Big Heavy World at the Demolition Derby [SIV458] | Stuck in Vermont | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It

Big Heavy World at the Demolition Derby [SIV458] 

9/1/16: Crashing cars, the smell of petrol and a local nonprofit music organization entering its first derby: Thanks to a team effort that was years in the making, the Big Heavy World derby car entered the ring Thursday night at the Champlain Valley Fair's Demolition Derby in Essex Junction, and James Lockridge saw his dreams realized. For twenty years, BHW has supported and promoted local musicians, building community and participating in diverse events like this.

To prepare for the demo derby, BHW joined forces with Burnett Scrap Metals - who donated the 1978 Chevy Nova, Jason "Tooth" Toothaker and Brian Clark painted the car and Center for Technology, Essex students got the vehicle up and running. Ian McCullough of the hardcore band Reverser was behind the wheel and ready to rumble. Thanks to its sweet paint job, #10 won the Best Appearance prize and was in good enough shape after its heat to enter another derby someday.

Music: Reverser, "Cyberdyne" and The High Breaks, Droppin' Off with...The High Breaks, "The Big One" and "Egmont Overature Finale" Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, Performed by Kevin MacLeod

Drone footage courtesy of: BTV Drones

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was made possible by

Hotel Vermont and Vermont Tourism


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

About The Author

Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed more than four million times online. She appears each Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

More by Eva Sollberger

Recent Comments

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2018 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation