"Kings of Crunch" Set of 6 Monster Trucks Series 3 1/64 Diecast Model Cars by Greenlight
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- Brand new 1/64 scale diecast truck models of "Kings of Crunch" Set of 6 Monster Trucks Series 3 die cast truck models by Greenlight.
- Brand new boxes.
- Limited edition.
- Chrome accents.
- Real rubber tires.
- Detailed exteriors.
- Diecast metal body.
- True-to-scale detail.
- Authentic decoration.
- Officially licensed product.
- Each model is packed in an individual blister pack.
- Dimensions of each truck is approximately L-3.25 inches long.
- PLEASE NOTE: Might come with a chase truck instead of one of the trucks in a set, but it is not guaranteed.
- THIS SET INCLUDES FOLLOWING MODELS:
- 1) 1972 Chevrolet K-10 Monster Truck White.
- 2) 1979 Ford F-350 Monster Truck "High Roller".
- 3) 1979 Ford F-250 Monster Truck "God of Thunder".
- 4) 1972 Chevrolet C20 Monster Truck "Gentle Ben 1".
- 5) 1972 Chevrolet K-10 Monster Truck "AM/PM Boss".
- 6) 1974 Ford F-250 Monster Truck "Midwest Four Wheel Drive Center".
- A former construction worker from the St. Louis, Missouri area, Chandler began building the first Bigfoot in 1975, using the Chandler family's 1974 F-250 four-wheel drive and found that automotive shops in the Midwest generally did not carry the parts needed to repair his frequently-wrecked 4×4. To remedy this problem, Chandler and his wife Marilyn, along with friend Jim Kramer, opened a shop called Midwest Four Wheel Drive and Performance Center in Ferguson, Missouri. The shop moved to Hazelwood, Missouri in 1984, which remained as Bigfoot's headquarters until 2015 when the headquarters was relocated to Pacific, Missouri.
- The truck's first attention-grabbing modification came when Chandler heard of an idea proposed to the US Army of making steering capable on both axles of their four-wheeled vehicles, so that in the event of breakage in the front axle, it could simply be switched with the rear axle and held straight with a pin so that the vehicle could resume regular use with steering. Chandler decided to test that theory on his truck, but in addition would actually enable steering on the rear axle. The end result was an innovation in automotive technology – the "4×4×4", or a vehicle with four wheels, four-wheel-drive, and four-wheel-steering.
- In 1979, Chandler started making appearances at truck and tractor pulls, as well as car shows, with his newly christened "Bigfoot" to show off the truck's capabilities as well as to promote his shop. The truck's growing popularity led to its appearance in the 1981 Gus Trikonis film Take This Job and Shove It (which also features the early monster truck USA-1 credited under a different name).