Monster Jam Comes to #Nassau Coliseum

Monster Jam Comes to #Nassau Coliseum 

Last weekend Main Street Mama had an opportunity to attend Monster Jam 2015 at in E. Rutherford NJ. Now the greatest Monster Jam show to date is rolling into #Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY.

This is always a favorite time of year for the Main Men in my life. Once the holiday hustle and bustle is over they know is time for Monster Jam.  Since we had our cousins from out of state this weekend. We had the chance to show them what Monster Jam is all about, they loved it.

Cousin's having TONS OF FUN

Cousin’s having TONS OF FUN

During our family favorite pre show party in the pits, we arrived a bit late due to traffic. We rushed in and purchased shirts for the children to get signed. Zane Rettew who drives Stinger  saw that the kids were a bit upset because they were unable to get online to get autographs and missed meeting the drivers, stopped his line reached over and signed all the kids shirts and then posed for a picture. As a parent it showed me he was a class act!

Zane Rettow driver of Stiner a class act

Zane Rettow driver of Stiner a class act

Not familiar with Monster Jam, WELL you are definitely missing TONS of FUN!

Some FUN Facts about Monster Jam Trucks

Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. The pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs.

Crustation in Action... Yes it's a Lobster Car

Crustation in Action… Yes it’s a Lobster Car

The events will feature some of the most popular Monster Jam trucks in the circuit, including Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Mohawk Warrior, along with the newly created Dragon and Be Aware.

Everyones Favorite Grave Digger

Everyones Favorite Grave Digger

Interested in seeing Monster Jam 2015 when it comes to Nassua Coliseum in Uniondale NY on February 6th and 7th. Tickets are available for purchase for the whole family with $10.00 seats for kids. Tickets can be purchased at either box office or by visiting Ticketmaster.com .

Be sure to inquire about the pre-Pit Party available for an additional ticket price.

**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama received tickets to Party in the Pit and Monster Jam 2015 for review purposes. All opinions are that of our own and we had a rocking good time

 

Monster Jam 2015 Tickets on Sale NOW #Giveaway

Monster Jam 2015 Tickets on Sale NOW #Giveaway

Main Street Mama is happy to be working with Feld Entertainment and in sponsoring this giveaway for a prize of a family 4 pack of tickets to attend Monster Jam 2014 in East Rutherford NJ or Uniondale NY.

This is always a favorite time of year for the Main Men in my life. Once the holiday hustle and bustle is over they know is time for Monster Jam. During the holiday Season Feld Entertainment announced that Monster Jam 2014 Tickets are on Sale NOW! Not only are we excited to go , but we are happy to have a #Giveaway for our readers!

Not familiar with Monster Jam, WELL you are definitely misses TONS of FUN!

Some FUN Facts about Monster Jam Trucks

Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements – the pit party, racing and freestyle. The pit party gives all fans a chance to meet the stars of Monster Jam up-close while taking pictures and getting autographs.

The events will feature some of the most popular Monster Jam trucks in the circuit, including Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and Mohawk Warrior, along with the newly created Dragon and Be Aware.

Everyones Favorite Grave Digger

Everyones Favorite Grave Digger

Interested in seeing Monster Jam 2015 when it comes to our area in Rutherford New Jersey January 30th and 31st or in Uniondale NY February 6th and 7th. Tickets are available for the whole family with $10.00 seats for kids. Tickets can be purchased at either box office or by visiting Ticketmaster.com .

Be sure to inquire about the pre-Pit Party available for an additional ticket price.

 

 

** Winner will be verified for tasks and has 24 hrs to respond to email. If no response a new winner will be chosen**

Monster Jam 2014 Fun For The Whole Family #Giveaway

 Monster Jam 2014 Fun For The Whole Family #Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since our family attended our first  Monster Jam, it has been an event main man has not stopped talking about. So imagine his surprise when I told him and my dear husband that we would be spending Valentine’s Day this year at  Monster Jam 2014 Fun For The Whole Family event you would have thought I had given my dear husband a hall pass and my son open door access at Toys R US. The screams of excitement to see their favorites Grave Digger, Madusa,  Captain America and Thrasher brought joy to our house.

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Feld Motor Sports has announced that tickets for Monster Jam®, the world’s premier Monster Jam truck tour, are now on sale. This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving that is well-priced for the whole family with $15 seats for kids. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the IZOD Center Box Office, by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000.

Want to rev your engines with your loved ones and Main Street Mama next week then meet us at the IZOD center:

  • Friday, February 14, 2014 7:30 PM
    • *Pit Party from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 15, 20142:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    • *Pit Party from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

The event will feature some of the most powerful Monster Jam trucks in the circuit, including Grave Digger®, Madusa®, Grave Digger The Legend®, Captain America, Thrasher, Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, Crushstation, Storm Damage and many more.

The Party in the Pits gives fans the opportunity to get autographs, view the massive Monster Jam trucks up close and meet the drivers.

Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Want to enter to win a family 4 pack then show me how your families gets ready for Monster Jam events by commenting or uploading a photo/video of yourselves.It can be  a photo of a fan cheering on a driver to watching Monster Jam events on Speed Network or wearing their favorite Monster Jam gear. One winner will receive a family four-pack of tickets to the show on Friday February 14th (winner tickets do not include Pit Party). ENTER TO WIN BY SHARING YOUR PICTURE ON MAIN STREET MAMAS FACEBOOK PAGE .

Giveaway ends Sunday February 9, 2014 at 11:59 EST winner will be notified via email and have 24 hrs to respond.

**Disclaimer* Main Street Mama received a family pack of tickets to facilitate this review/giveaway. No other compensation was received. Now upload your picture to rev your engines with me and my boys!

 

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam 2013 Fun For The Whole Family

Last night Main Street  Mama and my main men had the pleasure of being guests of Feld Motor Sports at opening night of Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam 2013 at Nassua Coliseum in Uniondale Long Island. Having already interviewed Bill Braukmann earlier this week driver of Shock Wave our whole house was pumped for some four wheeling fun. Bill had warned us to bring earplugs because it would be a bit loud, it was but luckily dear hubby brought along a big bag.

We arrived at Nassua Coliseum and got right into action with special VIP treatment including a track walk and a one on one interview with Becky McDonough driver of El Toro Loco   , right away we took a liking to Becky as she was a female driver and I personally loved the teeth on her truck. Becky grew up in Minnesota, and fell in love with Monster Jam after she went to her first show when she was in 9th grade. Everyone told Becky she was crazy but as she has showed them if you really want something you GO FOR IT and that she did!

Becky McDonough Driver of El Toro Loco & The Main Street Mama Family

 

The excitement continued as the kids were treated to great swag bags courtesy of  Feld Entertainment complete with Grave Digger soft cars and a 2013 Souvenier Yearbook to collect autographs of all the drivers. We met John Seasock  driver of Grinder who admitted to us, he is big into social media and even tried to convince me to try Tout, joking we can talk about Tout if I tweeted at him on Twitter. We were able to go from truck to truck and even met Jimmy Creaton driver of Bounty Hunter and his wife Dawn Creaton driver of Scarlett Bandit. Everyone signed autographs and were super sweet to all the fans young and old.

John Seasock was great with all the fans

Dawn Creaton driver of Scarlet Bandit

Bob Robbins Driver of Aftershock

 

 

Once we heard the rev of the engines we knew it was time to put in our earplugs, take our seats and enjoy the fun and FUN is what it was. To quote my favorite fan my son he said this is Awesome and this is the kind of fun I am talking about, which definitely made my husband and I happy! During small intermissions while they clean the track and get ready for the next leg of the competition Sprocket  the clown keeps the crowd pumped with giveaways , dances and entertainment. We were having so much fun and did not care it was snowing outside or even wondered how the roads would be for our ride home, we were living in the moment.

Bounty Hunter in Action

 

El Toro Loco Takes Air

 

Want to get in on the action there is still time this weekend at Nassau Coliseum  there are 2 shows today Saturday January 26th at 2pm & 7:30 the party in the pit is from 11-2 or Sunday January 27th at 2:00 pm  by visiting TicketMaster or stop by the Coliseum box office to purchase tickets for your day of FUN. Tickets are family friendly starting as low as $15.00 for kids and $30.00 for adults.

Main Men having FUN at Monster Jam 2013

Can’t get there this weekend, well I have some great news for you. Monster Jam will be at the IZOD center next Friday & Saturday Feb 1st and 2nd with shows on Friday at 7:30pm with the party in the pit 5:30-6:30pm and Saturday at 2:00pm & 7:30pm with a party in the pit from 11-2. The party in the pit is definitely worth it as it gives fans of all ages one on one time to take pictures, get autographs and check out the cars before they spring into action so hurry up and grab those tickets today!

Have fun, don’t forget the earplugs and dress warm for a FUN day out with the family.

Disclaimer: Main Street Mama was provided a 6 pack of VIP tickets and a family 4 pack of tickets for a giveaway courtesy of Feld Motor Sports. All the FUN was truly had by Main Street Mama and my family who thanks Feld for such a terrific opportunity. Main Man loved his swag so much he fell asleep holding it… 

Main Man fell asleep holding his Grave Digger Soft Car

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Let’s Chat with Bill Baukmann Driver of Shockwave

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam Let’s Chat with Bill Baukmann Driver of Shockwave

Bill Braukmann Driver of ShockWave

Last week I was fortunate enough to provide my readers with a chance to win tickets to Monster Jam. Yesterday morning I had an amazing time being able to chat one on one with the great driver of Shockwave Bill Braukmann

 Bill Braukmann interviewed by Lynda Lederer-Natale

Lynda: Bill tell me how you got involved in Monster Truck, was it a life long dream?                                                                                                     Bill: It was actually a midlife crisis it was either I get an earring , grow out my hair and get a girlfriend or drive a monster truck I chose the later, although I think it might have been cheaper the other way. Being self employed it was easy for me to continue to work and follow midlife where it took me.

