TMB TV: MT Unlimited 8.8 – O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Springfield, MO 2017

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Episode Information

Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals Double Feature
Venue: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: June 16th-17th, 2017 AND July 29th, 2017
Videographer: Colby Marshall (Check out BMPS Video Productions on Facebook)

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger – Jim Koehler
Barbarian / War Eagle – Devin Jones
Crushstation – Greg Winchenbach
Dirt Crew – Tim Missentzis
Equalizer – Joe Yatsko
Hot Tamale – Richie Yatsko
Lumberjack – Kurt Phillips
Over Bored – Jamey Garner
Quad Chaos – Aaron Cain
Rage – Michael Thompson

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.EqualizerRacing.com
www.MAPMotorsports.com
www.OverBoredMonsterTruck.com
www.TheMonstahLobstah.com

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Monster Photos: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Springfield, MO 2017

Event Information

Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals
Venue: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Date: June 16th-17th, 2017
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Dirt Crew (Tim Missentzis), Equalizer (Joe Yatsko), Hot Tamale (Richie Yatsko), Over Bored (Jamey Garner), Quad Chaos (Aaron Cain), Rage (Mike Thompson) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Miami, OK 2017

Event Information

Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals
Venue: Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Location: Miami, Oklahoma
Date: June 9th-10th, 2017
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Axe (Mike Thompson), Barbarian (Devin Jones), Big Chief (Chris Trussell), Big Kahuna (Shane England), Dirt Crew (Jerry Beck), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Hot Tamale (Joe Yatsko), Over Bored (Jamey Garner), Quad Chaos (Aaron Cain), Rage (Corey Rummell), Spike (Brad Allen) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Truck Racing League – Indianapolis, IN 2017

Event Information

Event: Monster Truck Racing League
Venue: Indianapolis Speedrome
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: June 3rd, 2017
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Basher (Steven Snellen), Buckshot (Brandon Budd), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson), Hot Tamale (Joe Yatsko), Rap Attack (Dave Rappach), Snake Bite (Vinny Venom) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monsters on the Beach – Wildwood, NJ 2016

Event Information

Event: Monsters on the Beach: WWNJ Monster Truck Beach Races
Venue: The Wildwood Beach
Location: Wildwood, New Jersey
Date: August 19th-21st, 2016
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Cory Rummell), Bigfoot #19 (Darron Schnell), Crushstation (Greg Winchenbach), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Lumberjack (Tom Durkee), Red Solo Truck (Brandon Budd), Snake Bite (Vinny Venom), Wrecking Crew (Mike Thompson) [Read more…]

TMB TV: MT Unlimited 7.6 – Monsters on the Beach – Wildwood, NJ 2016

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Episode Information

Event: Monsters on the Beach: WWNJ Monster Truck Beach Races
Venue: The Wildwood Beach
Location: Wildwood, New Jersey
Date: August 19th-21st, 2016
Videographer: Colby Marshall (Check out BMPS Video Productions on Facebook)

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger – Cory Rummell
Bigfoot #19 – Darron Schnell
Crushstation – Greg Winchenbach/Tom Durkee
Equalizer – Mike Hawkins
Lumberjack – Tom Durkee/Chris Sawicki
Red Solo Truck – Brandon Budd
Snake Bite – Vinny Venom
Wrecking Crew – Mike Thompson

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.EqualizerRacing.com
www.TheMonstahLobstah.com
www.WildwoodMotorEventsNJ.com

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Monster Photos: IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion – Auburn, IN 2015

Event: 5th Annual International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion
Venue: International Monster Truck Museum @ The American Heritage Village
Location: Auburn, Indiana
Date: November 13th-14th, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass

Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Gene Patterson (Breen Boys Racing Toys/BIGFOOT 4×4), Alan Tura (Goliath), Billy Joe Miles (TNT Motorsports), David Morris (Equalizer) [Read more…]

The Allen Report: IMTM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion 2015

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Weekend Recap

This time on “The Allen Report”, we make a trip by air to Auburn, Indiana, for the fifth consecutive year. Auburn is known as the former “little Detroit” where cars and racing have shaped the town since the 1930’s and still do, with a great number of automotive museums to attend. Once more, we went to the Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum for the Fifth Annual International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reunion. Nearly 300 people from places like Texas, Maryland and Washington State were in attendance to watch four iconic monster truck personalities become the twenty-second through twenty-fifth inductees into the International Monster Truck Museum Hall of Fame. A new record of both classic and current monster trucks were on display throughout the weekend.

