By far one of the coolest events we've ever gone to is the Vermonster Snow Bog, which was straight awesome. It's not something a lot of people will get to experience, but everyone should try at least once. Heck, we could write an entire book on all the legit stuff we did outside of the actual event. We mean not just because of the truck action in the snow, but because of the way the owner of the park, Randy, instantly made us part of the Vermonster4x4 crew and treated us like his best friends the whole time.
Everyone who works with Randy to make the events happen are all volunteers and awesome people. They're all cool as crap to hang out with, and the loyalty and enthusiasm in which they participate is a reflection of what kind of guy Randy is. They have created one of the sickest places to get your 4x4 action fix in the entire Northeast, and the Snow Bog was just another way to take it to the next level. Honestly, who has a crazy idea to try and put on an event and draw a crowd outdoors in freezing temperatures? Randy did and it worked. Literally it's snowing outside and we're just like some random Southern dudes wearing five billion layers trying to stay warm thinking This is crazy, but by noon the dude had the stands packed with spectators.
The event was beyond legit, and of course the snow and ice made it such a cool twist on everything truck, for both drivers and spectators alike. We heard it time and time again that everyone loved the Snow Bog and couldn't wait to do it again. Randy and the crew filled up the day; they had the side-by-side drags, a rockcrawl, tuff trucks, and two new events: a tug-o-war on ice and the Mega Truck Freestyles.
It was also a Throttle King Qualifier, and it was a combo event with the side-by-side drags and the freestyle competitions.
Watching the mega trucks kill it in the freestyle with snow flying everywhere was sick. Have you ever seen pure white snow roosters getting thrown? It was crazy to see these trucks in the type of terrain and snow! Mad props to Jim Doak in his Mustang-based mega truck; he threw down probably the most legit, sick donuts we've ever seen during the freestyle. Jim ended up getting Second Place overall and qualifying for the Throttle King finale. Matt Newell though, in his legit Grand Cherokee, did work, winning both the side-by-side drags and the freestyle and thus sweeping the First Place finish and a qualifying spot in the Throttle King Series.
It didn't stop with just the event. As we said, Randy and the crew took us right in like old friends. Heck, hangin' out and partying with all those guys before and after the event itself was half the fun. Randy and Jeremy Longto (Mechanical Bull) actually took us out riding snowmobiles on Sunday so we could shoot some sick video and photos of them and a few other dudes getting air. Seriously, how often do you get to do that?
As if that wasn't cool enough, this was what we did Monday: woke up, messed around on the computers, ate like a whole pound of bacon as a snack, went and ate lunch, came back, shot guns, went snowmobiling, ate deer, ate more food, and then finally left to drive home Monday night. We didn't want to leave!