Prepping a Derby Car

Entering a car in a demolition derby involves more than just smashing out the windows and painting a number on the door. As in most things in life, God is in the details. Many a good car, a couple of mine included, has retired early due to some minor glitch that was overlooked while preparing the car. The following is a guide to getting ready for a demolition derby.

Preparing the Driveline: Get your motor and tranny in tip-top shape

Preparing the Body: Make your car stand up to the punishment

Bad Ideas: A list of what not to do, although some people like to do it anyways

What to bring: A list of essential items and spares to bring to the race