Demolition derby is a spectacle made of bravado and ball caps, spray-painted junkers and the nerve to collide on purpose, Ron Wolfe writes in Tuesday's Style section.
Dumb thing to do? Maybe so, but not according to the notably urbane writer Tom Wolfe, who observed: “The demolition derby is, pure and simple, a form of gladiatorial combat for our times.”
Pictures say it better. See Benjamin Krain’s photos show the crunched and crumpled, overturned and piled-up results of thunder-and-thud derbies at Searcy and Des Arc in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.