Thursday, May 8, 2008


King Kong rules the road

If your vehicle suddenly is swamped by a large shadow, it may just be Dereiq McCalister driving beside you.

About a year ago, he welded together the front of a Ford F650 to the back of a Ford Excursion. Fittingly named "King Kong" on the license plate, the charcoal gray-colored truck is more than 8 feet tall, about 20 feet wide and about 25 feet long.

The Monroe resident had a Michigan company perform the welding job after he came up with the concept.

"I had no idea how big it actually was until I drove it," he said. "But I love it. It's a lot of fun to drive."

The truck is not only big, but loaded as well. It boasts 50-inch tires, two 50-gallon diesel fuel tanks, air-ride suspension and a Caterpillar diesel engine.

"Truck drivers love it. They will give me a thumbs up … it's crazy," he said.

More of the article here.


Anonymous said...

Dad saw it up close and personal on the road and agrees that it's REEE-DICULOUS!!! What....a Hummer's not good enough anymore...and where did this kid get all the $$$ for this????

Anonymous said...

My husband, Jim, saw this recently in Toledo. Says all he could think of about it was that the guy driving it was testosterone deprived!

Renee Drew