If it has an engine, eventually someone will modify it. In the mid-to-late 80’s, when the monster truck craze hit, every kid had an obsession – whether it was BigFoot or Grave Digger or King Kong – we all wanted one. This guy built one, and is having a blast barn-storming the “Hill and Hole” race at Georgia Mud Bogging in Dallas, Georgia.
The mid-engine truck has been modified to feature a rearward-facing engine for weight balance over the highest jumps, and it serves this driver well in his near-three-minute run on the course. No mud is too deep, no hill is too high for this blown machine.
One of the neat things we noted is how the frame-rate on the camera matches the roll-rate on the tires, making them appear stationary throughout certain points of the vid – it looks like the truck is floating across the mud.
The grunt of a big-block Chevy forced full of a bunch of boost is music to the ears, despite the fact that the truck doesn’t appear to be running too well by the end of the video. We’re not sure whether that prevented the driver from unleashing the truck’s full fury on the course or not, as the truck was breaking up pretty badly at the end.
The driver appeared to barely be able to make it over the last couple of jumps to exit the course, but we still get a great seat for some mud-throwing fun. We’ve always wanted the opportunity to get out in the mud with a machine like this, but for now, we’ll just have to sit back and watch awesome videos like this one.