Rolling Thunder M.T. Nationals: THE
MONSTER BLOG will be represented at this weekend's Rolling Thunder Monster
Truck Nationals event at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM!!
My parents, Lauren & Lynette Bonar will be covering the show for the site
and testing out their new Nikon D50 Digital SLR camera in preparation for
the coming Monster Jam season. The event, presented by Torgerson
Motorsports will feature 4-5 trucks including Monster Patrol, Pit Bull,
and el Bandito!! We will have pictures and a full coverage of the
event coming soon!! (11/29/05)
Behind the Scenes With KD: Team RAM's Kyle
Doyle brings us his latest update!! You've seen the awesome pictures
of the car crush at Holzhauer Auto & Truck Sales from our very own Chris
Kaelin, now hear the Behind the Scenes story from Kyle!! Check out
his latest feature article, entitled "Gratitude" in the spirit of this
past week's holiday, in the Features section or by simply clicking
Enjoy and let Kyle know what you think on the Fan Forum!! Thanks!!
Raminator Car Crush in Nashville, IL!!:
The Monster Blog's very own Chris Kaelin attended a Raminator display /
car crush at Holzhauer Auto & Truck Sales in Nashville, IL earlier today!!
Chris was able to take some awesome shots throughout the course of the
day, which we will be bringing to you very soon here on the site!!
Team RAM's Kyle Doyle was also on hand driving the Raminator R/T and will
surely have some awesome pictures for his weekly update as well. A
big thanks out to Chris for covering the event for the site, and we will
soon have a full gallery of his shots online!! (11/26/05)
UPDATE 2: Just posted all of Chris's pictures from the car crush
and display in the Fan Photo Gallery!! Check em out now in the
Features section or by clicking
here!! Thanks again to Chris for
taking some awesome pics at the event, let him know what you think on the
Fan Forum!! (11/27/05)
Big Announcement: THE MONSTER BLOG is very
excited to announce yet another awesome new feature that will soon by
coming your way!! You all know Charlie Wagner from the awesome
Monster Truck videos he has submitted to the site and as a top notch tough
truck driver. Now, we are proud to announce that THE MONSTER BLOG
will host a new feature entitled "Charlie Wagner's Tough Trucks!!".
Charlie has amassed over 2.5 hours worth of awesome tough truck video and
we will be putting it all together for you with the hopes of releasing it
around Christmas time. Also, Charlie will be sending a lot of new
Monster Truck footage from events over the last couple of years.
Here are a couple of previews of the videos that will soon be coming your
"Charlie Wagner's Tough Trucks!!" (2.5MB)
Monster Truck Videos from Charlie Wagner!! (4.4MB)
PSM World Finals Coverage!!: Bryan
Wagner's coverage from the Paul Shafer Motorsports World Finals is now
posted in the Coverages section!! Featuring over 500 amazing
pictures by Flyin' Bryan, this is THE MONSTER BLOG's biggest coverage
yet!! Check it out now in the Coverage section or by clicking
Let Bryan know what you think on the Fan Forum!! Thanks & enjoy, and
a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families from all of us here
at THE MONSTER BLOG!! (11/23/05)
Behind the Scenes With KD: Time for
another edition of KD's look Behind the Scenes!! This week's
article, entitled "Rides", gives an inside look at a corporate event at
the Charlotte Motor Speedway where the Raminator Ride Truck was one of the
feature attractions!! Check it out new in the Features section, or
by clicking here!! Let Kyle know what you think on the Fan Forum!!
Thanks and enjoy!! (11/22/05)
Raminator at Holzhauer Auto & Truck Sales:
Recently was looking at the Raminator show schedule and saw that they
would be appearing in Nashville, IL this Saturday at Holzhauer Auto &
Truck Sales, which is about three hours from here. Its looking like
I will be attending that event, and will get a chance to meet up with Kyle
Doyle and see everyone from Team RAM again after their awesome performance
in Indy last week!! And of course, you all will benefit as we will
have video of the entire car crush and tons of pictures from the event!!
We're Back From Indy!!: What a show!!
Big wins by Doug Noelke in the Big Dawg in racing and Jim Kohler in the
debut of the Wrecking Crew in freestyle!! A great show all around
and a HUGE thanks to Jessia Hubley and all the folks from Special Events
for all their hard work in putting it together!! The competition was
fierce in racing with a very unique turning course that would prove very
challenging for the drivers. Freestyle saw some amazing moments from
Jim Kohler in the Wrecking Crew getting the craziest air I've ever seen
and Allen Pezo in Predator taking a wild ride, flipping and landing back
on the wheels!! The judges were definitely looking for just the
spectacular moment as Kohler won with a 30 and Pezo received a 29 for some
very short runs.
