Monster truck shows always deliver a night of unforgettable entertainment, with loud, heavy-hitting machines going full throttle as they thunder through a range of stunts. At each event there’s a packed schedule on offer, from free-style segments where trucks impress the judges with their jumps and climbs, to aerial motorbike displays, and truck against truck showdowns. Fans will also have the chance to browse trade stands, grab something to eat and even visit the pits. It’s an awesome day out, packed with car-crushing excitement, so get your Monster Truck tickets at StubHub right now!
Monster Truck History
Back in the '70s, the idea of modifying a truck to make it perform more powerfully in sports like tractor pulling and mud bogging, really took off in the USA. Soon owners were fitting their rigs with 48 inch tyres just to be ahead of the pack, but it was Bob Chandler's towering ‘Bigfoot’, which became known as the first monster truck, in 1981.
Soon shows began to spring up all over the USA, with jumps, multi-vehicle crushes, and a range of eye-popping tricks to keep audiences entertained. By 1995, the Monster Jam franchise helped popularise the sport further, by organising regular events, laying down some ground rules and creating famous trucks like the Gravedigger, Monster Mutt, and Bearfoot. The craze quickly spread across the globe, with nearly 5 million people visiting Monster Truck events during 2016 in the US alone.
At the Monster Truck Destruction Tour you get to see vehicles of 10,000lbs and more, crushing cars in a matter of seconds. The wheelie contests will take your breath away and there are also high velocity races, that the whole family will love. The Monster Truck Nationals is another crowd-pleaser for all ages, incorporating jet-powered jeeps and recliners, along with barn-stomping performances from giant car-eating trucks.
Roaring into action
Attendance of individual events can reach 50,000 in Australia and a massive 70,000 in the USA, so book your Monster Truck tickets early at StubHub.com, to get the best view of the action.
These beasts have always looked fierce and they’re getting bigger each year, but despite their massive size, monster trucks are agile. In 2013, American, Joe Sylvester, powered his 10,000lb truck, Bad Habit, up a ramp and jumped a record breaking distance of 237ft. Monster trucks are also surprisingly fast, in 2014, the Raminator, driven by Mark Hall, reached a speed of 99.1 mph at the Circuit of the Americas. At each event fresh stunts are performed, so every time you book Monster Truck Tickets there's a chance you could be part of another record-breaking attempt.