Monster trucks wow crowd at Thunda Down Under

Thunda Down Under Monster Trucks
Monster truck Missy performing at the Thunda Down Under event at Bundaberg Motorplex.

Monster trucks entertained at the Bundaberg Motorplex on Saturday night as Thunda Down Under came to town with some amazing huge-trucks action.

The family-oriented event was action packed and well received by the Bundaberg community.

Event organiser and Monster X manager Barry Pearce said a good crowd attended the night and was pleased there was only one mechanical breakdown from one of the vehicles.

“I think we made some of the kids’ days as they walked through the pits,” Barry said.

“They came in and stood near the huge trucks, it made them look tiny, and had photos taken, then drivers signed posters for them, so it really made some of their days being so close to the action.

“Some of the kids were even walking around with their small monster truck toys in their hands – so you could see how excited they were.”

Thunda Down Under Monster Trucks
Tom Cat wows the crowds at Thunda Down Under Monster Trucks at Bundaberg Motorplex.

Tom Cat a highlight at Thunda Down Under

Barry said highlights included watching Tom Cat, which had a standard methanol-fuelled 1600 horsepower engine in the front and was powered by a jet engine in the back, thrill the audience.

“And there was the Jetcar that kept all the dads, mums and little jaspers happy,” he said.

Barry said after a successful event he believes the Monster Trucks will return to Bundaberg in about 18 months.

“We have had a great response on social media and a lot of good comments on Facebook from the community so I think everyone really enjoyed the night,” he said.

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