2011 All Star Game BIGFOOT A Home Run in Phoenix

(Phoenix, AZ – BIGFOOT PR) – The 2011 edition of Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star FanFest dominated the downtown Phoenix Convention Center July 8th through the 12th, and taking part in it all for the second year in a row was Team BIGFOOT’s Firestone/All-Star Game BIGFOOT® monster truck!

Sporting the traditional red, white, and blue coloring and logo design of Major League Baseball, along with 2011 All-Star Game logos and Firestone branding, the truck was undeniably one of the most impressive sights in the convention center. In addition to getting up close and personal with the truck and having their picture taken with the awesome machine and its crew, fans also had the chance to snag one of the 10,000 free Firestone BIGFOOT toys given away over the course of the event.

Team BIGFOOT returned for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The MLB All-Star Game BIGFOOT was a joint venture between our team and our friends at Firestone last year, in an effort to support Firestone’s position as the official tire of MLB and the All-Star Game,” explained BIGFOOT 4×4 Inc. VP Bob Trent. “The truck was a huge hit at last year’s All-Star Game in Anaheim, so we felt we should bring it back again in 2011.” He added that “Many fans came up to us in Phoenix and mentioned that they had heard about the truck’s appearance in Anaheim last year, and that they were excited to have finally seen it in person.”

The All-Star FanFest is a family-friendly, highly-interactive experience open to the public for the five days leading up to the All-Star Game itself. It provides fans the chance to become even more intimate with the sport they love. Games, training clinics, mascot home run derbies, vendors, and auctions are just a part of the “everything baseball” atmosphere that FanFest offers.

And while the MLB All-Star Game BIGFOOT is an unprecedented step up for the monster truck industry in terms of brand cross-promotion, it is also the BIGFOOT Team’s first ever Chevrolet monster truck. “After running Ford-bodied and Ford-powered trucks exclusively since 1975, we felt that since Chevrolet is the official truck of MLB, the All-Star Game BIGFOOT must be a Chevrolet too!” explained Trent. “This was a big step in a new direction for us, and an exciting one as well. We even went so far as to replace the truck’s Ford power plant with a race-ready 540ci engine based off of a Chevrolet V8.”

Team BIGFOOT with the beautiful Firestone All-Star Bigfoot #10.

With the warm reception the truck received in Anaheim at last year’s FanFest, it came as no surprise that the truck’s appearance in Phoenix this year was once again a “home run” with the FanFest crowd. “We had a great time in Phoenix, and we met a ton of wonderful baseball and monster truck fans,” said BIGFOOT VP Jim Kramer. “Our whole crew truly enjoyed being ambassadors for the sport of monster truck racing, while at the same time soaking up some great baseball action. We’re already looking forward to Kansas City in 2012!”

MLB 2010 All-Star FanFest Features CHEVY BIGFOOT

(Hazelwood, MO) Yes, you read it correctly – BIGFOOT was a featured vehicle at the 2010 MLB All-Star FanFest weekend. We were brought aboard to help represent Firestone, which is the “Official Tire of Major League Baseball” and the “Official Tire of BIGFOOT”.

When we read about Firestone becoming the official Tire of the MLB, we knew we had to figure out a way to be part of the 2010 All-Star game! With Firestone sponsoring our fleet of trucks and with BIGFOOT displays at Firestone dealers across the country, we knew this would be a hit for Firestone and their customers. We immediately had our graphics department put together a few sample drawings and presented those to the folks at Firestone for their opinion. We all agreed it was a GREAT idea, but Firestone needed to get approval from MLB.

Drawings were sent in, tweaked, and finally approved. There was really only one major question: Since Chevrolet is the Official Truck of Major League Baseball, could the All-Star Firestone-BIGFOOT truck run a Chevrolet body, so BIGFOOT could be at the 2010 All-Star FanFest? The answer: YES! That very day we ordered ourselves a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado fiberglass monster truck body and got to work! We even went so far as to build a Chevrolet big block 540 cubic inch motor with Trick Flow heads!

The truck turned out awesome with the Firestone-MLB graphics package! There were also a lucky 10,000 people who received a 1/64th scale die cast Firestone-BIGFOOT toy given out during the event!

We would like to give a BIG thank you to Phil, Michael, Trent, and Trisha with Firestone for making this happen! We could not be more proud to have you all as our partners!!

For more information the BIGFOOT 4×4 team, visit www.Bigfoot4x4.com.