20 Dec Update on Big Pete For The Year 2005
Well, yet again I must begin the entry with an apology for the lack of updates recently, but rest assured a lot has been happening in the world of Big Pete Ltd, so here we go.
Looking back over the past few months Big Pete has attended a few more shows leading up to the season finale at the Santa Pod ‘Flame and Thunder’ bonfire night extravaganza, all of these shows i am pleased to announce went without a hitch to complete another season of outstanding reliability. Big Pete is now resting back at base camp as the team gets to work preparing for next season, set to be the most exciting to date, for a number of reasons.
New addition no. 1: Blown Thunder
As the UK market has progressed the team has realised a new act would be needed to liven the shows and keep the public entertained. The almighty size and destructive power of Big Pete can not be fully appreciated without whitnessing the other end of the scale, the current generation of lightweight, highspeed, jumping trucks that tour and race in the US.
To fll this need the team has bought a former US race truck that raced the likes of Bigfoot and Grave Digger, before being imported to the UK in late 2003. Blown Thunder has wowed crouds in the UK since it’s arrival thanks to it’s race proven pedigree and the excellent, flamboyant driving style of it’s previous owner Trevor Stimpson Now the truck enters our stable and work has already begun on a full comprehensive re-build to make her show ready for 2006. This will include a complete image, colour and name change, check out some pictures of the truck as it stands here.
New addition no. 2: Full Metal Jacket
This one’s just a little different. As with all the trucks we have operated in the UK (a grand total of 5 now!) this again started life competing on the US circuit, imported to the UK in 1993 it has seen many years touring the globe since that time with great teams such as the Hollywood Stunt Show. The machine is based on a US military armoured personal carrier, powered by not one, but two big block chevy motors! This truck has a lot of history and has campaigned the world for over 15 years in it’s current guise. As with Blown Thunder, this winter will see a re-invention of this great ‘monster tank’ ready to begin a whole new life in 2006 with the Big Pete Ltd. Team. Pictures of this new truck can be found here.
The Mk2 escort bought by Big Pete Ltd. is now up for sale, sadly we’ve not had chance to use this much over the season and with the addition of two new trucks can not justify it’s place in our fleet. Anyone interested in this machine can contact us through the usual channels.
Finally for this update we felt we had to do a feature on a new truck on the showscene. Based in Barnsley and dedicated to the collapse of mining in the north of England it touched the heart of us here at Big Pete Ltd. Please check out the photos of this amazing truck that has won awards around the country. Unfortunately we haven’t managed to catch the owner yet so if anyone knows him please get in touch so we can get a bit more info.