• Team Bigfoot’s Original Monster Truck Bigfoot 1, the World’s Biggest Pickup Truck Bigfoot 5 and the World’s Only Electric Powered Monster Truck, Bigfoot 20.
• IMTM President and Creator Jeff Cook’s Shotgun Harry old school monster.
• First Hall of Fame class member Jeff Dane’s replica of the original King Kong.
• Andy Hoffman’s Nitecrawler tank, which was first Hall of Fame class member Allen Pezo’s Predator Tank earlier in its life.
• Regular attendee Thomas Borders’ 100% Monkey Business old school built monster.
• IMTM Vice President and third Hall of Fame class member Allen Pezo’s original Predator 1.
• First Hall of Fame class member Everett Jasmer brought both the 1988 TNT Monster Truck Challenge Champion USA-1 and its 2015 twin, driven by Roger Gauger of Quadzilla notoriety.
• Terry Woodcock’s recently restored original Cyclops
• Vaters Motorsports surprise truck, the restored original Equalizer

The Fifth International Monster Truck Hall of Fame class consisted of:
• Breen Boyz and Team Bigfoot driver legendary for his role as the “evil” Snake Bite driver Colt Cobra, Gene Patterson.
• Equalizer owner/driver David Morris
• Owner, builder and driver of twin engine monster truck GOLIATH, its faster racing twin GOLIATH’S REVENGE, the jet powered G Force and the Transtormer robot.
• And original TNT Motorsports promoter Billy Joe Miles.

On Friday, a meet and greet between the inductees, past and current monster truck owners, media and fans was held. Meanwhile, the family of Jeff Cook sold a wide variety of official IMTM merchandise exclusive to those attending. From large and small t-shirts to bumper stickers to mugs to pins, even rings, there was no shortage of items to choose from and all sales went to the museum. Several people set up display tables where merchandise of almost any kind conceivable was put on display for one and all to observe. One such case was second Hall of Fame class member Mike Welch who brought never before seen photos and merchandise from his thirty-plus years of travels and shows.

That evening, another classic monster truck was unveiled in the museum for the very first time, its restoration having been done under highly top secret conditions. To the thrill and amazement of the attendees, the tarp came off to reveal the original 1989 TNT Monster Truck Challenge Champion truck; incoming inductee David Morris’ red Equalizer.

On Saturday, an IMTM tradition continued with a Q&A and history discussion with the Hall of Fame inductees. Some stories were from the road and comical, others regarded monster truck industry related people who sadly had passed away at some point.

That night, a delicious meal was served as monster truck video footage exclusive to the IMTM was displayed for those in attendance and Army Armstrong entertained the diners. To get things started, numerous sponsors were thanked with a glass plaque featuring the sponsor’s name. As each new member of the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame was inducted, they received a standing ovation from the audience both on his way to the stage and accepting his induction plaque. At the end of the ceremony, another tradition went on as an auction was held to raise more money for the IMTM. With Kruse Automotive and Carriage Museum creator and owner Dean Kruse as auctioneer and items abound to bid on, the bidding drama over each item was intense.

And that’s a wrap for us at “The Allen Report” for 2015, as we plan for the holidays and anxiously look forward to first quarter of 2016. Well, thanks for reading, a special thank-you goes to Jeff Cook and the IMTM and Hall of Fame board of directors as well as all of our friends at themonsterblog.com for a moving and entertaining event. Thank you to all of our followers for reading, please enjoy the photos, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram under the name “Monster Truckin’ with Jim and Chris”, and cheer on!

