Taz is one of the many attractions that will stun the crowd at this weekend’s Monster Truck Extravaganza held at Bundaberg Showgrounds.
Taz is one of the many attractions that will stun the crowd at this weekend’s Monster Truck Extravaganza held at Bundaberg Showgrounds. Max Fleet

Trucks to feature in final show

NEXT Saturday will mark the end of the monster truck era for Bundaberg.

After almost 20 years of touring the show around regional Australia, owner Clive Featherby has sold the business to a Sydney-based company.

Mr Featherby, who lives on the Sunshine Coast, said the Bundaberg show on Saturday, October 16 was almost certainly the last time the show would visit the city.

“I’ve sold to a Sydney-based company who do major productions,” he said.

“They’re going to stick to the capital cities.”

Mr Featherby said the new owners of Monster Trucks Australia also planned to take the show to places such as Malaysia and Singapore.

“Going to the regional areas is not a great moneymaker,” he said.

Mr Featherby said when he first started bringing the show to Bundaberg it was put on at the Carina Speedway.

When that closed the show was moved to the Bundaberg Showgrounds.

Mr Featherby said he would run two more events, one of them in Bundaberg at the Showgrounds, before he handed the company over to the new owners.

“They may do a regional tour every five years or so when they may go to Bundaberg,” he said.

“But that’s not on the cards yet.”

Mr Featherby said Monster Trucks Australia had a lot of friends in the Bundaberg district who had supported the show over the years, and he hoped to put on a special event for them.

“I might try to make this one a bit special,” he said.

“We’ll try to make this one really good, and go out with a bit of a bang.”

Mr Featherby said there would be six monster trucks featuring in this year’s show in Bundaberg to ensure it was spectacular.

Stunts planned for the show include The Human Inferno, when a stuntman is strapped to the bonnet of a car and driven through three blazing walls.

Monster truck Freakshow will also attempt to do a backflip.



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