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Topic Started: May 17 2016, 07:41 PM (1,448 Views)
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It's time to start a thread devoted to my 2nd favorite hobby, photographing demo derbies in the Illinois and Indiana areas of the heartland. :wave: This is now the 8th year I've been doing this and have a vast archive from more than 100 derbies. I'll be posting some new and some older pics from my vast archive. If you have pics feel free to contribute. :redneck:

First pic is from the 3rd Annual Hoosier Classic held in Cayuga, Indiana on May 7th of this year. They run full size stock, weld mid size, weld compacts and full size mod truck classes. The show has grown quite a bit in a short time and they had 36 full size stock run for a $3,000 to win 1st place prize.
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'08 Spring Explosion at Georgetown, IL. This was one of the first 'big' shows from an outside promoter held in the area. Pic was from the stock 80s class.
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Nice photos! There isn't much of that truck left. I haven't been to a derby in such a long while. The derbies around here have pretty much disappeared. The best local one is still the Rumble by the River in Bedford, Iowa.
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Here's a shot of from the 2015 Route 1 Rumble held in Paris, IL. This was from their stock class open to any year car excluding Imperials. It featured a mix of old iron GM, '80+ Fords and some box Chevys too.
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Sky shot was from the crow's nest announcer stand at the '15 Cumberland County Fair in Greenup, IL. This was one of the qualifying heats of their mod, cough, outlaw class. They had about half a dozen suicide Lincolns, a Buick Roundback that's been in 5 derbies and a bunch of '80+ Vics that night.
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Picture is from the '15 Effingham County Fair in Altamont, IL. This was one of three heats they had for modifieds. Altamont is known to be one of the hardest hitting shows in downstate Illinois with well over 24 cars in the mod class most years. They also run 80+ stock, compacts and lawn mower soccer.
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One of my favorite pics I have taken: Dixon, CA 2013

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2016 Cyclone madness Compacts in Onawa, Iowa

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2014 Missouri Valley, Iowa noweld
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If we're allowed to post our favorite derby photos I submit the following:

Late 70s Cadillac Seville doing surprisingly well

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The Death Blow

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One of Kirby Hanson's sons going balls to the wall as all the Hanson's do in Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue in memory of his dad who destroyed cars for 28 years in a row at the Taylor County Rumble by the River

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Ford LTD II with a face lift

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Same car above before the facelift.

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A GMC Safari and a Grand Caravan connecting hard.

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V6 bickering. A Chevy Lumina and a front wheel drive Olds 98 pushing and shoving each other for the win.

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The hit heard around the around the county. A Chevy Monte Carlo and Chevy Corsica buckling trunk lids into the back seats.

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First this car appeared in the Six cylinder heat where it took 2nd place then it was brought back out in the Powder Puff by a very brave lady to face full size biggies where it took the win. Must have been a strong 3100 V6 under that hood.

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I think the Seville was basically a stretched out Nova and had leaf springs too.

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From the '14 Hoosier Classic is an 80s full size GM that ran a one shot feature stock class vs old iron. It didn't fare too well.
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'63 Chrysler Newport from the '14 Edgar County Fair in Paris, IL.
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Images from the 2016 Summer Slam derby in Denison, Iowa

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That last pic of the Vic with all four wheels off the ground is awesome!!!
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2015 Hoosier Championship
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Pit row for the 2015 Clermont County (OH) Fair derby.
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The interior of a Chevy Astro van that competed in a mid size class earlier this year. They removed the stock V-8 and stuffed a Chevy V-6 BEHIND the firewall!!!!
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The remnants of Dean Shorter's '73 Plymouth Fury with Imperial sub frame. Car was trashed in about 6 minutes at a derby held in Earl Park, Indiana over Labor Day weekend.

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Look at all that rust LOL sub frames cant fix that
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Cody Egan's '64 Lincoln after winning the Route 1 Rumble at the 2015 Edgar County Fair in Paris, IL. He was a repeat winner in 2016 with the same car.
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From the '17 Vermillion County Fair derby in Cayuga, Indiana . . .
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Another from the same derby at from last truck pic above . 90s bubble top Lincoln Town Car took 1st and a '75 Ford LTD took 2nd.

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