Can You Identify These Monster Jam Trucks?

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Ian Fortey

6 Min Quiz

Image: Wiki Commons by Jerry Wielo

About This Quiz

Monster trucks have long been a cool and fun part of the world of motorsports. They're massive and powerful machines that can literally roll over normal cars as though they were speed bumps. That's amazing! Monster Jam has been bringing those cool trucks to a town near you ever since 1992. They run shows all over North America, in big towns and tiny towns, anyplace people want to see massive trucks racing and engaging in some mind-blowing freestyle tricks. Even people who don't consider themselves fans recognize monster trucks at a mere glance — these aren't the kind of vehicles that fade into the background or are easily forgotten. And honestly, who doesn't recognize the world-famous Grave Digger when they first see it rolling out? Or the futuristic SUV known as Max-D? 

The whole Monster Jam lineup ranges from some pretty normal looking trucks to the dog-themed Monster Mutts, the shark-themed Megalodon and, of course, the superhero-themed Wonder Woman. No matter what it is that you're into, there's definitely a Monster Jam truck out there that's going to capture your imagination and make you a fan. So let's see how good you are at identifying the lineup of these monsters. Take the quiz and give it your best shot!

Which of these trucks dates all the way back to 1981?

One of the most well-known trucks out there, Grave Digger, was thought up by Dennis Anderson in 1981. It was originally made from a 1951 Chevy Panel Wagon. Grave Digger has won four Monster Jam World Finals, and there have actually been 39 different Grave Diggers over the years.

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Do you know this truck that was inspired by a motorcycle helmet?

Jester came about after owner Matt Pagliarulo and his wife were out riding one day back in 2010. Her helmet had a brightly colored Jester on it, and she remarked how it'd made a pretty cool theme for a truck. The rest is history.

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This truck is on the same team as Xtermigator. What is it?

Xtermigator owner J.R. McNeal started his career with Razin Kane. Originally this wasn't meant to be a Monster Jam truck at all — it was a mud-racing truck. Enticed by the competition, McNeal made some upgrades and brought Razin Kane to the Monster Jam level.

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Which of these has a massive 565 HEMI engine?

As the name implies, Rammunition is in fact a Ram truck, just somewhat juiced up compared to any Ram you're apt to see on the road today. With 2,000 horsepower coming from that 565 HEMI, it's definitely a monster of a truck.

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Which of these trucks debuted in Canada in 2016?

Alien Invasion is a pretty new truck, but it definitely makes a statement. Fifty feet of bright green LED lights are worked into the body of this truck to give it an otherworldly look like no other. It won its first championship only five months after it debuted.

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A '57 Bel Air makes up the body of which of these trucks?

When Avenger first showed up back in 1997, it had an S-10 truck body. By 2002, the team figured it could use an update, so the S-10 was sent to the scrap heap, and a '57 Bel Air was swapped in instead.

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Spinmaster Toys helped design which of these trucks?

Bakugan Dragonoid is named for the Bakugan line of toys. The cartoon dates back to about 2010 in Japan, and it was relaunched by Spin Master in 2018 as a joint Canadian/Japanese production.

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Which of these is a custom Ford Woody?

Big Kahuna has been part of Monster Jam since 2013, driven by Shane England. It rolls out to the theme song "Wipeout" by the Surfaris, and with Shane behind the wheel, it's known for some pretty impressive backflip attempts.

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Do you know this truck that debuted back in 1981?

Black Stallion has seen a lot of years and a lot of impressive feats in that time, including actually jumping over another Monster Jam truck, driving both forward and in reverse. It has appeared in the Monster Jam finals five different times.

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Do you know which of these is made from a Ford Expedition body?

Bounty Hunter is owned by Jimmy Creten, who also owns the trucks Scarlet Bandit and Iron Outlaw. Bounty Hunter has proven to be a formidable truck, taking the 2005 World Finals Freestyle Championship and the 2019 World Finals Racing Championship.

