ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Many South Georgia fans jumped out of bed and raced over to the Albany Civic Center to see six of the world’s most powerful trucks under one roof.
Albany represented well this past weekend at the Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live show.
Lines were forming hours before the show even started, hoping to get the chance to fulfill a childhood dream, of meeting the drivers behind the giant beasts.
“Oh, it’s amazing," said Leesburg resident William Anderson. "You don’t get to see stuff like this locally you know? So, things you’ve dreamed about since you were a little kid, you know? Playing with little Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels cars, it’s really cool. It’s awesome to see this kind of stuff.”
As the tour is closing in on its last few stops, South Georgia represented well by bringing in the largest crowd the show has seen so far this tour. Something that hasn’t gone unnoticed.
“It is wonderful down here," said Bigfoot Driver Darron Schnell. "It is the definition of southern hospitality. This is the biggest crash zone we have ever seen at a Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live show.”
For the past 50 years, Hot Wheels has brought joy to kids no matter what age. But they all gathered in Albany to see these drivers do what they do best.
“They get to crush cars,” said Albany resident Avery Gilbert. “And the dirt bikes get to do cool tricks.”
Many of the drivers said they could not believe the turnout they received and the love and support from Albany.
So, we can only expect that we can see them again this time next year.