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Monster Trucks

The Monster Truck craze was inspired in 1975 by Bob Chandler’s ‘Bigfoot’ – a souped-up Ford with four-foot-high tyres, named after the hairy ape-like creature currently popping up all over Pacific Northwest USA.

At county fairs across the US, people flocked to see Chandler demonstrate Bigfoot’s prowess, which usually involved just rolling over heaps of junked cars.