Monster trucks epitomize the dreams of millions who wish they could thrash over traffic or drive up staircases for primo bedroom parking spots. Detour to an auto-stomping dream with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get one VIP ticket to see the Amp Tour’s Thunder Slam Monster Truck Spectacular at the Expo Center of Taylor County on Friday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $25 value). Doors open at 6 p.m. Each VIP ticket includes seating in the lower level and entry to the preshow pit party, held from 6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
This year, the Amp Tour rumbles its 10,000-pound steel Goliaths into 13 cities to dazzle audiences with car-crushing collisions, dirt-slinging antics, and high-flying freestyle motocross stunts. Before engines even begin to throttle, VIP ticketholders can slip into the pit party to obtain autographs from drivers and photos with trucks, which are typically groggy before the day’s first sip of crude oil. Inside the arena, a rotating lineup of piston-propelled stars, including veteran champ Un Named and Un Tamed and alliterative patriot truck God, Guts, and Glory, battle in three rounds of a winner-takes-all freestyle. From the edge of the action, hear metal crumple under colossal tires as the driver of '40s-style Nasty Boy aims to be initiated into the monster fraternity after having memorized an entire carburetor-repair manual.
During the pit party, intermission, and postshow, the ride truck seats daredevils-in-training behind the wheel of an authentic monster truck. Demolition-derby drivers and freestyle motocross jumpers round out the high-octane lineup. As the FMX exhibitionists soar some 60 feet into the air, audiences witness tricks that defy both death and promises made to moms.