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Giant Pickup Is A Real "Monster"
"We've had tremendous response form kids, which is who we had in mind when we built it," says Don Frankish who, along with his friend Kevin Weeks, built a "monster" truck that really looks like a monster.
  Called "Jurassic Attack", the truck is shaped and painted like a Triceratops dinosaur. The men started building the truck around the frame of a 1998 Ford custom GTS pickup. It took about eight weeks to complete.
  The 11,000-lb. rig is powered by a V-8, 563 cu in., 1,300 hp SCJ Ford alcohol-burning engine. Its 110-lb. fiberglass shell was custom-built in St. Louis and painted in Calgary. Five-ton military axles are fitted with regulation 66 by 43-in. flotation tires. The truck is 11 1/2 ft. high from the ground to the tip of the horns.
  The men took the truck to 20 monster truck events all over North America last year, including the USA Motorsports tour where it placed 14th out of 80 trucks.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don Frankish, Box 365, Foremost, Alberta, Canada T0K 0X0 (ph 403 867-3971; Website: www.jurassicattack.com).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2