Monster trucks have been around for years. I’ve seen them on television and read about them but have never seen one up close – unless you count the redneck trucks we see when we visit my mother-in-law in Alabama. As we mentioned earlier this month, we were excited to attend Monster Jam.
I kind of had a preconceived notion about what the event would be and all I can say is I was completely off base. My impression was that the event revolved around monster trucks driving over other cars and crushing them along the path. What we actually got was a whole lot more – and different. To start with, there were ATVs. These guys were like the intermission between the other events, coming onto the track and racing around the perimeter.
The monster trucks were the featured presentation but were presented in various rounds of competition. The first involved freestyle jumps over the obstacles in the arena. Seeing them fly through the air was pretty amazing although it seemed kind of unnatural though… like watching turkeys take flight. This is a far cry from watching them crush vehicles but extremely entertaining. Scores were tallied based on how they did as part of the ongoing competition for the evening.
Visit SahmReviews.com to read our Monster Jam recap and check out the amazing photos we captured.