Title: Meltdown

Top Image:
Capture Date/Time: August 27 2005 21:22
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/2.8 - 1/30 sec
ISO: 640
Flash: None

Upper Middle Image:
Capture Date/Time: August 27 2005 21:24
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 23mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/5.6 - 1/125 sec
ISO: 640
Flash: None

Lower Middle Image:
Capture Date/Time: August 27 2005 21:25
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/6.3 - 1/160 sec
ISO: 640
Flash: None

Bottom Image:
Capture Date/Time: August 27 2005 21:32
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/2.8 - 1/30 sec
ISO: 400
Flash: None

A Thunderbird gets melted down by a truck with a jet engine mounted on it during the half time show at the Demolition Derby.

8 commentsAdd yours

08.30.05/02:41 AM david jones said:

Oh the humanity!

Man it was cooler in person but this series does show a glimpse of how cool it was..

08.30.05/02:44 AM fresh said:

yeah! this is cool!!

08.30.05/05:34 AM aramzis said:

i'm european and i think this is very cool. in fact, it may be one of the coolest things i've ever seen. i applaud the innovators who come up with such creative and destructive ways to demolish stuff. quite amazing.

08.30.05/10:12 AM Daniel said:

Okay, now that I am done laughing and drying my eyes I can post. This is amazing. Spectacular photos, but more so, how you have captured an event so extreme in so many ways. This kind of thing is what makes America what it is, for better or worse. I can't help but feel our entertainment is racing back toward the colosseum, getting more and more extreme till it crashes in on itself. I agree with Aramzis, it's amazing someone thought of this. I am not sure I am too proud of the association though.

08.30.05/12:12 PM mark said:

Amazing series Archie. In reply to previous posts - this is pure raw entertainment for anyone who is fascinated with automobiles. An experience like this isn't filtered by the government, no warning labels, and no signing of papers insuring the party is not at blame if something goes wrong.

I love it - Hurray USA !

08.30.05/03:27 PM Mike said:

Great set of shots; I can smell the burning metal! You tell the story well...

08.30.05/06:53 PM rayts said:

nice sequence shots...

09.02.05/12:43 PM Brandon said:

That turned out great! Awesome job.