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        Table of Contents

        I.    GENERAL and INTRO
        II.   Frequently Asked Questions
        III.  Reading (and other media) List
        IV.   Promoters list
        V.    Suppliers list
        VI.   The Trucks
        VII.  Major WEB SITES
        VIII. The Events Calender List
        IX.   Previous Changes


If you own a Monster Truck, Promote shows or are a supplier of parts I will
be glad to list your company name here as space allows. If you have a WEB
Page with Monster Truck Info I'll check it and add a pointer to it after
deciding where it should go. If your page answers a specific question, write
the question out and send it to me with your URL as a answer. You may include
a short textual answer also.

If you have a separate page with a event list/Calendar, send the exact URL
(with page name) to me and I'll include it In the Event Calendar Section!
You should then have a `back button' referencing your main (index.htm) page
on your events page in case the reader wants to further explore your site!

BTW, if you have a Monster Truck or Pulling Truck/Tractor I can create a WEB
Page for you. I will also locate servers to host your page, setup E-mail
systems for you and can even handle your day-to-day mail referring all
important E-mail on for action. Mail can be received while home, in shop
or on the road. Low Fees and solutions that fit your circumstances.


I.  GENERAL and INTRO
---------------------

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Finding the Latest Version
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And Soon:

    http://monstertrucks.webjump.com



Before You Write...
-------------------

Please make sure you have read the latest version of this FAQ (because it's
faster) before writing to the FAQ author with questions. If your question
isn't answered here or you just don't understand then ASK.


Acknowledgements
----------------

Thanks to the many people who have `bent my ear' asking questions at various
motorsport events. Your questions make up the bulk of this FAQ! If you find
this document useful, please let your friends know and tell everybody "I read
it in the Monster Truck Frequently Asked Questions"!

Special Thanks to Penny Chandler of BIGFOOT (R) 4X4, Inc. for allowing me to
use material from The BIGFOOT4X4 WEB page and the many helpful suggestions.

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

Thanks to Andrew Palochko of `The World of Monster Trucks' for the added info
and for checking over some of my facts.

        http://www.truckzone.com

John Seasock (Sudden Impact M/T) pointed out I forgot the main question, "How
do ya' get in them things?" Thanks John!

        http://www.suddenimpact.com

Andrew Fielder sent URLs for every truck he has on his pages! Thanks Andrew!

        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com

David Weihe sent a bunch of notes about his site and a slew of general 
`updates/notes'! Thanks David!

        http://www.monstermania.com


SAMSON (R) is a Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Enterprises, Inc.
Laurelville, Ohio USA

BIGFOOT (R) is a Registered Trade Mark of Bigfoot 4x4, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri USA



II. Frequently Asked Questions
------------------------------

Q.  What is a Monster Truck?
    ------------------------

A.  For the purposes of this FAQ we'll call a Monster Truck a highly modified
    four wheel drive vehicle. The most distinguishing characteristic is the
    extreme oversize tires.

    Most monster trucks are speed and handling enhanced in order to race
    similar trucks over obstacle courses usually set up with cars to run over
    (crush), dirt ramps to jump, possibly a little water puddle, and a drag
    racing style timing system.


Q.  What is the MTRA?
    -----------------

A.  The MTRA or Monster Truck Racing Association is the organization of
    Monster Truck owners, drivers, sponsors, promoters, officials and Fans.
    This group exists to promote the sport and to provide safety guidelines
    for conducting events.

        http://www.truckworld.com/mtra

        MTRA
        6311 N. Lindbergh
        Hazelwood, Mo. 63042


    MTRA has a new address!

        MTRA/Donna Purcell
        Secretary/Treasurer
        PO Box 2401
        Florissant, MO. 63032


Q.  Isn't there a second class of trucks now?
    -----------------------------------------

A.  Yes, Pro-Stock Class. a smaller tire class:

    Sam Marino debuted the Raptor and the Pro Stock monster truck class in
    June 1997 at the Truck Fest in Charlotte, N. C.  Featuring 48" tires
    in place of the more familiar 66" tires, the class was developed to allow
    more participant growth in the sport. Running a Pro Stock class provides
    a cheaper, more realistic method of competing while still keeping the
    enthusiasm and principle of full blown monster truck racing.

    Currently Sam is exhibitioning up and down the eastern seaboard hoping to
    add this additional class to monster truck racing. (Info courtesy Andrew
    Palochko. www.Truckzone.com.)


Q.  Why would someone build a Monster Truck?
    ----------------------------------------

A.  It's a business! Maybe the owner/driver started to build a truck because
    the sport seems exciting. Or maybe they own a 4 wheel drive or
    performance shop and realize the advertising potential.  The costs
    involved are just too high for most individuals without a sponsor or a
    business purpose.


Q.  How many Monster Trucks are there?
    ----------------------------------

A.  There are currently 14 trucks in the BIGFOOT fleet alone. You can see a
    list of these trucks along with their specifications in the Team BIGFOOT
    Section of the Bigfoot home page:

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

    Around the world there are over 500 monster trucks, only 100 or so of
    which are full blown racing trucks. Others are exhibition, car crushers,
    ride trucks, or promotions vehicles. This includes the majority in the
    US. There are several in Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand.


Q.  How big are those tires?
    ------------------------

A.  Sixty Six inches tall by 43 inches wide with about 10 psi of air. They
    weigh about 900 lbs. with rims and (sometimes) tubes. Most of these tires
    are run tubeless unless a puncture or other problems forces a tube to be
    installed.


Q.  Where does BIGFOOT get their tires?
    -----------------------------------

A.  These tires are often used on fertilizer spreaders and are called
    flotation tires because they spread the vehicle's weight across a wider
    surface. Some Monster Trucks have floated on water with these large tires
    on. There is a used market for these tires, too.

    Firestone and Goodyear both manufacture 66X43X25 Flotation Tires.

        http://www.firestone.com

        http://www.goodyear.com


Q.  About those tires, I noticed some have the treads cut! How do they
    cut those treads?
    -----------------

A.  Most of the crews have found a `Ginsu' knife blade mounted in a `Sawzall'
    cuts the fastest and easiest. It's still a lot of work!


Q.  How big are those engines?
    --------------------------

A.  The engine in a MTRA certified truck must be no larger than 575 cubic
    inches! This refers to the bore or barrel size x the stroke or travel
    length!

        The actual engine displacement calculation formula is:

                Bore in inches (Cylinder Diameter)
                Bore Again
                X Stroke in inches
                --------
                result
              X 0.7854 (Factor to account for the cylindrical shape)
                --------
                result
                X number of cylinders
                --------
                result Engine displacement in cubic Inches


Q.  How fast can a Monster Truck go?
    --------------------------------

A.  BIGFOOT has been driven at over 80 miles per hour. On the quickest
    courses, drivers usually can get the truck up to 65-70 mph in a 300-foot
    span. Typically indoors, drivers max out at 25-30 mph.


Q.  How heavy are most Monster Trucks?
    ----------------------------------

A.  Somewhere in the range of 10,000 lbs. For Racing, the bare minimum
    is 10,000 lbs, and most trucks will come across the scales at just
    about that weight.

    Older trucks from the early 80's weighed nearly 20,000 lbs. and
    added weight simply because they would look better crushing cars.
    However as time evolved and monster truck racing was introduced,
    most started using aluminum to replace steel, tubular chassis and
    fiberglass bodies to reduce the weight.

