friend of ours had extra tickets to the U.S. Hot Rod Thunder Nationals
(WITNESS THE CARNAGE ... LIVE!!!) and she wondered
if we were interested. We jumped at the chance. Our Pit
Passes allowed us to get in early to meet the drivers and
see the Monster Trucks up close. They knocked me out. They're
so big, they are hard to photograph. The sign over the door got
me a little worried about taking photos but I just went for it.
I did leave my weapons in the car.
on the floor of the Blue Cross Arena (the pits)
were four Monster Trucks behind yellow tape. We bought a souvenir
program/wall calendar at the door for five bucks. And there
were lines of kids in front of the trucks who were getting their
programs and checkered flags signed by the drivers. Radical
Rob, who was scheduled to jump the wrecked cars ala Evil Kinevil,
and the Cannon Lady, who would launch herself out of a cannon,
were signing autographs as well.