I’ve Got a Headache THIS BIG, and It’s Got Grave Digger Written All Over It
by J. Tobias Beard
Or, everything you always wanted to know about Monster Trucks, but were afraid to ask
C-VILLE Cover story for the week of 3/21/07:
“Caution,” read the neon green, perfectly painted, shiny letters on the back of the truck, “Inside lurks an alcohol drinking, fire breathing, ass kicking Monster!” A Monster Truck that is, standing 11′ and 10″ high and weighing 10,000 pounds, with 5′ and 6″ tall tires, the kind usually used by fertilizer spreaders, each tire weighing about 800 pounds and costing $17,000. The total package costs anywhere from $150,000 to $225,000, and with tickets to tonight’s United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA) Monster Jam set at a low, low price of $5 to $20, this two-night stand at the John Paul Jones Arena is one of the best-selling stops on the tour.