Monster trucks go out with a bang
THE crowd was treated to an unexpected spectacle at the Monster Trucks Australia show on Saturday night when the cars had a rare victory over the oversized vehicles.
Promoter Clive Featherby said the truck known as Freak Show was trying to do a backflip when it snapped off its front end.
“The truck hit the cars and the front wheels just broke off,” Mr Featherby said yesterday.
While the crowd was down on what he would have hoped for, Mr Featherby said the people who attended the show seemed to enjoy it.
“We tried to put on a good show to say goodbye to Bundaberg,” he said.
“We really wanted to try to go out on a high.”
Mr Featherby said he was unsure why Saturday night's crowd was down on the usual numbers the event attracts.
“It could have been the weather. Maybe times are a bit harder,” he said.
Saturday night's show by Monster Trucks Australia was the last for the Bundaberg region after more than 16 years of coming here.
Mr Featherby said he had sold the Monster Trucks business to a Sydney-based promoter who planned to concentrate more on the capital cities and overseas.
The staging of the last show was even more sad for Mr Featherby because it was also a farewell to his long-time working colleague, Bundaberg businessman Mark Duncan, who died last month.
“The fireworks we put on before the show were a tribute to Mark,” Mr Featherby said yesterday.
“Mark was always a great help in organising much of the behind-the-scenes infrastructure to make the event work every year we came here, and the fact is the gate takings at Bundy are not that big.”