Tune of Destruction

This is South Florida, home of Chevy’s riding high; but you ain’t a real big timer until you’re sittin’ on 66-inch tires and have 1475 horsepower pumping out of a 540 Merlin engine. That’s Gravedigger, the most famous monster truck in the world. And you can see it live at Dolphin Stadium as it battles the likes of El Toro Loco and Gunslinger in world championship qualifying races and freestyle competitions. The Hot Rod Monster Jam has been coming to our little patch of swamp for over a decade now, and we’ve yet to tire of the smell of burning oil mixed with herb smoke or the sound of crunching steel and roaring engines.

For those who want to feel the power first hand, ticket holders can even take a free ride in a monster truck. Just pick up your ride pass at participating Metro PCS locations, check monsterjamonline.com, and show up to the stadium between this afternoon between 1 and 7. Find Dolphin Stadium at 2269 Dan Marino Blvd. in Miami Gardens. The show starts tonight at 7:30; tickets range from $5 to $25. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Sat., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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