A New Monster Truck Costs $250,000

While negotiating a price for their monster truck tires, the guys learn some history of these behemoths, and Allen agrees to drive the truck in order to make the sale.

- WELL, I THINKWE'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE,

JUDGING BY ALLTHE OFF-ROAD VEHICLES.

- HOW ARE YOU DOING, MAN?I'M TON.

- HOW ARE YOU DOING? I'M RICK.- NICE TO MEET YOU, BROTHER.

- I GOT YOUR PHONE CALL EARLIERABOUT THESE TIRES.

THEY LOOK PRETTY GOOD.

- SO YOU HAVE SOMETHINGTHIS'LL FIT ON?

- I OWN TWO MONSTER TRUCKS.WE'RE ALWAYS USING TIRES.

WE KIND OF GO THROUGH THOSETHE MOST.

YOU KNOW, THEY'RE KIND OFA DISPENSABLE PRODUCT.

- I KIND OF REMEMBERTHIS THING HAPPENING

AS A KID IN THE '80s,BUT WHO GOT THE PARTY STARTED?

- THE FIRST MONSTER TRUCKOUT THERE

WAS BOB CHANDLER'SBIGFOOT.

- THAT THING STILL AROUND?- OH, YES.

BOB ACTUALLY OWNEDAN OFF-ROAD SHOP,

AND HE BUILT THE TRUCK'CAUSE, BACK IN THE '80s,

EVERYBODY WANTED TO LIFT THEIRTRUCKS AS HIGH AS THEY COULD,

BUT WHEN IT WOULD BREAK,HE WOULD REPLACE IT

WITH A BIGGER PART,SO IT WOULDN'T BREAK.

WELL, ALL'S HE DIDWAS CHASE THE WEAK LINK

UNTIL YOU--WE CAME UPWITH WHAT YOU SEE TODAY.

- IS IT EXPENSIVETO BUILD A MONSTER TRUCK?

- ABOUT 250 GRAND.

- SO, THE ANSWER IS YES.- YES.

WHAT DO THE TIRES COST,THEN?

- YOU COULD GET THOSEBRAND-SPANKING-NEW,

DELIVERED TO MY DOOR,FOR 3,200 APIECE.

3,200 TIMES 6.

THAT'S ALMOST 20,000FOR EVERYTHING.

THAT'S NOT A SMALL NUMBER.- YOU'RE RIGHT.

BUT YOU WANT TO SHOW MESOMETHING THAT'S NEW UP THERE?

TELL YOU WHAT, WHY DON'T WEGET THESE THINGS OFF?

I WANT TO LOOK AT,MAKE SURE THE RIMS

ARE ROUNDAND HOLDING THE BEAD,

AND THEN WECAN DISCUSS PRICE.

KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING.LET 'EM GO, GO.

- HO!

- OOH, THAT'S NOT GOOD.- WHAT'S NOT GOOD?

- SEE WHERE THE TIRE'SBEEN SECTIONED?

THAT'S NEW RUBBER.

IT MUST HAVE BEEN SLICED,

AND THEY MELT THE RUBBERRIGHT INTO IT.

DANG, LOOK AT THE SUCKER!

- DON'T DO THAT!

- I'D RATHER HAVE ITBREAK NOW

THAN PAY FOR SOMETHINGTHAT I THINK IS GOOD.

- BUT I'M GETTINGKIND OF TIRED OF JUST, LIKE,

KICKING THE TIRESWITH YOU.

I WANT TO TALK MONEY.

- LET'S GETTHE OTHER TWO OUT.

WE KNOW THESE AIN'T WORTHWHAT YOU THOUGHT.

- LAST ONE, RIGHT?

WHOO!

- THESE ACTUALLY MIGHT BEA DECENT MUD TIRE.

- THOSE LOOK GOOD.

- ALL RIGHT, TIRE WHISPERER,WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT?

- I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.'CAUSE I'M SUCH A NICE GUY...

- OH, JESUS,DON'T PREFACE WITH THAT.

- I'LL GO 2 GRAND.- [laughing] OH!

WE WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN THEMOFF THE TRUCK FOR 2 GRAND.

- WHY,WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

I KNOW YOU'RE WAY TOO HIGH,BUT COME BACK TO THE REAL WORLD.

- 8 GRAND.- 8 GRAND?

WE'VE GOT TWOTHAT ARE PROBABLY JUNK.

- AND $1,000 A TIREAND $500 A RIM.

YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT.

- ABSOLUTE TOP DOLLAR,3,500.

- 5 GRAND.

- YOUR NUMBER WAS 5,000,YOUR NUMBER WAS 3,500.

WE CAN ALL DO THE MATH.4,250.

- 4 GRAND.

- FINE, BUT THE CITY BOYGETS TO DRIVE THE TRUCK.

- HE HAS TO DRIVE IT?

- I WANT HIM TO EXPERIENCETHE CARNAGE FIRSTHAND.

- IS IT DANGEROUS?- HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR BACK?

- I KNOW I LIKE 4,000 BUCKS.LET'S DO IT.

I APPRECIATE THE TRIAL BY FIREINTO THE MONSTER TRUCK WORLD,

BUT I'M PRETTY SUREI'M NOT QUALIFIED TO DRIVE

ONE OF THESE EXPENSIVE THINGS.

- BRO, YOU GOT THIS.

JUST CHECK YOUR HELMET,YOUR NECK BRACE,

YOUR FIRE SUIT,YOUR FIVE-POINT HARNESS,

YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEM,

AND JUST REMEMBER,IT'S ALL IN THE WRIST.

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