Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Demo Derby Love

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Demo Derby Love

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Novice campdraft and Jack Murray Memorial Stockhorse Challenge and Junior Stockhorse Challenge;

NRA affiliated bull ride, 6pm start.


Championship dog show, more than 500 entries expected.

Wandering magicians and entertainers.

Fashions in the field.

Fireworks display.

Demolition derby.

ALLAN Newman can't say for certain why people love the demolition derby at the Kyogle Show so much, he just knows they do.

The event, which he helps organise, is always one of the highlights of the annual show and this year it has been expanded to include a separate event for female drivers.

It could be the explosive force of the big hits, the secret thrill of seeing normally placid people go a little crazy behind the wheel of a derby car or the illicit delight that comes with deliberate destruction that attracts crowds up to four deep around the ring of the Kyogle Showground to watch the event. …

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