Was Swamp Rat Canada’s First Monster Truck?

by Wes Kibble on December 19, 2016


The Swamp Rat monster truck is rumored to have been the first monster truck in Canada. Built by Trevor McLean of Elkford, BC, the Swamp Rat started out as a 1980 GMC Sierra Classic. McLean contacted Bob Chandler and the guys at Midwest 4WD Center and ordered 2.5 ton axles and 48″ tires. However, he found that they were not large enough and soon moved up to 66″ tires and 5 ton axles. It was powered by a supercharged big block engin Most of these photos are from a few years ago… as you can see, the Swamo Rat monster truck has aged very well!



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