Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Tony Dixon & Swamp Thing 4×4

Photo: Swamp Thing Monster Truck

Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Tony Dixon & Swamp Thing

Tony Dixon is the driver of Swamp Thing Monster Truck 4×4, the ultimate automotive circus arena act. Tony and his monster truck wow the crowds with his car crushing mayhem at many annual stunt events around the UK.

Swamp Thing Monster Truck 4×4 is equipped with custom made Bluestuff NDX race brake pads for the ultimate stopping power needed in the performance arena.

Photo: Tony Dixon and Swamp Thing Monster Truck

Name:

Tony Dixon

Year of Birth:

1973

Team Name:

Swamp Thing 4×4

Discipline:

Monster Truck

Highest Place Finish:

1st UK Monster Truck Nationals

Car/Bike Used:

Custom Ford F350 Super Duty

What`s your day job?

Pro monster truck driver.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Racing in Monster Jam.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

Car old Ford GT40 but I’m too tall to fit in it. Bike Suzuki TL1000R.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

By trade I was a paint sprayer for 16 years, but I have been driving monster trucks for 15 years now.

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or two wheels?

I don’t mind as long as it’s fast.

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

Just monster trucks.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ride you’ve ever had?

Having my own TV series.

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?

I do everything on the truck before and in the shows.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Still doing monster truck stunts.

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?

Don’t have time.

If you could try any other motorsport which one would you choose?

Drifting looks like fun.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

185mph on autobahn.

What is your daily drive or ride?

Dodge Viper.

Who is your inspiration?

Dennis Anderson.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

iPhone – it does everything I need apart from making coffee, but I’m looking for an app for that.

What is your favourite takeaway?

I do like a kebab; I try to think they are healthy as they have salad in them!

Do you have a favourite movie?

I do like James Bond and I’ve seen Skyfall about 20 times, so that’s the one at the moment.

Any bad habits?

Snoring.

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

I’m dyslexic, so answering these questions takes ages.

Would you rather fight 1duck-sized horse or 1 horse-sized duck?

 One duck sized horse and just feed it to make it into a monster too!

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