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Monster Trucks

The Monster Truck craze was inspired in 1974 by Robert Chandler’s Bigfoot – a souped up Ford with four-foot-high tires, 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.