    There is a proposal to reduce this minimum weight to 9,500 lbs.
    in 1998!

    Minimum weight now, according to the MTRA, is 9,500 lbs.
    (Courtesy Andrew Palochko).


Q.  Who makes these fancy shocks?
    -----------------------------

A.  One company is Kuster out of California.  Also, Knight Stalker's
    Steve Combs has built many shocks for the high tech trucks, such
    as Carolina Crusher and Grave Digger.


Q.  Who makes those four link frames?
    ---------------------------------

A.  Dan Patrick, of Patrick Racing Enterprises, Inc., specializes in
    Monster Truck frames and chassis components.  Patrick, who also
    owns the SAMSON Monster Truck, was instrumental in designing and
    building the first ever tubular chassis on Bigfoot 8 back in 1989.

        http://WWW.Samson4x4.Com

    At a recent event I attended, every truck there but one sported a
    Dan Patrick frame. One of the trucks was completely built by Dan
    for a owner/driver client.

    See also the suppliers listings at the end of this document!


Q.  How do they move a Monster Truck from one place to another?
    -----------------------------------------------------------

A.  Most often these are hauled in a semi-trailer with all the tools
    and spare parts needed to move and repair the Monster Truck. On a
    real short run the truck may be `Wide Loaded' on a flat bed trailer.


Q.  How do they get a Monster Truck into the semi-trailer?
    ------------------------------------------------------

A.  The crew members remove the big tires and install small tires that
    will clear the sides of the enclosed trailers and reduce the
    height of the truck to where it will clear the ceiling during
    loading and transportation.


Q.  HOW DO YOU GET IN THEM THINGS?
    ------------------------------

A.  In most of the new fiberglass body trucks, there is a hatch in the
    floor for the drivers to climb up through.

    On a older truck, the driver would open the door, grab hold of the
    seat and door, push off the front tire and pull himself into the
    truck. The hatch is definitely easier.


Q.  How does the driver steer the rear wheels? Are they hooked to the
    steering wheel also?
    --------------------

A.  No, the rear wheels are not hooked to the steering wheel. On most
    Monster Trucks there is a toggle switch mounted where the driver 
    can operate it with his free hand. The center is off and moving 
    the toggle in either direction cause the rear wheels to steer more 
    left or right.

    Many of these steering systems also have a second switch to select 
    a automatic centering capability. When the driver removes pressure
    on the steering toggle the wheels will return to a centered
    (straight ahead) position.

    Finally, when side by side racing many drivers mechanically lock the
    rear steering at center position by bolting on a locking bar or
    aligning a hole in a locking tab on the steering tie rod with a
    corresponding hole on the rear housing.


Q.  What kind of fuel do they run in a Monster Truck? Do they run
    Nitrous Oxide, too?
    --------------------

A.  Racing Alcohol is the fuel of choice for most monster trucks. It
    runs cooler while producing more horsepower. Nitrous oxide is NOT
    allowed by the Monster Truck Racing Association and a monster
    truck won't pass Tech. Inspection and will not be certified to
    race with an engine injected on it.

    Most of these trucks use a little gasoline to start the engine,
    either squirting it in by hand through the Blower air intake or
    using a auxiliary fuel pump to inject a small amount to the intake
    area.


Q.  How can I get a ride in a Monster Truck?
    ----------------------------------------

A.  The Virginia Giant, Bigfoot 4x4, and Grave Digger all have trucks
    that have been converted to multi-passenger ride trucks. BIGFOOT #2
    has a BIGFOOT Body while BIGFOOT #3 appears as the SNAKEBITE! The
    Grave Digger Ride-on is a old Ambulance body!

    Other monster trucks which have sister ride trucks include
    Excaliber, Pure Pride, Eradicator, Shake-A-Paw, and Small Change.

    You can take a ride in one of these enormous trucks at various
    events like Street Machine Nationals, Fairs, and of course Monster
    Truck Races. Performance Motorsports almost always brings the
    Virginia Giant to their shows. There is usually a small charge per
    person to ride (or is included as part of general admission).

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    To see if a "SAFARIFOOT" Truck (Bigfoot or Snakebite) will be in
    your area, check out the Appearance Schedule in the Tire Tracks
    section of:

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    The Grave Digger and Eradicator ride trucks are permanently parked
    on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey each summer, giving rides to
    all of the beach going fans.  You'll find these trucks located next 
    to the NJHRA Office on the boardwalk. (Info courtesy Andrew Palochko
    www.truckzone.com)

    The Grave Digger Ride Truck has its own race course located at
    Grave Digger headquarters. Beginning after April 1 of each year,
    the Ride Truck is available for rides from dawn till dusk. The
    last price I heard was $5.00 per person. Call ahead to be sure.

    The Grave Digger Ride Truck can be reserved for birthday parties,
    graduations, weddings - you name the celebration, and Grave Digger
    will make it a "Monster of a good time!"  All reservations are
    subject to prior approval, and must be made at least one week in
    advance for birthdays, and two weeks in advance for other events.

        http://www.gravedigger.com

    See also the ride truck listings further on in this document!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------


Q.  Have you ever rode in a Monster Truck??
    ---------------------------------------

A.  Yes! I rode out for a parade lap and intro in the Equalizer Monster
    Trax vehicle! And The Virginia Giant Racer! Plus, I've spent so much
    time riding with passengers on The Virginia Giant Ride-On Truck I've
    completely lost count!


Q.  Have you ever driven a Monster Truck?
    -------------------------------------

A.  Gee, I just knew that would be the next Question!


Q.  How can I get a Pit Pass??
    --------------------------

A.  First you need to find out, "Do I need a pit pass?" Pit Passes are given
    to Media Representatives and people who are required to be in the Pit
    Area during the show! If the event includes a `Pit Party' you won't need
    a Pass for that (at most shows)!

    If you really need a pass, then call the show promoter, tell them EXACTLY
    why you need a pit pass and request one!

    According to Andrew Palochko of Truckzone, Pit passes are available on
    the USHRA site at www.ushra.com. Make sure there is a pit party prior to
    the event.

    Karin of Pace Motorsports added:

    Pit passes are not available on our web site, however, if there is a pit
    party, information as to where to obtain pit passes locally is always
    listed on our events calendar.

        http://www.ushra.com


Q.  What is the killer box?
    -----------------------

A.  Let's call these by their official name, "Remote Ignition Interrupter"
    or `RII'. This is a specialized radio receiver mounted in the truck
    and a hand held transmitter tuned to the frequency of the RII. The
    transmitter looks like any other `Walkie Talkie' but has the ability
    to signal the Receiver with a special code!

    The Remote Ignition Interrupter can be used to `interrupt' the
    ignition by radio should the truck veer off the track and/or the
    driver become incapacitated.

    This `RII' attempts to shut off the engine but it doesn't stop or
    "brake the truck".


Q.  What are the lights in the Windshield for?
    ------------------------------------------

A.  There are two or three lights mounted in the windshield of most
    monster Trucks. One tells the track crew and starters when the
    engine is actually running. The other two lights tell the track
    official(s) who run the Remote Ignition Interrupters which side
    the driver has chosen to run his `RII' receiver box on.

    You will see a 2" X 2" sticker in the windshield with a number on
    it from 1 to 10. This number is the radio channel number. A letter
    also may indicate right or left for use during single performances.


