Tyrannosaurus wrecks to star at Alstonville demolition derby

ROLL UP, ROLL UP: Alstonville Agricultural Society president Bob Wilson with one of the cars featuring in the LJ Gray Demolition Derby at the show.
ROLL UP, ROLL UP: Alstonville Agricultural Society president Bob Wilson with one of the cars featuring in the LJ Gray Demolition Derby at the show. Cathy Adams

ALSTONVILLE is gearing up for its 125th annual show, which kicks off on Friday, and there are plenty of activities to look forward to.

For the first time in its history, the show will feature the LJ Gray Demolition Derby from 6pm on Saturday night.

Rebecca Lock from the show society said LJ Gray was a local speedway driver who had decided to "take up the challenge" of running the demolition derby.

"He will be driving one of the cars, and his dad, sister and one of his mates will be in the other cars," she said.

"I think this event will be a real crowd pleaser.

"They have gone to a lot of effort with this and it will be fantastic.

"Hopefully we can have a demolition derby every year at the show from now on."

One of the cars that is taking part in the demolition derby will be on display this week at the old Mitre 10 shop in the Alstonville Plaza.

Alstonville Agricultural Society president, Bob Wilson, said preparations for the 125th show were going well, and he said it would be one of the biggest and best.

"Sideshow alley will be the biggest it's been since I've been involved with the show, and that's been about 17 or 18 years," he said.

"It's going to be bursting at the seams.

"And we've also got so much fantastic entertainment lined up."

The show starts on Friday, with entry for seniors and pensioners $7.

Don't miss the dog trials and the full horse program, and the main pavilion will be open from 9am.

Saturday is the big day of the show.

Mr Wilson said the beef and stud cattle judging would take place in the morning, with the poultry shed also open all day.

"In the main pavilion we'll have orchid displays, cooking, horticulture, art, photography, fruit and veg and heaps more, so there's plenty for people to come and have a look at," he said.

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