For Monday, my submission for LaLD Car Week is a Matchbox Superchargers USA-1 I picked up a month ago at the local flea market.

Most people know that Bigfoot was the original monster truck. USA-1 wasn’t far behind. It’s creator, Everett Jasmer thought he’d created something unique. He’d never even heard of Bigfoot. Once they did meet, they became fast friends and helped each other push their trucks to become bigger and faster. USA-1 #2, which was a 1988 Chevrolet Silverado, was the first ever monster truck racing series point champion in 1989. Also the most crashed truck at the time as it was too fast for the leaf spring suspension it ran with.

This featured truck is supposed to be USA-1 #1, even though the real one is a 1970 Chevy, this is a Ford body, probably because Matchbox figured no kids were going to care that much about accuracy. I was ecstatic when I found this in such good condition for only a dollar. Enjoy!