Q.  I saw the starter's lights on TV. Where can I get info on building a
    set of those for our club?
    --------------------------

A.  Send me a private E-mail and I'll fix up a wiring diagram and E-mail
    it back to you! The lights are just tractor clearance lamps with green
    and yellow lens! The battery is a 12 car battery. and the switch is a
    `SPDT' (single pole - double throw switch) with center off!


Q.  Where can I rent a set of `Stop Motion Video Cameras' and Recorder
    system?
    -------

A.  Find a `Surveillance Equipment' dealer and ask them for prices. Or
    work a deal with them! Them things are pricey! And be very selective
    where you set it up! You don't need a color system!

    I own a B/W betamax system but have not considered renting it! Too much
    custom setup work and cabling to get it positioned!


Q.  What do they do at the drivers meetings?
    ----------------------------------------

A.  Usually, there is a drivers meeting before the show, to discuss
    the format of the show, any safety issues, and who gives the
    signals to move a truck and when. So everybody involved with the
    the show knows what is supposed to happen and when.


Q.  I know the drivers wear seat belts, helmets and special suits. Can
    you elaborate a little on what they have in the truck?
    ------------------------------------------------------

A.  The drivers wear fire resistant suits, gloves, a helmet liner and
    shoes. They are held into the seat by a standard 5 way racing harness.

    The helmets are racing quality Snell Foundation approved (Minimum
    rating is Snell 90). Most drivers also wear Helmet Restraints (Straps
    running from underarm to clips on sides of helmet)!

    Drivers must wear a neck collar and some drivers wear a `kidney belt'
    to help absorb the impact compression forces on the spine and neck.

    All MTRA certified race trucks must be equipped with a approved
    onboard fire retardant system. The vehicle must also have a Halon
    or ABC type 2-1/2 lb. (min.) fire extinguisher within the driver's
    reach!


Q.  How much does a Monster Truck cost?
    -----------------------------------

A.  Roughly, around $100,000 (not including the engine)! A engine can
    cost $40,000 by itself. After that, you have to figure in how much
    it costs to maintain the truck throughout the year. The cost of a
    vehicle to move the Monster Truck is also a great initial expense.


Q.  How long does it take to build a Monster truck?
    -----------------------------------------------

A.  It can take anywhere from 3 months to a year to build a monster
    truck. This varies depending on how much time is put into detail
    work and how many people are working on the project.


Q.  When will BIGFOOT be appearing in my town?
    ------------------------------------------

A.  For a listing of the most up-to-date BIGFOOT events, check out the
    Appearance Schedule in the Tire Tracks section at The BIGFOOT WEB
    PAGE:

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

    This schedule is updated every week & has at least one month's
    worth of information so that you only get the most accurate
    information available. Along with the schedule, you can view
    information about the event & get the telephone number of the
    promoter putting on the event.

    See also the calendar section of this FAQ!


Q.  How can I get the autograph of my favorite BIGFOOT driver?
    ----------------------------------------------------------

A.  There are a few different ways to accomplish this. One way is to
    attend an event. A lot of times, there is a pit party before the
    races where you can meet the drivers & get their autographs. There
    is also a autograph table at many events either during intermission
    or immediately after the event.


Q.  How can I get a Tee-Shirt of my favorite truck(s)?
    --------------------------------------------------

A.  Check some of the Web pages! Sometimes you can use a Credit Card
    over the Web but you might want to fax the card number or use the
    telephone instead!

    You may order a BIGFOOT picture or t-shirt from the BIGFOOT online
    catalog found in the Merchandise section of The Bigfoot WEB Page.
    If you want your item autographed, just request that the driver of
    your choice sign the item, when placing the order.

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com/merch.html

    Grave Digger has a excellent selection of merchandise. Shirts,
    shoestrings, jewelry, and hats. They even have a deck of playing
    cards last time I looked.

        http://www.gravedigger.com/souvenir.htm

    Most of the shows have a concession area, and sell all kinds of
    mementoes including apparel items. And most trucks have a home
    shop and are receptive to fan requests.

    The "Official Merchandise" section of Pace Motorsport's web site has
    T-shirts for several monster truck available. Fans can order Bigfoot,
    Grave Digger, Predator, Carolina Crusher, Monster Patrol, and many
    other Monster Truck T-shirts and related merchandise on our site.


Q.  Where can I find a large group of pictures and Info in one place on
    the Internet?
    -------------

A.  Try this site. The World's Largest Monster Truck Home Page:

        http://www.designcraft.com/monster/trucks


    or Monster Mania with over 2000 pictures and growing:

        http://www.monstermania.com


    View this FAQ in HTML with your browser from FAQS.org! See the Major
    Web Sites section and the individual truck pages listings here!

        http://www.landfield.com/faqs/autos/sport/monster-trucks

    
    You need to check the MTRA home page for Members info.

        http://WWW.truckworld.com/mtra


    Pace Motors Sports has extensive biographical information on the Monster
    Trucks, drivers, rules and regulations for the USHRA.

        http://www.ushra.com


Q.  I want some Monster Truck Windows Wall Paper. What can you tell me?
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

A.  Here ya' go!

        http://www.monstermania.com

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

        http://WWW.VirginiaGiant.com


Q.  Screen Savers??
    ---------------

A.  I don't know of any but you're right there should be some!! There is a
    program called Imotion or something like that to make it easy to write
    screen savers. I found a Halloween screen saver at the Free Site that
    mentioned the program. Let me know if you (or anyone else) comes up with
    one.

        http://www.thefreesite.com

    Correction!!! Barefoot Productions makes a Monster Truck Screen Saver.

        http://www.barefootinc.com/mtruckss.htm


Q.  Isn't there a computer game? Know any Urls?
    -------------------------------------------

A.  Check out "Monster Truck Madness" then you can be the driver of
    your favorite Monster Truck!

        http://www.windows.com/games/monster/default.htm
        http://www.microsoft.com/games/monster/downloads.htm


    Don't miss The BigFoot Internet Racing Team.

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com/mtm2/bfteam.html


    I haven't tried this out but there is some kind of online game
    (over the internet) called `the zone' or something like that. You
    need a Active X enhanced browser like MSIE 2.0 and Windows 95, or
    Windows NT!

        http://beta.zone.com

    And the games home page will even let you download MSIE.


Q.  I'm really into Monster Truck Madness II but I want some other trucks?
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

A.  Check these links!

        http://mtm.naz.com

        http://www.ieway.com/yeast

        http://www.vales.com

        http://www.terminalreality.com
        
Garret tells me he has made several add-on trucks for mtm1 at Yeastman's
page (www.ieway.com/yeast) including Stomper, Taurus, and Extreme Overkill.


Q.  Just one more game. Please?
    ---------------------------

A.  Do you like trivia? Send your E-mail address to:

        bmanson@SBTek.com

    Tell him you want to join the trivia game. He'll add you to the mailing
    list and once a day you'll receive a E-mail with a trivia question.


Q.  How do I become a BIGFOOT Driver?
    ---------------------------------

A.  To become a BIGFOOT Driver, you must be 25 years of age & have a
    current CDL (commercial drivers license). You need to be in good
    physical shape, have knowledge of mechanics, electrical & metal
    fabrication before you are even considered for the crew. If you
    make the crew, you would most likely serve 2 years apprenticeship
    to learn to drive.


Q.  I need to find out exactly how to get to a show! How can I get a
    Map or directions?
    ------------------

A.  Ask the promoter or venue first! If you have or can get the Street
    Address (with number) try Yahoo:

        http://www.yahoo.com

    Navigate to the maps section and fill in the form to search for a
    Map, expand the map if needed and print it out if your printer allows
    that (most do now-a-days)!

