use of CAD software to design trucks, space frame tubular chassis, and most important the radio controlled kill switch.

    Michael EisenhartMichael Eisenhart13 giorni fa
  • Big Dick Harry. Driven by Richard Harry. Sponsored by Roku. Before each competition the fans choose the truck wrap by voting on their favorite characters from The Office until NBC takes it off Netflix

    nifnif13 giorni fa
  • Donut’s audience: mostly consisting of kids Donut: let’s have our sponsor be about a B A L L S H A V E R

    OrcaStrike77OrcaStrike7713 giorni fa
  • General mayhem a general lee monster truck

    Mr. AwesomeMr. Awesome13 giorni fa
  • Holy shit i was at the 2010 monster jam in jax and i didnt know that was the first successful backflip!

    lee harveylee harvey14 giorni fa
  • Hmmmmm. 14 and a half minutes of talking about monster trucks, and no mention of the Astrodome? What the heck man

    matt lynchmatt lynch14 giorni fa
  • Of course, we can never forget Bigfoot's appearance in the 1981 movie, "Take This Job And Shove It." That was my first exposure to monster trucks.

    Arctic HamerArctic Hamer14 giorni fa
  • I thought Whistlin diesel invented the monster truck¿?

    alex purvisalex purvis14 giorni fa
  • My monster truck would have a v12 on it from the ferrari

    Juan filiberto ZapataJuan filiberto Zapata14 giorni fa
  • Snake Bite and Gravedigger were my favourites when i was a kid

    ArmchairWarriorArmchairWarrior14 giorni fa
  • Yes

    Jake HiladJake Hilad14 giorni fa
  • My Monster Truck already exists. Raminator! MoPar or no car...

    Ayden PrydeAyden Pryde14 giorni fa
  • Not mentioning grave digger? How about the hp before they caped it. 3000+hp

    Concider ThisConcider This14 giorni fa
  • Kind of glossed over an important aspect of the sport was after Bob Chandler retired there was a lull and it was revived by Dennis Anderson in grave digger.

    WormWorm14 giorni fa
  • my monster truck idea: " the X wife"

    CheckerëdCheckerëd14 giorni fa
  • Cat Scratch/Black Cat! A black cat looking monster truck that specializes in very high jumps!

    smashkiller64smashkiller6414 giorni fa
    • The predator truck was a black panther truck back in the day

      Zach sZach s12 giorni fa
  • I had ALL of the toys as a kid.

    AccidentalBroadcastAccidentalBroadcast14 giorni fa
  • Does anyone know where up to speed is gone?

    Andrew ShellyAndrew Shelly15 giorni fa
  • Also one of my dads friends was Mike Vader’s and I talk to him and Nolan said it wrong it’s mike Vah ders

    collene willmancollene willman15 giorni fa
  • I had a Bigfoot power wheel back in the early 90s.

    TheKos2KosTheKos2Kos15 giorni fa
  • Hellcat powered Jeep XJ

    Trent LoweTrent Lowe15 giorni fa
  • My truck would be named 'JOKING HAZARD' and would be a Smart Car painted red and would be covered in Memes. For example: *slaps roof of car* "this bad boy can carry a lot of horses" and maybe a *Get Stick bugged* on the hood so when it opens you see it.

    Niko FoxNiko Fox15 giorni fa
  • I had the original Bigfoot Power Wheels. And the 2nd. Was trying to drive it across my pond, but my brothers threw rocks at the wheels and sank it 🙄

    Joseph TomainoJoseph Tomaino15 giorni fa
  • That Is not a 1974 Ford f-250 because I own one and it doesn't look like that at all

    Dane KrumwiedeDane Krumwiede15 giorni fa
  • Rabid Fox Monster truck converted Foxbody mustang using a 7 liter Ford V8, and is designed to look like a melanin fox with a orange and black color mix.

    Mr OversteerMr Oversteer15 giorni fa
  • And then history was made in 2020 when old cleeter did some drifts around bigfoot with Vaughn Gittin jr at Holly ford fest!!!

    Bucks RC WorldBucks RC World15 giorni fa
  • Texas A&M hats all over the crowd. Love to see it. 👍👍👍

    Calvin HullumCalvin Hullum15 giorni fa
  • Mazda Miata convertible Monster Truck

    Gavin WebbGavin Webb15 giorni fa
  • My monster truck would be a volkswagen golf mk2 and will be known as hole in one

    D Dominator5503D Dominator550315 giorni fa
  • 12:48 the astrodome 😭😭😭

    Its RusoIts Ruso15 giorni fa
  • My monster truck would be an old Ford lightning and I would call it night stalker or the storm

    Gods of DestructionGods of Destruction15 giorni fa
  • That 1992 event you talked about wasn't really that important. I think you should have mentioned the 1985 show at the Louisiana super dome instead.

    JoyoustyeJoyoustye15 giorni fa
  • We went to Columbia to see that in '82.

    James SutherlandJames Sutherland15 giorni fa
  • Can you do the history of formula drift

    SpicywetfartsSpicywetfarts15 giorni fa
  • 21 window vw micro bus. Named vision

    Barry RussellBarry Russell15 giorni fa
  • Yooo I was in the crowd for the 1st backflip in Jax. 904 baby!

    Aaron HastieAaron Hastie15 giorni fa