Clive Featherby started a career of promoting Motorcycle Speedway Events at Redcliffe Showgrounds way back on January 31st 1986. 29 long years ago, the event was an England V Australia Motorcycle Test Match and it was a complete sell out.
Since that iconic day Clive one of Australia’s longest serving Motorsports Promoters has promoted over 800 major events World Wide to over 5,000,000 spectators.
Clive has promoted Speedway events, Stadium Moto X, Rock Concerts, Fireworks Spectaculars, Family Shows, Carnivals, Festivals, Waterscreen and Laser Extravaganzas, Off Road Events, Mud Racing, Rodeo’s, Bullrides and for the past 15 years been a major force in the World of Monster Truck entertainment.
During Clive’s time as a promoter he also built up a hugely successful Fireworks Display Company that to this day
conducts over 200 Fireworks Displays Annually World wide.
Clive invented the World’s first ever water proof fireworks fuse namely Sticky Match now used throughout the World.
Clive also built and operated the World’s first ever fully portable animated Waterscreen Show and was the first to ever operate waterscreens in the Southern Hemisphere.
Clive was also the first person to ever manufacture fireworks in QLD and export to other countries including the USA.
On the Monster Truck Scene Clive built up a massive Australian Monster Truck empire that at one stage consisted of 12 of the latest monster trucks, Jet vehicles, stunt shows, FMX teams even a full blown Jet Plane. Apart from promoting the shows Clive designed the current Outback Thunda Monster Truck that is the Southern hemisphere’s BEST known truck.
Australia’s Legend Outback Thunda Monster Truck and Clive have successfully toured Thunda throughout USA, Canada, New Zealand, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore and every State and Territory in Australia.
Clive still successfully operates Monster Truck Promotions Australia as well as KC’s Fireworks Displays Aust Pty Ltd.
MTPA annually conducts approximately 40 major shows World wide and has 5 trucks and endless associated equipment in Australia.
Driver of: Outback Thunda
Residence: Nambour Qld Birthplace Rushall UK
Date of birth: 14/01/1961 Children: 6
What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Truck Promotions Australia?
What is your greatest memory as a monster truck driver?
Driving in the USA up against the likes of Ramunator and Bigfoot.
Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
Double and triple check everything to prevent anything going wrong.
When driving I like to hide behind the truck and stretch, cause I know i will be sore the next day.
If you were not driving Monster Trucks, what career path would you follow?
I own and operate KC’s Fireworks Displays. So I would put extra time into the company.
What’s your favorite movie?
Heart and Souls and Love Actually.
What’s your favorite television show?
My Kitchen Rules
What’s your favorite color?
All indoor venues. Mt Isa Rodeo Arena.
Favorite Freestyle Trick?
I don’t really have a favorite trick. I like to entertain the crowd, so huge jumps, close saves, Sky Wheelies.
I like to get through free style with out breaking the truck.
What other roles do you do for Monster Truck Promotions Australia eg, Hellraisers Stunt Driver?Pyrotechnician, Promotions, Stunt driver, venue set up, really too many to list. Oh Cleaning up after the show, which is one thing I hate to do, but is a part of a show.