MILLENIUM STADIUM - CARDIFF
Another early start - another Monster Jam!
On Saturday, No Limit and MM(ube)R gave 'big air' demo's by jumping over the wrecker cars as well as close formation Baja race-chase drag racing around our compound.
No Limit arrived at the Millenium Stadium at 7.45 am but could not get into the arena to set up the stands and demo area because there were a couple of Monster Trucks and an army tank in our area of the stadium - Monster Trucks & tank v. RC Cars, no contest! When we were eventually allowed in, it was a totally awesome sight - the spotlights were on and all 12 Monster Trucks and jumps were ready and waiting for the Pit Party. There was Captains Curse & Alex Blackwell, Disney XD & Dan Evans, El Toro Loco & Damon Bradshaw, Gravedigger & Charlie Pauken, Iron Man & Lee O,Donnell, Mohawk Warrior & George Balhan, Monster Mutt Dalmation & Candice Jolly, Nitro Circus & Cam McQueen, Podzilla & Drew Thornton, Swamp Thing & Tony Dixon, Taz & Frank Krmel and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle & John Seasock.
No Limit managed to get their static displays of rc cars, trucks and replica scale monster trucks, which included Gravedigger, Taz, Monster Mutt Dalmation, Monster Mutt and Batman. and the rc demonstration area, ready with just 15 minutes to spare before pit party time. We also had on display a pulling sled for use with nitro trucks, made by (www.outlawhobby.com), which was quite a novelty. Thousands of people arrived at the pit party and, as at the NIA, the rc cars attracted a lot of interest, from youngsters to pensioners. We had drivers from MMR Largescale (www.mmrlargescale.co.uk) and Manselton Models (www.manseltonmodels.co.uk) with us this time and everyone put on an excellent display of jumping, drifting and doughnuts using HPI Savage XL's, (www.hpieurope.com) Bajas and Trophy Trucks for the 3 hour pit party, keeping the crowds happy, which were 6 - 8 deep at our barriers for most of the time.
At the end of the pit party, there was a big rush to clear everything away in an hour, in readiness for the Monster Jam. One of the show marshals came over while we were still clearing up and casually informed the rc drivers that they were doing the pre-show display in the main arena in 10 minutes and to be ready, which caused a bit of panic with the drivers trying to sort out their cars. But they were ready on time and the HPI cars were used to their full potential and more by jumping the full size mounds of earth that had cars set into them, which kept the spectators entertained with their high flying action, and which were later used by the full size monster trucks. The Monster Jam show was amazing, with the race-off's and freestyle runs - how does a five ton Monster Truck do that?! The Monster Truck racing final was between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and eventual winner, El Toro Loco. El Toro Loco also went on to win the freestyle competition, tying with Gravedigger but winning with bonus points gained during extra time, which meant he won the Double Down trophy for winning both competitions on the day. We all had a lot of fun - not many can say that they have been part of such a big event as this. Thank you Monster Jam for letting us be part of your spectacular shows!
Many thanks go to our main sponsor - HPI UK - for all their support and assistance for these shows and throughout the 2010 season.
Thanks also go to Monster Energy for their sponsorship this year.
Also many thanks go to Terry of "Haverfordwest Model Centre" for continuous help during the year.
We're looking forward to the 2011 season -BRING IT ON !