“At MEMA Ltd we have booked and worked with Michael Murty and the rest of the team at Big Pete Ltd for more than 20 years.
Michael Murty is a fantastic showman and performer. Having booked Big Pete & the Grim Reaper for hundreds of shows over the years, the team have always put on a great show for whoever has booked them – often having to overcome some of the logistical nightmares that come with running a professional monster truck team – with not one but two monster trucks. In that sense, I believe it’s safe to say the Big Pete team are ‘old school’ – ‘the Show Must Go On’!
The Big Pete & Grim Reaper Monster Truck Shows are action packed with a real wow factor – and the feedback from our clients has always been excellent – as the Monster Trucks are a real crowd puller.
What is easily forgotten is all the preparation and the logistics of taking a full Monster Truck Show all around the UK every year – reaching the north of Scotland, South of England, Wales & Northern Ireland. It takes an incredible amount of planning – and the team always make sure they arrive on time, perform their exciting Monster Truck Shows in a professional manner, and always allow time to meet their fans at their static display after each performance.
Michael Murty and Big Pete Ltd. have always been an absolute pleasure to work with. The professionalism, attention to detail and dedication to always endeavour to exceed client expectations makes my life a lot easier.”
Chrissy Price Director – MEMA Ltd
“Being new in post last year, when Monster Trucks were suggested for the Grand Arena entertainment, I did have concerns about (a) the noise and (b) the mess that would be left behind. Having spoken to Michael, he allayed all my concerns with his total commitment to making sure the arena was left in exactly the same condition as it was before the Trucks went in. True to his word, I can honestly say both the prep area and the Grand Arena were left as he found them and I had no concerns for the acts that followed his performances – and trust me I had it checked and re-checked. Whilst the noise of the trucks was another concern, our other showing rings were managed with this in mind, and it didn’t cause a problem at all. So, if you seriously want to boost your gate numbers and provide great entertainment for those who attend, then Monster Trucks are a definite consideration. We had crowds 10 deep around the arena for both performances, all of whom absolutely loved them. Michael and his team were also brilliant with the kids (both young and old) who visited their stand throughout the day, and I’ve been receiving emails and calls since their appearance thanking us for getting them to Surrey. The whole of the Big Pete team are an absolute pleasure to deal with and will definitely be invited back to the show in future years.”
Tracey Longhurst Chief Executive – Surrey County Agricultural Society
“This year was the third occasion Big Pete and the Grim Reaper have attended HMS SULTAN’s Summer Show. Each time I have found Michael and his entire crew to be thoroughly professional and their performance to be a great crowd pleasers. The way in which they conduct their display is awe inspiring, and the attention to detail given to ensuring the arena is cleared at the end of their display is equally impressive. Our Show takes place on a grass arena and I have never found any fluids, metal or glass left in the arena after their show. I had so much confidence in their clean up procedure I had no qualms with placing a horse display team in the arena immediately after the Monster Trucks. I have no hesitation in recommending the Big Pete organisation to anyone considering booking them. If you don’t, you will miss out!!!”
Joe Johnson Show Director – HMS SULTAN Summer Show
“Big Pete and Grim Reaper where the stars of the show for our evening entertainment. A very professional show, ran very smoothly and engaged the crowd throughout. The team from Big Pete are a great bunch and went above and beyond more than once for us to make sure the whole event was a success. Overall a fantastic show, great staff and would recommend them to anyone looking for an incredible show.”
Jason and Tim of CBA Events Ltd
“In early 2018, we approached Michael Murty and his team, to enquire about the possibility of the Monster Trucks, appearing in our main arena.
Our land owner, however, had serious reservations and concerns. The fields are grazed by cattle and mown for silage and he expressed concerns about the possibility of rubbish, parts or glass fragments being left in the field.
We had an on site meeting with Michael and he professionally reassured us, that the field would be left in good order after the displays. We were so pleased that we went ahead with the booking , fabulous crowds, happy visitors and….as good as his word…a clean and tidy field afterwards.
The team take preparation very seriously and the whole performance is meticulous and damage kept to a pre designated area and checked thoroughly. Professional throughout.
I would have no hesitation in re-booking the team or recommending to any event.
Happy organisers, visitors, land owner and cows. A perfect job. Thank you.”
Mrs R Lancaster Organiser – Smallwood Vintage Rally
“We had Big Pete at our Shropshire County Show (26th May 2018) they were loved by the crowd and proved a fantastic main attraction for us, so much so that we will be booking them again. They left the main arena and their set up area in excellent condition which is always a concern as we use them for Horse events throughout the year. They come with our highest recommendation.”
Jan Forrest – Showground Manager
“It is always a pleasure to share the timetable at a show with Big Pete and the Grim Reaper. They put on fantastic shows, which we always make time to watch. The team are true professionals and we never have any qualms about following them in the arena – their clean up is second to none. We have never found any debris/mess left in any arena – I wish the same could be said for many of the cattle/hound parades we follow! If you’re having any doubts about booking Big Pete and the Grim Reaper for any reason, then don’t. They are absolutely unique on the show circuit, a true crowd pleaser and you won’t be disapointed!”
Rosie, Owner & Performer – Galloping Acrobatics
“Big Pete Monster Truck Team have appeared at the Great Dorset Steam Fair for the last six years, and have been a superb adition to the attractions we have to offer to our visitors. Their displays have been thrilling and spectacularand have brought a whole new element of entertainment to our show. Highly recommended,”
Martin Oliver – Managing Director of The Great Dorset Steam Fair