The Garvin family has been attending the Frederick Fair for years, but this year will have new meaning.
Ed and his brother, Alex, will be entering their car in the demolition derby in honor of their father Frank Garvin who passed away 20 years ago from cancer.
Frank was also a solider in the Korean War so the ’76 Chrysler New Yorker is decorated with American flags to symbolize the friends he lost in battle.
The brothers haven’t won many derby’s in the last few years, but they are looking to change their luck.
“The better we get [and] the better chance we have at winning. And I think we have a chance at winning. We have a good car here, a lot of time and a lot of effort, and Alex is a good driver, so we hope to win tonight,” Mechanic and driver, Ed and Alex Garvin, said.
The demolition derby kicks off Tuesday at the Frederick fair at 7 p.m.