Modern Marvels

Season 8 Episode 9

Monster Trucks

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 12, 2001 on The History Channel
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Monster Trucks
Ride shotgun in our rollicking history of the Monster Truck, and meet the father of the mythic beast, Bob Chandler, whose Bigfoot gave birth to the sport in a cornfield years ago! Weighing 10,000 pounds, the behemoths entertain using brute force. Thrill to breathtaking stunts in California, Indiana, and Florida, as mounted cameras demonstrate the shakes, rattles, and rolls drivers experience; and meet the men who race these mechanical mammoths in one of the world's fastest-growing motorsports.moreless

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      • During the last ten years, sales of Bigfoot licensed products have totaled more than 250 million dollars.

      • An estimated four two five million people attend monster truck races every year, more than Major League Soccer or the Women's National Basketball Association.

      • The average monster truck costs about $150,000 and takes from three to twelve months to build. The cost of maintaining and transporting it during a year of racing can be as high as $120,000.

      • The average monster truck race lasts five to ten seconds during which about six gallons of methanol fuel are consumed.

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      • Don Frankish
        Owner, Jurassic Attack

        Steve Macklyn
        Owner/Driver, NitroFish

        Bill Geist
        Author, "Monster Trucks and Hair-in-a-Can"

        Bob Chandler
        CEO, Bigfoot 4x4, Inc.

        Rick Swanson
        Owner/Driver, Obsession

        Dan Runte
        Driver, Bigfoot

        Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Johnson
        U.S. Army

        Marilyn Chandler
        Co-Owner, Bigfoot 4x4, Inc.

        Frank Schettini
        Owner/Driver, Monster Jerky

        Doug Noelke
        Owner/Driver, Big Dawg

        Mike Goucher
        Driver, Red Racer

        Doc Riley
        Announcer, Special Events

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Fred Peabody
        Producer: Fred Peabody
        Associate Producer: La Monte Westmoreland
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Consulting Producer: Henry Schipper
        Editor: Jack Foster
        Editor: Lipo Ching
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Linda K. Clark
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Charlotte Carpenter
        Clearance Coordinator: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Barry Hill
        Researcher: Kristina Djokic
        Researcher: Anthony Lacques
        Researcher: Gloria Morris
        Historical Consultant: Bob Chandler
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Camera: Daniel Deslodge
        Camera: Yahel Herzog
        Camera: Peter Krajewski
        Camera: Dylan O'Brien
        Camera: Bud Osborne
        Field Audio: Andrew Foland
        Field Audio: Ben Moyer
        Field Audio: Najja Noon
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Assistant Editor: Kame Stoll
        Post Production Assistant: Stephen Franklin
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Scott Boyer
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Detricia Meza
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Production Coordinator: Kathy Exner
        Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
        Production Assistant: Suni Nivens
        Executive Assistant: Judith Ann Warren

        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

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