Every year thousands of people across America attend Monster Truck
show's. As a spectator, you see the trucks come out into the infield or
into the stadium or where ever they may be performing & watch them
perform. Depending on the event, you may even get to see the driver &
his crew working on the truck before or after the show. But have you ever
wondered what goes on before & after the event ?
Or what the drivers & crew get up to back at the shop ? What
about all the traveling they have to do to get the show ?
In July 98, I spent my summer vacation finding out exactly what does
With a hands on experiance vacation, I spent two and a half weeks
stopping with John Seasock , co-owner with Andy Slifko of the Sudden
Impact & Eradicator
Monster Trucks, in Frackville, Pennsylvania.
I traveled with John, who drives the Sudden Impact truck,
on the road to two shows. One in Bloomsburg,
PA. & the other in Springfield,
MO. My trip took me across seven states, and over two
& a half thousand miles of road.
I found out what it was like to be part of a Monster Truck team.
I even got to get my hands dirty as I helped John out with his truck, from
changing the oil, rolling tires around, washing the truck, to just
handing him tools.
It wasn't all work, work, work though. I was on my vacation after
On the next few pages you will find out exactly what I got up to,
in my diary of events. Also I'll share with you other things that I found
out on my journey.
For those people who don't know, I'm from London, England,
so this trip introduced me to many new things, from people to places &
the cultural differences between America & England.
Before I go on, I would like to say a big thanks to John, Hollie,
JR & Kyle Seasock, for letting me stop with them & making me feel
like one of the family.
(Don't worry your secrets are safe with me !!)
Also a big thanks to everyone at Andy's Auto
& Truck Repair, (Home of Sudden Impact & Eradicator)
even though you did make fun of my accent.
And all the people I met on my trip to America, you all made me
feel so welcome.