Monster Truck Madness – Scale Monster Truck Racing with the MTRC
Folks that are heavily involved in the rock crawling community are used to “scale” being of the utmost importance. For most other types of r/c, it’s at best secondary or, usually, an afterthought. When it comes to solid axle monster truck racing, scale isn’t exactly forgotten but it’s also not really at the forefront, either.
A friend of mine, Colby Marshall, decided he wanted to have a go at a super scale monster truck racing series. He and some buddies spent time converting a small barn into a 1/10 arena, complete with dirt floor, crush cars and a crowd! Being that he’s a skilled videographer -an Emmy winner, actually – and has been shooting full size monster trucks for a long time, he also wanted to film the events in a realistic manner.
The result is the MTRC. They’ve held several events, and these videos are too cool not to share. You can find a link to their Facebook page right here and I would recommend checking them out!
I hope to compete in an MTRC event at some time in the near future, and when I do I’ll post a story about it here. Until then, have a gander at some of the videos from their last event-