Tuesday, February 07 2006 @ 11:24 PM EST
Contributed by: RLRescue
Monster Garage brought the show to Garrison, MN for a IIRA event sponsored by the TCIRA. The Winter Carnival event was the inaugural event for the latest creation from Monster Garage. The 'Monster' Ice Cream Truck came complete with a 600hp 455 and the coolers needed to serve the best ice cream around; Cold Stone. Red Light Rescue was there to assist with the filming and as part of the crew for Original Productions, Inc.
That brings to 5 the number of RLR folks that have moved onto other larger venues based partially on training and experience thru RLR. Scott is at Phoenix International, Jerry has NHRA, Laurie just got asked to work Texas International and Paul and Brian just handled a production company. Not bad for the little company that could.
Jesse James, the host of Monster Garage, Made the trip to race the truck. After a good showing in practice and some needed adjustments the truck was ready to race. Jesse got about two laps in before the adjustments made in practice quit working. We don't know if Jim will be buying Pie but we are thinking that between the snow banks in practice and the tow during the race there might be a possibility there that he made TV. On the other hand, knowing the show it's possible that the truck won the event as well depending on the footage they use.
The truck was towed around to a couple of other spots for filming as can be seen in the photo gallery. Later in the day the snowmobile folks jumped (with a backflip in air) the truck a couple of times with RLR attending to cover the event.
Paul and Brian got the "money shot" they wanted before Jesse had to leave. We even got to keep a part off the truck that fell off during the pace lap. Now that's serious exhaust pipe....