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El Diablo 2014-2016

El Diablo was a custom bodied Monster Truck driven by Lupe Soza and tours across the U.S. and Latin America.

History

  • 2012 - The truck is named "El Diablo" for the Latin American name a truck contest by Monster Jam.
  • 2013 - The truck debuts with a classic Chevy body driven by JP Ruggiero. This incarnation was run on the Grave Digger #18 chassis.
  • 2014 - The truck gets a brand new 3D "devil" body which is ran to this day, it also received a new chassis.
  • 2016 - Lupe Soza takes over from JP Ruggiero and debuts an all new chassis for the truck. The truck completes it's first backflip in Anaheim, CA.
  • April 2016 - The truck is run as an orange El Toro Loco for two weeks, with Becky McDonough driving.
  • October 2016 - Lee O'Donnell runs the truck in Glendale, AZ.
  • 2017 - The truck doesn't appear for the year, placing it on hiatus, or retirement.

Trivia

  • The name El Diablo came from a contest to decide what the new Hispanic monster jam truck would be called. The other names in the contest were "El Luchador" (The Fighter) and "Rayo Veloz" (Fast Laser).
  • At pit party displays, the truck is always hung from a crane, to display the design on the "roof" of the truck.
  • Due to it's relatively short wheel base the truck is famous for performing spectacular sky wheelies.
  • Oddly, the truck has not gotten a Hot Wheels toy release, despite now running for 4 years, and other trucks like Pirate's Curse and New Earth Authority (N.E.A Police) getting toys the same year they debut.

Gallery

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