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Which of these trucks jumped over an airplane in 2019?

BroDozer was made in conjunction with the Discovery Channel show "Diesel Brothers." BroDozer was advertised as being the only diesel-powered truck in Monster Jam, even though another driver had built a diesel truck for the competition in 2007 but was shut out.

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Do you know which of these trucks has been to the finals six times?

Brutus is a dog-themed truck, which may sound weird but gets weirder. Originally the theme was Brutus from Roman history, the one who assassinated Julius Caesar. When they redesigned the truck as a dog, they just kept the name.

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The tailgate came off which of these trucks during a wheelie?

Devastator won Wheelie of the Year back in 2004, when driver Mark Schroeder yanked the tailgate clean off during a wheelie. After 21 years of driving the truck, it finally crashed for the first time in 2018.

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Which of these is a custom dump truck?

EarthShaker was designed as something of a tribute to the construction crews that help make Monster Jam possible. In 2017, the year the truck debuted, it took the championship in the Double Down Showdown.

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Do you know which truck has made it to every Monster Jam Finals since 2003, as of 2019?

El Toro Loco is a hugely popular truck with numerous drivers. How many drivers? Hard to pin it down for sure, but since there are actually seven different El Toro Locos running the circuit, you can assume there are more than seven different drivers.

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This truck started with an Escalade body but now has a Silverado body. Do you know it?

Hooked debuted with its deep-sea fishing theme back in 2012 with the body of a Cadillac Escalade. The team would later update the truck, swapping out the Escalade look in favor of a Chevy Silverado.

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Its driver's daughter inspired this truck. What is it?

Ice Cream Man has a unique ice cream truck paint scheme that really sets it apart from a lot of other trucks. In 2019 they turned the chassis of Ice Cream Man into Wolf's Head and then made plans to bring in a new Ice Cream Man later.

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Do you know which truck made it to the World Finals from 2006 to 2008?

Iron Outlaw is run by the 2Xtreme Race Team, who have won the Monster Jam Team of the Year Award on three separate occasions. The Iron Outlaw itself has made it to the finals three times and also been immortalized in the Monster Jam video game.

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A father and daughter team run this truck. What is it?

Jailbird is owned by Darren Migues and his daughter, Kaylyn Migues. She is known as the Horsepower Princess, and she is the driver. Appropriately enough, the truck rolls out to the theme song "Jailbreak" by the Dropkick Murphys.

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Part of this truck's body is made of foam. What is it?

Megalodon is modeled after the prehistoric shark of the same name. To achieve that custom 3D look, fins had to be added to the design; to keep weight down and to keep everything safe, the fins are just made from foam.

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Which of these trucks has 13 different versions?

Max-D is a massively popular truck, both for its design and for its ability. Driver Tom Meents is a six time Monster Jam World Racing Champion behind the wheel of Max-D, and he's also the only driver to become Freestyle Champion in the same year.

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Every Monster Jam Finals from 2003 to 2018 has featured which truck?

Monster Mutt has proven so popular that there are actually alternative versions. The original Mutt has floppy ears and a tail, but there's also Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Monster Mutt Rottweiler and Monster Mutt Junkyard Dog.

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A fan contest was held to choose the name of which of these trucks?

The Canadian-themed Northern Nightmare was named via fan contest back in 2011 so it could start competing in 2012. From that year all the way to 2018 it managed to make it to every single Monster Jam World Finals.

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In 2018 this truck's team was suspended for getting too close to some fans. What is it?

In 2018 in Paris, Ontario, Overkill Evolutions slid too close to the crowd during a freestyle competition. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but because it got so close that it could have been dangerous, the whole team was penalized.

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Which of these trucks started life as a promotional truck for power washers?

Hotsy Pressure Washers wanted a truck as a promo, and this Hotsy was born. The owners had been at an event where the pressure washers were situated next to them, so they bought one to clean their previous truck. They loved it so much they reached out to the company and worked out a deal with them.

