If you're a young boy that's grown up in United States, chances are that at one point or another, you've experienced the urge to go see Monster Trucks. For me, it was when the Simpsons aired their "Truckasaurus" episode and then I later realized that was based on a real-life, fire-breathing, car-eating machine. As I grew older, I realized that there is something about the comically large and deafeningly loud trucks carving paths of destruction everywhere they go has a raw appeal to young kids everywhere (not to mention any adults who are still young at heart).
So it's no surprise that a little bit of that childhood glee got stirred up inside me when news that Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam would be making its return to the Superdome this Saturday. Saturday! SATURDAY! (Sorry, I couldn't resist). If you haven't seen it in person, it really is a sight to behold. The video above, as ridiculous as it is, doesn't really capture just how large — the tires alone are over five-feet tall — and how powerful — the engines put out some 2,000 horsepower or 13 times more than your average mid-sized sedan — these behemoth trucks really are.
Anyone wishing to satisfy their inner child (or better yet, their real children) should definitely make the trek out to the Superdome this Saturday. There's a pit party from 2-5 p.m. and the actual event starts at 7 p.m., so you'll have plenty of time to ogle these beasts of automotive engineering. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.
Oh, and if you've ever wondered what it's like to ride in one of those things, we'll have a video up on Friday to show you just that.