Brad and Jen Campbell of Big Toyz Racing have earned a place in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book for building the world’s Longest monster truck.
The ‘Sin City Hustler’ was measured in an aircraft hangar at Last Stop in White Hills, Arizona, USA and confirmed to be an enormous 9.8 m (32 ft) long.
The custom-made vehicle stands 3.6 metres (12 ft) tall, weighs a hefty 6,800 kg (15,000 lb) – about the same as a bull elephant – and can accommodate 12 passengers.
It was built to serve as a limousine for Las Vegas tourists and is currently operated by Russ Mann.
The Sin City Hustler packs a powerful 750-hp engine, but owing to its considerable weight it only has a maximum speed of around 45 mph (72.4 km/h).
During the photo shoot for the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition, owner Jen Campbell said: “To see us in the Guinness World Records book is really awesome, because as a kid growing up I always got it every year … I knew I was never going to grow out my fingernails to match that guy, was never going to be able to do 6,000 cartwheels – so to see this is really awesome.”
Brad and Jen's creation takes its place in the GWR family alongside several other magnificent monster trucks and drivers. The Largest monster truck is Bigfoot, which is 5 is 4.7 m (15 ft 6 in) tall with 3-m-tall (10-ft) tyres. Built in 1986 as one in a series of 17 by Bob Chandler of St Louis, Missouri, USA, Bigfoot 5 is now permanently parked in St Louis, and makes occasional appearances at local shows. Tipping the scales at a whopping 38,000 lb (17,236 kg), it’s equivalent in weight to three bull African elephants.
On 1 Sep 2013, Joe Sylvester (USA) propelled his 10,000-lb (4,536-kg) truck Bad Habit across 237 ft 7 in (72.42 m) at the Cornfield 500 in Columbus, Pennsylvania, USA to set a record for the Longest ramp jump in a monster truck. He had to take off at 85 mph (136.7 km/h) to cover the distance.
For more incredible record-breaking achievements, check out a copy of the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book – in stores now.