Monster Truck Legend to Make One More Ride at Upstate Speedway
Monster Truck Legend Dennis Anderson Makes One More Ride at Upstate Speedway this Weekend!
In the 1980s and 1990s, Monster Trucks were a big deal - who could ever forget the rivalry between Gravedigger and Bigfoot - two of the biggest and baddest trucks on the planet!
The creator of the legendary "Gravedigger" monster truck, Dennis Anderson joined Brian and Chrissy in the Morning on 1077 WGNA Friday morning to promote his appearance at Lebanon Valley Speedway this weekend.
Anderson told the GNA duo that he started in the industry decades ago - a southern boy who had a love for big trucks - and he wanted to have the one with the biggest Cahones - hence Gravedigger!
"I got into an argument one day with a guy about how junky my truck was, and so I told him I'd take my junk and dig his grave," Anderson told us about how he came up with the name,
"Then," he explained, "I spraypainted "Gravedigger" on the door and I've been that ever since!"
These days, Anderson, 61, drives the new "King Sling" Monster Truck - and he along with his 4 kids will be at Lebanon Valley this weekend for Monster vs Mega's, and some lucky fans will have a chance to win an actual ride in a Monster Truck with a pioneer of the extreme sport.
Anderson tells us that way back in 1989, he coined a phrase while at Lebanon Valley Speedway - and he says he uses it in every interview including our conversation on Friday morning, telling us, "I just want to thank all the fans for every nut and bolt in my truck, and every shingle on my roof!"
Check out the entire interview with Dennis Anderson here: