Monster Truck Spectacular
After seeing Monster Jam on TV I became obsessed with Monster Trucks at an early age. I was lucky enough to attend the “Biggest ever FREESTYLE MONSTERTRUCK SPECTACULAR" in Australia! Although not an official Monster Jam show I still got to see real monster trucks live in action, jamming it up at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds. My (and many kid's) favourite, SPOT the Legend, went up against other wild Monster Trucks including "Chevy Roo" and "The Devil's Taxi".
It was an afternoon of Monster Trucks thrills!
With some of the country's biggest, baddest and best monster truck stunt drivers showing off what they could do!
Arguably the best attraction other than the Monster Trucks themselves was the appearance of the Jet Car!!
Apparently, the car has been retrofitted with a jet engine that explodes into after-burn mode. It lit up the sky as dusk fell and WoWed the crowd with its metal-melting flames that turned crushed car chassis into molten. Better yet, the blaze was so big the Fire Brigade, fire engine and all, had to come and put out the flames! The late evening came to a close with a few fireworks.
A family-friendly event with children and adults of all ages who can't help be in awe of the sheer size of the souped-up, 1,500 horsepower, four-tonne trucks that tear up the dirt and crush everything in their path.
It was disappointing to get more time to get up close and personal with the with the four-metre high trucks and meet the drivers as you don't realise how big they are until you actually get up there and stand next to them.
They're AWESOME in the most literal sense!
While the vehicles were the leading drawcard, the monster trucks were not the only attraction at the Showgrounds with amusement rides, jumping castles, water balls, freestyle motocross and quad bikes, none of which were suitable for toddlers, but great fun for school-aged children and they gave the event a real carnival feel.
Now I can’t wait for the official Monster Jam Monster Trucks event of 2017!
It promises to be everything it’s American production offers and more!
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Title: MONSTERTRUCK & FMX SPECTACULAR
Where: Queanbeyan Showgrounds
Date: Saturday 5th March 2016
Gates Open 3:00pm
Show 6:00pm – 9:00pm
It’s a big day for a toddler, so we arrived a little later in the afternoon, which meant we missed out on the freestyle motocross (which is an exciting extreme sport in it’s own right). If your little one loves motorbikes, you probably don’t want to miss this part of the day with backflipping stunts and races.
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