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Spike Unleashed was replaced by which of these trucks?

RAGE is the name of a fairly popular video game, and the logo for this truck looks extremely similar to how the game was stylized. While clearly inspired by the game, the two aren't involved in any way and this isn't an official RAGE truck.

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Which truck set a world speed record in 2014?

Raminator has been an extremely popular machine that definitely packs a punch. In 2014, it broke a world record for speed when the truck hit 99.1 miles per hour, one heck of a feat for a vehicle of this size.

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This truck's driver used to be an Army medic. What truck is it?

Former Army medic Dawn Creten, one of very few female drivers in Monster Jam, is the driver of the Scarlet Bandit. Dawn's husband Jimmy also competes behind the wheel of his truck, Bounty Hunter.

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As of 2019, there are actually two of these trucks competing. What is the name?

Warner Bros. and Monster Jam have teamed up in the past to produce both a Superman truck and a Batman truck. Their most current partnership is the Scooby-Doo truck, in honor of everyone's favorite mystery-solving dog.

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Which of these trucks looks like a Halo Warthog?

Soldier Fortune debuted back in 2015. The truck's military design is a tribute to the Armed Forces and those who serve their country. There's also another truck, with an all-black paint job, known as Soldier Fortune Black Ops.

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"Hells Bells" by AC/DC is the theme song for which of these trucks?

If Son-uva Digger looks familiar, it should. The styling for the truck is very similar to Grave Digger, as the two trucks are on the same team and part of what they've taken to calling the "Grave Digger Family."

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Do you know which truck's body was adapted from a Ford Raptor?

The scorpion-themed Stinger has been competing since 2012. In that relatively short time, they have actually swapped out the chassis of the truck on many different occasions. In 2018 it competed as Stinger Unleashed. The original Stinger Unleashed was turned into Pretty Wicked.

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The owner of which of these trucks installed kitchen countertops before getting into Monster Jam?

Steve Sims was installing countertops for Monster Jam driver Dennis Anderson when he learned about the sport. He was so inspired he went out and bought a retired old truck, fixed it up and made it into the Stone Crusher.

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Which of these is built from a 1934 Ford pickup?

Time Flys was a dream of Kelvin Ramer since the year 1984. He and his family started building the truck back then, but a series of delays and changes to their life kept back-burnering the project. It was 20 years later when the truck finally came to life.

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Do you know which of these trucks has only been competing since 2018?

Whiplash debuted fairly successfully in 2018, making it all the way to the finals with Brianna Mahon driving. In 2019 the truck and driver repeated the accomplishment and made it to the finals again. The truck is featured in the Monster Jam Steel Titans video game.

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This truck debuted in 2019. What is it?

Wolf's Head is a very new truck in Monster Jam competition, run by the same team that's behind Razin Kane. When it rolls out onto the field, the song "Of Wolf and Man" by Metallica is playing, to keep the wolf theme alive.

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Do you know this truck that's part of the Warner Bros. Monster Jam lineup?

Warner Bros. and DC comics have partnered on several trucks in Monster Jam history. Superman and Batman have both rolled out, and in 2017 they debuted the Wonder Woman truck as well.

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This truck is part of the Razin Kane team. What is it?

There are actually two different Xtermigator trucks in competition right now, but you can tell them apart. Because the front grille is designed to look like a gator's mouth, one version of the truck has black gums and the other has red gums.

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Monster Jam fans voted on the name and design of which truck?

In 2012, ostensibly riding on the popularity of "The Walking Dead," Monster Jam fans went online to vote on a selection of names and designs to help create a new truck. The result of their voting was Zombie.

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The owner of this truck couldn't legally drive it for several years. What is it?

Eric Swanson owns and drives Obsessed, but he couldn't compete for several years when the truck debuted. How come? He was only 15 years old at the time, and the rules prohibit someone that young from driving. His dad had to do it instead.

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