I had this discussion last night with a buddy and we couldnt agree

Are Mudding, Rock Climbing, Extreme Off Roading - considered viable automotive pursuits?

Are things like King of Hammers or Mud bogging events really sports or just stupid wasteful events where people drink to oblivion and drive noisy big trucks (her words not mine)

I argued they were by virtue of people needing to have specialized vehicles to participate and needed to know what they were doing to not destroy their rigs the first time out. She thought that all those things i mentioned above were a excuse for boys w toys to blow money, show off and drink beer.

thoughts Oppo?