MagazineAug 9, 2013
Nation-Wide Demolition Derby New Jersey State Fair in Augusta
Originally begun in the 1950's in the United States, Demolition Derbies have been popular at state and county fairs throughout the U.S. and have spread to western Europe and Asia. With the dwindling availability of older large American-made vehicles, smaller full-sized vehicles of the 1980's and 1990's are more frequently used today. A separate class of demolition derby for compact cars is increasing in popularity. The two day demolition derby at the New Jersey State Fair featured more than 100 cars and drivers from New Jersey and surrounding Northeastern states competing in cars dating from the 1960's to the 2000's.