    
    Also, Maps and directions to any U.S. Hot Rod event are always in the
    Venue section of the Ticketmaster web site. Fans can order tickets
    online directly from the USHRA (Pace) event schedule page through the
    Ticketmaster site.

        http://www.ushra.com
        http://www.Ticketmaster.com


Q.  Is there a mailing list?
    ------------------------

A.  Yes, TRUCKZONE PRESS! To subscribe visit the www.truckzone.com main site
    and fill out the form with your E-mail address and any other information
    where asked. You may also view the archive of previous newsletters.

    Truckzone runs a moderated chat every Wednesday night at 9PM EST. We
    always have a good assortment of fans, drivers, and promoters. Truckzone
    is also working toward implementing a WWWBoard.


    There's also the Monster Mania newsletter....

        newsletter@monstermania.com

        topic SUBSCRIBE


    I also run a low volume list from here (Monster Highway BBS) and I'll
    be glad to put your name on it. My list is mostly late breaking news
    and info I think the Monster Truck (Insiders) community should have!
    To post something to it send the message to:

        jhawkin@usa.net


    To subscribe to the list use the same address but use the Subject:

        "Subscribe your.email.address@your.ISP.TLD"

    P.S.: If you want to start a mailing list, do let me know! If I can
    help you accomplish this, just ask!


Q.  I want to know when there is a change to my favorite Web Pages!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

A.  Many Web Pages have made arrangements with URL minder services!
    Truckzone is one of them and the service they use will send you a
    set of instructions on how to add pages to the `minder list'!

    Most of these reminder services allow you to add links to your personal
    `Watch List'.


Q.  How do I `grep' a usenet group?
    -------------------------------

A.  Wrong FAQ, buddy! But if you want to mail out adverts to `qualified'
    leads, then check out the FAQ about advertising on Usenet!

        http://www.landfield.com/faqs/usenet/advertising/howto/part1/

    Also if you participate actively in a Usenet Newsgroup, the people
    there may be very interested in a `venture' or a product/service you
    offer. In most business circles it's called networking, right!


Q.  How can I find a drivers E-mail address?
    ----------------------------------------

A.  Try the associated Web Pages! Ask others! Check four11.com!

        http://www.Four11.com

    There is also a E-mail addressing FAQ that might help! No, I'm not
    going to give E-mail addresses out!

    Many of the official truck home sites (Web Pages) are adding E-mail
    forms now and Mail-to: addresses! You may use those forms to E-mail
    and addresses to contact drivers and crews!

    I probably shouldn't mention this but, the sites that have a real
    registered Internet Name have a record at Internic (or the Domain
    Registry for their country) that may reveal the owner/driver's E-mail
    address.

        http://Internic.net


Q.  I really need to ask a question of some driver! How can I!
    ----------------------------------------------------------

    A.  See the answers above and below here for more ideas!


Q.  Is their someplace I can chat or E-mail to other people interested in
    Monster Trucks?
    ---------------

A.  Try posting to the Web Board at USA Kids Club, The new MonsterZone Web
    Board, Gravedigger's web Board or The Virginia Giant's Framed Web Board:

        http://www.usakidsclub.com

        http://WWW.VirginiaGiant.Com

        http://WWW.Monsterzone.Com

        http://www.Gravedigger.com

    You might also want to join the on going posts via your news reader.
    Point your news reader at:

        news://chatdev.gcomm.com

    Look for a group called:

        Monster_Trucks


    Monsterzone runs live chat every Wednesday evening at 9PM EST. We have a
    ever growing attendance with drivers, promoters, and spectators alike.

        http://WWW.Monsterzone.com


Q.  How can our drivers publish a E-mail address, without clogging their
    personal Internet accounts?
    ---------------------------

A.  Rocketmail, Hotmail, Juno, Netaddress, and Cybermail all offer free
    or cheap E-mail addresses! If you have a Web Page, your ISP can often
    give you more addresses on a server and `MX' the addresses to your
*   Domain Name or Machine Name at Domain Name! Cybermail, Netaddress and
*   others will even forward the mail to another account if needed!

    NetAddress, symetsys, and Cybermail can be retrieved via POP3 also - much
    better than WEB only In my Humble Opinion!

    Also try:

        http://WWW.EmailAdresses.COM

    I usually have a Info Package forsale at Ebay that includes a excellent
    list of Free Internet Resources.

        http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/j.nash/


Q.  How can our drivers get Internet E-mail while on the road?
    ----------------------------------------------------------

A.  A client package like Net-Tamer can be run on a cheap computer and
    call the home base ISP long distance, grab the mail, and log off in
    a couple minutes. Usually under three! Some ISPs have local numbers
    in the larger cities nationwide also.

    These packages read and answer E-mail offline and can be setup with
    Fax software and Fax modems to send/receive faxes in the field also!
                     ^^^
        http://www.nettamer.net

    Also, check with Juno! They have local phone numbers all over the
    country. And the National ISPs - Worldnet, AOL, CIS, Maranatha, Delphi
    and many smaller ISPs now have national agreements with other ISPs!


Q.  I've got a REAL heavy foot!
    ---------------------------

A.  Use your Speed Control! Or try this site! At least you'll have a better
    Idea of when to slow down!

        http://www.speedtrap.com



III.  Reading (and other media) List
------------------------------------

    I could really use some book titles, magazines and always more URLs
    for this section!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Video Tapes:

    Biggest & the Baddest Monster Trucks
    VHS Tape / Published 1997

    Awesome Monster Trucks
    VHS Tape / Published 1991

    Monster Trucks
    VHS Tape / Published 1996

    Monster Madness
    Monster Trucks / VHS Tape / Published 1997

    Turning the Power on
    Tnt Monster Trucks / VHS Tape / Published 1990

    Monster Trucks at Work
    VHS Tape / Published 1997

    Grave Digger's Domination

        http://WWW.gravedigger.com

        http://www.ushra.com


    Inside Monster Jam Box Set and/or the individual volumes!

        http://www.ushra.com


    Books:

    Try Cherry Valley And Amazon Books to order these online!

        http://www.CherryValleyBooks.com

        http://www.amazon.com


    MONSTER TRUCKS & TRACTORS
    Published by Chelsey Publishers

    The book features a chapter on Dan Patrick & SAMSON, Bob Chandler &
    Bigfoot, Tractor Pulls and a History & Terminology Chapter.

    
    Monster Truck Drag Racing (Drag Racing)
    Martin Hintz, Kate Hintz / School & Library Binding / Published 1996

    Monster Truck Racing
    Scott Johnston / Library Binding / Published 1994

    Monster Truck Racing (Motorsports)
    Scott D. Johnston / School & Library Binding / Published 1994

    The Original Monster Truck; Bigfoot
    Scott D. Johnston / Library Binding / Published 1994

    Monster Trucks
    James Koons / Library Binding / Published 1998

    Monster Trucks (Rollin)
    James Koons / School & Library Binding / Published 1996

    Monster Trucks (Action Events)
    Jeff Savage / School & Library Binding / Published 1996

    The history of monster truck racing. Lists many personalities, events,
    types of trucks. More.

