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February 8, 2009

Podzilla, the 1200 bhp Monster Truck

Podzilla, the 1200 bhp Monster Truck

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February 8, 2009 With arctic conditions bringing the entire United Kingdom to a halt, the staff at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire decided to employ Podzilla, the racetrack's 1200 bhp Monster Truck, to travel the otherwise inaccessible 180 acre grounds. With a fuel consumption of 15 gallons per mile (that's not a misprint), Podzilla isn't exactly practical winter transport, but it is a lot of fun in the snow and the six foot tall tires get traction everywhere.

As well as providing a useful mode of transport around Santa Pod’s enormous grounds, Podzilla seemed to be a big hit with local kids, who couldn’t resist the temptation to hook up their sledges for a 1200 horsepower tow.

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