Monster Jam has been home to some of the most amazing monster truck feats ever seen. Thanks to technology and wild drivers, Monster trucks are built to entertain and every Monster Jam they put on a show. Cam McQueen did a backflip back in 2010. Neil Elliot did reverse backflip in 2017. But, is there really any trick that can compete with the good old-fashioned wheelie?
The wheelie is nothing new to Monster Jam. There is, however, one wheelie that stands above all the rest. Adam Anderson and the Grave Digger have been staples in the Monster Truck world for a long time. Check out this below clip to see why.
WATCH: The Longest Monster Jam Wheelie
The longest Monster Jam wheelie was a meticulously planned stunt. It was a Guinness World Record after all, so driver Adam Anderson and the team behind the wheelie carefully considered every aspect of the astounding accomplishment. On June 22, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida, Adam was able to wheelie his monster truck, the Grave Digger, over 624 feet! This is the longest monster truck wheelie ever recorded to date, earning a well-deserved spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
In 2020, five other monster truck drivers set Guinness World Records. Twelve-time world champ Tom Meents, a.k.a. “The Professor,” was there for Anderson every step of the way as the legend took Grave Digger to new heights of stardom. Grave Digger is one of the most well-known monster trucks in the sport because of the many times it has torn up Monster Jam. The wheelie lasted for an insane amount of time as Anderson skillfully revved his engine and kept the Grave Digger up on two wheels for hundreds of feet.
The Grave Digger was originally conceptualized by Dennis Anderson in 1981. The original model used 1951 Chevy Panel Wagon parts and scrap parts he gathered. Fast-forward to present day, and Anderson has won multiple Monster Jam World Finals titles, and his son Adam is a five-time Monster Jam champion. With the diligence of the Andersons and the raw power of the current Grave Digger, chances are we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.