Mon­ster Trucks

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Typ­i­cally Amer­i­can but grow­ing quite big in Aus­tralia and typ­i­cally male dom­i­nated (ladies, let’s get in­volved), the mon­ster truck ral­lies are big in ev­ery way. The trucks are mod­i­fied four- wheel- drive ve­hi­cles, with the truck body sit­ting way up on top of tyres six-feet high and al­most four-feet wide. Such ve­hi­cles would never be al­lowed on the road even though they are in great work­ing or­der - they have to be towed to the sta­di­ums where they put on their shows. They com­pete by driv­ing off an el­e­vated ramp and see­ing how many cars they can crush be­neath them be­fore reach to a stop. Be­tween 15 and 25 cars are crushed dur­ing the av­er­age rally.

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