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So last Sunday took Wifey to this Monster Jam Show at SAP arena here in San Jose, Calif. Amazingly, 47 years living here in Calif, never went to one of these. I knew she would like it and I was right. These trucks are "beasts" to say the least. Loud and angry and they put on quite the performance. Got the "pit passes" kind of a meet/greet before the show for an additional $30 for both of us was well worth it. 2 hours before the show which started at 7:00pm, you go down and they have all the trucks and drivers and you get to take pics of these monsters and the drivers and they are all really cool young guys. Girl drivers too. You just do not realize how big these trucks are until you stand right next to them. These tires they use are as big as Rachanee LOL!  So the announcer comes on and says " San Jose are you ready"?  You hear this deafening engine start up, out comes " El Toro Loco" screams out of the tunnel, hits the dirt mound and catapults high into the air. Rachanee grabs my arm and says "Oiiiiiii"  

Big competition for money on the circuit we found out. They score points for three different things: 

1. Corkscrew...they stand these machines on end, straight up perpendicular to the sky and attempt to go up the dirt mound. If they do without falling over, they get points. Only 2 did and a few flopped over. They just send the fork lift out, turn them back over and off under the tunnel they go.

2. Donut competition.....now this is amazing, deafening loud, I thought "The Who" was loud in 1976! I was told by the guys sitting next to us that the idea is to do donuts, but not sway over to any other part of the arena floor. If you stay in one place, you get points. Only a few were able to do this and stay in one location. Unbelievably loud but good. 

3. Freestyle....now this is good, you just do what ever you want to try to impress the judges. Most seem to get pretty "airborne" looking for some height. Clearly "Monster Mutt" was the winner here as you can see. 

Grave Digger seemed to be the crowd favorite. Guys were telling us these engines are Chrysler Hemi, special fuel mixture, 1,200 Horsepower etc.etc. 

Great time.
 

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Jesus. Never really been tempted to go watch one of these, but your still shots of them at their apex.....wow! The boys sure get up there

TFP

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Watched this a few times on T.V., good fun.

Congratulations on your pics, perfect timing for the air borne shots !

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Appreciate all the comments. Some guys sitting next to us were die hard fans of these shows.....told us the outdoor stadium shows are even better. They get more room to roam around and can do more tricks. 

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Great pics!

Lack of semi baked chicks, but great pics all the same :default_biggrin:

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6 hours ago, Pumpuynarak said:

Great pics Mike TFP, those guys have balls ehh ?

Or maybe not if they squash 'em on landing...

Good pics!

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