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Demolition derbies delight modern-day gladiators, audiences

Posted: October 22, 2013 at 3:56 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN
Demolition Derby races at the White County and Prairie County Fairs

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN Demolition Derby races at the White County and Prairie County Fairs

Wreck it! The contestants gather at county fairgrounds and other dirt arenas to ram each other’s cars to pieces. Demolition derby is a spectacle made of bravado and ball caps, spray-painted junkers and the nerve to collide on purpose.

Demolition Derby

On Sept. 14, 2013, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette photographer Benjamin Krain captured the sights and sounds of the "Demolition Derby" at the White County Fair in Des Arc in this stop-motion video composed of 2,430 still images shot with a tilt-shift lens.
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The Des Arc Demolition Derby and the White County Fair Demolition Derby in Searcy.

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Wreck it!

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