Why Is Meridith Doulton Considered a Big Wheel? 'Cause Monster Truck Fans Have a Real Crush on Her
updated 02/22/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/22/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
A former sixth-grade French teacher, Meridith was working in public relations when she met Seth Doulton, 34. Seth wanted her help in promoting monster truck competition—trash-bashing extravaganzas that have been drawing sell-out crowds to coliseums across the country. Meridith took the account in 1982, took Seth's hand in marriage in 1984 and first took the driver's seat of a monster truck in 1985. She finds it relaxing, especially when she flies her truck over six cars before demolishing them. "I'm nervous and anxious before I do," says Meridith, who lives in Woodland Hills, Calif. "But I love the calmness that comes after it. Boy, do I get a good night's sleep."