FANDOM


Monster Mutt
MonsterMutt16 01
Monster Mutt circa 2016

Owner

FELD Entertainment, Live Nation, Clear Channel Entertainment

Driver

Tanner Root

Body Style

Custom 3D Dog (formerly 1950 Mercury Street Rod)

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-speed

Tires

66" Terra/BKT

Debut

2003

Monster Mutt is a custom bodied monster truck owned by FELD Entertainment driven by Tanner Root. It has competed in every Monster Jam World Finals since 2003 and even got the championship in 2010 under Charlie Pauken. Prior to it's 2016 re-design, the truck was notorious among drivers for having a small windshield and a smaller field of vision.

History

List of Trucks That Have Run as Monster Mutt

World Finals Appearances

  • 2003 - Todd Frolik
  • 2004 - Bobby Zee
  • 2005 - Bobby Zee
  • 2006 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2007 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2008 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2009 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2010 - Charlie Pauken (won freestyle)
  • 2011 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2012 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2013 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2014 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2015 - Dustin Brown
  • 2016 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2017 - Charlie Pauken
  • 2018 - Cynthia Gauthier

Trivia

  • The truck spawned from the combination of two cancelled trucks, being the dog theme of Beware of the Junkyard Dog, and the supposed Mercury body of Hulk in 2003. The original bottom clip where the latter's teeth would have been set in (where the tongue is) can be seen in images of the truck at its debut show.
  • The truck has been driven at least once by approximately 30 drivers throughout the truck's career.
  • When the Grave Digger chassis ran the old body, the body was bolted on in a titled fashion to fit the rollcage.

Gallery