The best runs from start to finish were definitely from Mark Hall in the Raminator and Doug Noelke in the Big Dawg, however!! A great job by
all of the drivers in Freestyle, and here are some teaser shots from the
show!! We have video of every bit of Monster Truck action and tons
of pictures of all the trucks, including the new Wrecking Crew and Spike
trucks that debuted tonight!! All that and much more is coming just
as soon as I can get it up!! UPDATE 1: Video from the
racing portion of the show is now posted in the videos section!! UPDATE
2: Well, after some incredibly hard work getting all this stuff
ready, it is finally here!! The entire freestyle competition VIDEO
is now up!! Check it out, and let me know what you think!!
(11/20/05) UPDATE 3: Just posted some more videos
including tough trucks, quad wars, and Monster Truck intros!!
Fantasy Monster Truck Series Week #1: Its
in the books and the results and standings are up in the Fantasy section!!
Check it out!! (11/21/05)
PSM WORLD FINALS!!: What a show!!
THE MONSTER BLOG Special Contributor Flyin' Bryan Wagner was down in
Deland, FL this weekend for the Paul Shafer Motorsports World Finals!!
Bryan took some amazing photos, as always, which will soon be found in the
Flyin' Bryan Photography section!! A big congratulations goes out to
Larry Swim who drove the Kevin Harvick / Kid Rock #29 truck to victory in
the Racing Finals against Dave Harkey in Bigfoot #14!! Also to James
Tigue II, who won the Freestyle Championship in the Carolina Crusher!!
All in all, a great event, and we will have tons of Bryan's awesome photos
up in the next day or two!! (11/20/05)
A Monster Weekend!!: Well, this is
definitely the biggest weekend of Monster Truck action since the inception
of THE MONSTER BLOG!! Two huge events taking place and the we've got
them both covered for you!! Flyin' Bryan Wagner will be down in
Deland, FL using his amazing photography skills to cover the Paul Shafer
Motorsports World Finals, while I will be in Indianapolis, IN for the
season finale of the Special Events Monster Truck Thunder Drags!! In
addition, both events mark the beginning of the internet's first and only
Fantasy Monster Truck Series, brought to you by THE MONSTER BLOG!!
My wife and I will be taking off first thing in the morning tomorrow, and
I will try to provide an update from our hotel room late Saturday night
after the show!! Stay tuned folks, 'cause we've got some awesome
things coming your way this week!! (11/18/05)
Flyin' Bryan Photography: I am very
excited to announce that Bryan Wagner, who most of you know as Flyin'
Bryan, webmaster of the Wildfire Motorsports, Southern Monster Truck
Showdown, and Monkey'N'Around websites, will now be contributing pictures
from shows he attends right here to THE MONSTER BLOG!! This is
another exciting partnership we have entered into that will help us
continue to bring you some of the best Monster Truck content on the 'net!!
Check out the all new portion of the site which we are calling Flyin'
Bryan Photography, which can be found in the Features section or by
A huge thanks out to Bryan for contributing his amazing pictures, and keep
checking back, because Bryan will be sending in pictures from the Paul
Shafer Motorsports World Finals being held this weekend in Deland, FL!!
Check out the new section and the first photos from this past weekend's
Port St. Lucie, FL Extreme Monster Truck Nationals, and let Bryan know
what you think on THE MONSTER BLOG Fan Forum!! Thanks and enjoy!!
KD's Latest Update: Team RAM member Kyle
Doyle has sent us his latest update which includes some awesome new photos
(an exclusive first found only here at THE MONSTER BLOG) of the Raminator
hauler since its latest repaint!! Check it out now and let us know
what you think on the Fan Forum!! See it in the Features section, or
by clicking here!!
Thanks and enjoy!! (11/15/05)
Fantasy Monster Truck Series: The
inaugural weekend of the first and only Fantasy Monster Truck Series is
only a week away!! Test your monster truck knowledge against other
fans to see who is the ultimate fan!! We're starting off with a bang
with the PSM World Finals and the SE Indy Thunder Drags!! If you
haven't registered yet, you have until midnight on Friday, November 18th
to get registered and get your picks submitted on the Fan Forum!!
See the Fantasy section for more details!! (11/12/05)
MT Artwork: New from our very own Tommy
Lee Byrd, incredible drawings of the Bad News Travels Fast, Monkey'N'Around,
and Monster Patrol trucks!! Tommy really is an incredible talent, and I
just wanted to feature one of his latest works here on the main page.
