The Exact Moment Monster Trucks Were Born: April 1982

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17 ditë më parë

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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 Media 16 ditë më parë
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Visakh Jayan
Visakh Jayan 13 ditë më parë
Or even a monster tank.
T-Matchless Mystic
T-Matchless Mystic 14 ditë më parë
And YOOO... Where up to speed at?
T-Matchless Mystic
T-Matchless Mystic 14 ditë më parë
Rip the quick Lube guys that had to put these tires on.... Yikes
The mechanic
The mechanic 15 ditë më parë
Mudrat started it
The Mountain Goat
The Mountain Goat 15 ditë më parë
Dude, you making me remember things I saw on TV in South Africa about Monster Trucks when I was 9 years old in 1986....
Parker88 2 orë më parë
Ngl its insane that tom meents wasn’t mentioned at all in this when he is definitely the most innovative driver
Ikito 8 orë më parë
so nolan speaks about flips of all sorts but not about the double backflip from mowhawkwarrior ? :c
crusherbmx 9 orë më parë
My monster truck would have the same name as my ALnets user name.
psplfq1 12 orë më parë
Edward Franco
Edward Franco 17 orë më parë
pimpshiza 19 orë më parë
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.
andrew alires-clark
andrew alires-clark 23 orë më parë
Clifford the little red r... ranger lmao
Orange Crate
Orange Crate Ditë më parë
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.
M Walker
M Walker Ditë më parë
Viper Zap
Viper Zap Ditë më parë
Cybertruck Monster Truck
Logan Canon
Logan Canon Ditë më parë
The mullet maniac, eagles and freedom everywhere
Video game Valley
Video game Valley Ditë më parë
Brad Pritt
Brad Pritt 2 ditë më parë
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.
KuilowKey 2 ditë më parë
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.
StormDweller 2 ditë më parë
Hey! Pls do a vid on Sprint Car Racing! It's so obscure and different and extreme. Imo it should be interesting. Cheers.
BluTyger Gaming
BluTyger Gaming 3 ditë më parë
Mone would be "Bean" and it would be a big kidney bean with wheels
александр рудяк
александр рудяк 3 ditë më parë
Monster truck Miata lol.
Aaron O
Aaron O 3 ditë më parë
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.
Keith Norton
Keith Norton 3 ditë më parë
Do a Minecraft inspired Van body monster truck called the Creeper.
Spectacular Spaghetti
Spectacular Spaghetti 4 ditë më parë
I remember my Hot Wheels moster trucks, i loved them so much as a kid
Timothy Yocum
Timothy Yocum 4 ditë më parë
I would have a 1981 short box k10 called ant she pretty all black with just a little chrome
Colby Reid
Colby Reid 4 ditë më parë
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.
Dan MacK
Dan MacK 5 ditë më parë
I remember seeing the front flip clip the first time Fucking mad man
Stefan F.
Stefan F. 5 ditë më parë
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
Incognito XII
Incognito XII 5 ditë më parë
Skip to 1:55, so you can never see which brand that made this video sponsored.
Uma Yuna
Uma Yuna 5 ditë më parë
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.
Matt Misanthropy
Matt Misanthropy 6 ditë më parë
Stoopid Bob and his stoopid idea. How many great cars were crushed because of him and those that followed.
kingofatlantistv 6 ditë më parë
😮woah talk about humble beginnings Also how about a truck themed after team fortress 2 with a mural of one team on each side
Based Basketcase
Based Basketcase 6 ditë më parë
Nikola Monster Truck
blair whiting
blair whiting 6 ditë më parë
Already got one... VANOWAR. 1979 4x4 Chevy G20 van. Just needs 66" tires
Bumblebee 6 ditë më parë
Ford f150 raptor monster truck
Emmanuel Ponce
Emmanuel Ponce 7 ditë më parë
My Design
Stan The man
Stan The man 7 ditë më parë
Tiny, a nissan hardbody mini truck massive tires and a massive engine
william022791 7 ditë më parë
Big Bertha is what my grandfather called his 1985 Chevy K20. It's mine now and I still drive it.
Jeff Henning
Jeff Henning 7 ditë më parë
Love the sk8 El Toro reference! RIP!!!
Shikamaru Nara
Shikamaru Nara 7 ditë më parë
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
amicloud 8 ditë më parë
How many dozens of times did ya'll watch that front flip?
SuperStockLo23 8 ditë më parë
fiat 500
Harper Taylor
Harper Taylor 8 ditë më parë
Nolan Is Innocent
Nolan Is Innocent 8 ditë më parë
Like Pro Wrestling or the circus?? So a joke. Okay
עילם אברמוביץ
עילם אברמוביץ 8 ditë më parë
my monster truvk will be named drave gigger
Zach s
Zach s 8 ditë më parë
Bigfoot vs snake bite aka bigfoot vs bigfoot lol
Honey badger05
Honey badger05 8 ditë më parë
I would name my truck the honey badger and I would put a picture of my puppy dog on the side
Gateway photography
Gateway photography 8 ditë më parë
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.
Tony B
Tony B 8 ditë më parë
So much missed. Where's Bigfoot 9/10? Where's Dan Patrick, Marty Garza, Scott Stephens, Pablo Huffaker? US Hot Rod Pulling association?
Sayd _11
Sayd _11 8 ditë më parë
That Christ Joslin shoutout tho
#thegivingcollector 8 ditë më parë
Should have talked about when freestyle launched
SeagIe 8 ditë më parë
the ground at my house shook when the silverdome was imploded. A damn shame.
SeagIe 8 ditë më parë
the pope was also there
AliKatt Brien
AliKatt Brien 8 ditë më parë
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.
ShinichiPlaysRoblox? 8 ditë më parë
my monster truck would be a 2009 dodge ram and the name will be "rammer dammer".
seth petras
seth petras 8 ditë më parë
Grave digger was my first love
Landon Russell
Landon Russell 8 ditë më parë
2001 Chevy Silverado named shtbox
Jaydenrbx Builds and more
Jaydenrbx Builds and more 9 ditë më parë
1970 Dodge Charger Name: The demolisher
Garrett Gonzales
Garrett Gonzales 9 ditë më parë
I’m fuckin with the skateboarding recognition, who is it, who skates.
InkuNui 777
InkuNui 777 9 ditë më parë
My monster truck would be kaiju-styled, and look like a scorpion, and be named "Scorpius."
UFD1 9 ditë më parë
The first exiting thing in Columbia, I live here, it’s boring as fuck
Imnottellin Udontwannaknow
Imnottellin Udontwannaknow 9 ditë më parë
are we just not gonna talk about monstermax?
Michael Eisenhart
Michael Eisenhart 9 ditë më parë
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.
nif 9 ditë më parë
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
OrcaStrike77 10 ditë më parë
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
Mr. Awesome
Mr. Awesome 10 ditë më parë
General mayhem a general lee monster truck
lee harvey
lee harvey 10 ditë më parë
Holy shit i was at the 2010 monster jam in jax and i didnt know that was the first successful backflip!
matt lynch
matt lynch 10 ditë më parë
Hmmmmm. 14 and a half minutes of talking about monster trucks, and no mention of the Astrodome? What the heck man
Arctic Hamer
Arctic Hamer 10 ditë më parë
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.
alex purvis
alex purvis 10 ditë më parë
I thought Whistlin diesel invented the monster truck¿?
Juan filiberto Zapata
Juan filiberto Zapata 10 ditë më parë
My monster truck would have a v12 on it from the ferrari
ArmchairWarrior 10 ditë më parë
Snake Bite and Gravedigger were my favourites when i was a kid
Jake Hilad
Jake Hilad 10 ditë më parë
Ayden Pryde
Ayden Pryde 10 ditë më parë
My Monster Truck already exists. Raminator! MoPar or no car...
Concider This
Concider This 11 ditë më parë
Not mentioning grave digger? How about the hp before they caped it. 3000+hp
Worm 11 ditë më parë
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.
Checkerëd 11 ditë më parë
my monster truck idea: " the X wife"
smashkiller64 11 ditë më parë
Cat Scratch/Black Cat! A black cat looking monster truck that specializes in very high jumps!
Zach s
Zach s 8 ditë më parë
The predator truck was a black panther truck back in the day
AccidentalBroadcast 11 ditë më parë
I had ALL of the toys as a kid.
Andrew Shelly
Andrew Shelly 11 ditë më parë
Does anyone know where up to speed is gone?
collene willman
collene willman 11 ditë më parë
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
TheKos2Kos 11 ditë më parë
I had a Bigfoot power wheel back in the early 90s.
Trent Lowe
Trent Lowe 11 ditë më parë
Hellcat powered Jeep XJ
Niko Fox
Niko Fox 11 ditë më parë
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.
Joseph Tomaino
Joseph Tomaino 11 ditë më parë
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 🙄
Dane Krumwiede
Dane Krumwiede 11 ditë më parë
That Is not a 1974 Ford f-250 because I own one and it doesn't look like that at all
Mr Oversteer
Mr Oversteer 11 ditë më parë
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.
Bucks RC World
Bucks RC World 11 ditë më parë
And then history was made in 2020 when old cleeter did some drifts around bigfoot with Vaughn Gittin jr at Holly ford fest!!!
Calvin Hullum
Calvin Hullum 11 ditë më parë
Texas A&M hats all over the crowd. Love to see it. 👍👍👍
Gavin Webb
Gavin Webb 11 ditë më parë
Mazda Miata convertible Monster Truck
D Dominator5503
D Dominator5503 11 ditë më parë
My monster truck would be a volkswagen golf mk2 and will be known as hole in one
Its Ruso
Its Ruso 11 ditë më parë
12:48 the astrodome 😭😭😭
Gods of Destruction
Gods of Destruction 11 ditë më parë
My monster truck would be an old Ford lightning and I would call it night stalker or the storm
Joyoustye 11 ditë më parë
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.
James Sutherland
James Sutherland 11 ditë më parë
We went to Columbia to see that in '82.
Spicywetfarts 11 ditë më parë
Can you do the history of formula drift
Barry Russell
Barry Russell 12 ditë më parë
21 window vw micro bus. Named vision
Aaron Hastie
Aaron Hastie 12 ditë më parë
Yooo I was in the crowd for the 1st backflip in Jax. 904 baby!
Jacob Hale
Jacob Hale 12 ditë më parë
Hear me out. The 3 mario kart balloons... but instead have 3 boobies on the truck. The last truck with a tit wins
cerote713 12 ditë më parë
Rice rocket kamikaze style monster truck made from the Toyota Hilux
Dave Wheeler
Dave Wheeler 12 ditë më parë
Seeing Nolan throw in chris joslins 3flip down el toro was great!
Tobeu Richard
Tobeu Richard 12 ditë më parë
There is a tie for monster truck GOAT Dennis Anderson in Grave Digger and Tom Meents in Maximum Destruction. After all these years still can’t decide whose better!!!
Andy Kobayashi
Andy Kobayashi 12 ditë më parë
2007 Toyota Tundra monster truck.
dloch85 12 ditë më parë
Would have been nice to see more mention surrounding the TNT Renegade Series of the late 80s/early 90s rather than USHRA's first event(s) under the Monster Jam labeling from '92. Nonethless; good stuff!
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