CIRCLEVILLE – Dan Patrick’s celebrity status is well known in the area. Patrick is famous in the monster truck world for creating the standard in the most important part of a monster truck, its Chassis. Dubbed the “Patrick Chassis” the framework of his invention has created the building block for most monster trucks in competition today. So if you have seen a monster truck lately theres a good chance that the frame underneath came from right here in Circleville Ohio’s own Monster truck plant.
Dan Patrick started out his career at age seventeen competing with multiple engine tractor pulls, but Patrick is most know as owner of Samson monster truck and the developer of the “Patrick Chassis.” The Patrick Chassis has become known to be the standard in monster truck building in the industry. Patrick is considered one the most respected fabricators in the field with trucks like Bigfoot, Grave Digger, and Bounty Hunter, all using his chassis.
Every year, for the last nine years, he’s opened his complex up for a free event. Located at 26886 Morris Salem road in Circleville, the open house offered tours of the facility, monster trucks on display, fun kid activities, a car show, and monster truck rides.
Dan Patrick said, “I always worry every year that people will not come but they do. We generate no money for this event. We do this for Pickaway county area.”
Box65 and Pickaway Fire Department sell fish and tenderloin sandwiches.
“I graduated from Logan Elm Schools. I grew up in the Kingston and Circleville area all my life. Minus three years, I lived in Saint Louis building Bigfoot, but this is home. I have visitors come from all over the world, and they fall in love with the area. I actually have had people who have come during Pumpkin Show times. Now they come back every year just for Pumpkin show.
This years event is on October 5 from 10-5pm, with free parking and free admission, free games, and tours of the facility. Only cost is for any merchandise, or the monster truck ride where you get to ride on the back of a monster truck.