On this earth there are not many things cooler than monster trucks. Who could resist the idea of a car that is as big as a house jumping around and crushing whatever it hits? The sound of the immensely powerful engines roaring like seventeen thunderstorms fills the arena and gives you a few extra heartbeats. For those of you who have never heard of a monster truck for some reason, it is the car with wheels that are really out of proportion (the picture on the left tells a lot), driven by a driver who loves to crush and destroy stuff and make jumps. The sight of normal regular-size cars being crushed under these giants is like seeing a panda climb a tree and then play Mozart with a flute. Then the moment of the jump; the driver speeds up and the audience holds its breath thinking “he’s not going to make it”. The monster truck flies through the thin air smoothly like a winged dolphin and lands perfectly or very awkwardly putting the driver in serious danger. It’s a joyous moment for all senses.
So what can we expect to witness in Barcelona? There will be two types of competition, first a regular race against a fellow monster trucker and then the type of competition more typical for monster trucks; jumping, spinning and destroying stuff. After the main show you will be catered a nice dose of freestyle motocross by famous drivers, who will bring the night to an end with some “I laugh at death” –type of tricks. If you are up to it, you can arrive a bit early to attend the pit party also.
The event will take place in Estadio Olímpico Lluis Companys and the timetable is the following:
Pit Party: 11:00 – 14:00
The Main Show: 17:00
Tickets are from 10 to 75 euros.
If I had a monster truck…