Extreme is a state of mind at stunt show

Bike at Extreme Stunt Show.
Bike at Extreme Stunt Show.

WITH a tagline “extreme is a state of mind” the Extreme Stunt Show in Whitley Bay had a lot to live up to.

But from monster truck mayhem, to back flipping motocross, this stunt show really does have it all.

The show, at Wellfield is home to all the favourites including monster trucks Extreme and Lil’ Devil, where drivers Glen Wise and Mark Glover showed the crowds how to handle a 2,000 plus horse powered mammoth machine.

Sharing the arena with these machines was the only stunt girl in the show – Abby Baker the Trouble Maker, who performed her own car crashes and roll overs, and two BMXers who wowed with 360 spins and other incredible stunts.

As if this wasn’t eought there was human torch – who set himself on fire and walked across the arena, and mty favourite from the night, the motocross madmen Gary Taylor and Josh Grindrod who performed a series of death defying stunts.

This show does exactly what it says on the tin –the stuntmen (and woman) ignore all fundamental forces and defying gravity, flying through fire, jumping ramp to ramp on quads and buggies and putting anything with four wheels onto two wheels.

Jumping Jez Avery, a Guinness World Record Holder himself and a former world class professional trials rider, was on hand to compere the event while keeping the audience entertained and informed.

An excellent show that had me desperately wanting to take part rather than watch.

Visit www.extremeeventseurope.com for further show details.

TEGAN CHAPMAN