CAROLINA CRUSHER

OWNER: Gary Porter of Wadesboro, NC.

VEHICLE: 1989 Chevy Silverado 1500 series

ENGINE: 468 cu.in. Chevy

CARBURETION: two 6000 series Predators atop a Weind 6:71 blower

TRANSMISSION: TH 400

RUNNING GEAR: ProFab quick change transfer case, 5 ton Rockwell axles with planetaries

SUSPENSION: 7 leaf rears, 11 leaf front springs with 16 inches of arch. 20 Trailmaster Invader N-7 shocks

TIRES: 66X43X25 inch Goodyear Terras

WEIGHT: 12,600 lbs.

Gary gave me my first ride in a monster truck with this one in Raleigh, NC. May 6 & 7, 1989. I saw Gary and this truck again in Weedsport, NY. July 14, 1990.

Painting on the hood.

Trading Cards

I scanned these shots from Bill Holder's book "The Ultimate Book Of Monster Trucks". Photography by John D. Farquhar.

I scanned these pictures from Magazines that I purchased.

SHOW TWO

In Uniondale, NY. 1989, Gary beat Bigfoot for the first time then went on to beat Mad Dog for his first event win in 1989. Bigfoot hit the barrier tring to stop. That broke a hydraulic steering hose which sprayed the manifold catching fire.

I built this model for Gary Porter in July 1990. It was built using the USA 1 model.

Cost to build; $17.oo Time to build; 22 hours Scale; 1/25th

Features; Hand fabricated frame, exhaust, bed tarp, and rear spoiler. Completely hand painted.

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