Demolition Derby Cars

Demolition Derby Cars

by Jeff Savage
     
 

Provides an overview and history of demolition derbies. Also includes information on the type of cars used in these competitions.

Overview

Provides an overview and history of demolition derbies. Also includes information on the type of cars used in these competitions.

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Children's Literature
Profiling the most democratic of motorsports, this introductory look at the demolition derby phenomenon includes plenty of action-packed shots of demolition derby events, with color photographs of cars smoking, crashing, and even starting on fire. Because demolition derby has a short history and almost no rules, much of the text focuses on safety issues. Most interesting is a step-by-step discussion of how amateur drivers choose their cars and make simple, inexpensive modifications for optimum safety and derby effectiveness. A short glossary highlights key words from the text, and a bibliography and a FactHound link to Internet sites will lead readers to more information on the topic. This easy-to-read book may entice reluctant readers not only to enjoy learning about demolition derby but perhaps even to enter a competition themselves one day. Part of the "Wild Rides!" series on extreme motorsports. 2003, Capstone Press, Ages 8 to 12.
— Norah Piehl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736815161
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Wild Rides! Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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