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Team Meents
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Team Meents circa 2002

Owner

FELD Motorsports (name), Tom Meents (chassis)

Drivers

Tom Meents

Body Style

2000 Futuristic SUV

Engine

540ci Merlin

Transmission

2 Speed Coan

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

2002

Discontinuation

2002

Team Meents was a futuristic SUV monster truck that ran during the 2002 Monster Jam season. Tom had originally planned to debut his successor truck, Maximum Destruction, for the 2002 season, immediately after the Goldberg deal expired, but the truck's debut was delayed until 2003, out of respect, due to the September 11th attacks in 2001. Team Meents was the result of these two events. The truck is identical to Goldberg except for slightly different flame decals, the name change and that the front says "ON A MISSION!" and the back of the truck features Tom's face instead of Bill Goldberg's. Team Meents swept the 2002 World Finals, and won many events in its single season long run. Tom's most famous run in Team Meents is when he double downed at the last Monster Jam event at the Houston Astrodome (then the Reliant Astrodome).

Trivia

  • Unlike other monster trucks that have competed in Monster Jam, this truck (along with Power Forward and eventually Gunslinger in 2003) was unique in that it's theme song was not an original artist recording, but rather an original song composed by Clear Channel Entertainment titled "Corruption N' Destruction". This song would continue to be used as Maximum Destruction's theme up until after 2005, when it would be replaced by it's current theme, "Doperide" by Saliva. This song was included as a bonus feature in the original DVD pressings of Monster Jam World Finals 3 on disc 2, and the first half was played during the end credits of The True Life of Tom Meents DVD. The first half of the theme from the Tom Meents DVD would be uploaded to YouTube on October 4, 2017 by user Joshua Chamberlayne. On May 8, 2018, the full theme would be uploaded to Youtube, again by user Joshua Chamberlayne.
  • Team Meents is the only truck to compete for only a single year at the Monster Jam World Finals and sweep that event.
  • Team Meents would be one of 6 flashback 2017 Hot Wheels Monster Jam toys, along with the 2002 version of Hot Wheels, 1997 Avenger, the original Michigan Ice Monster, 1997 King Krunch, and the mud bogger Grave Digger .

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