Gallery: Metal Mayhem and Mud Slinging: Demolition Derby Thrills Monroe County Fair

Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Staff report

Bloomington, Ind., July 7, 2024 — The night was alive with the roar of engines, the crunch of metal, and the excitement of the crowd as the Monroe County Fair hosted its annual Demolition Derby. Organized by TNT Demolition Derby, the event drew enthusiasts eager to witness the spectacle.

At 7:00 p.m., the Grandstand Arena was packed with spectators of all ages. The event featured multiple heats where drivers battled it out in a chaotic display of automotive carnage. Mud-slinging and clouds of smoke filled the air, creating a dramatic backdrop for the intense competition.

As the cars collided and crumpled under the pressure, the sound of twisting metal punctuated the night, eliciting cheers and gasps from the audience. The drivers, undeterred by the mayhem, maneuvered their vehicles with skill and determination, aiming to be the last car running.

Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
Monroe County Demolition Derby at the Monroe County Fair on July 6, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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