107. The Demolition Derby

Many Americans grew up watching Demolition Derby events. derby is a show in which drivers ram vehicles into one another for demolition dominance. The of the contest is to disable your competitor's before it stops yours. It is an exciting that appeals to Americans of all ages.

When attended his first derby as a young boy, was mesmerized by the action on the track. derbies are usually held in outlying areas where is plenty of room to compete. Most derbies in an arena, but one of the attractions the sport is that derbies can be held about anywhere. After watching his first match, Mark his dad, "I'm going to be a derby one day, dad." His father just chuckled, but his son.

Mark got his chance last year he drove his orange, 1978 Mustang in the County Fair's derby for the first time. The he entered featured 10 cars, and was as as he thought it would be. He didn't his first competition, but he got valuable experience, is looking forward to next year's event. "I 't give up easily," Mark told his dad.

Demolition got their start in New York in 1947 former stock car racer Larry Mendelsohn realized that people liked watching crashes more than racing. He staging his derbies and they soon became popular fairs and festivals. There are few rules involved driving in a derby. Drivers can use any of their cars to ram into other vehicles disable them. The only rule is drivers cannot the driver side door where the driver sits. competitors use the rear portion of their vehicles ram others, so as not to disable their motors. Demolition derbies are a true American creation.