Lynda: I am sure your family is happy you chose this form of midlife crisis?                                                                                                                Bill: Yes my wife Kim , my 19 year old daughter Jessica and my 17 year old son Billy are all very happy and are involved in it as well. They travel with me and it is a family operation, my 24 year old nephew even works on my crew. We travel in a motor home so our dog can come to, but the camera is always on us!

Lynda: Since both children will be driving in 2014 , how does Kim feel about them driving?                                                                                         Bill: She is comfortable with it, they grew up around Monster Trucks and it is part of the family business. For my children it is 10 minutes of fame, we have another truck we are working on which will come out in 2014 the same year both Jessica and Billy will start drive. We also have a reality show coming out based on our family and the Truck it’s a great ego boost, but I always remind my kids that you can’t forget what you have to do come Monday morning.

Lynda: Can you give any advise to someone who might want to get into Monster Trucks as a career or crisis?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bill: It is a good career, you get to travel, visit various cities, it’s very very expensive. You need to start from the bottom up before you can drive, watch it, be part of a pit crew, you really need to understand the lifestyle, know the truck before you drive it and be prepared for a demanding schedule.

Lynda: I am someone who has always driven a truck , when I drive a regular car I feel the let down, how is it coming off the track and then having to go home in your car?                                                                                                                                            Bill: It takes awhile for the adrenaline to wears off, it is a great rush. The perception of where your car will or won’t fit is definitely changed mine after all Monster Trucks fit in very tight spaces.

Lynda: Bill will you share with my readers your all time favorite memory from Monster Jam?                                                                                                                                                              Bill: We were on the road and my nephew who was around 11 years old at the time got to drive the mini monster with SparkPlugs the clown, SparkPlugs definitely marched to a different drummer, so when my nephew got out of the car he announced to everyone that he was going to run away with SparkPlugs and drive the gas powered truck. He is now 24 and works with the crew and we all have a good belly laugh about it to this day.

Lynda: We are going to Monster Jam this coming weekend, any recommendations you have for me and my family?                                                                                                                               Bill: BRING EARPLUGS, I never realized how loud it was till I was doing a promotion in the stands and was like WOW this is loud. Take the kids to the Pit Party, they get to see the Trucks up close, take pictures, get autographs , do the meet and greets. For me the best is the feeling you get when a kid looks at you and says WOW you drive that truck.

Lynda: Bill it was a pleasure speaking with you this morning, Thank you for taking the time today to chat with me and inform the readers of Main Street Mama. Sorry we won’t see you this weekend at Nassau Coliseum, it has been all my husband and son have been talking about for days.                                                                                                                                              Bill: The pleasure was all mine, I will be at Izod Center next weekend February 1st & February 2nd, come on out and visit me there would love to meet you!

Want to learn more about Bill Baukmann go to his official page. Interested in seeing Bill Baukmann live and in action visit www.monsterjam.com for a complete listing of all the upcoming shows at the IZOD center.

 

Shockwave photos courtesy of Feld Motor Sports

Disclosure: Review, Giveaway and Interview Access provided by Monster Jam/Feld Entertainment. Photos provided by Feld Motor Sports. All opinions are that of Lynda Lederer-Natale

 

 

 

 

Monster Jam 2013 In Nassau Coliseum On Sale And We Have A GiveAway

Being the mom of a 5 year old boy I have realized that I need to get more into the boy scene, being cars, trucks and anything that has a roaring engine and or revs is right up his alley especially since Santa brought a very large Quad to our house this Christmas it’s all about donuts and 360’s. My son wants to know all there is to know about trucks and what makes them go and climb over things.

In our house the talk this week is all about the upcoming Monster Jam 2013 coming to Nassau Coliseum January 25th-27th and Izod Center February 1st and 2nd. The Party in the Pits on January 25 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM and January 26 from 11:00 – 2:00 PM gives fans the opportunity to view the trucks up close and meet the drivers of the massive monster trucks.

The event will feature some of the most popular monster trucks in the circuit, including the legendary Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Advanced Auto Parts Grinder, El Toro Loco, Bounty Hunter, Scarlet Bandit, Aftershock and more.

 

Standing at 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving that is affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15 for kids and $30 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office and by visiting www.Ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000.

Main Street Mama is proud to offer 1 lucky reader a family 4 pack of tickets to Monster Jam 2013 for Friday January 25th at Nassau Coliseum. Winner will be chosen on January 22nd at 11:59pm and will be notified by email. Winner will have 24 hrs to respond to email and claim prize. Tickets are provided by Monster Jam
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