I freaking love Tuff Truck competitions. I love them because they are wacky, they are grassroots, and they are wide open for any crazy person to put whatever vehicle they feel like they want to on a course designed for trucks. In this top 10 you will see Lincolns, Saturns, Jeeps, Rangers, and more. It’s entertaining as hell, it is a cheap form of “racing” and the fact that it is contested at seemingly every fair and off-road jamboree across the country at this point makes it pretty popular. The neat thing about this top 10 is that we’ll see stuff that clearly has a lot of effort put into making it fast and stuff that has literally no effort put in to make it fast.
What other form of motorsport exists where you can blow the airbags in your face on purpose and continue racing the vehicle, 100% without interruption of hesitation. We’re guessing this stuff was born int he 1980s or somewhere there abouts. We’re guessing that there were forms of tuff truck competition even before that but in the format we see today with jumps and whoop-de-doos, etc it has to be an 80s thing. If anyone knows the history, school us! Was it a way to have an intermission at a motocross event? Was it like spectators drags at short course off-road races? Where the hell did this show come from?
We’re nearly 100% sure that the Jeep XJ is the worthless, tough, machine of choice for serious Tuff Truck competitors. The familiar scream of that inline six will fill your ears more than once on this list. They can be had for nothing and they’ll take the pounding!
Watch this with a Friday smile!