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PHOTOS: ‘Date with destruction’ at Manchester Monster Jam

  • The Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester hosted the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013. <br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    The Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester hosted the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • David Bedard, 4, looks back into the stands while he attended the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013, with his grandfather, Dave Brideau. Both are from Nashua. <br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    David Bedard, 4, looks back into the stands while he attended the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013, with his grandfather, Dave Brideau. Both are from Nashua.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Monster trucks line up on the floor of the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday, January 5, 2013, before the start of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. Some trucks stand more than 12 feet tall and can weigh 5 tons.<br/><br/> (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Monster trucks line up on the floor of the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday, January 5, 2013, before the start of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. Some trucks stand more than 12 feet tall and can weigh 5 tons.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Black Stallion, a monster truck driven by Michael Vaters, goes vertical as it ramps off and over a line of junked cars on the floor of the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester during the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013. <br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Black Stallion, a monster truck driven by Michael Vaters, goes vertical as it ramps off and over a line of junked cars on the floor of the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester during the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • The Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester hosted the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013. <br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • David Bedard, 4, looks back into the stands while he attended the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013, with his grandfather, Dave Brideau. Both are from Nashua. <br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Monster trucks line up on the floor of the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday, January 5, 2013, before the start of the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. Some trucks stand more than 12 feet tall and can weigh 5 tons.<br/><br/> (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Black Stallion, a monster truck driven by Michael Vaters, goes vertical as it ramps off and over a line of junked cars on the floor of the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester during the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam on Saturday, January 5, 2013. <br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

T he Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals were held Friday and yesterday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Eight monster trucks, some 12 feet tall and weighing nearly 5 tons, took part in events that included racing over crushed cars and doing “doughnuts” on the arena floor.

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