Nigel Morris was born in Chipping Ongar, Essex in 1961 and was a keen Motorcross rider from age eight up unitl his early twenties. Upon leaving school Nigel had a wide range of jobs including cutting grass for the local council to selling Automotive Aftermarket computers.
Whilst on a trip to Hawaii with Lisa, way back in 1991 Nigel saw his first lifted street truck and knew that when he got back home he just had to build one! So in 1992 Monstrous was built and was featured in a magazine called 'Sport Truck & Driver'. This magazine also included a free poster of his truck with the article and, today, we are still meeting people to this day who come up to us and say "I have that poster hanging on my bedroom/garage wall!"
1994 saw the building of Arnies Revenge. This truck was built for the ArmorAll Polish Company in 1994 by Nigel to undertake a nationwide tour promoting their brand. The truck was a full tube chassis, with a unique mid mounted engine design, and four wheel drive. It was powered by a 5 litre rover V8 engine.
It was also during these early years of the 1990's that Nigel formed and ran UK Monster Trucks, a truck club for the street trucks modified by him and others. The club grew in popularity reaching over a 100 members and he and Lisa organised many off road events and shows for the club and it's members. One year it even had a police escort arranged for the club as they travelled to the Isle of Wight ferry due to the high number of trucks attending!
From that point on Nigel became the UK's leading expert on modifiying, building and lifting 4x4 vehicles and and formed his own company LA Supertrux which was named after Lisa.
In late 1998, LA Supertrux built a street monster truck for Shane Lynch of Boyzone fame which later featured in Shane's World on Men & Motors.
It was only a matter of time until Nigel built his first monster truck, and in 2000 with help from friends he did just that, building Wild Child. Wild Child was a 2/3rds scale (48" tyred) monster truck and in it Nigel performed his first car crush in 2002 at Tir Prince Raceway, North Wales.
In 2002 Nigel started work on his very own Bigfoot after Bigfoot 4x4 Inc founder Bob Chandler asked him if he would run a truck in Europe for them. Bigfoot 17 took 7 months to build and made its debut at Truckfest Peterborough on the May Bank Holiday 2003.
2004 saw Nigel build yet another monster truck, this time 'The Hulk', which was built to help promote the film that had released that year (please insert Hulk photo attached.
Nigel and LA Supertrux became known for their monster truck building skills,and were featured in the Daily Telegraph in 2004. Nigel has helped to build, or made parts for, every UK based monster truck and is now the force behind the Ben10 Monster Truck Mania truck shows.
Nigel and Lisa have come a long long way in 25 years, and who would have thought that the building of Monstrous, their street truck, would change their lives so much!
It has been a very exciting journey which is not over yet!