($2,075.00 in Prize Money)

The Demolition Derby is held as a special event at Richmond Fair.  All Derby drivers must obey the Rules and Regulations (see below).  The Derby will start one half hour earlier this year with a new Mini Van Class.

NOTE: The owner of each vehicle has two options for disposal of their vehicle after the derby and must sign a form identifying which option they have chosen AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

Vehicle Entry Location: All vehicles must enter the Fairgrounds by Lionís Park, entrance off Huntley Road (See Richmond Fair Site Map). All vehicles must be towed to the grounds and pit area.  Drivers not obeying this rule may be fined by police.  Men and women are welcome to compete.

4 Cylinder Car Class
  • 1st Heat - $100 & plaque to winner
  • 2nd Heat - $100 & plaque to winner
    • 1st & 2nd place from each heat move to final
  • Final Heat - $400 to winner & trophy, $75 to 2nd place
6 Cylinder Car Class
  • 1st Heat - $100 & plaque to winner
  • 2nd Heat - $100 & plaque to winner
    • 1st & 2nd place from each heat move to final
  • Final Heat - $400 to winner & trophy, $75 to 2nd place
8 Cylinder Car Class
  • 1st Heat - $100 & plaque to winner
  • 2nd Heat - $100 & plaque to winner
    • 1st & 2nd place from each heat move to final
  • Final Heat - $400 to winner & trophy, $75 to 2nd place
Best Painted / Appearing Vehicle: $50 plus plaque

For further information, please contact the Fair Office at (613) 838-3420, Demo Chairperson Robert Parks (613) 831-4627 or Car Inspection Eddie Como (613) 223-9424


To participate in the derby, please complete the Official Entry Form and mail to:

    Richmond Agricultural Society
    P.O. Box 1210
    Richmond, Ontario  K0A 2Z0

or deliver to the Fair Office, 6121 Perth Street, after September 1st.  Call for office hours: (613) 838-3420.

Entry fee per car is $35.00 pre-registration (registration at the pit area is $40.00), in the form of cash, money order, or certified cheque payable to the Richmond Agricultural Society (no personal cheques accepted).

The driver and one (1) additional person will receive free pit passes. All other persons must purchase a $10.00 pit pass, the evening of the Derby to be allowed in the pit area. Please do not bring your vehicle to the grounds until the pit area opens at 4:00 p.m.

Rules & Regulations

  1. The Derby will start at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
  2. Each driver must complete an official entry form prior to or at time of their arrival.
  3. All cars must be on the grounds 1 hour prior to the start time for inspection by an official.
  4. All drivers must attend the drivers meeting at 6:30 p.m. No entries will be accepted after the drivers meeting.
  5. Drivers must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s licence.
  6. Drivers are responsible for ensuring that each participant must sign the official insurance waiver and release before entering the restricted pit area. "Participant" means: driver, mechanic, official working crew member, and others having official responsibilities requiring or permitting them to enter the restricted pit area. Spectators are not participants. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  7. Only the Derby car plus one (1) tow vehicle belonging to each entry are allowed in the pit area.
  8. RAS will not be held responsible for any cars, parts, or personal property before, during, or after the event.
  9. Demolition derby is a hazardous and high risk sport, therefore anyone with a health condition or who is pregnant should not compete.
  10. RAS is not responsible for any injuries sustained either by driver or pit crew. It is your responsibility to carry your own insurance for this purpose.
  11. RAS has a zero tolerance policy for the consumption or possession of any alcohol or controlled substance by the driver or pit crews. Any person found in possession or under the influence of such substances will be disqualified from participation in the event and will not be issued a refund.
  12. RAS reserves the right to refuse entry to any person and to reject any entry.
  13. If you protest a car you think is illegal, then you must put up $100.00. If the car is illegal, the car will be disqualified and you get your $100.00 back. If the car is legal, then the RAS gets to keep the $100.00. Protests will not be entertained under any other circumstances.
  14. Any car may be re-inspected at any time during the derby.
  15. Prize money is $2,075.00. This is based on a 50 car entry.
  16. Entry fee for all cars will be $35.00 pre-registration, $40.00 at pit area.
  17. The driver and one (1) additional person will receive free pit passes on the evening of the event. All other persons must purchase a $10.00 pit pass to be allowed in the pit area. The sale of all pit passes will close at 7:00 p.m.

