01st June 2011
Many believe that the first full-contact race in 1947 inspired what has become known as the demolition derby. Others say that stock car driver, Larry Mendelsohn, created the sport out of a mere dream after realizing that fans were more enticed by the wrecks than the race itself. And though it may not be clear how the demolition derby originated, we do know that it is guaranteed to be a good time for fans and devotees!
Today the demolition derby is a staple of county fairs across the nation. While each event varies, the typical derby consists of five or more drivers who compete against each other by deliberately ramming their cars into one another… sounds like a great time, right? While it may not seem to be the most intelligent idea-turned-extreme-sport that Americans have come up with to date, it definitely draws an excited and rowdy crowd!
The demolition derby comes to the San Diego Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on July 3-4, 2011. Sunday, July 3rd kicks off the derby with the “Open Class,” where participants will have to make their way through qualifying heats before they can compete in the main competition the following day. On July 4, winners from Sunday’s matchups will battle to be the last car running and win a hefty cash prize in the final “VIP Class Demolition Derby.”
Both days bring together top drivers, junior outlaws, trophy cart racers and most importantly… A LOT OF FUN!! For details about this event and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
25th May 2011
Visit San Diego on June 3-5, 2011 and you’ll hear the deep roar of airplane engines overhead as Air Group One, the San Diego wing of the Commemorative Air Force, presents the 16th Annual Wings Over Gillespie Air Show! This year’s event has special meaning as it falls exactly on the dates of the 1942 “Battle of Midway” and coincides with the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation.
Expect to see B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-25 Mitchell Bombers, Northrop N9M Flying Wings, F4F Wildcats, the TBF Avenger, the A6M Zero, the SBD Dauntless and countless other airborne attractions when you come to San Diego for this exciting event in June. The air show also boasts special displays for those with specific aviation interests–you’ll find USN/USMC helicopters, along with other static displays, special military and law enforcement vehicles, and even a NASA exhibit.
2011 is rumored to be the BEST YEAR YET for the Wings Over Gillespie Air Show, so gather up the family and come enjoy the best that San Diego’s Air Force has to offer! You won’t even need to worry about entertaining the kids, because the “Gillespie AirFair” will keep them busy with rides, games, face painters and an abundance of great food and beverage options! Come early on Friday, June 3rd, and your family can enjoy a FREE Education Day with a community youth focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
For a complete 3-Day schedule, visit: http://wingsovergillespie.com/schedule
You can also follow the event on Twitter and Facebook for information on advance ticket sales or to register for a chance to WIN a ride in a B-17 or B-25!