    Monster Vehicles (Cruisin')
    E.J. Atkinson / School & Library Binding / Published 1991

    Monster 4-Wheelers
    Library Binding / Published 1987

    Monster Trucks & Tractors (Race Car Legends)
    Sue Mead / Library Binding / Published 1998

    Monster Trucks and Hair in a Can
    Bill Geist / Audio Cassette / Published 1994

    Monster Wheels Fun and Stickers
    Cindy Branthoover, et al / Paperback

    Maxx Trax II : Monster Truck Adventure
    James Preller, Don Bolognese (Illustrator) / Published 1988

    Monster Trucks
    Michael Benson (Editor) / Published 1994

    Monster Trucks
    Published 1992

    Monster Trucks & Hair-In-A-Can
    Who Says America Doesn't Make Anything Anymore?
    Bill Geist / Published 1994

    Monster Trucks (Poster Books)
    Published 1988

    Monster Trucks : Car Crushers and Crowd Pleasers
    Michael Bargo / Published 1986

    Monster Trucks and Other Giant Machines on Wheels
    Jerry Bushey / Published 1989

    Monstermobiles
    Barry Brazier / Published 1988

    Monster Trucks
    Bill Holder / Published 1992

    Monster 4-Wheelers (Super-Charged)
    William G. Holder, Howard Schroeder (Editor) 
    Library Binding / Published 1987

    Ultimate Book of Monster Trucks
    Bill Holder / Published 1991

    Monster Wheels
    Bill Holder, Harry Dunn / Published 1990

    Here Come the Monster Trucks
    George Sullivan / Published 1989

    Here Come the Monster Trucks
    George Sullivan (CVB)

    Here Come the Monster Trucks
    George Sullivan / Turtleback / Published 1992

    Here Come the Monster Trucks (Picture Puffin)
    George Sullivan / Paperback / Published 1992

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Monsters Monthly

      http://www.truckworld.com/Monster-Trucks/Monsters-Monthly
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    10 Copyright myths FAQ

      http://www.landfield.com/faqs/law/copyright/myths/part1/

    Discusses some common mis-conceptions about copyright matters!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Recreation Pyrotechnics FAQ

      http://www.landfield.com/faqs/pyrotechnics-faq

    I include this FAQ here because of the safety and contact information
    contained but I DO NOT encourage experimentation with Pyrotechnics!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Stagecraft FAQ

      http://www.landfield.com/faqs/theatre/stagecraft/faq

    A lot of simple special effects info and pointers to other documents!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Usenet Advertising howto FAQ
      
      http://www.landfield.com/faqs/usenet/advertising/howto/part1/

    Some of you will want to advertise over Usenet in some manner from
    time to time! Here is a great reference about doing it right while
    NOT alienating the very people you want to reach!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Emily Post news

      http://www.landfield.com/faqs/usenet/emily_postnews/part1/

    A `Tongue in Cheek' look at Usenet mis-behavior I feel is a
    excellent companion to the Usenet Advertising FAQ!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Joel Furr FAQ

      http://www.landfield.com/faqs/joel_furr/faq

    This FAQ is about Joel Furr and is included here because Joel seems
    to represent the zany side of Internet life (IMHO)! He also writes
    a lot of the more enlightened FAQ info and contributes to all of
    Usenet and the internet!
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    The Net-Tamer Frequently Asked Questions

      http://www.landfield.com/faqs/off-line-readers/net-tamer

    This was my (Jeff Hawkins) first attempt at putting together a Usenet
    FAQ and covers the DOS based Internet client software called Net-Tamer!

    Net-Tamer can be run on a cheap laptop, portable computer, or most
    any PC to handle Internet duties while on the road or at home! Makes
    a excellent mail client for the crews transporter PC and will grab
    E-mail for offline reading then log off to save long distance charges!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------


IV.   Promoters list
--------------------


    PACE Motor Sports, Inc.
    United States Hot Rod Association
    495 N. Commons Drive  Suite 200
    Aurora, IL. 60504-8187

    Voice: (630) 566-6100 Fax: (630)-566-6180

        http://www.ushra.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Performance Motorsports Inc.
    121 Mercedes Ct.
    Winchester, Va. 22603

    Voice: (540)-662-5202 Fax: (540)-662-4332

    Diehl (The Virginia Giant) Wilson's Company and my Weekend Employer!
    Specializes in Monster Truck Races, Rodeo and Tractor Pulls!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Special Events, The Promotion Company

    Special Events, Inc.
    804 N. Delaware St.
    Indianapolis, IN. 46204-1196

    Voice: (317)-236-6522 Fax: (317)-236-6519

    Specializes in "automotive events that are fun for the whole
    family".  Automotive and truck events like the 4-Wheel Jamboree
    Nationals and the Street Machine Nationals! Also country concerts
    and a circus!

        http://www.familyevents.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    USA Motorsports
    United Sports of America
    2310 West 75th Street
    Prairie Village, KS. 66208

    Voice: (913)-384-8930 Fax: (913)-384-8931

        http://www.usakidsclub.com

    Note: USA Motorsports is now part of PACE Motor Sports!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    MotorSport Attractions Agency (Rev Prochnow)
    P.O. Box 152167
    Cape Coral, Fl. 33915-2167

                or

    927 SE 16th Terrace
    Cape Coral, Fl. 33990

    Voice: (941)-458-1777 Fax: (941)-772-3589

        http://www.motorsportattractions.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Logan Motorsports
    Rt 2 Box 918
    Cresent City, Fl. 32212

    Voice: (904)-698-1678 Fax: (904)-696-6022

        http://jaxadnet.com/monster.trucks/

        http://www.worldwebmaster.com/monster.trucks/

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Mini Motor Sports of America

        http://www.minimonsters.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Milestone Motorsports

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Carlisle Productions
    1000 Bryn Mawr Road
    Carlisle, Pa. 17013-1588
    
    Voice: (717)-243-7855 Fax: (717)-243-0255

        http://www.carpro.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Extreme Motor Sports

        http://www.monstermania.com/extreme

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    New Jersey Hot Rod Association (NJHRA)
    PO Box 1256
    Wildwood, New Jersey 08260

    Voice: (609)-696-5901 Fax: (608)-523-8051

    Runs a monster truck race, two car shows, a motorcross race and
    hydroplane race on the beach of Wildwood, New Jersey anually.

        http://www.njhra.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    KSR Motorsports (Jack Brady)
    PO Box 1701
    Paolia, PA 19301-0345

    Annual monster truck and tuff truck points series of 7 races in the
    Mid-Atlantic region.

        http://www.monsterzone.com/ksr

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Pro Shows Inc.
    3050 Lawrenceburg Rd.
    Bloomfield, KY. 40008

    Voice: (502)-252-5945

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Good Guys Enterprises
    34 Alamo Square
    Alamo, CA. 94507

    Voice: (510)-838-9876 Fax: (510)-820-8241

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Western Carolina Productions
    P.O. Box 18667
    Asheville, NC. 28814

    Voice: (704)-628-9626

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Buck Motorsports Inc.
    250 Bollinger Rd.
    Littletown, PA 17340

    Voice: (717)-359-4483

        http://www.800padutch.com/bucksked.html

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Championship Auto Shows
    6841 N. Rochester Rd.
    Rochester Hills, MI. 48306

    Voice: (248)-650-5560 Fax: (248)-650-5571

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Raceway Park (Old Bridge Twp. Raceway Park)
    230 Pension Rd.
    Englishtown, NJ. 07726

    Voice: (908)-446-7800 Fax: (908)-446-1373

        http://www.goracing.com/englishtown

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Hall Bros.
    1401 County Rd. 2400 N.
    Champaign, IL. 61821

