Climb aboard a monster truck for some seriously oversized driving fun! Monster truck shows are huge crowd-pleasers in the USA, now these big vehicles have come to the UK to wow you too. We’re offering you the chance to either hang out as a passenger in a monster truck, or actually get to grips with driving one of these brutes. Monster trucks FAQs
If you love all things automotive, you will think these monster truck driving sessions are great. It’s not every day you get to climb into a cab of such a crazy vehicle and actually get to drive it, as full-sized monster trucks are pretty rare in the UK.
Who it’s not for:
If you don’t know how to drive you won’t be able to take the wheel of one of these monsters, but that doesn’t stop you being a passenger. You must also be prepared for a bumpy ride as you thunder around the track.
Big! The American monster trucks are based on pick ups such as the Chevrolet Silverado, but modified and raised high up off the floor. The tyres fitted to an American monster truck alone are 5ft 5” tall. So-called ‘European-spec’ monster trucks are usually based on vehicles such as the Toyota HiLux and are generally smaller in size, but just as mad-looking!
How do you get into the truck?
By ladder! Yep, these trucks are so big that you need to climb up into the cab or onto the rear passenger platform. And believe us, once you’ve scrambled up there it feels really high off the ground - and that, quite frankly, is because your are!
Do you offer passenger rides as well as monster truck driving experiences?
For those keen to drive, we’ve got experiences in both American monster trucks and the slightly smaller ‘European-spec’ monster trucks. We also offer passenger rides, where you sit either in the cab up front, or perch on one of the seats specially installed on the rear platform of the truck for passengers.
Is monster truck driving dangerous?
The operators hosting these monster truck driving sessions are all highly experienced in providing driving days and passenger rides. They take all precautions necessary, but as with any motoring activity, it is not totally without risk. There will be a full safety briefing just before your experience which is vital to attend.
Do monster trucks drive over cars?
These monsters are certainly big enough to make mincemeat of any cars that may get in their way! Whilst most experiences will see you driving round an obstacle course featuring man-made challenges, some of our ultimate monster truck drives DO let you drive over cars. See each page for the full experience itinerary.
Is monster truck driving a sport?
In America monster truck driving is an enormously popular motorsport. Big arena events showcase the crazy stunts and tricks these larger than life trucks and pick ups can do. The monster truck scene in the UK is a lot smaller, but spectators are always thrilled when they do perform, so imagine how exciting it is to actually drive one.
What clothes should I wear for monster truck driving?
Flat soled shoes are best for driving monster trucks. You should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and dress for for the weather. Even if it’s not dry and sunny, your experience will more than likely still go ahead, with waterproof clothing being provided for you.
Can I ride or drive a monster truck whilst pregnant?
If you’re pregnant or think you might be pregnant, you are advised against a monster truck driving experience as you will get jolted around on the truck.
Are there any restrictions?
See each individual supplier page for age, height and weight restrictions for monster truck driving. Height and weight isn’t usually an issue, as long as you can drive a manual car.
Do I need a driving licence to drive a monster truck?
In general, a driving licence is not needed for a monster truck driving experience, but you will need to know how to drive a standard, manual car.
Do you offer a kids monster truck experience?
Yes! Your little monsters can get a taste of monster truck driving and riding on experiences specifically aimed at youngsters. See our Junior Monster Truck Driving page for more details.
Will I have to sign a disclaimer before I drive?
Signing a disclaimer before you drive is common practice on experience days. You will have to sign to say that you medical fit and healthy enough to drive the monster truck. So if you have any health doubts on whether you should be driving or riding on a monster truck, please consult a medical professional before booking.
Are there monster truck driving experiences near me?
Proper monster trucks are rare beasts in the UK, so you may well have to travel to get your taste of monster truck driving, but it’s so going to be worth it. Locations offering monster truck driving include: