Demo Derby: Flames, tears, joy and an incredibly humane story

The piloting prowess at display by drivers in the G. Stone Motors Demolition Derby at the Addison County Fair and Field Days on Tuesday night sent the crowd into electrifying cries as they cheered on the brave men and women navigating their rigs around the tractor pad.

Karl Lindholm: ‘Spontaneous Bedlam’: The Demo Derby of 1972

I relate today, loyal readers, the story of the Demolition Derby on the campus of Middlebury College in the spring of 1972, at a time in the life of the country when college students were mostly out of their minds. 

Demo derbies headed for scrap heap

VERMONT — Demolition derby organizers say fresh enforcement of a state regulation could halt the popular fairground events from proceeding next summer. Under Vermont Racing Commission rules, which apply to demolition derby events, spectators cannot be wit … (read more)