    Voice: (217)-643-6375 Fax: (217)-643-2017

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Patrick Racing Ent.
    28358 Tarlton-Adelphi
    Laurelville, OH. 43135

    Voice: (614)-332-1561 Fax: (614)-332-1157

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Monster Patrol Inc.
    2336 Samuelson Rd.
    Portage, IN. 46368

    Voice: (219)-845-2676 Fax: (219)-845-2783

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Bigfoot Entertainment Group, Inc. (Steve Wood)
    6311 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
    Hazelwood, Mo. 63042

    Voice: (314)-731-2822

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Checkered Flag Productions (Ed Beckley)
    P.O. Box 429
    Bridgeport, Texas 76426

    Voice: (940)-683-4742 Fax: (940)-683-3935

        http://www.cfpracing.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    MEG Entertainment
    100 W. Hoover, Suite 11
    Mesa, Arizona 85210

    Voice: (602)-833-1886

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Tv-One, Inc.
    2115 Butterfield Rd., Suite 100
    Oak Brook, Il. 60523

    Voice: (630)-620-2660
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ZZYZX, Inc.
    Dave Matthews
    224 Cheyenne Way
    Modesto, Ca. 95356

    Voice: (209)-571-2854

    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Performance Productions, Ltd. (Rob Waloschuk)
    Box 713
    Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada S3N-2W8

    Voice: (3060-782-6541 Fax: (306)-782-1707

        http://www.performance-events.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------



VI.  Suppliers list
-------------------

    Videos

    Diamond P Sports
    http://www.truckworld.com/DIAMONDP

    Simitar Entertainment
    http://www.simitar.com

    Pace MotorSports
    http://www.ushra.com
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Games

    Microsoft

    http://www.microsoft.com/games/monster/downloads.htm
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Frames and Running Gear

    Patrick Enterprises Inc.
    28358 Tarlton-Adelphi Rd.
    Laurelville, Ohio 43135

    Voice: (614)-477-1006 Fax: (614)-332-1157
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Remote Ignition Interrupter

    Audiax                (216)-392-6800

    Total Communication   (314)-432-2552

    Birch Communication   (609)-625-3481
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Tachometers, Meters and Gauges

    Autometer
    http://www.autometer.com
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Fiberglass Bodies and Body Parts

    GTS
    http://www.gtsfiberglass.com

    Creative GlassWorks
    http://www.creativeglas.com
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Internet Web Page Hosting and E-mail services

    Cybermail.net
    http://www.cybermail.net
    jack@cybermail.net
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Internet Web Page Creation and E-mail services

    Jeff Hawkins
    http://www.cybermail.net/~jhawkin
    E-Mail jhawkin@cybermail.net
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Net-Tamer  -  "Internet in a Thimble"
    Integrated Internet Software for Small Laptops up to full PC systems

    David Colston
    10374 Boca Entrada Blvd.  #223
    Boca Raton, FL  33428
    Voice: (561) 477-6373 Fax: (561) 477-6329

    http://www.nettamer.net

    E-mail nettamer@nettamer.net
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Freelance Motorsports Announcers

    Ken Dickinson
    Lyndhurst, Va. 22952

    Voice: (540)-943-2104 Fax: (540)-943-8308
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     Outlaw Super Trucks

     Wild West Racing (owner Mike West)
     22679 Alden Ave.
     Alliance, Ohio 44601

     Voice: (330)-821-3084
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     Robosaurus

     Monster Robots, Inc.
     72 Jamestown Beach Lane
     Sequim, Wa. 98382

     http://www.coolbiz.com/robo/robo_new.htm
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    Used Audio Equipment, speaker reconing, warranty repairs

    Daddy's Junky Music Stores
    4 Raymond Avenue
    Salem, New Hampshire 03079

    Voice: (603) 894-6492

    E-mail Usedbymail@aol.com

    Reported to be the World's largest dealer in used musical instruments
    with over 7000 items in stock. Monthly catalog available.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     Microphones

     Electro-Voice
     600 Cecil St.
     Buchanan, MI  49107

     Voice: (616) 695-6831 Fax: (616) 695-1304
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     Amplifiers, speakers

     JBL Professional
     8500 Balboa Boulevard
     Northridge, California 91329

     Voice: (818) 893-8411 Fax: (818) 893-3639
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     Amplifiers, speakers

     Peavey Electronics Corp.
     711 A Street
     Meridian, Mississippi 39301

     Voice: (601) 483-5365 Fax: (601) 484-4278
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     Padded and unpadded heavy Cordura equipment covers

     Tuki Covers
     P.O. Box 2545
     Summerville, South Carolina 29484

     Voice: (800) 344-8854
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

     Discount items for retail, promotion and/or Give-away

     Oriental Trading Co.
     P.O. Box 2308
     Omaha, Nebraska 68103-2308

     http://www.oriental.com
    -----------------------------------------------------------------


V.  The Trucks
--------------

Trucks are listed with Web Sites when available! I want this section to list
trucks by three or four geographic areas! If you have area Info or want to
change or update a link here please write to me.

I also want to list MTRA Member trucks first and would like to list older 
retired trucks separately! What do you think?


-------------------
| East Coast Area |
-------------------

    Black Stallion 2000
                        http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/stallion.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/blackst.htm

    Boogey Van          http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/boogey.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/boogey.html

    Carolina Crusher    http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/crusher.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/carolinacrush.html

    Grave Digger        http://www.gravedigger.com
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/gravedig.html
                        http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/digger/digger.htm

    Holman's BEAST      http://www.monsterzone.com/cfp/Hbeast.jpg

    Mopar Magic         http://www.monsterzone.com/cfp/mmagic.jpg

    Outlaw              http://www.monsterzone.com/cfp/outlaw.jpg

    West Virginia Mountaineer
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/mountaineer.html

    UFO                 http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/ufotech.htm

    Virginia Giant      http://www.VirginiaGiant.com

    Virginia Beast      http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/vabeast.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/vbeast.html

    Samson              http://WWW.Samson4x4.COM

    Sudden Impact       http://www.suddenimpact.com

    Liquidator          http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/liquid.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/liquidator.html

    Ground Pounder      http://www.groundpounder.com

    Mopar Magic (old)   http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/mopar.htm

    Above & Beyond      http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/above/abarchve.htm

    Devil's Dodge       http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/ddodge.htm

    Kimosabe            http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/kimotech.htm

    Raptor              http://www.raptor4x4.com

    Towasaurus Wrex     http://www.twrex4x4.com

    Spellbound          http://www.icontech.com/spellbound

    Thrasher            http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/thrasher.html

    Thunder Dog         http://users.ids.net/~digger1/richard/img15.jpg

    A Monster Fire Truck!!
                        http://www.cng.com/html/monster.htm

-----------------
| Southern Area |
-----------------

    Blown Thunder       http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/blownthunder.html

    Clydesdale          http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/clydesdale.html

    Equalizer           http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/equalize.htm
                        http://www.monster-trucks.com/Equalize1.jpg

    Gun Slinger         http://www.gunslinger4x4.com

    King Krunch         http://www.kingkrunch.com
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/kingkrunch.html

    Krimson Krusher     http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/krimsonkrusher.html
                        http://www.monstermania.com/krimson

    Miami Thunder       http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/miamithun.html

    No Problem          http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/noproblem.html
                        http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/nproblem/nproblem.htm

