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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

Under the Hood of the Derby Car

Ever thought about building your own derby car? Or just want to know what's inside that thing? Ed "Speedo" Jager has been building derby cars for over a decade. He shows us inside a derby car in his New Jersey backyard. This piece was produced by Gregory Warner for POV Interactive, the web division of the public television program POV.  Go to full article
Captain Honk is a demo car driver and artist who lives near Watertown.
Captain Honk is a demo car driver and artist who lives near Watertown.

Preview: Jefferson County Fair Demo Derby

Todd Moe talks with Tom Bintz, aka "Captain Honk", of Pillar Point, about his 30 years as a demolition derby daredevil. "Captain Honk" will be driving his OICU812 Cadillac in tonight's demo derby at the Jefferson County fairgrounds and again on Sunday.  Go to full article

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