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NateR
02-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Some pics from Monster Jam 2010 last night. Silverback was nice enough to buy tickets for Mark, Marshall, Griffen and myself (as well as his boys) and we all had a great time out there.

Mark, Marshall and Griffen just before the show. Mark wanted the show to be a surprise to the boys, so he told them that we all were going to watch a cheerleading competition :laugh: (oddly enough they both still look really excited):
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1029.jpg

Some pics of some monster trucks:

Toro Loco:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1051.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1206.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1207.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1208.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1209.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1212.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1218.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1224.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1352.jpg

Monster Mutt (this was the boys' favorite, so I got the most pictures of it):
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1111.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1112.jpg
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http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1174.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1179.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1372.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1373.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1376.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1388.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1389.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1390.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1397.jpg

Avenger (I thought Mac might enjoy seeing this one):
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1144.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1417.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1426.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1445.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1451.jpg

Brutus:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1250.jpg

Grave Digger (this was the crowd favorite):
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1184.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1194.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1461.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1468.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1476.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1508.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1509.jpg
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They had some jet propelled go-karts that were insanely loud. They didn't race or anything, they just drove around and blew out everybody's eardrums:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1280.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1288.jpg

The dirt bike riders did some pretty cool jumps:
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1321.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1334.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1341.jpg

Maximum Destruction (that's the name of the truck):
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1514.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1519.jpg
http://www.matt-hughes.com/images/monsterjam2010/IMG_1521.jpg

Mac
02-07-2010, 09:08 PM
Those are some great pictures Nate . That aveger 57 chevy is one of my favorites , And Digger and Maximum destruction always put on an amazing show . The Monster Mutt 50 Merc is one of Boones favorites also , i cant figure out why he is the only one with his front tires turned around backwards.

Boones new favortie to watch is that backwards bob truck , its fairly new , Did it run last night ? they have the body sitting on backwards so it looks like he is doing everything in reverse , pretty neat.

DonnaMaria
02-07-2010, 09:13 PM
Monster Mutt is my favorite too!:)

I love Monster trucks! I've only been to one show though. And I had to wear ear plugs! I'm a loser! :laugh:

philips4
02-07-2010, 09:14 PM
WOW! Those are amazing pictures Nate, thanks for sharing! We love going to that every year! Just went to Supercross last night and wish we could take pictures half as great!

NateR
02-07-2010, 09:19 PM
Boones new favortie to watch is that backwards bob truck , its fairly new , Did it run last night ? they have the body sitting on backwards so it looks like he is doing everything in reverse , pretty neat.

There were several other trucks there last night, but I never saw Backwards Bob. I'm pretty sure I would have remembered that one. Some of the other trucks were: Bounty Hunter, Black Stallion, an Air Force truck, Iron Warrior, and a pink and blue truck that I forgot the name to.

Mac
02-07-2010, 09:20 PM
There were several other trucks there last night, but I never saw Backwards Bob. I'm pretty sure I would have remembered that one. Some of the other trucks were: Bounty Hunter, Black Stallion, an Air Force truck, Iron Warrior, and a pink and blue truck that I forgot the name to.

Yeah , it would be tough to forget this , first time i saw it on tv i thought " wtf" lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOKcKu2adro

Llamafighter
02-07-2010, 11:24 PM
That monster mutt reminds me of the Shaggin' Wagon from Dumb and Dumber :laugh:
I remember Grave Digger from years ago.

Glad everyone had a good time. Great pics as always.

Too bad El Toro Loco's horns snapped off :laugh:

Nate, Did you think you were going to a Cheerleader competition too?:laugh::laugh:

NateR
02-07-2010, 11:33 PM
That monster mutt reminds me of the Shaggin' Wagon from Dumb and Dumber :laugh:
I remember Grave Digger from years ago.

Glad everyone had a good time. Great pics as always.

Too bad El Toro Loco's horns snapped off :laugh:

Nate, Did you think you were going to a Cheerleader competition too?:laugh::laugh:

Why do you think I brought my camera?:angry:

:laugh:

Llamafighter
02-07-2010, 11:47 PM
Why do you think I brought my camera?:angry:

:laugh:

With the telephoto lens! :laugh::laugh:

Silverback
02-08-2010, 12:06 AM
NateR you the man when it comes to the pictures, very good job and we all had a blast. We will be doing somemore of this stuff, MotoCross is coming up and that is insane. Glad you enjoyed it.:):wink::)

Silverback
02-08-2010, 12:07 AM
EL TORO not horny no more:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

Llamafighter
02-08-2010, 12:10 AM
EL TORO not horny no more:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Silverback
02-08-2010, 12:23 AM
Monster Mutt rolled over played dead:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011:I kill myself.

flo
02-08-2010, 12:33 AM
Awesome, Silverback rawks!

