Rigg Hipps, a track construction director with the monster-truck series Monster Jam, sometimes has the same nightmare. The nightmare is this: It’s the day of a Monster Jam event, and Rigg arrives at the stadium, looks out, and sees no dirt.
After a five-year hiatus, hipster-but-also-popular band Arctic Monkeys have finally released their newest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. I, for one, couldn’t wait, mostly because of the fact that this album featuring a song that I thought was going to be incredible. That song was called The World’s First…
Most wild monster truck tricks have already been done. The first car crush was decades ago. They’ve been doing backflips for a while. But a front flip? Behold, in all of its violence, extravagance, and glory.
Monster Jam is one of those things that never quite makes sense, no matter how many times you watch it. How do these trucks fly like dainty birds, or flip like 12,000-pound gymnasts? How does a mere human make a monster truck fly and do flips, or even decide that’s something they want to do in the first place?
Do not merely drive in to the median, my beautiful jabroni Mustang-owning friends. Drive over the median.
There are some eternal truths to our humble existence on earth. Water is wet. The sky is blue. Cute baby bunnies are soft. And monster trucks are awesome.
I have a lot of bad ideas. Quite a few of them involve buying an ill-advised vehicle of some sort on Craigslist and thrashing it around like I’m in a nightmare version of an off-road rallying competition.
Are you feeling down? Get up. I mean, physically up. As in, the direction away from the ground. You should jump an incredibly large vehicle into the air. Pretend your huge mud truck is a rocketship and fly! Roam free about the air! Nothing can get you down when you’re up!
Sometimes you just see a vehicle that’s so gloriously silly and impractical that you must have it. Here is a Lincoln Town Car limousine called “Mud Force One” that’s been lifted for one glorious purpose: ultimate mud domination. It’s such a rolling contradiction that I’m in love.
This monster truck just did a handstand. A handstand! Another truck did a front flip a few weeks ago. What more could you ask for? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
No matter what preconceived notions you have about it being for little kids or whatever, Monster Jam is cool. And if it weren’t cool enough already, a driver landed a front flip in a monster truck on Saturday night.
Monster trucks crash as part of their performance and they’re built to take a beating. That’s why it’s so unsettling to hear Dennis Anderson, creator of Grave Digger and arguably the sport’s most famous driver, was hospitalized after flipping his rig in the middle of a performance.
Don’t wait until Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! to watch this epic retro highlight reel of monster trucks, insane dragsters, dirt bikes, chaos, destruction and all that is right with the world. It’s so rad that I just grew a Miami Vice ‘stache just thinking about it.
Who would have thought that a home-built monster truck might perhaps just maybe hmmm not be the sturdiest vehicle in existence?
Monster Trucks is a movie that isn’t scheduled to debut until January, but already it’s forecasted to lose $115 million. You may be wondering how that is possible, even when considering that the concept for it was created by a four-year-old child, but somehow it is!!!!!!!
Burnouts never really get old, but they could use some variety every now and then. One way to improve upon a theme is to slap eight colossal tires on your mud truck. Watch this truck produce a burnout as big as a house as it spins four monster truck wheels at once.
Just like it says in the Constitution, monster truck ownership is a privilege, not a right. That means there’s a certain obligation on the monster truck owner to hold up their end of the deal, and one crucial part of that responsibility is to give your monster truck a bitchin’ name. Here’s five that failed to do just…
If we think of ‘monster trucks’ as regular pickup trucks that grow massive lower appendages due to intense monsterization, then I think we can say that one of the unsung early innovators if this trend was none other than Thiokol, makers of the Juggernaut. Oh, and there’s a DeLorean link here, too.
Monster truck “racing” technically includes a contest of who can get to the finish line first, but really this sport is about showmanship. And when Grave Digger’s signature red headlights come on. you know you’re about to see something amazing.