I've loved demolition derbies ever since I saw it on Happy Days as a kid. "Pinky" Tuscadero, Fonzie's girlfriend was a professional demolition derby car driver, and the moment I saw her in the episode where she crawls out on the hood of her stalled car, I knew I wanted to do that.
Well, watching a demo derby is one thing, and driving in them is quite another. I still haven't done it, but l haven't ruled it out!
For now, I've decided to write an article on demo derbys for Gearhead® so I went to the Yolo County Fair Demolition Derby Sat. Aug. 16, 2014 with some close pals, and interviewed drivers and organizers as well as filmed a bunch of footage. This video is the first release of that footage, set to the soundtrack of Gearhead band The Pink Swords. More to come, so check back!
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