Monster-truck drivers toughen up their vehicles by emblazoning them with flames, skulls, and the scariest thing of all—a lion. Hear the roar of engines with this GrouponLive deal: for $24, you get two tickets for general admission in sections 201–230 (up to a $39.50 value, including all fees) to see the Extreme Monster Truck Nationals at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, October 27, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Extreme Monster Truck Nationals rallies motorsports fans in a high-octane evening of crunching metal, thrilling stunts, and extreme decibels. Hard-driving men and women compete for cash prizes in jaw-dropping wheelie and donut contests, freestyle battles, and metric tons of slam poetry. Among the trucks making an appearance, the Crashmasters Racing team commands Brute Force, a four-wheeled tribute to the US Armed Forces, and the 2010 Rookie Driver of the Year, Isaias Morales, takes the high-octane reins of Hot Tamale. During the evening, the fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur known as Megasaurus stomps onto the scene and roars as it crunches cars in its jaw as if they were a stegosaurus' fiberglass plates. Stuntman Ted Culbertson—adding a touch of nimbleness to the mix of giants—attempts the first-ever backflip indoors on a snowmobile, and all attendees have the chance to ride in a monster truck at intermission, and before and after the show.