Sunday, July 29, 2012
Trint Hall's and Scott Rathbun's Car Makes It To The Feature at the Fair Demo Derby
There is a great deal of detail that goes into building a derby car. Scott and Trint explained that there are certain rules to follow when building a derby car. Those rules differ by promoter and this promoter was pretty consistent with his rules from year to year. You cannot build any reinforcement into the car, but you can help control how the car crunches. It is important that the trunk of the car bends upwards. The transmission needs a special cooling unit as they endure much more stress in derby use than they would as a highway driver. Even details such as tire stem protectors are important.
The following pictures are from the derby. I managed to get the car's first hit.
The "after" pictures weren't so pretty.
Scott and Trint will spend the next couple of weeks working to repair the car. They plan to enter at least one more derby.