Well, we’ve been to a rodeo and a stock car race, but Bryce has still been wanting to get to a demolition derby! When we arrived in Brigham City, we saw that nearby Ogden was having a car show and demolition derby, followed by fireworks . . . what’s more American than that??!!
The demolition derby wasn’t until 6pm, but the car show opened at 1pm, so we headed over there after lunch. We saw a few nice cars,
but it didn’t take us much more than a half hour to see everything. There were lots of free activities for little kids, but nothing really for teenagers to do, so we went back to the RV to cool off and have some dinner before we went back for the demolition derby.
When we got back at 5:30 it was REALLY crowded, and we had to drive around the block a couple times before we found a place to park. We found one though, and even managed to get decent seats in the bleachers for the derby.
Before long, the cars were getting ready . . .
and there was plenty of action!
Nicolas thought that the station wagons had the best chance of surviving,
and several of them did pretty well! The dirt was flying like crazy . . .
and there were even a few flames!
We watched several rounds of the cars crashing and pushing each other around in the dirt,
and at the end of each round there were winners . . . although we have no idea how they were determined! LOL!
The cars took a break then (probably to get them fixed up and back running for the final round!), and we watched the trucks go at it . . .
these guys get REALLY rough! Within the first couple of minutes, there was one truck up on the wall, and this guy was getting flipped over onto his side!
It took a whole bunch of guys to get it back on its wheels,
and then the action stopped again while another driver was taken away by ambulance! (I think it may have just been a precaution, though . . . he climbed out of his truck on his own, and he was waving to the crowd as they put him in the ambulance!)
Finally, it was time for the Main Event, and there were a bunch of cars back in it . . . many more than we expected!
It was crazy, and chaotic, and in the end we think there was a winner . . . but we don’t know who!
Shortly after the demolition derby ended, it was time for fireworks! It was pretty convenient to be able to stay right there for fireworks, although we did move down to a lower spot on the bleachers to be able to see better past the trees!
HAPPY JULY 4TH!!!!