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has had tremendous success campaigning with for several years in Monster Jam®, most notably at events all over the West Coast, including the sport’s major stadium events that are heavily contested. Swanson has run Obsessed himself in Monster Jam competitions since its debut. During that time, Jeff Jones has been the driver of Obsession. That keeps both of Swanson’s machines in action these days, but the long-term plan is for Swanson’s son to be driving Obsessed in Monster Jam competitions once he turns 18 years old.
One of the most original looking Monster Jam® trucks in competition today, Time Flys is a result of a family’s dream of being in the sport and then having the persistence to overcome a series of setbacks to make it a reality. Starting in 1984, the Ramers began buying parts and building their Monster Jamtruck. But Kelvin was in an accident a few years later and they had to sell the parts to pay medical bills. They started to work on the project again in 1988, but with the arrival of an opportunity to build on to their expanding business, the Monster Jam truck parts had to be sold off once again to help their company move forward. Clearly the phrase “give up” is not in the Ramer’s vocabulary. In 1997, for their third try, the Ramers began building their dream, yet again. Although the third time would be the charm, it would still take seven years of building in their spare time while making their business succeed. Finally, in 2004, culminating a process that had actually begun 20 years earlier, Time Flys was in competition for the first time. Time Flys debuted in Monster Jam at one of the sport’s premier stadium venues, Angels Stadium in Anaheim, in January of 2005. Time Flys has battled in major events on the circuit every year since. While Kevin Ramer drives in several events annually, predominately on the West Coast, the unique 1934 Ford pick-up truck body style is popular on the track and at each Pit Party. The team has since expanded and flies the Donate Life flag on each Monster Jam truck to honor organ donors and to promote awareness that more donors are needed.
Rosalee Ramers is no ordinary teenage girl. She’ll kick your butt in a five-ton Monster Truck called Detour, also known as ‘Princess’.
While her peers might only be learning to drive or parallel park 16-year-old Ramer is the youngest Monster Truck driver in the United States and smashes her rivals with her skills.
According to the London Daily Mail, she knows how to make ‘Princess’ go over nine-metre jumps, crush smaller cars and pop wheelies.
Ramer, from Watsonville, California, has been driving in Monster Truck rallies since 2011 and competes in more than 20 competitions a year in a truck nicknamed ‘Princess’. She told the San Francisco Chronicle: “Just being in a truck that loud, feeling it under you, stepping on the throttle, it almost doesn’t feel real. You feel like you’re in a different world.
“You’re taking something that weighs nearly five tons and, with a tiny touch of the throttle, you can just roast the tyres.”
But competing in a ‘man’s world’ has had its pratfalls and often Ramer’s has been questioned as to why a teenage girl would be interested in monster trucks, said the Daily Mail.
The Fab Fair is here! The Fair continues through Sunday, July 6 (closed on Mondays), celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, sparking the British Invasion in music and pop culture, influencing even today’s musicians. Welcome to the 2014 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Sav-on.