Digging My Own Grave

I've crushed cars before. My first was an '87 Oldsmobile station wagon that I smashed into a divider two weeks after getting my license. Since then, I've crashed into an I-Roc, a Camry and two Jeeps--which is not bad considering that I haven't owned a car in eight years. So when I was offered an opportunity to drive Grave Digger, the most famous monster truck in monster truckdom, I felt qualified.

I headed up to Connecticut's Stafford Motor Speedway to meet Dennis Anderson, the man who built Grave Digger in 1981 and still drives it whenever his shoulder is attached to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!