OWNER: Gary Porter of Wadesboro, NC.

VEHICLE: 1989 Chevy Silverado 1500 series

ENGINE: 468 Chevy

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


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.


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.