National Geographic : 1983 Jul
Dependence may breed vengeance in a nation hooked on cars. Patronsat Colorado's Mountain Community Fair donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundationby taking out their aggressionon a 1962 Chevrolet at 25 cents a whack (right). Hit-and-run drivingis all in the game at the World Championship Demolition Derby in Islip, New York (left). Though knocked out of the running, truck driverMike Bushaw (below) got his money's worth. "When you have to miss cars by inches all day, it's fun to go out and knock the hell out of something."