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.
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.
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.