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Monster Truck Madness – Questions to Ponder

Hey gang, it’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks filled with a lot of travel and monster truck action. As I’ve been on the road and in the air, I’ve been alone with my thoughts (always a dangerous thing, ha) and have been pondering many a question. – Is the massive Primal R/C Raminator going to be worth all the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 2019 BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House Recap

On Saturday, June 1st, the annual BIGFOOT 4×4 Open House took place in Pacific, MO. As is usually the case, it was a veritable smorgasbord of activities for the monster truck lover. Many of the team’s vehicles were on display for fans to get a close up look at, and various other monster machines were on the site as well. There [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Come Race This Weekend at the BIGFOO…

The 2019 BIGFOOT Open House is nearly here, taking place this Saturday, June 1st! It takes place at the BIGFOOT 4×4 shop in Pacific, MO (outside of St. Louis). It’s a fun celebration of all things monster trucks. You can see several car crushes, both of the modern and old skool variety, get a ride on a monster truck and meet BIGFOOT drivers. Of [...]

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Monster Truck Madness- Updating the SMT10

The shot above is a screen grab from an Axial Facebook post they put online on a few days ago. They asked for suggestions, should they bring back the SMT10 platform. I figure instead of submitting a comment, why not just devote this week’s MTM to the topic? I’ve been building and racing SMT10s in monster truck competition for 4 years [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Catching Up on the News

Hey everyone! It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the monster truck world, so let’s catch up, shall we? Last weekend, the biggest full scale monster truck show in the world was held in Orlando, FL. The Monster Jam World Finals. Piggy backing on the big event was the r/c version of the World Finals. The solid axle trucks were [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – My Unicorn

Ok, my post this week isn’t technically a monster truck, so you’ll have to bare with me. However, it IS monster truck related! At many full size monster truck events throughout the US, you will find all sorts of side entertainment. It may be a mud bog, freestyle motocross or even a wild transforming robot. UTV racing is another one of [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Perseverance Pays Off

I’ve got a personal story that I wanted to share with you all this week. It’s a racing story, and I know Big Squid is mainly a basher-site…but it’s still a monster truck story, so there’s that. So this past weekend my club, Trigger King, kicked off our official 2019 racing season. We are lucky enough to have built up a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Imex Jumbo Kongs

Gonna keep it short and sweet this week folks, as I am doing a bunch of traveling and then my r/c monster truck club is preparing for our season opening race this weekend. Over the winter, one of my good buddies brought out a build that he’s been sitting on for oh, over 10 years now. It’s the heavily modified Tamiya [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Detailed JConcepts Fling King Tire a…

Hey gang, today we are going to tackle a subject that I’ve been meaning to discuss since last Spring- my impressions of the mega truck styled JConcepts Fling King Tires and Dragon Wheels. A little bit of background before I get into this- last summer my monster truck club raced mega trucks for the entire season. We raced them in mud [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – The Mailman Delivers

Before starting the column this week I wanted to just offer condolences to the friends and family of Brian Kinwald. I started reading the r/c car mags back in the early 90’s, and ever since then, he was always “the pro r/c racer”. Icon. The hobby mourns his passing. It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten a reader e-mail that has a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Some Killer Events You Should Check …

Greetings all, happy Tuesday to all you cats out there in Internet land. This week I wanted to shout out three upcoming solid axle r/c monster truck events that you should absolutely try and attend if you can. Up first is the Solid Showdown in Chesterfield, Virginia. The 2019 5 year anniversary event is scheduled for April 26th thru April 28th at [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – High Horse is Alive!

Last week I started the transformation of a Traxxas TRX-4 Sport to an old school monster truck. (P.S. if you missed my post last week, now would be a good time to check it out). In that post I never actually mentioned what body I was going to use, but if you took a hint from the title of the [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Building High Horse

I tend to move quickly when I get really motivated by a project. Last week I wrote about wanting to building an old school style monster truck for the trail, this week the vehicle is sitting on my bench and nearly complete! So the real idea behind this whole “monster truck truck” deal is a throwback to the original monster trucks [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Monster Trail Truck

It’s that magical time again where the ice is FINALLY thawing and hints of green are starting to show in the grass. As I write this, it’s actually 60 degrees here in St. Louis (ok, it’s also stormy as heck, but I won’t complain about the temp!). I’m getting the itch to do some sort of Spring project! Despite all these [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Old Skool Memories of the St. Louis …

My birthday was this past week, February 27th to be exact, and while that’s fine and all, the date is important to me for another reason. On February 27th, 1999, the St. Louis Arena was demolished, which means that last Wednesday was the 20th anniversary. The Arena, called “The Old Barn” or “Checkerdome” by many locals, held many awesome childhood [...]

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