Monster Trucks

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A monster truck is a pickup truck, typically styled after pickup trucks‘ bodies, modified or purposely built with extremely large wheels and suspension. They are used for competition and popular sports entertainment and in some cases they are featured alongside motocross races, mud bogging, tractor pulls and car-eating robots.

A monster truck show sometimes involves the truck crushing smaller vehicles beneath its huge tires. These trucks can run up and over most man-made barriers, so they are equipped with remote shut-off switches, called the Remote Ignition Interruptor (RII), to help prevent an accident if the driver loses control at any time. At some events, only one truck is on the course at a time, while most feature two drivers racing each other on symmetrical tracks, with the losing driver eliminated in single-elimination tournament fashion.

In recent years, many monster truck competitions have ended with a “freestyle” event. Somewhat akin to figure skating with giant trucks, drivers are free to select their own course around the track and its obstacles. Drivers will often try “donuts“, wheelstands and jumps during this segment. Additional items for the drivers to crush, usually including a motor home, are frequently placed on the track specifically for the freestyle event. Other obstacles sometimes placed on the track include school buses and small airplanes.



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Heat Wave Inc is a custom truck and car show promotion company that began in 1989 and was founded by two custom truck clubs in Austin, Texas. The first show, now called the Custom Sounds Texas Heat Wave, is held in late July every year and is now in its 22nd Year. The Heat Wave is known for its large crowds of spectators and the growing number of quality show vehicles that attend from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico. With the signing of Custom Sounds in April 2001, Heat Wave has become more aware of the importance of driving our consumers to the retailer. Heat Wave Inc is now one of the largest truck and car show promotion companies in the US. Heat Wave tour receives show coverage in many local and national magazines, online websites and several DVD production companies. Heat Wave offers many events and attractions to entertain the masses while they are at the shows, such as BMX Freestyle Stunt Team, Motorcycle Stunts, Burnout Contest, Monster Truck Exhibition and Bikini Contest. These events and attractions are a major driving force that helps bring in the large crowds of spectators that you see at Heat Wave shows.

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