My Hometown of Nezperce May Be the Most Redneck Town in Idaho
It doesn't get more redneck than this. A combine demolition derby and grain truck races where in almost every race a truck ends up on its side or upside down.
That's right, the only difference between men and boys is the size and expense of their toys. Every year in my hometown of Nezperce, Idaho they hold a combine demolition derby and a NASCAR style grain truck race.
Grown men fix up and paint old useless or semi-useless combines, then crash them into each other until only one is left standing.
I was asked a few years ago to voice the TV and radio commercials for the event. Check out my TV commercial above.
Here are highlights from last year's combine demolition derby:
If that isn't enough testosterone for you, they also fix up old grain trucks and race them against each other. As you can see from the video, every year at least one or two grain trucks end up upside down.
And holy cow is this redneck tradition popular. Nezperce has a population of about 450 people, but on Demolition/Race Day the town swells to around 10,000 people. (Take it from me, that's a lot of beer drinking)
Here are highlights from the grain truck races:
Jeff Foxworthy would be proud. "You might be a Redneck from Idaho if: You pay money to watch a bunch of grown men crash combines and grain trucks into each other."