By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1
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The Vermonster 4x4 event puts off-road vehicles through their paces, with competitors taking part from all over the US.
The brainchild of petrol-head Randy Oakley started 10 years ago as a small dirt race attended by a couple of hundred people.
Since then it has grown into an event attended by thousands, with a mud-soaked array of daring challenges.
Randy said: “We just got through day one of our tenth anniversary 'spring mud fling.'
“We had truck-pulling, we had head-to-head lanes, rock crawling, and of course the mud drags, all going at the same time.”
Since its inception Randy and his crew have hosted a two-day show during the first weekend of May and the last weekend of September every year.
Vermonster 4X4 features trucks with up to 2,000hp and takes place in Rutland, Vermont.
One of the star attractions are ‘mega trucks', which have huge horsepower and roll cages, with the versatility to plough through dirt pits and fly over jumps.
The vehicles are mud trucks adapted using military axles and tractor tyres.
Smaller more nimbler trucks at the shows average between 4,000lbs and 6,000lbs, while some of the bigger ones can weight up to 11,000lbs.
Vermonster held its 10th anniversary show on May 2 and May 3.