Our entry in the Cuyahoga County Fair Demo Derby is a 2000 Saab 9-3 station wagon.
On your mark, get set, CRASH!!
Last year it rained the day of the derby and water puddled back here behind the driver' seat. Had we drilled holes in the floor the water would have drained out and the car's computer would not have shorted out. That computer was located under the driver's seat.
The computer that shorted out. We by passed it so we could get it started this year.
Thanks to DUCK TAPE of Avon for all the tape! It helped hold our car together.
And extra super special thanks to Mazda Saab of Bedford for the car!
The door is white so drivers can easily see they shouldn't hit there.
Our driver, Tom! Hi, Tom! Great guy!
He's also a Saab guy!
All doors are chained shut so they don't fly open on impact.
More chains for extra protection!
We added the red tape to the back this year so it looks like we have tail lights. Classy touches like this made our car special.
Our car has a powerful engine, front wheel drive and a massive crumble zone. We had it goin' on from the get go!
Our terrific sponsors!
The hole is there in the hood to help keep the turbo engine running cool.
These cushions are there to protect Tom. The dark cushion is from the back seat of the car. That snappy lookin' cushion is from Tom's house. Shhh! Don't tell Tom's wife!
Our dream team crew! Rock on, gents!
Our Saab gettin' ready for battle!
Demo derby cars have most of the interior removed along with all glass. That also helps drop curb weight considerably.
Our Turbo Saab can really boogie.
Here we go!
In the heat of battle! Go get 'em, Tom!
We put snow tires on the car but put them on backwards so we have extra traction when we're in reverse.
Take THAT, ya little Grand Am!
We're getting close to VICTORY!
Watch out, Tom!
BAM!! Yes! That just happened!
V I C T O R Y !!!!!
Tom, who had never done this before, was as amazed he won as we were!
You the man, Tom!
Our champion with his winner's trophy and cash prize!
Great job, Tom!