If last year is any guide, Pacific can expect a crush of visitors of all ages Saturday, April 29, when Bigfoot 4x4 Monster Truck hosts its second annual open house at its Pacific headquarters, 2286 Rose Lane.
Bigfoot Manager Bob Trent estimated the size of the 2016 crowd at 2,500, which might be a record crowd for a Bigfoot open house.
“We drew between 2,000 and 2,500 sometimes in Hazelwood,” he said. “But this is a big crowd.”
Trent and his wife Ann, visited the Pacific Board of Aldermen meeting Feb. 7, where they predicted that the 2017 open house crowd will probably top last year.
Pacific officials are preparing for the larger crowd by closing the one-block stretch of Rose Lane from Lamar Parkway to the open house site to vehicle traffic.
Last year parking lots on Osage Street, Lamar Parkway and Rose Lane were filled to capacity.
Police and Bigfoot security crews directed the throng of pedestrians walking beside the slow moving vehicles on Lamar Parkway trying to get closer to the event.
As last year, patrons will have much to see.
Eight Bigfoot models were on display in front of the facility welcoming visitors to take pictures and climb on giant tires.
Earthquake, Bigfoot No. 1, Bigfoot No. 8, Bigfoot No. 13, Bigfoot No. 18 and Bigfoot No, 20 were on display.
The firm employs 20 individuals including the monster truck drivers who double as semi drivers transporting Bigfoot vehicles to events, and handle media and public relations at events.
Bigfoot racing teams, traveling to and from the Rose Lane headquarters, visit a number of cities and states over the year where they race, crush vehicles and wow crowds. For a complete schedule of teams and events visit www.bigfoot4x4.com.