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TMB TV: MT Unlimited 6.9 – Monster Truck Beach Nationals – Wildwood, NJ 2015 Part Two

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Episode Information

Event: Monster Truck Beach Nationals
Venue: The Wildwood Beach
Location: Wildwood, New Jersey
Date: August 28th-30th, 2015
Videographer: Colby Marshall (Check out BMPS Video Productions on Facebook), Ross Z. Bonar

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger (Jim Koehler)
Black Stallion (Matt Cody)
Brutus (Brad Allen)
Equalizer (Mike Hawkins)
Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey)
Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #19 (Darron Schnell)
Red Solo Truck (Brandon Budd)
Retro Bigfoot #14 (Josh Gibson)
Walking Tall (Maxie Broaddus)

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.BlackStallion4x4.com
www.EqualizerRacing.com

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TMB TV: MT Unlimited 6.8 – Monster Truck Beach Nationals – Wildwood, NJ 2015 Part One

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Episode Information

Event: Monster Truck Beach Nationals
Venue: The Wildwood Beach
Location: Wildwood, New Jersey
Date: August 28th-30th, 2015
Videographer: Colby Marshall (Check out BMPS Video Productions on Facebook), Ross Z. Bonar

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger (Jim Koehler)
Black Stallion (Matt Cody)
Brutus (Brad Allen)
Equalizer (Mike Hawkins)
Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey)
Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #19 (Darron Schnell)
Red Solo Truck (Brandon Budd)
Retro Bigfoot #14 (Josh Gibson)
Walking Tall (Maxie Broaddus)

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.Bigfoot4x4.com
www.BlackStallion4x4.com
www.EqualizerRacing.com

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Monster Photos: Monster Truck Beach Nationals – Wildwood, NJ 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Truck Beach Nationals
Venue: The Wildwood Beach
Location: Wildwood, New Jersey
Date: August 28th-30th, 2015
Photographer: Danny Maass (Check out Maass Media on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Avenger (Jim Koehler), Black Stallion (Matt Cody), Brutus (Brad Allen), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Higher Education (Jimmy Tracey), Odyssey Battery Bigfoot #19 (Darron Schnell), Red Solo Truck (Brandon Budd), Retro Bigfoot #14 (Josh Gibson), Walking Tall (Maxie Broaddus) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Winter Nationals Monster Truck Spectacular – Harrisburg, PA 2015

Event Information

Event: Winter Nationals Monster Truck Spectacular
Venue: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date: March 21st, 2015
Photographer: Katelin White (Check out Katelin White Photography on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Bounty Hunter (Trent Montgomery), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Iron Outlaw (Dave Radzierez), Monster Medic (Rich Blackburne), Red Solo Truck (Brandon Budd), Stinger (Zane Rettew) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Nation – Beaumont, TX 2015

Event Information

Event: Monster Nation
Venue: Ford Park
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Date: February 20th-22nd, 2015
Photographer: Matthew Ison (Check out Matthew Ison Photography on Facebook)

Truck Lineup

Equalizer (Joe Yatsko), Firestone Bigfoot #18 (Larry Swim), Midnight Rider (Tom Herzog), Red Solo Truck (Brandon Budd), Walking Tall (Maxie Broaddus), Wild Thang (Doug Charles) [Read more…]

TMB TV: Original Series 7.4 – O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals – Miami, OK 2014

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Episode Information

Episode: Original Series 7.4
Event: O’Reilly Outlaw Nationals
Venue: Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Location: Miami, Oklahoma
Date: June 6th-7th, 2014
Host: Ross Z. Bonar
Videographers: Colby Marshall, Ross Z. Bonar

Featured Monster Trucks

Avenger (Jim Koehler)
Barbarian (Devin Jones)
Brutus (Brad Allen)
Equalizer (Mike Hawkins)
Heavy Hitter (Derick Anson)
Ice Cream Man (Jimmy Walker)
Red Solo Truck (Steven Thompson)
River Rat (Steven Snellen)
Xtermigator (JR McNeal)

Featured Links

www.AvengerRacing.com
www.Barbarian4x4.com
www.EqualizerRacing.com
www.MAPMotorsports.com
www.RazinKaneMonsterTrucks.com

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Monster Photos: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals – Dayton, OH 2015

Event Information

Event: Extreme Monster Truck Nationals
Venue: Hara Arena
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Date: January 9th, 2015
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Truck Lineup

Clydesdale (Bennett Clark), Equalizer (Mike Hawkins), Red Solo Truck (Brandon Budd), Rislone Defender (Zach Adams) [Read more…]