What’s 3.5 metres tall, weighs 5,000 kilos and can fly high.

They’re Monster Jam trucks and they’ll be thrilling crowds in Brisbane this weekend.

Madison Clarke reports.


They’re monster trucks with weird and wacky designs and in the States they have their own television show called Monster Jam.

Their drivers are as unusual as the vehicles themselves, and aim to please all ages.

Bari Musawwir, Monster truck driver: “The bigger you go, the harder you go, the louder they’re gonna’ scream.”

One of the fans’ favourites called Zombie will be driven by Bari Musawwir, who started out in the world of radio controlled trucks.

Bari Musawwir, Monster truck driver: “I just love it, I’m still living the dream to this day and who’d have thought that Monster Jam would have taken me all over the world and we’re here in Australia.”

In a mostly male dominated sport the girls are determined to prove their worth and earn the crowd’s approval.

Candice Jolly, Monster truck driver: “We’re here, we’re racers and we’re ready to win so they’d better watch out.”

They’re full of power and ready to rumble, the Monster Jam Australia tour has come to Brisbane to show fans what they do best.

And that’s freestyle jumping, but preparation for the show extends beyond the driving.

The Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre at Nathan had to be transformed into a dirt-track arena.

Scott Douglass, Monster Jam Host: “All the plastic and plywood went down, then truckloads and truckloads of dirt have been coming in all day.”

Monster Jam is on tomorrow night.

Madison Clarke, QUT News.