Very nice pics, thanks for sharing them.

I have a question; do the fumes get really bad? I've wanted to go to one of these shows for a long time but was afraid the exhaust would be overwhelming...

Silverback
02-08-2010, 12:40 AM
Go there is no problems with fumes or they would be open for lawsuits so they watch it you will have a blast.:moped::moped::moped:Awesome, Silverback rawks!

Very nice pics, thanks for sharing them.

I have a question; do the fumes get really bad? I've wanted to go to one of these shows for a long time but was afraid the exhaust would be overwhelming...

flo
02-08-2010, 12:45 AM
Great, thanks, Silverback! They hold them about 20 minutes east of us, we will definitely go.

Silverback
02-08-2010, 01:01 AM
Buy tickets early they sell out quick :cool::cool::cool:Great, thanks, Silverback! They hold them about 20 minutes east of us, we will definitely go.

NateR
02-08-2010, 06:33 AM
The Monster Mutt 50 Merc is one of Boones favorites also , i cant figure out why he is the only one with his front tires turned around backwards.

So, is there a reason that he would have the front tires backwards?

MattHughesRocks
02-08-2010, 06:41 AM
I seriously thought the pictures were fake until I got to the ones with people in them :laugh:

NateR
02-08-2010, 06:51 AM
I seriously thought the pictures were fake until I got to the ones with people in them :laugh:

We were sitting so high up I had to use a 300mm telephoto lens. Unfortunately, telephotos have a tendency to flatten everything out and destroy any real sense of perspective. That's why the trucks kinda look like little toys in a sandbox.

I should have taken some photos with a wide angle lens, so everyone could see just how high up we were.

Neezar
02-08-2010, 11:58 AM
Great comments, too, Nate. :laugh:

Mac
02-08-2010, 01:04 PM
So, is there a reason that he would have the front tires backwards?

the only reason ive ever seen anyone run one set of tires backwards from the other was for mud bogs.

See those are whats known as a directional tire , which means it is meant to work the best going in one certain direction , well ive seen some guys that will run the front ones the right direction and the rear ones backwards for mud bogs , because they say if they make it so far and stop , then with the rear tires facing backwards they have the same pull going backwards as they do going forwards and it gives them a better chance of backing out of the mud , but that monster truck doesnt see mud and im wondering if he didnt turn them around to try to improve his steering ,

your guess is as good as mine

Twinsmama
02-08-2010, 01:28 PM
cool!!! I'm glad you guys got to go. We went last year when they came to Orlando. It was pretty cool. We had pit passes so we got all the drivers signatures and pictures with them. Each truck has a different driver so they can be in 2 cities at once. I love El Toro but he always rolls over and breaks his horns off! My son's favorite is Grave Digger and my daughter (and my husband's) favorite is the Scarlet Bandit. She is pretty of course!

CAMPO
02-08-2010, 06:42 PM
So glad that you all had so much fun! Did you really tell the boys you were going to a Cheerleading Comp? HA HA Glad Mark was able to surprise them...that is cute!

Grave Digger was always my fave when I was little...

Hope everyone has a great week!

NateR
02-08-2010, 07:03 PM
the only reason ive ever seen anyone run one set of tires backwards from the other was for mud bogs.

See those are whats known as a directional tire , which means it is meant to work the best going in one certain direction , well ive seen some guys that will run the front ones the right direction and the rear ones backwards for mud bogs , because they say if they make it so far and stop , then with the rear tires facing backwards they have the same pull going backwards as they do going forwards and it gives them a better chance of backing out of the mud , but that monster truck doesnt see mud and im wondering if he didnt turn them around to try to improve his steering ,

your guess is as good as mine

So would that slow the truck down at all?

Mac
02-08-2010, 08:06 PM
So would that slow the truck down at all?

Not really , not on that dirt . Im sure he has a reason for doing it , but i cant figure it out , unless like i said , he is thinking it may give a bit more bite in the corners but i would think forward facing would be better.