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Got a little monster in your household? Do they love trucks, hot wheels and all things smash ‘em up? You need to get the fam to Monster Jam, coming to Brisbane on October 3!

 

Monster Jam 2015 brings 12 international superstar Monster Jam trucks and their drivers to Brisbane for the most intense family entertainment you can think of! World Finals Champions Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and 11-time World Champion Max D, plus for the first time ever to Australia, Team Hot Wheels Firestorm are joined by fan favourite Zombie, Dragon, Monster Energy, Son Uva Digger, Metal Mulisha, Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Zombie Hunter and the undisputed Queen of Carnage, the perfectly all-pink Madusa!

 

If that sounds like we’re talking Swahili, we’ve got just the thing to get you up to speed with Monster Jam lingo before these larger-than-life, roaring, high flying stunt trucks unleash at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre next month.

 

What’s a Monster Truck?

Monster Jam monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop almost 2m tall tyres and weigh a minimum of 5 tonnes. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 38 metres (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 12 metres in the air.

 

Truck Talk – the Glossary!

 

Auger In (or nose plant) – One of the many ways to smash and crash a Monster Truck, this one is nose first.

Blower (or supercharger) – A system that forces a combination of air and fuel into the engine to produce that 2,000+ horsepower!

Burn Out – Not just for fun, spinning the truck’s tyres clears off mud and helps gain traction.

Cyclone – We all know what a donut (not the chocolate kind) is, just imagine one at dizzying speeds!

Drop the Hammer – Hitting the throttle hard and making the engine ROAR.

Dry Hop – Clearing the starting line of debris with a burnout – almost as fun as making the mess in the first place!

Endo – When a vehicle crashes and rolls end-over-end, but don’t worry, the drivers are well strapped in with a five-point harness.

Grab a Footful – Putting the foot down on the accelerator to go, go, go!

Hot Shoe – A top notch driver on the highway to success.

Power Out – When a driver uses a burst of acceleration to keep the truck from rolling over. Rolling might be jaw-dropping to watch but it’s a bumper for the driver!

Pull the Pin – The first thing that an official must do when a truck rolls over. Located in the rear frame, the pin puts a brake on all power to the truck.

Riding the Wave – Coming down hard and bouncing up and down on the front tires while still heading forward like a Loch Ness monster truck!

Sky Wheelie –An impressive sight: A Monster Jam truck stands up at 90 degrees with the front tires reaching for the sky.

Slap Wheelie – When a Monster Jam truck comes down from a wheelie and slaps itself straight back into another wheelie.

 

All revved up and ready to Jam?

Tickets start at just $25 for kids’ passes and range through to a limited number of Total Access Passes, perfect for the biggest Monster Jam fans. Pit passes are $15 with the legendary *Party in the Pits an experience not to be missed – get up close and personal with the trucks and meet the drivers.

 

What // Monster Jam 2015

When // Saturday, October 3, 2015

Where // QSAC, Brisbane

Tickets // www.monsterjam.com

 

WIN! For your chance to win a family pass to Monster Jam, check out the Giveaways page in the September issue of haven.

 

Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson  

Courtney Robinson is a Gold Coast mum, passionate foodie, whole foods recipe creator and personal trainer certified in holistic digestive health and nutrition. Follow @athletist_ or visit athletist.com.au for recipes, workout tips and training hacks.