View Full Version : Bigfoot monster truck defects from Ford to Chevy after more than 35 years

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07-07-2010, 04:13 PM
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It's true: there really is nothing sacred. In a move that, for us, is on the same level as painting a Hitler mustache on the Statue of Liberty, Bigfoot has abandoned its Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/make/ford/) pickup body for a new Chevrolet Silverado (http://www.autoblog.com/model/silverado) skin. If you listen very, very closely, there are angels in cutoff jean shorts and camouflage hats weeping softly. We know it would hurt less if we told you that George Washington was a closet communist or that Porsche was switching to an all front-wheel drive portfolio, but there it is. For 35 years, Bigfoot was synonymous with the Blue Oval, but no more.

The truck helped launch monster trucks (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/01/video-monster-truck-backflip-a-first-for-the-sport/) into the public eye, but Ford dropped its sponsorship of the team in 2007. That left Firestone tires as the main sponsor, and since the company also throws plenty of cash at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Since Chevrolet also sponsors the event, Big Foot will be wearing new duds and a heart transplant. Yup, the truck will get its power from a General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/make/gm/) mill, too. *Sigh.*

[Source: PickupTrucks (http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/07/bigfoot-monster-truck-steps-in-new-direction-with-chevy-body.html)]Bigfoot monster truck defects from Ford to Chevy after more than 35 years (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/07/bigfoot-monster-truck-defects-from-ford-to-chevy-after-more-than/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).

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