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Old 05-22-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Arcata to Ferndale CA Kinetic Sculpture Race

Memorial Weekend kicks off the race. It all started in 1969 when Hobart Brown, a local artist in the Victorian village of Ferndale, California, made a few "artistic improvements" to his son's tricycle. Some neighbors decided to build their own machines d' arte - then challenged Hobart's kid to a race down Main Street. This led to a bet over who could build the best (or weirdest) human powered sculpture. Twelve contestents battled for the glory with Bob Brown, a Eureka metal sculptor, winning the race in his ten-foot turtle.The word got around town and on Memorial Day thousands of people showed up to see the contest! As they say, the rest is history. Since that first kaleidoscopic ramble through Ferndale some 35 years ago, KSR has mushroomed into kinetic races and festivals across America. Today the Great Arcata-to-Ferndale World Championship is the crown jewel of the kinetic sculpture circuit. We kick off the season every Memorial Day Weekend with this 3 day race. Over the years the Race has drawn national and international attention, while bringing thousands of visitors and participants to the region. If you are in the Northern California Region of Humboldt County for the Memorial weekend, check out this event.http://www.kineticsculpturerace.org/

Joe Leppek
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