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Radical Rescue
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Radical Rescue circa 2002

Owner

FELD Entertainment

Driver

Ronnie Cochran

Body Style

1955 Chevy Cameo

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

Coan 2-speed

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

2002

Discontinuation

2004

Radical Rescue was a 1955 Chevrolet Cameo monster truck driven by Ronnie Cochran during the 2002-2003 seasons. The truck was a tribute to those who died during the September 11th Attacks. Radical Rescue will be made into a Hot Wheels toy for 2018.

Trivia

  • The chassis was formerly Grave Digger 10.
  • The truck was planned to be Beware of the Junkyard Dog, but the name was changed after 9/11. The Junkyard Dog idea was put on the body that would've been used for Hulk had the Marvel sponsorship not fallen through, and Monster Mutt was created.
  • The body style would later be used on the 2013 version of El Diablo.
  • Radical Rescue is one of two trucks that were created as a direct result of 9/11. The other was Team Meents, which debuted in Maximum Destruction's place in 2002, since Tom Meents postponed its debut until 2003 out of respect.
  • Despite retiring in 2003, the truck was scheduled to have a Hot Wheels release in 2005. This was cancelled, however.
  • For the 2018 release of the truck, it strangely features a completely different, but very well detailed design, leading many to speculate the possible return of the truck in the future.
  • The truck shares many strange similarities with El Diablo. Aside from the fact both trucks are the only Chevy Cameo themed trucks Monster Jam has produced, red ones at that, but both trucks were run on former Grave Digger chassis.

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