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The crowd gets a close-up of demolition derby action at the Franklin County Fair in Malone earlier this week. Photo: Mark Kurtz
The crowd gets a close-up of demolition derby action at the Franklin County Fair in Malone earlier this week. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Sights and sounds: demolition derby

Summer in the North Country means field day festivals for virtually every town and hamlet. It's tough to keep up with all the chicken barbeques, fire engine parades, and lawn mower races. But for the automotive lovers, nothing beats the demolition derby. Hundreds of drivers sign up each summer for the chance to crash their rides into one another.

David Sommerstein went to the demolition derby in Hannawa Falls ten years ago to hear the roar of the engines and the crunch of metal.

And photographer Mark Kurtz was at the demolition deby earlier this week at the Franklin County Fair in Malone to capture the action.  Go to full article
Dropping the needle on Chrysler add-on "Highway Hi-Fi"
Dropping the needle on Chrysler add-on "Highway Hi-Fi"

Adirondack Attic: an in-car phonograph

We continue our new series -- the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of "Adirondack Attic" books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air.  Go to full article

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