PICKAWAY COUNTY – A free event highlighting a well-known famous man in the area will happen again this year, the home of Samson the Monster truck.
PEI/Samson Monster truck is well known in the area along with Dan Patrick’s celebrity status, 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 there’s a good chance that the frame underneath came from right here in Pickaway County Ohio’s own Monster truck plant.
Dan Patrick started out his career at age seventeen competing with multiple engine tractor pulls, then he went big time by 1983 professionally. He went from tractors to funny car pulls, and that’s where the man found his legacy. Patrick began creating his own pulling chassis to sell to other competitors a bold on the platform. From the proceeds, Dan then set his aim towards monster trucks and in 1988 became the owner and CEO of Samson 2. Patrick during this time fabricated the chassis that is now known worldwide. 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, except during the Covid Pandemic, 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. This year they are opening up for a second time, already having even earlier this year, the facility is now opening for a fall fest event.
According to the Facebook page, the new event is for people who may have missed the last event and will offer all new bounce houses, even a monster truck-themed one, along with Monster truck rides, food trucks, tours of the facilities, and of course, merch stand goodies! The even is planned for October 7th from 1 to 7 pm you can see the event here – https://fb.me/e/12nDXAuCf