    Rampage             http://www.wko.com/~shirleyp/
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/rampage.htm

    Tropical Thunder    http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/tthunder/tthunder.htm


-------------------
| Mid West Region |
-------------------

    Bearfoot            http://www.bearfoot.com
                        http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/bearfoot.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/bearfoot.html

    Bigfoot             http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

    Peacekeeper         http://members.aol.com/rrpd10/
                        http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/peace.htm

    Snake Bite          http://www.bigfoot4x4.com
                        http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/snakebite/snakbite.htm

    Thunder Beast       http://www.monstermania.com/tbeast

    Wild Foot           http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

    Firestone Wilderness
                        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

    Reptoid             http://www.reptoid.com

    Executioner         http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/execute/execute.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/executioner.htm

    Monster Patrol      http://www.monster-patrol.com
                        http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/monstpat.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/mpatrol.htm
                        http://www.nwimarket.com/mpatrol/

    Taurus              http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/taurus.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/taurus.html

    Awesome Kong/ King Kong
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/awesomekong.html

    Bad Medicine        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/badme.html

    Bulldozer           http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/bulldozer.html

    Devastator          http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/devastator.html

    Excaliber           http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/excaliber.html

    Extreme Overkill    http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/overkill.htm

    First Blood         http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/first.htm

    Four Wheel Crazy    http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/4whcraz.htm

    Heartbeat           http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/hartbeat.htm

    Heartland Express   http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/hartland.htm

    Hercules(Original Version)
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/hercules.html

    Hercules            Http://www.truckzone.com/hercules

    Kodiak              http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/kodiak/kodiak.htm

    Mad Dog             http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/maddog.html

    Micro Machines      http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/micromachine.html

    Moving Violations   http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/moving.htm
                        http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/mviolate/mviolate.htm

    Nitemare            http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/nitemare.html

    Orange Krate        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/orangekrate.html

    Overkill            http://www.truckworld.com/overkill
                        http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/overkill.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/ovekill1.html

    Predator            http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/pred.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/predator.html

    Playin' for Keeps   http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/playkeep.htm

    Stomper             http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/stomper.html

    Stomper Bully       http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/stomperbully.html

    Tornado             http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/1457/
    
    USA-1               http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/usa-1.html

    War Wagon           http://www.truckzone.com/warwagon
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/warwagon.html

    Weapon              http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/wepon1.html
    
    Chicago Outlaw


---------------------
| West Coast Region |
---------------------

    High Roller         http://www.richtire.com/mstr.htm

    AM/PM Rocket        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/ampmrocket.html

    Dragon Slayer       http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/dslayer.htm

    Rocky Mountain Thunder
                        http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/rockymtn.htm

    Unnamed & Untamed   http://www.angelfire.com/az/unnamed4x4/
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/unameduntamed.html


------------------
| Western Canada |
------------------

    Maniac              http://www.jurassicattack.com

    Young Gun           http://www.jurassicattack.com

    Jurassic Attack     http://www.jurassicattack.com


---------------
| Ride Trucks |
---------------

    Bush Hog                           Energizer

    Equalizer                          Eradicator

    Excaliber                          Fun Bus

    Grave Digger                       Hulk

    Livin' It Up                       Overkill

    Phantom Krusher                    Predator

    Pure Pride                         Red Dog

    Safarifoot                         Shake-A-Paw

    Shocker                            Sidewinder

    Small Change                       Timberwolf

    Undertaker                         Virginia Giant

    Wildfire


---------------------------
| Unknown or unsorted Yet |
---------------------------

    Jethro's Truck (from the movie `The Beverly Hillbillies')

                http://www.dealsonwheels.com/museum/cars/hillbillies.html

    Rambo               http://www.rambo4x4.com

    Little Tiger        http://www.littletigerracing.com

    Sixfoot             http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/sixfoot.html
    
    Heavy Metal         http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/heavymetal.html

    Whiskey Business    http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/whiskey.htm

    Wildfire            http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/wildfire.htm

    Wild Hair           http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/wildhair.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/wildhair.html

    Wild Thang          http://www.truckzone.com/trucks/thang.htm
                        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com/wildthang.html

    American Guardian   http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/guardian/agarchve.htm

    Undertaker          http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/undertaker/undrtakr.htm

    Warrior             http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/misc/war150.jpg

    Wildfire            http://www.truckzone.com/pictures/misc/wfire150.jpg

    Gator               http://www.monstermania.com/gator

    Big Brutus          http://www.bigbrutus.com

    Big Dummy           http://www.truckworld.com/bigdummy

    Black Widow         http://www.pwrhouse.com/widow

    Obsession           http://www.truckworld.com/obsession

    Crypt Keeper        http://home1.gte.net/jmclark/cryptk~1.htm

    Phantom Krusher     http://www.truckzone.com/pkrusher

    Keystone Krusher    http://members.accessus.net/~omiotek/index.html

    Fly-n-hi            http://www.fly-n-hi.com/monster.htm

    Bad Influence       http://www.monstermania.com/extreme

    Super Pete          http://www.performance-events.com/gallery2/page8.html

    Austin 3:16                        Airborne Ranger

    American Made 1                    AM/PM Boss

    Bearly Tame                        Big Boss

    Big Dare                           Blue Ribbon Bandit

    Blue Max                           Bustin' Loose

    California Kid Crusher             Cook-e-Monster
    
    Cyborg                             Cyclops
    
    Danger Zone                        Dangerous Toy
    
    Deep Fear                          Devastator
    
    Dirty Dancing                      Dodge Express

    Dueces Wild                        Ecology Eliminator

    Eradicator                         Goliath

    Heavy Metal                        Invader

    Iron Warrior                       Pony Express
    
    Master of Disaster                 Misbehavin'
    
    High Anxiety                       High Voltage

    Hot Stuff                          Jersey Outlaw

    Little Tiger                       Mistress

    Monster Mash                       Mountain Legend

    Muscle Beach                       Outlaw

    Pirate Pete                        Primetime

    Purina Mainstay                    Rap Attack

    Roboshark                          Savage Beast

    Shocker                            Shotgun

    Shredder                           Skoal Bandit

    Smoke Craft Jerky Maker            Super Bus

    Survivor                           Terminator

    Trouble Maker                      Under Pressure

    Undertaker                         Valvoline Racer

    Witch Doctor                       Tremor

    Wild Thang                         The "HULK"
    
    Wild Thing                         Woman Warrior
    
    Showtime                           Dad's Toy
    
    Michigan Ice Monster




VII.  MAJOR WEB SITES
---------------------

    Andrew's Monster Truck Website

        http://www.monstertrucks-uk.com
    -----------------------------------

    John Eastwood's Monster Truck Emporium

        http://www.monster-trucks.com
    -----------------------------------

    The World of Monster Trucks

        http://www.truckzone.com
    -----------------------------------

    Mother-in-Laws Garage

        http://www.milgarage.com
    -----------------------------------

    Motorsports Photography Unlimited

        http://www.designcraft.com/monster/trucks
    -----------------------------------

    Monster Mania

        http://www.monstermania.com
    -----------------------------------

    Purdue University's Monster Truck Information

        http://expert.cc.purdue.edu/~alsheets/trucks5.html
    -----------------------------------

    Dane's Monster Truck Madness

        http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8754
    -----------------------------------

    Monster Truck Photos

        http://www.cbu.edu/~itemplet/monstrk.html
    -----------------------------------

