Hillary Chybinski: Monster Trucks. . .Not Just for Boys

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monster Trucks. . .Not Just for Boys

On Saturday night, we had the opportunity to attend the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam show at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly.  The boys went last year, but I had a prior commitment, so this was my first time since I was about 11.

Monster Jam Fan Photo
Photo Credit - Sherry Aikens
It was bigger, louder, and more glamorous than I remember.  And what a transformation of Lincoln Financial Field!

Monster Jam - headphones
Photo Credit - Sherry Aikens
 First the trucks qualify for racing position. . .

Monster Jam - Grinder

Then there are the races among the qualifiers.  And that's where people fell over. . .lost tires. . .and more.  Medusa, a pink truck driven by a woman lost her front axle and was unable to compete in the Free Style. 

Monster Jam - Meduesa

Grave Digger The Legend got to compete against Grave Digger - a father and son competition.  Grave Digger has been competing for 30 years.

Monster Jam - Grave Digger Legend

Monster Jam | Grave Digger

 In between, there were some Quad Races that pitted a team from Philly against a team from NY. . .that's apparently a rivalry no matter what sport it is.

Monster Jam - Bike Race

Lastly, the real crowd pleaser, is the Free Style.  This is the opportunity for each truck to come out and the driver to "strut their stuff".

Monster Jam - Monster Mutt

Monster Jam - Captain America

Some competitors caught on fire. . .

Monster Jam - Team Hot Wheels

some wrecked their truck. . .

Monster Jam - Wreck

There's never a dull moment. . .the show is exciting and the drivers add their own flair to their interviews after their Free Style runs.

We all had a great time, and were exhausted by the time we got home well after midnight! A big thank you to Sherry from Super Exhausted and her family for coming along.

Hillary and Sherry at Monster Jam
Photo Credit - Sherry Aikens and John Chybinski


catch you soon -

note - I received a 4-pack of tickets to giveaway and a 4-pack of tickets to review the event.  As always, all opinions are my very own.

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