Cars Go Smash!

Every little kid dreams of seeing gigantic trucks crush the smaller, puny vehicles in their paths. You might assume the fantasy of seeing monster trucks pulverizing their smaller car counterparts would be a dream little boys would grow out of, but the sight of behemoth trucks turning cars into metal pancakes can be shared by all at the Monster Jam. These trucks are 12 feet high and 12 feet wide, mounted on ginormous tires that weigh, oh, something above 10,000 pounds. If these trucks were a B-list celebrity, we'd send them on Dancing With the Stars and hope for the best. And let us not forget the horsepower -- 1,500 to 2,000 -- and speeds reaching up to 100 mph. The destruction begins at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the BankAtlantic Center, located at 1 Panther Parkway in Sunrise. Adult admission costs $20 in advance and $22 the day of. Admission for kids ages 2 through 12 costs $10 in advance and $11 the day of. Call 800-745-3000, or visit monsterjam.com.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 18, 2 p.m., 2012
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Tana Velen