Amazing 1/4 RC Scale Model of the Grave Digger Monster Truck

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There are some pretty awesome RC scale models out there, but this one is certainly at the top of the list—especially if you are a fan of Grave Digger. This guy has built a 1/4 scale model of the legendary monster truck that not only looks like the original but also sounds like it. The creator of this remote-controlled beast is ready to take it for a run and show us what it can do. No matter how it performs, though, it definitely gets an A+ for looks.

Amazing 1/4 RC Scale Model of the Grave Digger Monster Truck

The Story behind the Legend

For some more context for this before viewing, you may be interested to know that Grave Digger was conceived 25 years ago. Dennis Anderson originally designed it as a mud bogger in 1981. The first version was a 1952 red Ford pickup, but later on he used a 1951 Ford Panel truck which would become the first Grave Digger monster truck. Anderson trash talking his fellow racers by saying “I’ll take this old truck and dig your grave with it!” was the origin of the Grave Digger name. In 1986, Grave Digger became a true monster truck and got its trademark graveyard paint scheme.

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Grave Digger 2 was built in 1989 from a 1950 Chevy panel van body. The new body led to even more popularity, and TNT started promoting the monster truck heavily for its races. The popularity of the truck would continue to grow throughout the 90s, leading to Anderson hiring drivers to man other Grave Digger trucks.

Grave Digger and Monster Jam

Grave Digger is synonymous with the live motorsport events it competes in known as Monster Jam. These events feature monster truck freestyle and racing competitions. Smaller shows have a wheelie and donut competition. Freestyle competitions feature a 90-second open floor show in which the truck shows off its skills by doing stunts and tricks and driving over other cars. Of course, there is also side-by-side racing where the winner of each heat moves on to the next round. Just like in NASCAR, Monster Jam has a seasonal tour each year in which competitors accumulate points. From 1999 to 2004, Grave Digger was the Monster Jam Points Champion 4 times. It was also the Monster Jam World Racing Champion 3 times from 2004 to 2010.

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