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Backwards Bob
BackwardsBob
Backwards Bob circa 2016

Owner

FELD Motorsports

Drivers

Kevin Crocker and Ryan Huffaker

Body Style

2010 Ford F-150 mounted backwards

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

2-Speed Coan

Tires

66" Terra

Debuted

2008

Retired

2016

Backwards Bob was an F-150 Styled monster truck. It is light blue with a design of multiple layers of arrows in different directions intersecting each other. It debuted at World Finals IX in 2008 the encores with Spitfire (now called Dragon). Its fiberglass body and tires mounted on to the chassis facing the opposite way, giving the appearance that the truck is driving backwards (except in 2012, when the truck ran on Obsession's chassis, the tires were facing forward). For diecast models, the driver's seat is actually facing the same way as the body, but nonetheless the truck is still packaged facing the opposite way as other trucks. It was driven on the Monster Jam circuit with driver Kevin Crocker and toured with Pablo Huffaker's Grave Digger 28 for the 2016 season. Backwards Bob is also a playable truck in two Monster Jam video games; Monster Jam: Urban Assault and Monster Jam: Path of Destruction.

The truck was retired in 2009 (minus a few appearances on the Obsession chassis in 2012) before officially returning to Monster Jam in 2015. That same year, however, it was destroyed in an accidental trailer fire, but returned yet again on a spare chassis.

History

In 2008, Backwards Bob is introduced at World Finals IX as an encore performance.

In 2009, Backwards Bob begins its first full season with former Monster Mutt driver Mike Wine. This is the full last season, except occasional appearances on Rick Swanson's Obsession chassis, that Backwards Bob competes in until 2015. This is also Mike Wine's last season.

In 2012, Rick Swanson, of Obsession Racing, would run the Backwards Bob body on the Obsession chassis in California. Obsession would keep this idea, as it debuted the "Wrongway Rick" later that year.

In 2014, it is announced that Backwards Bob would return with Bryan Wright and Ryan Huffaker sharing the driving duties for 2015.

In 2015 the truck, along with its teammate, Grave Digger, were involved in an accidental hauler fire. Grave Digger was saved from the fire, however, Backwards Bob was not. Later that year, the truck returned with a backup body on a spare PEI chassis and continues to run on this chassis until a new one is built.

Trivia

  • The name of the truck is a play on the of the haircut style of the same.
  • The truck is the second known truck to experience an accidental trailer fire, the first was Sin City Crusher


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