June 19, 2012

A Day at the Fair: 2

...destruction derby day....

San Diego County Fire Departments get together to hold a Demolition Derby to raise money to send kids to burn camp.

We just had more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  Firemen were everywhere with their boots encouraging us to donate.  We did.  Lots of folks did so kids can go to The Burn Institute’s Summer Camp.


Then there was the Coronado Fire Department’s bagpipe group, and a good singer to give us the national anthem to start the mess.  They gave us a parade in, and a lot of good fun.

Number 10 before.


First round.

Between rounds, the firemen tried to get their cars running again to be in the second round.  Here’s a fireman jumping on the hood.  Below, action with a sledge hammer and climbing back in the steed for the second round.

The action in the second round.

The Winner.

The looser get’s carried away.


  1. Boom, crash, thud, creak, it's all there in those photos.

  2. Oh dear, I believe all that would have been too much. I would have fled in search of a quiet spot.

  3. Looks like a good time was had by all. Our kids absolutely loved the demo derby. It was a real-life version of their playing with their cars...always crashing them.

  4. I totally do not get the urge to smash cars. Dianne

  5. Linda, I'm with you--save me a quiet spot too! But lest I forget--it was for a good cause.


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