On Tuesday this week one of the world’s greatest Monster Trucks paid a visit to the Glenview State School, to the delight of all the kids. Bigfoot driven by USA Champ Rick Long was on hand to answer a few pressing questions.
Q. How fast does the truck go?
A. Around 100km per hour.
Q. How big are the tyres?
A. 1.6 Meters tall by 1.1 Meters wide with about 10 psi of air. They weigh about 272 Kilograms. with rims and (sometimes) tubes. Most of these tyres are run tubeless unless a puncture or other problems forces a tube to be installed.
Q. How do they move a Monster Truck from one place to another?
A. Most often these are hauled in a semi-trailer with all the tools and spare parts needed to move and repair the Monster Truck. On a real short run the truck may be `Wide Loaded’ on a flat bed trailer.
Q. How do you get into a monster truck?
A. In most of the new fiberglass body trucks, there is a hatch in the floor for the drivers to climb up through. On an older truck, the driver would open the door, grab hold of the seat and door, push off the front tyre and pull himself into the truck. The hatch is definitely easier.
Q. What kind of fuel do they run in a Monster Truck?
A. Racing Methanol (alcohol) is the fuel of choice for most monster trucks. Methanol runs cooler while producing more horsepower. Most of these trucks use a little petrol to start the engine, either squirting it in by hand through the Blower air intake or using an auxiliary fuel pump to inject a small amount to the intake area.
For the first time on the Coast the legendary Monster Truck that started it all direct from St Louis Bigfoot USA will be driven by 6 time USA Champ Rick Long – Monster Jam star Kreg Christiansen from Salt Lake City will thrill the 1000’s of fans in his $300,000 Wicked Monster Truck, New Zealand champ Danny Pattard will make his QLD debut in Tassie Devil.
Scooby Doo the World’s favourite truck and Spot the Dog will confront a genuine carnage course and multi Australia Champ Out back Thunda will immense the crowd, witness the first ever real monster freestyle ever seen on the Sunshine Coast.
The 1300 HP truck will contest skywheelie comps, racing and monster freestyle over the awesome super fast 4WD racing course in never seen before Monster Cross.
The FMX Airbourne assult will see Crusty’s legend Matt Schubring and a list of Freestyling Motorcross stars perform an FMX Extreme air shoot out.
The Caloundra Scrap Metal Crasharama Smash and Crash Demolition Derby is going to be insane with over 20 cars already entered for the winner takes all smashfest.
A gigantic Hot FM fireworks spectacular, Jet Quad, 4WD’s, Crane Drop and much more will ensure that this is not just a night of monsters but all out high octane family thrills and spills
Gates will open at 3pm for spectators and the Show will start at 5pm sharp. So be early.
The event is not at the Big Pineapple itself but across the road adjacent to the large bitumen car park. Spectators will sit on a huge grassed bank giving excellent viewing of the show but bring a blanket for comfort.
Food and licenced bars are in operation. For tickets sales you can go to any Sunshine Coast Autobarn and pick your tickets up there for cash or go online to pay by credit card atwww.monstertruckpromotionsaustralia.com Tickets are available at the gate and for any further information please call 0447 MONSTA.
This will be a fantastic night for all ages don’t miss it.