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    Official: Mopar Muscle is Monster Jam's first OEM monster truck in over a decade
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    New monster trucks seem to join the Monster Jam circuit every year, but it's not often that one gets the official blessing of an automaker. That's about to change, however, as Chrysler's truck division has teamed up once again with Hall Brothers Racing – which already fields the ...

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    Followup: Driver in Mexican monster truck tragedy charged with manslaughter
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    The driver of the monster truck tragedy that occurred last weekend in Chihuahua, Mexico, killing nine people and injuring at least 80, was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday after state prosecutors claimed that 51-year-old Velazquez Samaniego did not meet age and health requirements to be ...

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    Report: Monster truck accident in Mexico kills eight, injures dozens
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    Eight people are dead following a tragic accident at the "Extreme Aeroshow" event in Chihuahua, Mexico this weekend. In a monster truck demonstration gone terribly wrong, a vehicle accelerated into a crowd of spectators after a jump over two cars, injuring a reported 79 people in addition to the ...

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    Video: Watch the Bad Habit monster truck jump a record 237 feet
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    Joe Sylvester takes truck jumping very seriously, that much is obvious. Back in 2010, Sylvester rocketed his 1,400-horsepower, 2006 Cadillac Escalade skyward, and didn't come back to Earth until he had gone some 208 feet forward; a world record at the time. The record for a monster truck ...

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    The List: The List #0555: Drive a Monster Truck
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    Live vicariously through Jessi and Patrick as you watch The List #0555: Drive a Monster Truck. Not only will you learn what it's really like to drive a 1,600-horsepower pickup on 66-inch, hand-cut agricultural tires, but you'll also discover what happens when you break someone's really big, ...

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    Video: Watch Grave Digger kick a man when he's down, monster truck-style
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    Our automotive leanings generally favor cars that sit down close to the ground, with low-profile tires and suspension travel measured in the inches. Still, a good helping of Monster Jam never hurts, and it can be fun to watch machines with mondo-size rubber and a few generous feet worth of ...

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    Video: Watch the world's first all-electric monster truck quietly crush some cars
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    One of the best parts about watching a monster truck show is hearing (and feeling) the engines roar to life, but one of the sport's most iconic trucks is proving that car-crushing fun doesn't have to involve burning even a drop of gasoline (or alcohol, as the case may be). Odyssey Battery and ...

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    ETC: Fiat Panda, Italian for Monster Truck [w/video]
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    No, this is not some creation from the backwoods of Georgia. Fiat actually partnered with Mercurio Cinematografica to wed a Panda 4x4 with a Jeep CJ7. The result is the plucky face of the Panda astride a set of 59-inch tractor tires. The whole contraption sits 12.8 feet tall and took just over ...

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    Report: Off-road race truck crashes into Oregon crowd, injures 3 [w/video]
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    The grainy image above is a shot from a video taken just seconds before a truck barreled into a crowd during an off-road racing event in Harrisburg, Ore. on Saturday. With about 1,000 people in attendance at Monster Air 2012, this jacked-up 1970s Ford pickup lost control and veered off course ...

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    ETC: Car and Driver dissects the physics of monster trucks
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    It doesn't really matter what age you are, we can all agree that monster trucks are awesome. How can you argue with a 20-foot tall tube-frame harbinger of destruction, mowing down row after row derelict cars and trucks? Every "SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!," somewhere in America, a dirt-filled arena is ...

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    Video: Monster truck driver pays for crushing teen's first car
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    Stay with us on this, because the scene above is one big misunderstanding. It's a little hard to make out in the YouTube video below, but Norman Nowling is backing his Ford Econoline monster van over the top of a Toyota Corolla Camry When he finished his brutal work, the Corolla Camry wouldn't be ...

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    Monster truck long distance jump record an addiction for Joe Sylvester
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    Joe Sylvester is a determined man. Keeping his right foot planted while a 1,200-horsepower, 512-cubic-inch supercharged engine wails in his ear and a dirt ramp rapidly fills up his vision takes guts. It requires supreme confidence in your machine and your team. Joe Sylvester is a determined man ...

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    Followup: Bad Habit monster truck breaks longest jump record
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    Bad Habit breaks a world record – Click above for image gallery
    You know what they say; if at first you crash your monster truck in the pursuit of a world record, try, try again. Joe Sylvester, the owner and driver of the Bad Habit monster truck, has officially nabbed the world record for ...

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    Video: Bad Habits' monster truck world record practice session doesn't go as planned
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    Bad Habits takes a dive – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Few realms of motorsport live the "Go big or go home" mantra to the fullest quite as well as the monster truck world. Aside from one of the largest voiceovers in the industry ("Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!!"), the guys who ...

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    Bigfoot monster truck defects from Ford to Chevy after more than 35 years
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    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 ...

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    Video: Monster truck backflip a first for the sport
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    If you watched the Winter Olympics over the past few weeks, you likely witnessed some amazing flips and tricks by skiers and snowboarders alike. Pretty impressive, right? We think so, but if you're a monster truck fan you might be even more awestruck ...

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    SEMA 2009: Bigfoot still a crowd favorite, 35 years later
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    Bigfoot #1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We distinctly remember 3rd grade. Specifically, sitting in the library once a month during recess. Why would we give up dodgeball and four-square to sit inside and read? Because the new issues of Off Road and 4Wheeler had just dropped and ...

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    Announcer killed at Wisconsin monster truck show
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    It has been less than ten days since a tragic accident at a Tacoma, Washingon monster truck show killed a six-year old spectator. Now comes word that a promoter/announcer at a Madison, Wisconsin Monster Nationals event has been killed at a similar event run by a different promoter.According to ...

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    Monster truck debris kills 6-year old boy at Tacoma Dome
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    Debris from a Friday night Tacoma, Washington monster truck show flew into the crowd, killing a six-year old boy. The tragic accident happened during the Monster Jam at the Tacoma Dome while trucks were competing in the event's freestyle competition. Evidently, something on the monster truck ...

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    Hard times means some Icelanders can't keep on truckin'
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    In Iceland, the leviathan you see in the picture above is called a "jeep." Here in the U.S., it would be called a massively tricked out F-350 Super Duty, or probably just "monster truck." The 6,000 members of Iceland's 4x4 club use them to explore the barely reachable sections of the island nation, ...

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