Racing cars in Houston Arena was an overwhelming experience.
I had little to no money. I started looking for a job and found one as a helper at a truck stop. They really helped me. A man standing at the door offered me to work with him on a project that he had. It was building a monster truck. I replied that building cars was my passion. I told him that I could work for free but he laughed. He told me not to worry and that he could help me build mine.
I spent thousands of dollars on my car. I started thinking: what would I do after the monster truck became totaled?
Frequently asked questions?
- What would I make money doing?
- Is my life at risk while doing it?
- What part of my car will stick together?
- Would I catch on fire while doing it?
- The main thing: would I make money doing it?
Yes, like everything in life there is a risk to this type of sport. However, the reactions that you receive from the audience are incredible. It is an amazing feeling. They really treat you like a star.
My first car was a $500.00 junk car. My dad gave me a ford 350. I spent around $20,000 dollars on all the components needed. I tried to find a sponsor but nobody had the time to hear me out.
I did not give up. I started on my own. I showed my car to regular people in supermarkets, malls, and so on. People enjoyed seeing my car. I said to myself I need to personalize it a little more. My friend Becky advised me to market my car more. I had no clue was she was saying. She told me that with little changes I could start getting the attention of new sponsors. I said let’s try it.
We printed out T-shirts and used my car as a logo. People loved it. I started hanging out in sports bars, selling my T-shirt for $5.00. One year had passed by and I was growing debt. I did not what to do. One day at the bar I met this guy that was a Radio host. I introduced to him my car. He asked me about my car. I told him that he could have it. After all, I was broke. The Radio host had an idea. He asked again if he could have the car for a weekend. He offered his car as collateral. He came back the following Monday. He told me that he had great news for me. He told me that his executive producer wanted to make cars like mine. He wanted to build a platform for a show!
He was talking Chinese to me. I said to him how we are going to do that If I lost all my savings on this car. Why would I want other people to go through the hassle? He told me that he would start spreading the word in Houston. He was right! We started making money. The first gig was $50k and we thought it was tremendous. We were so happy. More people started to know about the stadium. Now it is a $3 million dollars show industry. I love it when I remember those days. I still think to this day it was just not real.
This is why you can’t give up your dreams. If it’s out there, you just need to create the opportunity. My passion was trucks and until this day I will die creating shows for monster trucks. Make sure to buy our ticket at ticket master.