Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State

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With the dwindling availability of older large American-made vehicles, smaller full-sized vehicles of the 1980′s and 1990′s are more frequently used today. A separate class of demolition derby for compact cars is increasing in popularity. The two day demolition derby at the New Jersey State Fair featured more than 100 cars and drivers from New Jersey and surrounding Northeastern states competing in cars dating from the 1960′s to the 2000′s.

Cars collide during competition in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta New Jersey. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Competitors line up for their heat at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Drivers compete in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Spectators look on during a heat Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A man carries a tire from the track during the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A competitor uses a sledge hammer to shape metal on his car, a 1968 Cadillac before day two of the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

The dented rear end of a battered car is seen in the pit area of the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A team makes repairs to their car in the pit area of the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A female driver waits for her heat at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in August. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A driver makes repairs at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Girls stand next to demolition cars in the pit area of the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Jessica Riddle from Vernon, New Jersey poses for a portrait prior to competition in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Wilbur Babcock from Vernon, New Jersey, has a beer and a smoke after competing in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A decoration hangs on a car taking part in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A message is seen on the interior of a car competing in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Cody Tosco and Katlyn Chadwick kiss next to Tosco’s car before he competes in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby in Augusta, New Jersey. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Spectators wait for a heat to begin at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Wilbur Babcock of Vernon, New Jersey, drives his car off the track after competing in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Boys stand during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem before competition in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby in August. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

An official waves cars to the track before competition in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Drivers compete in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Spectators sit on tractors as they watch a heat at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Spectators watch the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Drivers compete in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

A car smokes heavily during competition in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Trophies are lined up at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Cars stand disabled and smoking during a competition heat at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Sam Pratt climbs out of his car at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta,. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Mechanics stand by before the start of a heat at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Frank Hammerling works on his car at the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta,. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Spectators watch a heat of the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby taking place at the New Jersey State Fair in Augusta. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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