Hammer head is a great name for this truck. From “GO!” he puts the hammer down and fly’s over even the first jump. He throws all caution out the window and is clearly all in.
It’s fun listening to the announcer, he gives good warning : “Get Your cameras ready – here comes some big air!”
See “Hammerhead” fly around the track!
The full length video with most of the races
Monster Chevy Truck: Mad Mud Rush
The pure bliss of stomping everything in your path with absolute impunity, irrespective of the size of the obstacle, is something that only monster truck owners know. Give them a mountain, throw a wall at them, and maybe even stack up half a dozen pickup trucks in their path, and have your mind blown as these monsters will simply maneuver over them with artful grace. Our everyday obstacles don’t even matter much to these big boys. Don’t believe me? We don’t blame you. We are as much impressed with this video, as you will be, once you watch it.
The driver of this Chevy pickup Dakota is a known hard core pickup fan. As you will see in the video, he is neither shy to show his skills behind the wheel, or the capabilities of his vehicle. And both of them – his modified pickup and Dakota – are awesome. In the video you can see him taking his Chevy for what can only be called as Mad Mud Rush. His track is neither laid with asphalt nor concrete. Instead, it is made of mud that is under a thick layer of water. So, he cannot see the ditches, holes, or bumps on the ground. But does it bother him? Hell no! He rather enjoys taking his Chevy into the ditches, holes, and over the bumps. No difficult terrain is going to stop this Chevy. When you own a ride like this one, you simply don’t miss a chance to take your Chevy truck’s photos every time you are taking it over an obstacle.
What is most remarkable is that this car is at least 15 years old by our estimate. The base pickup is the big daddy of all modern pickups. It is a Chevrolet C/K. When this vehicle was in its prime, the Silverado name was just a trip option provided on this truck. Later, Silverado became a separate brand of its own.
In the early 2000s, the Chevrolet C/K used to come with a 305 engine. The C/K in the above video has the same stock engine. The 305 engine has a unique history. It was built during the era of the Oil Crisis in the early 70s. The 305 engine was designed to be more fuel efficient than its predecessors. Because of this, this engine was generally considered to have a “less than powerful” pickup. But, that is only because most people thought that its 4-inch bore blocks were very small. While they are not entirely wrong, a good pickup expert can make use of the right parts to achieve that magical “1 hp/ci” number. So small bore was not a problem.
For an engine that is prejudiced to be weak, it produces a good 220 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft. of torque. Someone with good knowledge of the engine, can easily push a stock 305 engine to produce upwards of 300 horsepower and 350lb.-ft. of torque. This is one of the most widely used engines across 4X4 chevy Trucks.
As to why Chevrolet relied on the engine so much, you can see for yourself in the video. The engine has no problem powering those gigantic wheels, as they fall into pits, and wade through tons and tons of thick mud. The engine roars like a lion. It delivers such high performance even after it has been in use for more than a decade. If that’s not an example of great engineering, I don’t know what is!
By the way, if you are going to buy a Chevy pickup, 2002 is the best year for chevy trucks. The C/Ks of this year had the 305 engine, and people simply give them away at throwaway prices. You will get a very powerful machine at scrap prices. You may even get it for free if you are lucky.