It seems only fitting that only days before the 4th of July we report that the Australian based, KC's Fireworks Displays Aust Pty Ltd, has joined forces with Riverside, California based K&N Engineering. Their unique agreement will feature K&N products on all KC's vehicles in shows across three continents for the next year.
The Thunda got its start as a bronco horse for the Rugby League team, the Brisbane Broncos.
KC's Fireworks Outback Thunda will once again fly the K&N flag when it competes in the Paul Shafer Motorsports Monster challenge.
For over 20 years, KC's Fireworks have put together fireworks displays, or a variety of other forms of entertainment, for their global customers. To date they have produced over 2000 fireworks oriented shows around the world. Over the last two decades their shows have grown from world-class fireworks displays and a compelling multimedia "Water Screen Spectacular," to now include stunts and monster trucks.
In Australia KC's has already kicked-off a brand new 12 date "Hell Raisers of Insanity Extreme Stunt and Monster Truck Show" tour that officially started in Darwin on June 11. The show features car stunts by Florida based Chris Morena, motorcycle stunts by the legend himself Doug Danger, a brand new Jet Quad built by USA's Tim Arfons, Roly Poly Cars and trucks, and Drago the transformer dragon.
Drago, we are told, transforms into a towering giant dragon, dino-like, winged fire-breathing monster, capable of delivering an atomic blast with his breath, and it has terrorizing laser piercing eyes. The Drago experience is a sixteen-minute show and is geared at the younger children's market. Kids that have seen it around the world seem to love it.
The monster sized fireworks shows will also launch a new style of monster truck action shows featuring Thrillmaster, Taz and Scooby Monster trucks. The Monster trucks will compete in a special race series, as well as a trick show and the normal freestyle.
At the same time, plans are well under way with Thailand based promoter, Myke Brown, to launch a "World Monster Truck Racing Series" in Central Asia in mid September. This show will feature four monster trucks and all of them will be running brand new K&N products.
And of course, there are the fireworks and laser light show, Freestyle FMX, Jet Cars and a full support show. KC's owner, Clive Featherby, will head the Australian side and USA drivers Dan Patrick, Bobby Holman and Paul Shafer, are all expected to appear during the tour.
Completing the totally terrific trifecta, KC's favourite baby, the brand new Outback Thunda truck that now lives full time in Westville, Indiana, will once again fly the K&N flag when it competes in the Paul Shafer Motorsports Monster Challenge at Dupage county fair on July 30.
The Outback Thunda originated in 2003, after spending two years being a bronco horse for a Brisbane based Rugby League team, the Brisbane Broncos. After travelling to the USA to promote a number of shows on the east coast, Featherby concluded that his vision had always included a more significant venture into what he terms, "the big world of America," hence a more overall Aussie name was needed, something with the outback mentioned. At the time Thunderstruck was playing everywhere, so Featherby came up with "Outback Thunda" and from there an Australian Monster truck star was born.
The Monster Challenge at Dupage will also feature the likes of the legend Monster Patrol and Ballistic Monster trucks and many more, in a full on side-by-side racing and freestyle Inter-Nations shootout.
Featherby says "I'm very grateful for the K&N support and I hope all forthcoming productions and shows worldwide this year will be great promotions for K&N Air Filters."
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