Bigfoot Monster Truck Switches Teams From Ford To Chevrolet

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Bigfoot Monster Truck Switches Teams From Ford To Chevrolet
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Attention K-Mart shoppers – Bigfoot has switched allegiances from the Blue Oval to the Bowtie. In a shocking bit of heresy/betrayal for monster truck aficionados, Bigfoot has switched bodyshells and powerplants from a Ford setup to a Chevrolet V8.

Ford ended its Bigfoot sponsorship in 2007, leaving the team in a lurch. Their last remaining major sponsor, Firestone Tire, sponsors the Major League Baseball All-Star Game alongside Chevrolet, a tactical decision was made to unite all three entities and create a massive sponsorship opportunity.

Hit the jump to read the official press release

[Source: General Motors]

BIGFOOT Dresses Up for MLB All-Star Game

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“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 4×4, 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.

  • Chad

    BigFoot, you are dead to me. Dead, I say.