Type of Car

  1. Any stock, hardtop automobile or station wagon is allowed. NO trucks, jeeps, convertibles, hearses, limousines, checker cabs, or imperials (no engine, transmission, gear or wheel modifications). The 4 cylinder class may use imports.
  2. Any stock factory made rear ends are permitted, including positraction and limited slip differentals.
  3. All cars must have a working CSA approved fire extinguisher secured within reach of the driver. All cars must have approved working seat belts.

Preparation of Car

  1. Remove the following before arriving on the grounds:
    • All glass, including mirrors, windshield, side windows, head and tail lights (rolling down window not permitted).
    • Chrome moulding strips.
    • Bottom portion of rear seat must be removed by mashing down or cutting off.
  2. No special bumpers, reinforcement, fabrications, or trailer hitches permitted.
  3. Welded solid or chained-down engine mounts are recommended.
  4. Roll over bars are allowed but not necessary.
  5. All doors must be fastened shut by wire (minimum four strands), straps or welded, for the driverís safety.
  6. No spring jacks, blocked shocks or reversed shackles are permitted.
  7. Suspension must be free of blocks. No helper springs or altered suspension is allowed. Torsion bars should be at manufacturerís specifications, etc.
  8. Only one(1) automotive-type battery is allowed. It may be removed to any location in the car, but must be securely fastened and covered.
  9. Cutting fenders for wheel clearance only is permissible - ends of bumpers may be cut off.
  10. Hood must be fastened down in four(4) places; trunk or tailgate must be fastened down in four(4) places. Officialís decision on overuse of wire.
  11. Stock gas tanks must be moved from stock position into the trunk or rear seat area. A small portable CSA marine gas tank or custom metal tank is recommended in place of the original. All tanks must be securely fastened in the middle of the back seat and covered by a fire proof shield. A maximum of four(4) gallons of gas is permitted per heat.
  12. The drivers door must be painted white. All cars must have a number on both front doors. A roof number plate is suggested.
  13. Vehicles must be swept clean. No junk tires, wheels, metal parts, glass, etc., is allowed in the car.
  14. It is recommended that the driverís door be reinforced inside with steel bar, angle iron or pipe. Length not to extend more than eight(8) inches on either end of the driverís door.
  15. It is recommended a minimum sixteen(16) inch opening be cut in the center of the hood cover over the carburetor (in case of fire).
  16. Only automotive type tires permitted. No studs, snow treads, or cut tires.
  17. A strong wire or nylon mesh screen is recommended on the driverís window and windshield area. Scatter shields are also recommended.


  1. A safety belt, Z-90, approved helmet and approved goggles for eye protection are required.
  2. One-piece overalls or garment with long sleeves and pant legs are recommended. automatically be disqualified.
  3. Vehicles must have dependable and sufficient brakes at all times and competition area boundaries must be observed at all times.
  4. NO drinking of alcoholic beverages on track, emergency vehicle area, pit area or general area of derby is allowed. Any driver or pit person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately disqualified and removed from the grounds.
  5. A vehicle will be disqualified if the driver’s door comes open during a heat.
  6. Two minute time limit is enforced by the officials for restarts and making competitive contact with another car. Hits must be aggressive. Simple contact within the time limit does not constitute combat and could be considered sandbagging.
  7. All decisions made by OFFICIALS are final.
  8. All heat winners will be allowed to work on their cars 20 minutes before the final heat.
Richmond Agricultural Society
P.O. Box 1210, Richmond, ON  K0A 2Z0
Tel: 613-838-3420    Fax: 613-838-3933

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