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  • Speaking of '66s....

    Has anyone else seen the earliest history of the Monster Truck Big Foot on The History Channel's older documentary of monster machines? The show includes pulling tractors and other huge, powerful machines. I was watching it the other day with my 2+ year-old grandson, an a card-carrying monster truck nut.

    I'm all but certain one of the earliest clips they showed of the original Big Foot leaping over and crushing a row of cars included a 1966 Studebaker in the line being crushed. The single-headlight front end was distinctive; not 1964 vintage. (You know how those things are; you think you saw something and wish you could rewind, but cannot.)

    Still, I'd bet $10 there was a 1966 Studebaker right in the middle of one row of old cars crushed in that early, fuzzy footage of the original Big Foot monster truck. (Big Foot was relatively small in that iteration, so it was likely among the oldest footage of the truck extant.) BP
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    To: Bob Palma,---- If 'Big Foot' ran over a '66 Studebaker, it's name should be changed to 'Big Fool'!

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        Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
        To: Bob Palma,---- If 'Big Foot' ran over a '66 Studebaker, it's name should be changed to 'Big Fool'!
        Not a bad idea.

        The '66 Studebaker, if it was one and I think it was, was right in the middle of a line of maybe six or seven cars shoved tightly together door-to-door.

        As they do once the cars are all lined up for these events, they then painted the whole line of cars a dull flat color, chrome and all. In this case, they were all painted a dull lime green. BP

        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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