Keep on Truckin

grave-diggerInsane drivers in oversized vehicles careening down on you while you sit there terrified, petrified and virtually helpless to protect yourself. You smell the exhaust, you hear the engine’s roar and feel the vibrations rumbling through the very fiber of your soul. Are you the lead character in an early Bruce Springsteen song with hands strapped across your engine as you rumble down Route 9? Are you alongside Jimmy Johnson and Jeff Gordon at Talladega rounding the final curve before a massive track-wide collision down the homestretch? Are you pulling out of the driveway on a sunny suburban street in your neighborhood? No, not this time. This time you are seated in the safety of your section at Sun National Bank Center enjoying the spectacle that is as in-your-face as you can get.

You are a witness to Monster Jam starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through. The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old. And you gotta love the names these vehicles have. With a complete lack of subtlety and a healthy dose of testosterone, they drive in with monikers like Grave Digger, Batman, Backdraft, Shockwave, Instigator and Stinger. Nowhere in sight is Mom’s Minivan, Dad’s Prius or anything electric. No hybrids, old time Saturday-night-at-the-drive-in-station wagons, no Volvos (and speaking of Volvos, they are manufactured in Sweden. Now follow me if you will, Sweden has the world’s highest suicide rate yet they make the world’s safest cars. Why bother? Why not just make a car that explodes when you parallel park? Just saying…).

But I digress. For all you adrenaline junkies out there, or just plain old car-loving Americans who still believe in the power of a hemi engine over a fuel efficient compact, this event is tailor-made for you. All that’s missing is the tailgate party.

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