Back in the mid 70s, when the fake gas shortage hit, thousands of SS Chevelles got sold off for $200-$500 each. The circle track guys bought them up, put in small block engines, and ran them on our local dirt track until there was nothing left of them. Nobody wanted the big blocks because they had poor fuel ecomomy.
That's not circle track, it's a demolition derby. And yes, it made me very ill, I could not watch but about 15 seconds.
Bless them Lord, for they know not what they have done.