2010 Bigfoot Chevrolet Silverado – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's true: there really is nothing sacred. In a move that, for us, is on the same level as painting a Hitler mustache on the Statue of Liberty, Bigfoot has abandoned its Ford pickup body for a new Chevrolet Silverado skin. If you listen very, very closely, there are angels in cutoff jean shorts and camouflage hats weeping softly. We know it would hurt less if we told you that George Washington was a closet communist or that Porsche was switching to an all front-wheel drive portfolio, but there it is. For 35 years, Bigfoot was synonymous with the Blue Oval, but no more.

The truck helped launch monster trucks into the public eye, but Ford dropped its sponsorship of the team in 2007. That left Firestone tires as the main sponsor, and since the company also throws plenty of cash at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, it's aching for some cross-promotion. Since Chevrolet also sponsors the event, Big Foot will be wearing new duds and a heart transplant when it rolls out for the first time in public on July 7 in Anaheim, Florida. Yup, the truck will get its power from a General Motors mill, too. *Sigh.*


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BIGFOOT Dresses Up for MLB All-Star Game

2010-07-07

"We think this is a great opportunity to bring three American icons together - Chevrolet, baseball and the Original Monster Truck," said Silverado Marketing Manager Tony Truelove. "We're glad to be a part of it."

DETROIT – For the first time in 35 years, BIGFOOT® is wearing a bowtie.

The Original Monster Truck® will arrive at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in style, wearing the body of a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. The change is more than skin deep, as the MLB BIGFOOT also features a 540 cubic-inch Chevrolet V-8 and two-speed Powerglide transmission.

"We think this is a great opportunity to bring three American icons together - Chevrolet, baseball and the Original Monster Truck," said Silverado Marketing Manager Tony Truelove. "We're glad to be a part of it."

The mutual partner is Firestone tires, which has ties to both Major League Baseball and BIGFOOT. With Chevrolet being the official vehicle of MLB, there was an opportunity to do something special at this year's All-Star Game in Anaheim, Calif.

"We were extremely excited to do a Chevrolet BIGFOOT monster truck," said Bob Trent, vice president of BIGFOOT 4x4, Inc. "We are proud to represent not only BIGFOOT at this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game activities, but Chevrolet and Firestone as well. What's more American than Chevrolet?"

The MLB BIGFOOT will make its public debut in Anaheim on July 7.