Big tires. Big engines. Big fun.

With an eye toward the dramatic, Monster Jam is arguably the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) of the racing world. It’s a spectacle unlike anything else in motorsports, as drivers perform tricks and push these nearly six-ton machines to their physical limits in stadiums and arenas throughout the world.

No surprise, then, that Monster Jam takes up a special place in our destruction-loving hearts. After all, what isn’t there to like about larger-than-life trucks being tossed about like coins in a coffee can? That’s why we graciously accepted Monster Jam’s invitation to stop by their facilities in Palmetto, Florida and receive a behind-the-scenes look at how these mighty machines are made. Click through to see what makes these trucks tick.

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Photo Credit: Jen Bay / Monster Jam