From the Annapolis County Spectator.

NEW MINAS, NS – It’s not every day that you get to go for a free ride in a monster truck.

There were long line-ups at Kings County Off-Road Racing’s third annual Valley Tire 4X4 Truck Rally at the Jones Road pit in New Minas on May 19 as visitors were invited to take a free ride on back of a monster truck. Known as The Sheriff, the truck is owned and driven by Guy Meister of Aylesford.

Out of the dozens of impressive machines at the rally, The Sheriff, with its anti-drug message, was perhaps the single greatest attraction. This was the first time the monster truck was featured at the event. Meister said he has given thousands of people rides on the truck, which he admits is a bit of a gas guzzler.

It was clear from the screams and squeals that those securely buckled into seats on the back were impressed with the amazing torque of the gigantic tires. Meister skillfully maneuvered the truck around a make-shift track at the pit. The machine seemed to defy gravity as it went down a short but steep incline.

Photos and more at the Annapolis County Spectator.