Formed in the 1950s, demolition derby continues to captivate fans at state and county fairs today. This week, derby devotees gathered at the New Jersey State Fair for the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby, which featured more than 100 cars and drivers from across the Northeast. See images from the two-day event which capture the gritty essence of the sport -- along with a surprisingly softer, romantic side.
Aug. 09, 2013
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Boys stand during the playing of the U.S. National Anthem before competition in the Nation-Wide Demolition Derby in Augusta, N.J., on Aug. 4, 2013.