I don't have statistics or data about the popularity or accessibility of lifted trucks, dually trucks or over-sized pick-up trucks in other countries, but I do know that here in the U.S.A., we love our over-sized modes of transport. Owning a rugged pick-up or dually when you live in rural areas is sensible and practical; country roads can be rough or just plain impossible to traverse in a sedan, mini-van or even a SUV. Driving something that big in a city or on crowded streets, however, that I don't get. Safety in size? Intimidation? Or simply liking to be behind the wheel of a Big Truck, hearing and feeling all the power that's under that hood.
Money well spent for all you action flick lovers.
But if seeing high octane action in a movie theater or on your flat screen TV at home doesn't get your blood pumping enough, there's live entertainment available that may be just the thing for you. Big Trucks doing Big Truck Tricks. Trucks taller than a single-story house in indoor arenas, soaring over long rows of vehicles with the goal of making it from one end to the other without landing on an underling's roof. Kind of like an Olympic ski jumper, zooming off his platform, body nearly parallel with the ground, skis level and he soars and soars then lands with astonishing control and strength at the bottom of a very long hill. At least that's the goal when going for the gold.
If Big Truck Tricks aren't exciting enough, there's a Monster Jam. Never been to one, but I know my sister, fan of action-flicks has and loves them. If you haven't been to one either but are curious about them, below is a YouTube video of one. Out of the many videos out there I chose this one because not only do you view it as you would if you were a spectator, you also get to be inside the cockpit with the driver. Caution: If you're watching this at work, you might want to turn the sound down or off. The commentators get pretty worked up.
For those of you outside the US, do you have any similar events in your country?