For those of you who are newer to the site and maybe haven't explored it
enough, Tommy has an entire section that can be found on the Features page
dedicated to his Monster Truck Artwork. If you haven't seen it, you
really need to check it out because this is something that any true
monster truck fan will love!! See the Monster Truck Art Gallery in
the Features section or by clicking
here!! Leave Tommy some feedback on
the Fan Forum, and let him know how much you appreciate his work!!
Thanks and enjoy!! (11/11/05)
Monster Truck Event Schedule: Just added a
TON more events to the Monster Truck Event Schedule, including some new
Jim Morris, Torgerson Motorsports, USHRA, and Monster Nationals shows for the '06 season!! I
would just like to remind everyone that the most complete Monster Truck
event schedule on the internet can be found right here on THE MONSTER
BLOG!! We have tons of events for the 2006 season already up and we
update it everytime we get wind of a new show!! Check it out by
clicking here or
on "Schedule" at the top!! (11/11/05)
New Wallpapers from KD: Kyle just keeps on
coming up with the great content for the site!! Five new wallpapers
have just been added to KD's collection in the Wallpapers portion of the
Features section!! Some amazing photography that will look great on
your computer desktop, including shots of Black Stallion, Summit
TruckStyle, Nitemare, and of course, Raminator & Rammunition!! Check
'em out in the Features section or by clicking
and let us know what you think on the Fan Forum!! (11/09/05)
UPDATE 2: Seven more awesome wallpapers from KD!! Check
'em out!! (11/10/05)
KD's "North and South" Update!!: Team RAM
member Kyle Doyle has recently returned from another trip and has given us
his weekly updated as part of "KD's Behind the Scenes" Feature
Article!! Read about Kyle's trip down to Texas with the Raminator
R/T and their trip up to Competition Graphics for some new paint!!
Check it out now in the Features section, or by clicking
and be sure to leave some feedback on the Fan Forum!! Thanks and
Updates: Just wanted to apologize for this
week's lack of updates. We pride ourselves in not going more than a
few days without updating the site in some manner, but this has been a
really busy week for me, and its been hard to find the time. We will
have a lot of stuff coming your way this weekend though, including a ton
of info concerning FMTS kicking off the season next weekend!! Also
next weekend, we head to Indy for the big Thunder Drags event!! All
that and more coming your way in the next few days!! (11/09/05)
10,000 Hits!!: What else can I say
everyone, but THANK YOU!! Tonight, just less than one week short of
being online for only three months, we have conquered a huge milestone!!
10,000 hits!! Its been a ton of fun thus far, but a lot of work, and
I just want to thank all of you who have helped make this possible.
We continue to keep our commitment of making a strong contribution to the
Monster Truck Community, having given you the most complete Monster Truck
Event Schedule and Links pages on the internet, one of the biggest MT
Video Galleries, and the biggest variety of MT content on the 'net!!
We've done all of this in only three months, so stay tuned because we are
going to keep at it!! Thanks once again to all of you for your
continued support!! (11/05/05)
Picture of the Week Page: Continuing our
fall cleaning, if you will, I have made some changes to the Picture of the
Week page that should help the page load faster and be more convenient for
you!! That page was also getting pretty long, and we've shortened it
up a bit. I will also soon be archiving the Picture of the Week
section by month as well, but probably not until the end of the year.
I have some exciting ideas for next year with the contest, so stay tuned!!
(11/04/05) UPDATE 2: We have announced the September
and October Picture of the Month winners, Andrew Pellegrine and Dave
Monster Truck Event Schedule: In an effort
to continue improving the site, we have combined the Monster Truck Event
Schedule into one large schedule, organized by month, as opposed to by
series. Works much better having all the events together separated
by month instead of having all the USHRA events at the top. We have
the most complete Monster Truck Event Schedule on the internet and we are
very proud of that!! (11/03/05)
Site Archive: I've been meaning to do this
for a while now, because as most of you know, the main page here was
getting REALLY long, lol!! We will know keep two months worth of
material here on the main page and then archive the previous months.
You can access the archive by going to the bottom of the main page and
clicking on the month you wish to view. Hopefully, this will improve
the loading speed of the main page and help make navigating the site
easier!! Thanks and enjoy!! (11/02/05)
New Wallpapers from KD!!: When we
announced a while back that Kyle Doyle would be contributing to THE
MONSTER BLOG, I had no idea that Kyle would go above and beyond anything I
could have possibly imagined with his contributions!! KD has
submitted 8 awesome new Wallpapers that can now be found in the Features
section or by clicking
here!! With the "All Over the Place 2005" music video and now
these new wallpapers, in addition to his "Behind the Scenes With KD"
column, Kyle is making a huge impact here at THE MONSTER BLOG and we
cannot possibly thank him enough!! Thanks and enjoy!!