Hammond family enjoys a smashing Christmas tradition
Dirk Vrieze, 30, of Hammond, has a not-so-traditional Christmas day tradition.
For the past six years the Vrieze family has had a demolition derby on Christmas morning.
Immediately after opening presents the Vriezes and around 250 spectators head to Dirk's dad's farm land at the corner of County Road E and 200th Street for a chilly morning of crashed cars and good company.
The derby usually starts at 10 a.m. and ends around 11:15 a.m.