CHRIS THURMAN: Guggenheim for five-year-olds, or the hybrid as political solution?
There are connections between sport and art, but Monster Jam could also be analogous to politics where a good driver can prevail over seeming chaos
On a quiet Saturday night, my phone pinged. It was a friend, whose name is known to many Business Day readers as one of SA’s finest motoring journalists; he now heads up communications for a major car brand. Let’s just say that he knows his vehicles. The message promised artistic content: “This is basically the Guggenheim for five-year-olds.” I opened up the video and my lounge was filled with the sound of a roaring engine as my phone’s screen showed me Megalodon doing donuts in the middle of Cape Town stadium. If you don’t know about Megalodon, allow me to educate you. It (he?) is a modified bakkie weighing almost five tons, fitted with impossible suspension, a ridiculously loud engine and tyres that are almost 2m high. Oh, and he looks like an enormous shark. That’s right: Megalodon is a monster truck, from the Monster Jam stable. PODCAST | Cargumentative - Monster Jam Magic For more episodes, click here. Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Player.fm. M...