INTERNATIONAL MONSTER TRUCK MUSEUM HALL OF FAME
OWNERS: Jeffrey & Jody Cook of Auburn, Indiana
Visit the museum site http://monstermuseum.org
International Monster Truck Museum Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class
Tickets for the 2nd Annual IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion are on sale now at www.MonsterMuseum.org. Don't miss your chance to see these legends of monster trucks inducted into the IMTM Hall of Fame in person. Tickets are $35 which includes admission to the event, a commemorative poster featuring the honorees, a meet & greet and autograph session with the inductees, a buffet style dinner and beverage service. You can also reserve your tickets by calling
About the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame
The International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame was established in 2010 with the mission of collecting and archiving the history of the monster truck sport and related aspects of the high performance aftermarket, focusing upon capturing history from the surviving pioneers and legends. Each year, the International Monster Truck Museum will honor the most accomplished and significant people in the history of monster trucks with induction into its Hall of Fame.
Through the accumulation of vehicles, oral histories, videos and still images, the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame will provide a documented history and an entertaining and educational retrospective display about the birth and growth of a purely North American year round motor sport that is geared toward the entire family and the industry it launched for future generations.
More information on the International Monster Truck Museum & Hall of Fame can be found on the organizations official website, www.MonsterMuseum.org. All of the latest news and updates can be followed on the organizations Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MonsterMuseum.
Class of 2011
Bob Chandler Bigfoot Jeff Dane King Kong Dan Degrasso Beast Jack Willman Taurus Everett Jasmer USA-1 Fred Shafer Bearfoot
Class of 2012
Jim Kramer Bigfoot Mike Welch Monster Mash, Super Pete, etc. George Carpenter Promoter, Safety Director, Tech Official, etc. Paul Pablo Huffaker King Krunch, Just Shown Off, Grave Digger, etc.
Dennis Anderson Grave Digger
Class of 2013
Allen Pezo Predator Dan Patrick Samson Scott Stephens King Krunch Gary Porter Carolina Crusher, Grave Digger Army Armstrong Live Event Announcer, Television Personality
Class of 2014
Diehl Wilson Virginia Giant Jon Breen Mad Dog II, Stomper Bully, etc. Michael Vaters Black Stallion Andy Brass BIGFOOT Kirk Dabney Blue Thunder, Giant, etc.
Class of 2015
Gene Patterson- Bigfoot, Snakebite, Stomper, etc. David Morris- Equalizer Billy Joe Miles- TNT Motorsports Alan Tura- Goliath
Class of 2016
Bob George founder USHRA Charlie Pauken driver Excaliber, Grave Digger Jerry Richmond Terminator, Lethal Weapon Terry Woodcock Cyclops, Generation X, etc.
Class of 2017
Seth Doulton- Skoal Bandits, Gulf Super Special, Am/Pm Boss Jim Ries- AM/PM Rocket, Ecology Eliminator Mike Gallaway- Announcer/TV Personality Gary Cook- Equalizer Jeff Bainter- High Voltage, Captain USA
Class of 2018
Mike Nickell-Excaliber Marty Garza-Overkill Gary Bauer-Lon-Ranger, Nitemare Express, Screamin Demon Jack Koberna- The Beast, Cyborg, Tuff E Nuff
Class of 2019
Dan Runte Bigfoot Cliff Starbird Monster Vette, Frankenstein, Wild Stang Jesse Birgy Play'n For Keeps Jessie having passed in 2008 was represented well by his Wife, Daughter and Nephew on stage. Aaron Polburn the father of the Thunder Nationals
Steve Hurt sent me these pictures.
Hey Dennis, last weekend was the induction of the first class into the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame and Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Among the highlights was Dan DeGrasso bringing his BEAST up for display. This is one of the very first monsters without a doubt. I thought you'd like to see these. Some pics of myself with Dan, Bob Chandler with him and my son Nic checking out Beast as well. Also a couple pitures of it on travel tires for that portion of your site. Thanks as usual, Steve Hurt
Here is some pictures of the induction of the first class at the monster truck hall of fame. Also these are the plaques that are displayed and a matching plaque goes home with each driver. Only on a night like this can you see Jeff Dane sign an autograph for Jim Kramer!! Also Jeff Dane checking out the Jeff Dane display in the museum. Besides my King Kong door there is a Taurus door from Jack Willman and a Little BearFoot door, I believe belongs to Larry Swim(?). Also the table for autographs with the inductees. Enjoy,Steve Hurt
Jack Willman Sr. of Taurus
Dan DeGrasso with Jack Willman Sr.
Army Armstrong with Jack Willman Sr.
Jack Willman Sr. with Nic Hurt
Jeff Dane with Bob Chandler
Jeff Dane signing an autograph for Jim Kramer!!
Dan DeGrasso, Jeff Dane, and Everett Jasmer
Here is Fil Tristan after bringing Titan to the museum for display with Rob Brooks. Rob likes to stay in the background but does a ton of work for the museum. Thanks,Steve Hurt
Steve Hurt and Dan DeGrasso
At last weekends induction at the monster truck hall of fame and museum in Auburn, Indiana Fil Tristan brought out his original TITAN truck to display. It is still in great shape and he plans to put a new motor in it this summer. Also Rick brought out TALL COOL 1 as well. It is in nice shape too. Enjoy the pictures, Steve Hurt
Hey Dennis, you can't imagine how excited I was to see you added a section for the International Monster Truck Museum and Hall of Fame. I figure I need to send some pics. Maybe it will help stir more intrest.. I know alot of people go to your site maybe it will generate more museum traffic. Here is some of the displays. I displayed a large amount of my Dane collection including my door from the original King Kong I got from Jeff a while back. Also some Dane firesuits and other King Kong artifacts. There are alot of old skool posters framed and displayed ..Lots of models, toys, magazines, programs, shirts and oddities from over the years. Thanks for the help, Steve Hurt
Stephen Mayfield let me use these pictures.