The Extreme Torque show 2015. The Extreme Torque show 2015 was held at the Nissan car factory in Sunderland. As you approached the three action arenas you could feel the tension in the air as the ever growing crowd walked through the grounds looking for the best viewing area of their chosen arena.
This popular show run by Anthony Anderson and Ian Batey himself a Guinness world record holder with his monster truck Lil Devil has managed to pack three arenas with stunt men and women from TV and film and fellow Guinness world record holders, along with the UK British stunt champion. Two notable film appearance were stunt rider Mark Van Driel who was in the Kylie Minogue pop video Time Bomb with Miss Minogue on the back of his street bike and then later also with Miss Minogue on Alan Carr Chatty Man again with Miss Minogue on his bike. Mark’s stunt partner Ashley has just finished doing bike stunts in the film Gunned Down with Craig Fairbrass.
If you have never seen FMX motorcycles thirty to forty feet in the air upside down or a 4×4 car on two wheels with street bike riders on one wheel then the extreme arena is for you.
Each arena had something different to see from the Urban arena with free running demonstrations to the Out Law drifting through to the street bikes and FMX and two wheel driving from Steve Flaherty also from the film world.
If you like something a little quieter but more energetic then the urban arena is for you with its team of free runners doing handstands on the edge of high platforms and then back flipping to the ground. If that is too sedate for you then the Torque arena with its two monster trucks and forty drift cars is well worth a visit with enough smoke and noise to keep the kids happy . Not only were the drift cars there to demonstrate the art of drifting but the outlaw drift competition for prise money and a nice trophy was being held at the same time adding excitement to the mix.
All three arenas were putting on shows throughout the day so there was no need to miss any of the action.
Throughout the day the riders and drivers were on hand to meet the fans and sign programs. It was great to see the kids meeting their heroes.