Big Foot at the monster trucks. Photo Amy Haydock / The Morning Bulletin
Big Foot at the monster trucks. Photo Amy Haydock / The Morning Bulletin Amy Haydock

‘Bigfoot’ shoo-in for family fun at monster truck event

MOTOCROSS bikes, monster trucks, derby cars and more will be ripping up the dirt on Saturday night at the Rockhampton Showground, and Rick Long is bringing the biggest of them all.

Driver of Bigfoot No. 22 all the way from the US, it will be Rick's (and Bigfoot's) first time in Central Queensland, and yesterday he gave us a taste of what audiences could expect at the Monster Auto Fest Family Spectacular.

With six monster trucks, a motocross freestyle show with Crusty Demon's Matt Schubring, a huge fireworks show and more, Rockhampton audiences are in for one of its biggest monster truck shows, bigger and better than previous years.

One of the Australian Monster Truck Driver Association organisers, Clive Featherby, said the huge event was selling tickets fast.

Rick said he was racing boats before he climbed into the monster truck seat and hadn't looked back.

"Because you're king of the monster truck world you've always got a target on your back from the others trying to beat you," Rick said with a laugh.

"So it makes for a great show with lots of noise and air. We do lots of stuff in this show like who can get the most vertical in their truck and also doing our freestyle stuff at the end of the night."

Matt, who has travelled across the world performing stunts, said he loved coming back to places like Rockhampton. "The crowds seem so excited to see you and that's what I love doing, getting the crowd going and entertaining people."

ACTION-PACKED

WHAT: Monster Auto Fest Family Spectacular

Monster trucks include: Big Foot, Outback Thunda, Scooby Doo and more.

There will also be a V8 sprint car demonstration, the crazy Rock and Rolling roll over truck and the flame-throwing, car-melting, jet-powered quad bike.

WHERE: Rockhampton Showgrounds.

WHEN: Saturday June 21. Gates open 5pm. Show starts 6pm.

TICKETS: Adults $40, Children (3-11) $30, Teens (12-15) $35, Family $140 (2 adults and 2 children), Under 3 years free.



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