History of High Roller
The High Roller Monster Truck was built in 1985 by David Mattingly of Fordsville, KY. The design was heavily influenced by Bigfoot 1, the Original Monster Truck.
Greg Coston purchased High Roller in 1986 when he traded a Boss 429 Mustang plus $6,000 cash for it. The truck was valued at $25,000 at that time. Greg and his friend Rodman Hobbs enjoyed the truck and performed many car crushes at Ford dealers, county fairs and jamborees.
Greg sold High Roller to Lewis Ford in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1989. There it was modified by adding 66 inch tires and removing the flares.
High Roller was sold to a body shop in Oklahoma where it was rebodied and painted red. It was sold again to a tire shop in Oklahoma City were it was used as advertising. It eventually was donated to a church youth group, renamed Higher Power and sat in a field for a decade.
Jeff Krekeler of Farmington, Missouri purchased it from a craigslist ad early in 2015 with the intention of building a Bigfoot tribute truck. He was surprised when Rodman Hobbs tracked him down and shared the High Roller history, eventually convincing Jeff to fully restore the truck in time for the 2016 Indy 4x4 Jamboree.
Jeff enlisted the help of his brother-in-law Rob Maize and Alan Fenstermaker of Performance, Inc in Sparta, MO to make the restoration a reality. In 2017 Michael Drake undertook additional work to bring High Roller up to its current state of awesomeness.
High Roller is now available for displays, car crushes, exhibitions and parties. Please contact us through facebook messaging.