My friend Kim and I attended the Smash Up Derby in Petawawa on Sunday. It is part of the family-fun good times of Petawawa's Civic Centre Days, which amounts to a fair, some antique cars, greasy consessions and the crowd favorite, the Smash Up Derby. We started out the day at the Antrim Truck stop for a delish breakfast.
I had never been a smash up derby before. I was surprised at how downright entertaining it was to witness cars smash into each other. To thoroughly enjoy a smash up derby, I had to check all my environmental concerns at the door (oh, the exaust, the fuel leaks, the fires ! ) For a $5 entry fee, we watched round after round of cars smash into each other.
Video of round 2, or was it 3 or 4? In fact the derby last a whole 5 hrs, and we stuck it out for the entire afternoon. It sure was a cultural experience. Also interesting people watching: it seems to really fit in at one of these, one must chain smoke and have a minimum of 3 tattoos.
Car fixing between rounds:
The size of the winning car:
After a long day in the sun, we headed back to the Antrim Truck stop for a hot turkey sandwich. What a way to end a day.