Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2013

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 2nd, 2013
Photographer: Paul Harry

Lineup: Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Batman (Norm Miller), Bounty Hunter (Jimmy Creten), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), El Toro Loco (Marc MacDonald), Grave Digger (Dennis Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), Iron Man (Morgan Kane), Maximum Destruction (Tom Meents), Metal Mulisha (Brian Deegan), Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Rod Schmidt), Scarlet Bandit (Dawn Creten), Son Uva Digger (Ryan Anderson), Wolverine (Dustin Brown), Zombie (Sean Duhon) [Read more…]

Monster Photos: Monster Jam – Detroit, MI 2012

Event: Monster Jam
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 3rd, 2012
Photographer: Paul M. Harry

Lineup: Aftershock (Bob Robbins), Avenger (Jim Koehler), Bad Habit (Joe Sylvester), Brutus (Chris Bergeron), Grave Digger (Charlie Pauken), Grave Digger The Legend (Adam Anderson), Grinder (Frank Krmel), High Maintenance (Jocelyn Perrin), Hot Wheels (Dan Evans), Maximum Destruction (Kreg Christensen), Metal Mulisha (Brian Deegan), Spike (Jeff Anderson), Superman (Sean Duhon), War Wizard (Randy Moore), Wolverine (Alex Blackwell), Wrecking Crew (Steve Koehler)
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The Allen Report: Monster Jam – Phoenix, AZ 2012

(Coverage By Christopher Allen, Photos By Jim Allen)

Survival is crucial to success in monster truck racing. If you can’t keep your truck in one piece the whole night, someone else will walk onto the winner’s stage. And this year’s show at the Chase Field Monster Jam was a prime example of that. The show featured both Grave Digger and Son-Uva Digger with Carl Van Horn and Ryan Anderson driving. The “General” himself, Brian Deegan drove the Metal Mulisha for the first time in his career. Former World Finals fastest qualifier Marc McDonald brought El Toro Loco back. Linsey Weenk returned to Phoenix with the Lucas Oil Crusader. Former sprint car driver Taryn Laskey filled in for Nicole Johnson in Tasmanian Devil. The other teams were: Mitch Tulachka and Shane Phreed in Geter Done and Robo Machine. Allen Pezo and Ron Nelson drove Predator and Pouncer. Kelvin Ramer drove Time Flies and former California Kid driver Garrett Ladelle drove Detour. Rounding out the field were Mark Schroeder and Rod Wood driving the Felon and McGruff.

Grave Digger was ready to face the former Bustin’ Loose driver in Pouncer in the semi-finals when he lost oil pressure coming to the start line due to a rollover during introductions and had to be replaced by Felon, whom he had beaten the round before. Mark took advantage of the opportunity and won. In the other half of the semis with Son-Uva Digger taking on Crusader, Ryan spun out coming down the main straightaway of the so-cal style track only to get the win back when the former Canadian hit the jammer obstacle and flipped over. In the finals a broken ring and pinion in the back axle of Felon meant Predator, who had lost to him back in the opening round, had to take his place. In the final, it was neck and neck until the third member of the Anderson equation spun out again, giving Allen Pezo a huge win.

Brain Deegan set the bar early with a lead score of 20 and held the lead most of the night. El Toro Loco took the lead with only the two “Diggers” to go thanks to a score of 23. The man they call “CVH” saved his truck from another rollover, but was unable to fire back up and keep going with time still on the clock. When all was said and done, Ryan Anderson took the win by just one point, extending his perfect record of freestyle wins to five. But in true Anderson fashion, trophy or not, he came back out and unleashed his inner beast, giving the Digger-maniacs in the stands a wicked encore.

Monster Jam at Chase Field gets bigger every year this year’s show is one of the reasons why. For us at “The Allen Report”, Firebird Raceway is next on our schedule in April. Until then, thanks for reading, enjoy the great photos by Jim Allen and cheer on!

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Brian Deegan Teams Up With Monster Jam to Release First Ever Metal Mulisha Monster Truck Toys

(Temecula, California – Feld Motor Sports PR) – Brian “The General” Deegan, Metal Mulisha founder, twelve-time X-Games medalist and action sports icon, has collaborated with the Feld Motor Sports-owned Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® to create the first-ever line of Hot Wheels® Monster Jam Metal Mulisha die-cast monster truck toys.

Toy fans around the world can add these rare 2011 “First Edition” Metal Mulisha monster trucks to their Hot Wheels Monster Jam collections, which are inspired by the authentic monster trucks that tour globally with Monster Jam. The launch of these vehicles marks the first ever release of a Metal Mulisha monster truck in the Hot Wheels Monster Jam toy line.

 

The new Metal Mulisha Hot Wheels Monster Jam toy truck is now in stores.

Brian Deegan, Metal Mulisha founder, has collaborated with the Feld Motor Sports-owned Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® to create the first-ever line of Hot Wheels® Monster Jam Metal Mulisha die-cast monster truck toys.

“I grew up playing with Hot Wheels cars and trucks, so I am really excited about the launch of the Metal Mulisha monster truck toys. It will allow the fans to create their own Monster Jam playground in their backyard! And yes, you better believe that I want to create and drive a Metal Mulisha monster truck to tour with Monster Jam some day,” Deegan said.

Inspired by Brian Deegan and Metal Mulisha, the Hot Wheels Monster Jam die-cast monster trucks are now available in multiple scales at retailers worldwide and at MonsterJam.com. The authentic line of Hot Wheels Monster Jam trucks feature die-cast bodies, oversized tires, and chrome-look wheels and is currently packaged with Metal Mulisha and Monster Jam temporary tattoos.

The officially licensed Monster Jam die-cast monster truck vehicles will allow fans to bring home the high-flying, car-crushing action of Monster Jam live events. Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is the largest and most popular monster truck touring property in the world, entertaining over four million fans yearly at the premier stadiums and arenas. Monster Jam features icons such as Grave Digger®, Maximum Destruction®, Monster Mutt®, El Toro Loco®, and more.

About Brian Deegan

Motocross legend, founder of Metal Mulisha and 2010 Lucas Oil Rider of the Year, “The General” Brian Deegan is one of the most decorated action sport athletes to-date. Brian holds the record for most X Games Medals and is the only rider to compete in at least one event each year since the X Games’ inception. In 2011, Brian will continue to test the limits in FMX, Pro 2 and Pro Lite Short Course, Rally, Rally Cross and Stock Car racing. Brian is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, Metal Mulisha, Ford, Lucas Oil, Makita Industrial Power Tools, MAXXIS Tires, Etnies, Gibson Exhaust Systems, 4 Wheel Parts, Von Zipper, MSR, Pro Taper, My Plash Prepaid Mastercard, Fathead, Brembo, K & N, PPG, VP Racing Fuels, Fox Shocks, Mastercraft Safety, MSD Ignitions, Impact Racing, Eibach Springs, McKenzies, and Fiberwerx.

About Feld Motor Sports®

Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.