    Justin Zint's Monster Truck Photo Page

        http://207.17.188.201/jenn/monster.htm
    -----------------------------------

    Michael's MONSTER TRUCK ZONE

        http://webhome.idirect.com/~korts/michael.htm
    -----------------------------------

    Taylor's MONSTER TRUCK PAGE

        http://www.geocities.com/bourbonstreet/6992
    -----------------------------------

    Dustin Cudester's Monster Truck Photos:

        http://www.mindspring.com/~cudester/
    -----------------------------------

    Mike's Monster Trucks

        http://members.aol.com/mavrim/index.html
    -----------------------------------



VIII. The Event Calendar List
-----------------------------

Monsterzone has a excellent Calender Section

        http://www.monsterzone.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

Monster Mania

        http://www.monstermania.com/calendar.htm


Monster Mania will soon host a complete Event Database at

        http://www.monstermania.com/calendar.asp

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

Pace Motorsports also has a complete events schedule of all Pace events. You
can find links on the calendar for purchasing tickets and other venue info.

        http://www.ushra.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

Buck Motorsports Park (The Buck) in Lancaster Co. Pa. has their events
skedule here.

        http://www.800padutch.com/bucksked.html

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

Checkered Flag Productions posts their skedule Info here:

        http://www.cfpracing.com/schedule.html

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

Many trucks have a schedule section on their web pages:

        http://www.bigfoot4x4.com

        http://www.VirginiaGiant.com/events.htm

        http://www.samson4x4.com

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

Message-ID: <autos/sport/monster-trucks_1082200966@rtfm.mit.edu>
From: jhawkin@visuallink.com (Jeff Hawkins)
Newsgroups: alt.autos.macho-trucks
Subject: The Monster Truck FAQ
Summary: This FAQ attempts to answer some of the most frequently asked questions
about the sport of Monster Truck Racing, The Vehicles, and pointers for more info.

X-Everything: Net-Tamer V 1.08X
X-Last-Updated: 1999/02/02
Date: 17 Apr 2004 11:27:44 GMT

Archive-name: autos/sport/monster-trucks
Posting-Frequency: monthly
Last-modified: 1999/02/02
Version: 1.15
Maintainer: Jeff Hawkins <jhawkin@visuallink.com>
Copyright: (C) 1997, 1998, 1999 J. A. Hawkins

Recent Changes To This Document
-------------------------------

02/02/99 Version 1.15! Added some promoters and a couple trucks! Formatting 
         changes with more white space!

01/20/99 Version 1.14! Happy new year! A few new URLs.

11/28/98 Version 1.13! Just a minor update to correct a date mistake, a
         broken URL and moved `Tornado' Monster Truck to the Mid-West
         Listings (He's in Oklahoma!). Ran a Spelling Checker over this
         also. Fixed a couple `English' mistakes. There are over 8600 words
         in this document and 2000+ which are unique.

11/04/98 Version 1.12! Found some book titles and video (VHS) titles! Look
         for them in the Reading list section! Karen at Pace Motorsports sent
         a bunch of added info, changes, and some overlooked details.

         Added a URL for A Monster Fire Truck and a URL for the Speed Trap
         Registry. We needed this didn't we??

         Our new home Web Site is coming along nicely!

                http://monstertrucks.webjump.com


08/13/98 Version 1.11! Now listing 89 trucks with URLs and 69 without plus 23
         ride trucks. Added new address for Pace Motorsports and MTRA. Added
         link for the Official Mtra site. Added a new section for Southern
         Area trucks and another list of ride trucks. Added a lot of Promoter
         info. URLs for Windows Wallpaper and MTM add-on trucks. New Grave
         Digger site fully functional at www.gravedigger.com.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
 

IX.  Previous Changes
---------------------
06/26/98 Version 1.10! New URLs! We now list 84 trucks with URLs and 55
         without. Added a pointer for the MTRA Website. Added pointer for
         the Monster_Trucks News Group on Gcomm. And a address for the
         Monster Truck Trivia List. Also the Virginia Giant has a new Web
         Board.

         I won't be marking the new info any more and the old markings will
         be removed soon. This FAQ should have a permanent home RSN (Real
         Soon Now) as a HTML document and the text version will be updated
         from the HTML. Look for a bigger, better FAQ with more links,
         pictures and info sometime this summer.

02/11/98 This is Version 1.09! Changes marked with the `*'character! David
         Weihe reminded me the old Gravedigger site is down and gone! And
         Andrew Palochko contributed a bunch of info this for this months
         issue!

         New URLs we now list 83 trucks with URLs and 56 without. Started
         that calender section! Hardly anyone noticed I messed up the date
         in last months changes section (01/01/97 Hee Hee)! And not even a
         `Roman' noticed my sections were numbered improperly!

         Someone asked about the starter's lights and `Stop Motion' video
         systems. Do we have a new promoter coming into the business? I
         have answered their questions with what I know!

01/01/98 Version 1.08! The truck URLs list has been updated extensively and
         reformatted! Andrew Fielder sent URLs for every truck he has on his
         pages! I also added his site to my Web sites list! Thanks to these
         new URLs we now list 79 trucks with URLs and 55 without.

12/10/97 Version 1.07! Added the mailing address for USA Motorsports! Found a
         promoter in FL. added their Info! Question about E-mail Addresses
         came up again in a discussion! See my Answer here! Also had a question
         about Pit Passes! In the Truck List You'll Find 40 truck URLs and 71
         trucks without URLs = 111 Trucks Total!

11/10/97 Version 1.06! Couple new truck URLs, some slight reformatting! I
         think I found a URL for Simitar (the video Company)! Added Monster
         Mania to the major Web sites list! Took out the Truckzone Press
         Awards Announcement! I Really appreciate the recognition they've
         given this FAQ and all their efforts to promote Monster Truck
         Racing!

10/10/97 Skipped a month here!

09/09/97 Version 1.05 Audio Month I guess! 8-) I found some `good' info
         about audio equipment so I checked what I could and inserted
         in the suppliers area! I also added some reading list info into
         a new section! This is mostly for the promoters/performers but
         you fans might find it interesting background info too! I think
         all the truck URLs should be right as of today! Still need more
         URLs! There is some info about internet Services for Monster Truck
         Professionals!

08/19/97 We won a award! Along with many other sites! I included a special
         Section Excerpt from Truckzone Press as an announcement at the end
         of this section! (Kudos now removed!)

O8/10/97 Version 1.04 Added a reference for our first freelance motorsport
         announcer! This will probably become a section on its own! Someone
         asked about how the teams cut tires so I added that info! Mike West's
         Outlaw Super Trucks appeared with us at three shows this week so I
         added contact info!

07/06/97 Added some info about Dan Patrick and some odds and ends.

06/10/97 Found Grave Digger's New URL. And updated same! Changed URL for
         The Virginia Giant.

05/31/97 Received a MTRA rule book and Newsletter, made some changes to
         reflect information found there. I added a lot of truck names,
         need URL's for them!

04/26/97 fixed a few errors found in the htmlized version

04/13/97 just a little more info and final proof reading

04/06/97 A little added polish

03/02/97 The crude beginnings


                        CONTACTING THE AUTHOR
                        ---------------------

For FAQ related Questions or help:
Jeff Hawkins
jhawkin@visuallink.com ---------- Middletown, Va. U.S.A.
Internet solutions for The Monster Truck Racing Industry
Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer:
jhawkin@visuallink.com (Jeff Hawkins)

 

 
   

 

 

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