posted March 14, 2001 05:03 PM
Megasaurus to dine on BMW Saturday night at LVMS
LAS VEGAS—If you've ever wanted to see a $150,000 BMW eaten for dinner, don't miss Saturday night's Monster Truck show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Megasaurus, a three-story, fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur, will devour the Beamer as part of the Nevada Dodge Monster Truck Nationals Presented by Carl's Jr. at the speedway's half-mile dirt track.
The BMW, which is under destruction orders by the state of Arizona, is fully loaded. It has a convertible BMW 525I body, with the engine, transmission, and front and rear suspension of a BMW M3. It also has $1000 custom leather bucket seats, front and rear radar detectors, high performance computer chip and exhaust, custom wheels, and an aerodynamic body kit with spoiler and ground effects.
"It’s hard to put a value on the car because it is so rare," said Ed Nold of Manhattan Motorsports West, which customized the car. "To say that there are 12 of these in the world is a high estimation. Most shops won’t even make these kinds of modifications."
The special order was made and completed, but never picked up due to the owner being incarcerated. On account of criminal activity, the car was ordered destroyed.
Its destruction will take place at approximately 10 p.m. this Saturday night as part of the Monster Truck extravaganza at LVMS.
Spectator gates open on Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. Thunder Truck qualifying tentatively begins at 6:15 p.m. The Demolition Derby is scheduled for approximately 8:40 p.m. Drivers also will be available for autographs at the novelty trailer after the show is completed.
Admission is $17 adult advance purchase, $20 adult day of purchase, $10 advance purchase for kids/senior/military, and $12 day of purchase for kids/senior/military. Tickets are available through Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticketing at (800) 644-4444 or online at www.tickets.com.