View Full Version : Flying of a Different Sort

02-13-2006, 05:19 PM
One of the things I end up having to do working at Newsday is host events in our suites at the Coliseum, MSG, Shea, the Ducks, you get the idea. I get to see a bunch of games over the course of a year, but Saturday night I had a new experience. We had a major client who wanted to attend the USHRA Monster Truck Jam at the Coliseum. Since I'm a known "car guy" around the office, they asked me to host. Now, I've seen them on Speed Channel, but I'd never been to one in person - it's definitely an experience! Here are some shots from the show:




They had some trick motorcycle jumping as well -


This guy couldn't stand to look, not surprising since he's only about 50 feet off the ground:


The one real casualty of the night, on the last run of the night:


02-13-2006, 09:10 PM
When did the Redneck rodeo come to town? Kidding, nice pic Moose!

02-14-2006, 04:51 PM
They must pay Gravedigger a lot of money. He seems to be the scapegoat for rollin' over if no one else did accidentally.

Matt Molnar
02-14-2006, 10:27 PM
I've gone a couple of times, once when I was little and again a few years ago. It's fun to see it once. After that it's boring. I'm pretty sure they always stage a wreck for the last run.