Southern Sunshine Monster Truck Rises Again

by Wes Kibble on July 19, 2010

After been stored for 15 years, Southern Sunshine will be shining again! A lifetime dream was cut short when Mart Williams, age 26, died of an accidental drowning in Prien Lake on Thursday, June 5, 1986. Mart’s dream was most vividly expressed in “Southern Sunshine”, a four-wheel drive Chevy Monster Truck, which he built, operated and displayed to thousands of truck fans throughout the country. Ironically, on the day of Mart’s death, he received a letter from New York City recognizing “Southern Sunshine” as one of the top ten Monster Trucks in the world. But, the meaning of “Southern Sunshine” is more than just the truck that Mart built. It stands for Mart’s devotion to bringing happiness to others through recreation. Mart constantly reminded us of the need to balance our lives with a proper mix of work and recreation. Follow the teams progress on the restoration of the truck on the Southern Sunshine website as well as this thread on Monster Mayhem.

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Wes Kibble July 19, 2010 at 9:06 am

I originally did this article a week or so ago. Since then, I have found out that the Southern Sunshine team have a new facebook page. Check it out!


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