Monster Jam is back in town

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, Manchester is in for a special treat as Monster Jam returns to Manchester Arena after nine years!

Ever since the boys watched monster machine cartoons as toddlers, they’ve loved these gigantic machines. They must seem almost incomprehensible in size to a small person – and I can see why. I can’t quite imagine the true scale of how it would feel to drive a 12-feet tall monster truck. I’ll never know either, but I will certainly enjoy imagining as the boys and I watch the thrills of monster truck mania at Monster Jam!

The drivers of these massive machines aren’t your every day motorists. These world-class athletes have mastered not just the physical strength and mental stamina required to compete but also the crucial dexterity to navigate these 12,000-pound machines to amaze audiences with wheelies, donuts, cross ups and head to head racing. I’m not sure my Dacia Duster would stand much of a chance against these guys!

The Monster Jam show is suitable for all the family and tickets are available now on the Monster Jam website. I’m expecting it to be pretty loud though so I’d suggest ear defenders for very young Monster Truck fans.

Some amazing Monster Jam facts include:

Monster Jam trucks stand 12-feet tall and 10-feet wide, sitting atop 66-inch-tall tires and weighing a minimum of 12,000 pounds.

1,500 to 2,000 horsepower is generated by these larger than life trucks.

One Monster Jam tyre weighs 800 pounds – that’s the weight of a horse!

If that wasn’t enough the ‘Pit Party’ allows fans to meet their favourite drivers, get up close to the Monster Jam trucks and participate in activities including autograph signings and much more.

After their weekend in Manchester, the Monster Jam family are heading to Cardiff and Coventry, so book your tickets in advance and plan yourself a Monster weekend!

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