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For the first time, there’s a monster truck that doesn’t have an exhaust that sounds like something escaping from hell.
Wally Hersom heads up the Bigfoot Field Researcher’s Organization, which as the name suggests, spends much of its time engaged in projects to shed some light on the infamous Sasquatch. But when he’s not chasing down new leads for the mysterious creature, Hersom delves into his other big passion – ’32 Fords. This year, he decided to bring the two together by commissioning Rob Green of JKR Racing to build a ’32 Deuce coupe from the ground up for the 2010 SEMA show.
Powered by a 350 ci Chevy small-block V8, complete with a Weiand supercharger, the Deuce sports a TCI chassis, Wilwood brakes, Currie 9-inch rear end and Gibson exhaust among other things. But the crowning touch is the paint, which incorporates murals of Bigfoot on the doors and rear decklid.
The car was conceived to spread awareness about the Bigfoot phenomena and the idea behind it came about after Hersom and Green met during a Poker tournament, proving that sometimes, gambling can lead to good things. For more information on JKR Racing, click on the link below.
[Source: JKR Racing]
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]